Phenomenal collection of nearly 450 vintage Hollywood signatures on off-white cards, 5 x 3 and 3 x 5, each signed in ink or fountain pen, each bearing an affixed image of the signer. Highlights include: William Boyd, Spencer Tracy, Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot, Lionel Barrymore, Boris Karloff, Johnny Weismuller, Ted Healy, Lupe Velez, W. C. Fields, Clark Gable, Jack Haley, William Powell, Gary Cooper, Helen Twelvetrees, Cary Grant, Billie Burke, Will Rogers, Alice Brady, Al Jolson, Leslie Howard, Mae West, Charles Laughton, Warner Oland, Fred Astaire, Stan Laurel, Buck Jones, Tom Mix, Nigel Bruce, Lionel Atwill, Hoot Gibson, Harold Lloyd, Clara Bow, Thelma Todd, Peter Lorre, and Ben Turpin. In overall fine condition, with varying degrees of toning; some are inscribed to Juanita, and a few are in pencil.
The signatures are housed in a large three-ring binder, with a copy of the original foreword and index from collector Juanita Dooley, in part: “All autographs were obtained personally, also the entire book was conceived and compiled by me between the years of 1933 and 1935 starting at the age of sixteen…in the Glendale, Hollywood area at Sneak Previews, Sunset Strip Clubs, Legion Fights, and Rodeos.” Also included is a letter of provenance from the original recipient’s daughter Donna Dews, in part: “My mother Juanita Bandy (Dooley) was born on the Texas panhandle August 22, 1917. In 1932 her parents and older sister moved to Glendale, California to find better working conditions. My mom was 16, her sister was 21 and my grandmother was in love with movies. They were in Hollywood at some premiere when they met Hymen Fink, who was a photographer for a magazine, ‘Movie Mirror’…For the next few years, approximately Oct. of ’33 to mid 1935, he allowed my mom and her sister to go with him on his job of taking pictures of movie stars. She dated all her signatures and you can see, she basically was his shadow during this time.” The original scrapbook is also included. A wonderful collection of the 1930s best and brightest Hollywood stars.
Complete list of signers: Jean Arthur, Nils Asther, Lona Andre, Roscoe Ates, Adrienne Ames, Robert Armstrong, Judith Allen, Richard Arlen, Lew Ayres, Hardie Albright, Frank Albertson, Mary Astor, Heather Angel, Edward Arnold, Fred Astaire, Elizabeth Allen, Lionel Atwill, Gracie Allen, Ross Alexander, Bill Boyd, Max Baer, William Bakewell, Lionel Barrymore, Tom Brown, Vince Barnett, Billy Bevan, Joan Blondell, Wally Beery, Charles Butterworth, Ralph Bellamy, George Burns, Arthur Byron, George Bancroft, Mary Brian, George Brent, Billie Burke, El Brendel, Alice Brady, John Boles, Sally Blane, Constance Bennett, Joe E. Brown, Charles Bickford, Clive Brook, Virginia Bruce, Warner Baxter, Grace Bradley, Lillian Bond, Dorothy Burgess, Charles Boyer, Tala Birell, Vilma Banky, Carl Brisson, Richard Barthelmess, Evelyn Brent, John Mack Brown, Monte Blue, Irene Bentley, Kathleen Burke, Joan Bennett, Nigel Bruce, Sidney Blackmer, John Beal, Mona Barrie, Clara Bow, Rex Bell, Binnie Barnes, Dolores Barrymore, Wendy Barrie, Mary Boland, Freddie Bartholomew, James Barton, Jack Benny, Fanny Brice, Tullio Carminati, Paul Cavanaugh, Virginia Cherrill, Mae Clarke, Nancy Carroll, Walter Connolly, Claudette Colbert, Russ Columbo, Ronald Colman, Hobert Cavanaugh, Eddie Cantor, Joan Crawford, Maurice Chevalier, Marguerite Churchill, Sue Carol, Ruth Chatterton, Jackie Coogan, Andy Clyde, Kitty Carlisle, Buster Crabbe, Cora Sue Collins, June Clayworth, Constance Collier, Mady Christians, Laura Hope Crews, Constance Cummings, Julie Clayton, Joseph Calleia, Walter Catlett, Chic Chandler, Richard Cromwell, Mary Carlisle, June Clyde, Leo Carrillo, June Collyer, William Collier Sr, Louis Calhern, Lew Cody, Bruce Cabot, Betty Compson, Bing Crosby, Gary Cooper, Ricardo Cortez, Donald Cook, Jim Cagney, Irene Dunne, Louise Dresser, Reginald Denny, James Dunn, Ann Dvorak, Ruth Donnelly, Alan Dinehart, Bette Davis, Frances Drake, Dolores Del Rio, Fifi D’Orsay, Andy Devine, Bebe Daniels, Jimmy Durante, Richard Dix, Billie Dove, Katherine deMille, Marlene Dietrich, Frankie Darro, Maxine Doyle, Frances Dee, Lili Damita, Marion Davies, Claire Dodd, Madge Evans, Ruth Etting, Stuart