Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #001661441: BEN LYON

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Bold vintage pencil signature on a 4x6-inch pale grey autograph album page, acquired in-person by inveterate collector Rosanne Deerdorff Ochoa in 1935.  In good condition, with a pencil signature of Harry Richman on the verso.  Ben Lyon, baby-faced, affable leading man of the stage, and silent and early talkie screens, was memorable opposite Pola Negri in Lily of the Dust (1924); Gloria Swanson in Wages of Virtue (1924) and Indiscreet (1931); Barbara La Marr in The White Moth (1924); Mary Astor in The Pace That Thrills (1925); Claudette Colbert in For the Love of Mike (1927) and I Cover the Waterfront (1933); Jean Harlow in Hell's Angels (1930); and Barbara Stanwyck in Night Nurse (1931).