Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #001662121: ALINE MACMAHON

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Uncommon vintage inscribed signature in blue fountain pen on a 3x5-inch white card, acquired in-person in the early 1950s and decorated with a small magazine image.  In very good condition for its age.  The smart-mouthed patrician beauty, who was often compared to Katharine Hepburn and Helen Hayes, played an assortment of wisecracking mothers, wives, teachers, and secretaries in classic films like Once in a Lifetime (1931), Five Star Final (1931), One Way Passage (1932), The Mouthpiece (1932), Silver Dollar (1932), Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933), The Life of Jimmy Dolan (1933), Babbitt (1934), and Ah, Wilderness! (1935).  In the 1940s and 1950s, she shifted types, playing kindhearted matrons and townspeople-- sometimes of exotic ethnicities-- in Dragon Seed (1944), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award; The Eddie Cantor Story (1953); The Search (1948); The Flame and the Arrow (1950); The Man from Laraime (1955); Cimarron (1960; Diamond Head (1963); and All the Way Home (1963).