EVELYN LAYE

Vintage 3.5 x 5.5 glossy black and white chest-up portrait, boldly signed to the bottom border in blue fountain pen. Mounting remnants on the reverse side; otherwise very fine condition. The sparkling British beauty, who performed into her early nineties, enjoyed a seven-decade career that was spent mainly onstage, with occasional appearances on televisIon and a few forays in Hollywood in the 1930s, where the clumsy, old-fashioned operettas that were cobbled together for her were generally met with critical ridicule and box office indifference.

$15