Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00411162: ELIZABETH TAYLOR

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Highly rare-- in the sense that it's not one of the countless secretarially-signed or crudely faked examples one so commonly encounters-- and very early black fountain pen signature on a 4x6-inch tan autograph album page, acquired in-person in 1945, when she was 13 or 14 years old, and decorated with a small magazine image. Western actor Smiley Burnette signs in heavy pencil on the verso. In good condition, with the tiniest hint of show-through from a clipping affixed to the opposite side and a minute tear to the bottom edge, which can easily be trimmed away. After being nominated for three Academy Awards, for Raintree Country (1957), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) and Suddenly, Last Summer (1959), beautiful, iconic Elizabeth Taylor snagged two Oscars for BUtterfield 8 (1960) and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966). Elsewhere, she blossomed from an adorable tot into an electrifying leading lady in Hollywood classics like Lassie Comes Home (1942), Jane Eyre (1943), National Velvet (1944), Life with Father (1947), Little Women (1949), Father of the Bride (1950), Father's Little Dividend (1951), A Place in the Sun (1951), Ivanhoe (1952), Giant (1956), Cleopatra (1963), The Sandpiper (1965), and The Taming of the Shrew (1967).