Landis, Jessie Royce - Signed Album Page w/ 1956 Still Photo - Hitchcock Actress
4x6 album page adhered to a larger sheet. Signed & inscribed by Jessie Royce Landis in black fountain pen. Dated by the original collector as 4-24-43 along the lower border. The Collector has also added the title of the Broadway play, "Kiss and Tell".
Jessie appeared in this play from 1943 to 1945. Unrelated paper bio adhered to the verso of the sheet.
This signature comes with an original 8x10 "The United States Steel Hour" TV still for a 1956 presentation of "Papa is All". Paper blurb and various date and newspaper stamps on verso of still.
In the 1950s, Jessie began appearing in movies as a character actress, such as her roles in To Catch a Thief (1955), and North by Northwest (1959), both starring Cary Grant and directed by Alfred Hitchcock. In North by Northwest she played Grant's character's mother, and in To Catch a Thief, she played the mother of Grace Kelly.
Landis's appearance in North by Northwest earned her publicity for portraying Cary Grant's mother despite being nearly a year younger.