Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00198342: SARAH PADDEN

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Highly rare vintage inscribed blue indelible pencil signature on a 3x5-inch tan card, acquired in-person in the 1930s and decorated with a small magazine image.  In good condition for its age.  Note that the image of the star accompanying the scan of the autograph here is not actually included with the signed item.  Sarah Padden was one of Hollywood's great little-old-lady types, invariably cast as kindly landladies, housekeepers, spinsters, nuns, and mamas.  After first gaining fame as Mom Palooka in a long string of Leon Errol comedies at Monogram, she went on to excellent supporting work in classic films like Mata Hari (1931), Cross-Examination (1932), Midnight Lady (1932), Grand Hotel (1932), Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1932), Rasputin and the Empress (1932), The Power and the Glory (1933), Little Man, What Now? (1934), Anna Karenina (1935), Little Orphan Annie (1938), The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1939), Murder by Invitation (1941), It Started with Eve (1941), This Gun for Hire (1942), and The Pride of the Yankees (1942).  She is also remembered by horror, sci-fi and fantasy buffs for her small roles in Kongo (1932), Mad Love (1935), The Mad Monster (1942), Hangmen Also Die! (1943), and House by the River (1950).