Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00320221: VIRGINIA SALE

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Scarce and extremely early 8x10-inch sepia-tone portrait, dating to the very onset of her career in 1930, boldly signed and inscribed in black fountain pen.  In good condition.  The sister of vaudeville headliner Charles "Chic" Sale, willowy stage and screen character actress Virginia Sale played efficient secretaries, well-coiffed socialites or neighborhood busybodies in over 200 films, including The Crowd (1928), What a Life (1930), Her Majesty Love (1931), Oliver Twist (1933), The Man with Two Faces (1934), Madame Du Barry (1934), Topper (1937), Charlie Chan in Reno (1939), The Thin Man Goes Home (1944), and The Case of the Baby Sitter (1947).  Increasingly active in television in her later years, she popped up in episodes of countless sitcoms, most memorably as relentless gossip Selma Plout on "Petticoat Junction" (1964-1969).