LILLIAN RUSSELL

LILLIAN RUSSELL. Vintage 7×9 glossy sepia tone chest-up profile portrait by Apeda Studio, boldly signed and inscribed in black fountain pen, “To Alice with love from/Cousin Lillie/Lillian Russell.”” Very good condition, with a trimmed bottom border; a small tear just below the first two letters of her signature; and staining, primarily in her dress and along the bottom edge, affecting a few letters of her first name, which have turned white at the bottom. Priced accordingly. The amply-proportioned actress was the first reigning queen of American musical theatre, celebrated for her voice and notorious for her high-strung behavior.

$175