VIRNA LISI

Bold vintage signature and inscription, “To John/Virna/Lisi,” in blue fountain pen on a 6×4 white index card.  Very fine condition, with a small magazine photograph affixed at the top right corner.  A pencil notation on the reverse side indicates that this autograph was obtained in person in December 1963.  John Verzi collection.  Originally groomed as an Italian Marilyn Monroe, Virna Lisi proved to be more than a pretty face, winning a Best Actress award at Cannes for her performance in La Reine Margot (1994), and appeared regularly in Italian films and television productions.

$25