Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0015983: DOROTHY LAMOUR

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8x10-inch black and white publicity portrait for a television run of 1944's Rainbow Island, looking lovely in Hawaiian attire, signed in black felt-tip pen in the 1980s. In good condition. 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.