ANN DVORAK

Bold signature and inscription, “To Jon/Most Sincerely/Ann Dvorak,” in black felt tip ink on a 6×4 pink index card.  Very fine condition, with a small magazine photograph affixed at the bottom right corner.  A pencil notation on the reverse side indicates that this autograph was obtained in ersin in October 1971.  John Verzi collection.  After numerous unbilled bit parts at the dawn of the sound era, Ann Dvorak gained stardom with her performance in Scarface in 1932. Thereafter, she became a regular with Warner Bros., but quickly clashed with the studio over salary and the quality of the films in which she was forced to appear. By the end of the 1930s, she decamped to England with actor/director-husband Leslie Fenton and freelanced with a variety of studios until her retirement from acting in the early 1950s.

$30