Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0016617: HELEN MACKELLAR

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Rather scarce vintage fountain pen signature on a light yellow autograph album page, acquired in-person in the 1930s.  In good condition.  Lovely Helen MacKellar was dazzling on stage and in a handful of silent pictures through middle age, after which she devoted herself to character roles in classic films.  She was remarkably versatile, sometimes donning heavy make-up and costumes to play little old ladies, as in The Past of Mary Holmes (1933), or else cast as nervous, well-meaning mothers, secretaries and dizzy society types.  Highlights of her career include Two Against the World (1936), The Case of the Stuttering Bishop (1937), Crime School (1938), Valley of the Giants (1938), The Gracie Allen Murder Case (1939), Women Without Names (1940), The Man Who Returned to Life (1942), Silver Spurs (1943), and Lady in the Death House (1944).