BEATRICE LILLIE

Vintage 4.7 x 6 matte finish chest-up black and white publicity portrait, signed to the bottom border in blue fountain pen.  Fine condition, with a bit of mild soiling in the bottom border.  One of England’s great comic eccentrics, the inimitable Beatrice Lillie was one of the funniest performers of the 20th century. Primarily a stage actress, her outsize personality usually proved difficult to capture on film, but you can catch her at her best in the priceless On Approval (1944), happily available on DVD.

$40