VERONICA LAKE

Definitive vintage 8×10 matte finish black and white half-length studio glamour portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in blue fountain pen, “For Elissa/May good luck,/health & happiness/always be yours./Sincerely,/Veronica Lake.”  Fine condition, with a tiny area of paper loss to the bottom right corner tip; and a few very small handling bends in the borders.  One of Hollywood’s classic glamour icons, Veronica Lake enjoyed a meteoric rise to popularity following her first major screen appearance in 1941, but her career petered out within a decade. She was happily paired with Alan Ladd in seven films, but most of her other co-stars found her temperamental and difficult to work with, Eddie Bracken commenting, “Her nickname on the set was ‘the Bitch’ — and she deserved it!”  Vintage signed photographs are relatively uncommon.

$1,100