BLANCHE YURKA

Vintage signature and inscription, “To Joe/Cordially/Blanche/Yurka,” in black fountain pen on a beige album page, 5.5 x 4.5.  A slightly ragged left edge where the page was removed from an album book; otherwise very fine condition.  A notation on the reverse side indicates that this autograph was obtained in person in February 1942.  A noted stage tragedienne, Blanche Yurka ignored films (except for two early silent screen appearances) until 1935, when she gave a stunning performance as the vengeful Madame De Farge in A Tale of Two Cities. Although she would make nearly two dozen more onscreen appearances, she would never again be offered a role worthy of her talent.

$25