Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0017316: COLLEEN MOORE

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Wonderful 11x14-inch sepia-tone portrait, warmly signed and dedicated to fellow actor Gino Corrado, referencing two of the films they made together in 1919 and 1925:  "To Gino, with happy remembrance of our work together from 'Roman Scandal' to 'The Desert Flower', with friendship, Colleen Moore".  In very good condition, save for a half-inch circular stain near the left border and an extremely minor tear to the lower right-hand border, but really a terrific item, overall,and eminently worthy of display.  Silent movie queen Colleen Moore established herself in Hollywood with the aid of family friend D.W. Griffith.  After memorable work in Little Orphan Annie (1918) and a string of westerns with Tom Mix, she starred as the iconic Patricia Fentriss in Flaming Youth (1923) and was thereafter pegged as the quintessential "flapper".  Due, in part, to her acclaimed work in three silent film versions of hit Broadway musicals, Sally (1925), Irene (1926) and Oh Kay! (1928), Moore was the top box-office draw in the U.S. by the late 1920s, pulling in the phenomenal sum of $12,500 a week.  She made a smooth transition to talkies, shining as Hester Pryne in The Scarlet Letter (1934), but she abandoned Hollywood in 1934 to concentrate on various business ventures.