Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0016331: DOROTHY LEE

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Terrific vintage 8x10-inch black and white chest-up portrait by Maurice Seymour, boldly signed and inscribed in the late 1940s or early 1950s.  In good condition, with gentle creased to the borders and lower left-hand corner.  The charming, vivacious leading lady and musical star of the 1930s was often compared to Ruby Keeler, with her similarly nasal singing, heavy-footed dancing and lackluster acting.  She starred in the first-ever RKO Radio talkie release Syncopation (1929) and opposite Joe E. Brown in Local Boy Makes Good (1931).  Her real claim to fame is having co-starred in nearly every Wheeler and Woolsey comedy film, most memorably Hips Hips Hooray (1934) and Cockeyed Cavaliers (1934).  She abandoned Hollywood in 1939.