Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0016101121: PRISCILLA LANE

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Uncommonly early inscribed green fountain pen signature on a 4x6-inch tan autograph album page, acquired in-person in June of 1940. In good condition, with one minute fleck of soiling, well away from the writing itself. Lovely Priscilla Lane first came to the attention of audiences in 1932, singing alongside her celebrated sisters Lola and Rosemary with the Fred Waring Orchestra. Five years later, she snagged a film contract with Warner Brothers. Beautiful and vivacious, she was memorable in films like Four Daughters (1938) with John Garfield; Blues in the Night (1941); and Alfred Hitchcock's Saboteur (1942). Her most famous role was that of Elaine Harper, Cary Grant's fiance, in Frank Capra's black comedy Arsenic and Old Lace (1944). She retired from Hollywood just four years later, aged only 33, and her autograph is fairly elusive in any format.