Erwin, Maude Eburne, Patricia Ellis, Leon Errol, Sally Eilers, Muriel Evans, Cliff Edwards, Nelson Eddy, Stepin Fetchit, Hyman Fink, Wally Ford, Larry Fine, W. C. Fields, Leslie Fenton, Charles Farrell, Norman Foster, Preston Foster, Alice Faye, Alec B. Francis, Noel Francis, Kay Francis, Glenda Farrell, Frances Fuller, Betty Furness, Ralph Forbes, Douglas Fairbanks Sr, Edith Fellows, Peggy Fears, Louise Fazenda, Shirley Grey, Sid Grauman, C. Henry Gordon, Clark Gable, William Gargan, Harry Green, Mitzi Green, Cary Grant, Minna Gombell, Skeets Gallagher, James Gleason, Russell Gleason, Janet Gaynor, Hoot Gibson, Wynne Gibson, Ketti Gallian, Corinne Griffith, John Gilbert, Raymond Hatton, Julie Haydon, Jean Hersholt, Leila Hyams, Ted Healy, Rochelle Hudson, Eleanor Holm, Jack Haley, Hugh Herbert, Warren Hymer, Ann Harding, Charlotte Henry, Lillian Harvey, Leslie Howard, Edward Everett Horton, William Haines, Jack Holt, Josephine Hutchinson, Sterling Holloway, Neil Hamilton, John Halliday, Helen Hayes, Russell Hardie, Miriam Hopkins, Valerie Hobson, Benita Hume, Phillips Holmes, Henry Hull, Allen Jenkins, Miriam Jordan, William Janney, Arthur Jarrett, Arline Judge, Isabel Jewell, Al Jolson, Leatrice Joy, Alice Joyce, Zita Johann, Victor Jory, Buck Jones, Dorothy Jordan, Boris Karloff, Ruby Keeler, Paul Kelly, Merna Kennedy, Guy Kibbee, Fuzzy Knight, Tom Keene, Edgar Kennedy, Buster Keaton, Doris Kenyon, Pert Kelton, Barbara Kent, June Knight, Roscoe Karns, Muriel Kirkland, Otto Kruger, Patsy Kelly, Evelyn Knapp, Helen Kane, Myrna Loy, Laura LaPlante, Edmund Lowe, Jack La Rue, Dixie Lee, Ida Lupino, Florence Lake, Ivan Lededeff, Francis Lederer, Charles Laughton, Winnie Lightner, Ben Lyon, Margaret Lindsey, Paul Lukas, Rod LaRocque, Stan Laurel, Anita Louise, Dorothy Lee, Eric Linden, Drue Leyton, Lila Lee, Harold Lloyd, Elissa Landi, Peter Lorre, Ted Lewis, Carl Leammle, Jr., Anita Loos, Paul Muni, Mona Maris, Polly Moran, Karen Morley, Jean Muir, Douglas Montgomery, Ethel Merman, Conchita Montenegro, Herbert Marshall, Marian Marsh, Gertrude Michael, Helen Mack, Joel McCrea, Boots Mallory, Beryl Mercer, Helen Morgan, Joe Morrison, Natalie Moorhead, Tom Mix, Dorothy Mackaill, Colleen Moore, Aline MacMahon, John Miljan, Ray Milland, Grace Moore, George Murphy, Margo, Mae Murray, Nino Martini, Una Merkel, Victor McLaglen, Jeanette MacDonald, Robert Montgomery, Ralph Morgan, Fredric March, Joan Marsh, Adolphe Menjou, Herbert Mundin, Charlie Murray, Sari Maritza, Chester Morris, Florine McKinney, Marian Nixon, J. Carroll Naish, Eddie Nugent, Conrad Nagel, Ramon Novarro, Theodore Newton, Pat O’Brien, Claudia Dell, Edna May Oliver, George O’Brien, Warner Oland, Jack Oakie, Maureen O’Sullivan, Sally O’Neil, Merle Oberon, Jack (Baron) Pearl, Jean Parker, Dick Powell, William Powell, Pat Patterson, Mary Pickford, Roger Pryor, Nat Pendleton, Gail Patrick, Joe Penner, George Raft, May Robson, Gene Raymond, Edward G. Robinson, Phillip Reed, Will Rogers, Jobyna Ralston, Gilbert Roland, Charlie Ruggles, Marjorie Rambeau, Ginger Rogers, Lanny Ross, Lydia Roberti, Esther Ralston, Phil Regan, Cesar Romero, Mickey Rooney, Florence Rice, Lillian Roth, Buddy Rogers, Anne Shirley, Queenie Smith, Gladys Swarthout, Chic Sale, Barbara Stanwyck, Gloria Stuart, Alison Skipworth, George E. Stone, Grady Sutton, Peggy Shannon, Ned Sparks, Sylvia Sidney, Guy Standing, Ann Sothern, Randolph Scott, C. Aubrey Smith, Norma Shearer, Lewis Stone, Martha Sleeper, Onslow Stevens, Gloria Swanson, Margaret Sullavan, Lowell Sherman, Spencer Tracy, Lilyan Tashman, Lee Tracy, Helen Twelvetrees, Conway Tearle, Kenneth Thompson, Lyle Talbot, Claire Trevor, Sheila Terry, Franchot Tone, Genevieve Tobin, Verree Teasdale, Kay Thompson, Robert Taylor, Thelma Todd, Estelle Taylor, Raquel Torres, Ben Turpin, Alice White, Fay Wray, Bert Wheeler, Johnny Weissmuller, Robert Woolsey, Diana Wynyard, Jacqueline Wells, H. B. Warner, Mae West, Nydia Westman, Toby Wing, Gordon Westcott, Grant Withers, Anna May Wong, Hugh Williams, Donald Woods, Claire Windsor, Warren Williams, Dorothy Wilson, Henry Wilcoxon, Ethel Waters, Loretta Young, Robert Young, Lupe Velez, Helen Vinson, Evelyn Venable and Rudy Vallee.
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