Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00173922: POLLY MORAN

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Scarce vintage 10x8-inch black and white still from one of her many comedy features with Marie Dressler, boldly signed and inscribed in fountain pen in 1934.  In good condition, with a few minor dings and creases, invisible when the image is viewed head-on.  The rowdy, no-holds-barred Moran was considered second only to Louise Fazenda as Mack Sennett's funniest one- and two-reel comedy actress in the late 1910s.  After 1923, she was paired up with fellow scene-stealing man-chaser Dressler, riotous in eight classic films, including The Callahans and the Murphys (1927), Chasing Rainbows (1930), Caught Short (1930), and Politics (1931).  The sound era was not quite the kick in the pants the comedienne had experienced in silents, but she survived, trouper that she was, in both servile and dowager roles through her premature death of a heart attack in 1952.  Her extensive work in non-comedies included Tod Browning's The Blackbird (1926) and lost horror flick London After Midnight (1927), both alongside Lon Chaney, Sr.; The Thirteenth Hour (1927); Flesh and the Devil (1927); Show People (1928); The Unholy Night (1929); The Girl Said No (1930); Alice in Wonderland (1933); and Adam's Rib (1949).