Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #005652: LINDA WATKINS

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Scarce vintage inscribed black fountain pen signature on a 4x5-inch yellow-orange album page, acquired in-person in the 1950s. In good condition, with light trimming to the upper edge. 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 cast as jittery, snobby types, often to hilarious effect, 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).