Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0015983: DOROTHY LAMOUR

Uncommonly early black fountain pen signature on a 4x6-inch tan autograph album page-- signed with her full-name, not just "Dot Lamour," as was her custom-- acquired in-person in 1940 and decorated with a small magazine image. After bit parts in forgettable films of the early 1930s, beauty contest winner and big band vocalist Dorothy Lamour landed her first major film role in 1936, donning her soon-to-be-famous floral sarong to play Ulah in The Jungle Princess. She went on to almost uniformly play female Tarzan-Crusoe-Gauguin-type roles through the Second World War and beyond, most famously in the beloved Bob Hope and Bing Crosby "Road" pictures. Elsewhere, she was memorable in Johnny Apollo (1940), A Medal for Benny (1945) and The Greatest Show on Earth (1952). Lamour made one horror film, Creepshow 2, in 1987.