Bebe Daniels
BEBE DANIELS. Black and white 7.5 x 10.7 chest-up book-weight portrait, with printed biography below, removed from the 1924 edition of "Stars of the Photoplay," boldly signed and inscribed in green fountain pen, "To John/with best/wishes -/Bebe Daniels." A pencil notation along the top left edge indicates that this image was signed in person in May 1965. Near very fine condition, with a few extremely faint handling bends in the borders. One of the top comediennes of the silent screen, Bebe Daniels was paired with Harold Lloyd at age 14 and appeared as his leading lady in dozens of one- and two-reelers in his early "Lonesome Luke" series. She later made a smooth transition to sound, even displaying an impressive singing voice, but soon left Hollywood to marry English actor Ben Lyons, proving popular in Britain onstage as well as on radio and television for the remainder of her career. Among her screen credits are the first film version of The Maltese Falcon (1931) and 42nd Street (1933). John Verzi collection.
$45
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