DOROTHY WILSON

DOROTHY WILSON. Vintage 8×10 matte finish black and white head and shoulders studio portrait, circa 1934, boldly signed and inscribed in blue fountain pen, “To Henry -/In memorium -/’St. George’/Dorothy/Wilson.” Fine condition, with scattered pin holes in the top and left borders and an extremely faint handling bend in the background just above her head, not visibly detracting from the overall appearance of the image. Dorothy Wilson was “discovered” by director Gregory La Cava while working as a secretary at RKO. Poised and beautiful, she appeared in some two dozen films between 1932-37 opposite such diverse leading men as Richard Dix, Tom Keene, Will Rogers and Harold Lloyd. She left films after marryng Lewis Foster, Oscar-winning screenwriter of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1936).

$45