Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0016101131: JUNE LANG

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Uncommon vintage 8x10-inch black and white glossy 20th Century Fox publicity portrait by Gene Kornman, dating the very onset of her career, boldly signed and inscribed in blue fountain pen.  In good condition, with scattered handling dings.  The gorgeous onetime dancer was discovered by Fox Studios at age 16, billed under her birth name of June Vlasek.  After bits in films like Young Sinners (1931) and Daddy Long Legs (1932), she landed the plum role of Betty Lou Regent in the Bela Lugosi horror classic Chandu the Magician (1932).  Two years later, she was reinvented as budding leading lady Jung Lang, memorably cast alongside Laurel and Hardy in Bonnie Scotland (1935), Warner Baxter and Fredric March in The Road to Glory (1936), Shirley Temple in Wee Willie Winkie (1937), Eddie Cantor in Ali Baba Goes to Town (1937), and Victor McLaglen and Peter Lorre in Nancy Steele Is Missing (1937).  Alas, her promising career came to a screeching halt in the late 1930s: Due to scandal surrounding her marriage to convicted mobster John Rosselli, she was ostracized in Tinsel Town and relegated to unbilled bit parts in films like Flesh and Fantasy (1943) and Up in Arms (1944).