Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #001641511: VIRGINIA LEITH

Exceedingly rare vintage 8x10-inch black and white portrait, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint pen in 1959 and adding, "Thanks for remembering" three years before her most memorable film, The Brain That Wouldn't Die. In good condition, with some minor creases and edge wear. Sultry, smoky-voiced brunette beauty Virginia Leith abandoned a budding modeling career to accept a contract with 20th Century-Fox in 1953. After a small handful of less-than-stellar roles in Stanley Kubrick's Fear and Desire (1953), and mystery thrillers like Black Widow (1954), Violent Saturday (1955) and A Kiss Before Dying (1956), she attained cult status as the disembodied fiancée "Jan in the Pan" Compton in the cheapjack sci-fi film classic The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962)She thereafter slipped into complete obscurity, and her autograph is little-seen in any format.