Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0016763: MAYO METHOT

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Extremely uncommon vintage blue fountain pen signature on a 4.75 x 5-inch pale green autograph album page, acquired in-person in the 1930s and decorated with a small magazine image. Affixed to a portion of a tan scrapbook page. In good condition, with some gentle crinkling and uneven trimming to one edge. Stormy, hard-drinking actress Mayo Methot was the wife of Humphrey Bogart from 1938 to 1945, abusing and hectoring him so intensely and routinely that he was called a "battered husband" in the press. On screen, she played similarly venomous, tempestuous women, noteworthy in films like Corbair (1931), Vanity Street (1932), Side Streets (1934), Mills of the Gods (1934), The Case of the Curious Bride (1935), Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), Marked Woman (1937), and Women in Prison (1948) before her death at the age of 47.