Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0019913521: LEE PATRICK

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Scarce vintage inscribed signature in fine-tip pen on a 4x6-inch pink autograph album page, acquired in-person by photographer and inveterate collector Edward Gelman in 1971.  In very good condition for its age.  By her own reckoning, blonde character actress Lee Patrick "played them all":  Big sister, society matron, hooker, wisecracker, bubble dancer, nuthouse inmate, and even a song and dance girl."  Perhaps best remembered for her portrayal of Effie Perrine, Humphrey Bogart's ever-loving secretary, in The Maltese Falcon (1941), she also stole every scene as a mixed bag of hard-boiled bitches and stuck-up matrons in films like In This Our Life (1942), Now, Voyager (1942), A Night to Remember (1942), Mildred Pierce (1945), Inner Sanctum (1948), The Snake Pit (1948), Caged (1950), Auntie Mame (1958), Vertigo (1958), and Pillow Talk (1959).  From 1953 to 1955, she also played the flighty Henrietta on the popular fantasy-themed T.V. sitcom "Topper".