ACQUANETTA

Bold signature and inscription, “To John/Happiness/Burnu Acquanetta/’90,'” in black felt tip ink on a 6×4 pink index card.  Very fine condition.  A pencil notation on the reverse side indicates that this autograph was obtained in person in November 1990.  John Verzi collection.  Born Mildred Davenport in Wyoming, Burnu Acquanetta was promoted by Universal Studios as “the Venezuelan volcano” and cast in exotic roles, most notably in Tarzan and the Leopard Woman in 1946. She retired after marriage in 1953, making one additional screen appearance in 1990.

$25