Hutchinson, Josephine - 1937 Signed Album Page w/ Orig. 1936 Still Photo
5 7/8 x 4 3/8 blue album page culled from a 1937 autograph album. Signed, in dark fountain pen,
"To Virginia, Best Wishes, Josephine Hutchinson".
Slight toning to page. Staining upper right hand corner. Lower right corner handling bend.
Comes with an original 1936 8x10 First National Pictures Fashion Still, for an unproduced film, "Schoolhouse in the Foothills". Photo is very fine with a bend to the lower right corner. Paper blurb and dated handstamp on verso.
Also included will be a copy (The original will stay on file with us) of the JSA letter that authenticates the autograph album that this signature came from.
Hutchinson made her film debut at the age of 13 in The Little Princess (1917), starring Mary Pickford. She moved to New York City, where she began acting in theater. By the late 1920s, she was one of the actors able to make the transition from silent movies to talkies.
Under contract with Warner Bros., Hutchinson went to Hollywood in 1934, debuting in Happiness Ahead. She was featured on the cover of Film Weekly on August 23, 1935 and appeared in The Story of Louis Pasteur in 1936.
Josephine played Elsa von Frankenstein in one of her more memorable roles alongside actor Basil Rathbone and Boris Karloff in Son of Frankenstein (1939). She later played the sister of the villain Vandamm, posing as Mrs. Townsend, in North by Northwest (1959) and Mrs. Macaboy in Love Is Better Than Ever, starring Elizabeth Taylor