EMMA DUNN

Bold signature and inscription, “To -/John/Emma Dunn,” in black fountain pen on a 6×4 white 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 person in July 1961.  John Verzi collection.  The British-born actress, having appeared in ten Broadway plays during the 1920s, relocated to Hollywood with the advent of sound, appearing in over one hundred films during the ensuing two decades. Often cast as a no-nonsense housekeeper or kindly matriarch, she also had a recurring role as Lionel Barrymore’s wife in the Dr. Kildare series. Despite her lengthy film resume,autographed material in virtually any format is quite uncommon.

$35