Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0054911: NELLA WALKER

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Rare vintage black fountain pen signature on a 4x6-inch pale grey autograph album page, acquired in-person in 1941. In good condition for its age, with a typed label made up by the original collector affixed to the bottom edge. After a successful run alongside husband Wilbur Mack on the vaudeville stage, stately character actress Nella Walker entered films in 1929, immediately typecast as frilly-laced, snobbish upper-crust society matrons in films like An American Tragedy (1931), 20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932), All of Me (1934), Madame Du Barry (1934), Dante's Inferno (1935), Stella Dallas (1937), Kitty Foyle (1940), Back Street (1941), Million Dollar Baby (1941), Hellzapoppin' (1941), the horror flick Murder in the Blue Room (1944), The Clock (1945), Flesh and Fury (1952), and Sabrina (1954). Like Margaret Dumont, she was often called upon as a slapstick foil to madcap comedy teams, including Laurel and Hardy in Air Raid Wardens (1943), and Abbott and Costello in In Society (1944).