Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #003241312: GERTRUDE SHORT

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Highly rare vintage inscribed fountain pen signature on a 4x6-inch tan album page, acquired in-person in the 1930s. In good condition. Note that the image of the star shown alongside the scan of the autograph here is not actually included. Vaudeville comedienne Gertrude Short, who was the cousin of Blanche Sweet, entered films in 1922, in the title role in her husband Scott Pembroke's Telephone Girl silent comedy series. With the advent of talkies, she found new work in character roles, memorable in Bulldog Drummond  (1934), horror's The Son of Kong (1933), The Thin Man (1934), The St. Louis Kid (1934), The Affair of Susan (1935), Follow the Fleet (1936), Stella Dallas (1937), and You Can't Get Away with Murder (1939).