Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #005652: LINDA WATKINS

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Scarce vintage ballpoint pen signature on a 3x5-inch white card, dating to the 1970s.  A few stains, away from the writing itself, which could easily be trimmed away or matted out; otherwise, in good condition for its age.  Note that the image of the star shown alongside the scan of the autograph here is not actually included with the item.  Nobody really remembers Linda Watkins' stint as a leading lady on the stage and radio, and in a handful of films in the 1930s, including Charlie Chan's Chance (1932), when she was a pretty blonde in her early 20s.  After a long hiatus from the entertainment world, she embarked upon a comeback as a character actress in middle age, gaining the only fame she ever really knew.  Typically jittery, snobby and uproariously funny, Watkins was memorable in horror's From Hell It Came (1957), Going Steady (1958) and The Parent Trap (1961), as well as on classic episodes of T.V.'s "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (1957-1958), "Perry Mason" (1959), "Peter Gunn" (1959-1961), "77 Sunset Strip" (1959-1963), "Gunsmoke" (1959-1973),  "Hawaiian Eye" (1961-1963), "Hazel" (1963-1964), "The Munsters" (1964), "My Three Sons" (1966), "Bonanza" (1970-1971), and "The Waltons" (1973).