McDaniel, Hattie - 1940's Signature Matted & Framed - From the Al Morley Collection
1940's large Pencil signature (1 inch tall by 4 inches long) on a textured paper sheet, matted and framed with a vintage image of Hattie from "Gone With The Wind".
This display is professionally Matted & Framed, in a mauve plush chenille matting and aged gold wood frame, probably put together in the 1970’s, to a size of 15 x 15. On the verso, is attached a COA, initialed by old time autograph collector and dealer, Al Morley (see bio below).
Al owned "Matinee Idol", a movie and theatre memorabilia shop, originally located on Melrose Ave in L.A. The store moved to West Norton Ave in the early 1990’s. The original shop label has a Melrose Ave label, with a West Norris Ave red over stamp.
This display is so nicely framed, I haven’t removed the photo or signature from the display. I’d leave that option up to the new owner. All photos and scans are taken through the glass of the frame. Due to the size, we will only ship this in the U.S. No foreign orders on this. Contact us for shipping rates.
Bio: Al Morley (1926 – 2015) Born in Indianapolis, Al's early passion for music and movies led to his learning piano at an early age and scouting movie stars for autographs. Al served for 2 years in the US Navy during World War II. Stationed on the USS Gleaves, a heroic fighter ship that sank 6 enemy ships in a particularly fierce attack near Oneglio, Italy, Al often played piano on board to entertain the troops. After the war, Al moved to Los Angeles where he met best friends, Page Cavanagh & Billy Barnes, both noted musicians, and co-produced many of the wildly popular Billy Barnes Revues. Al later worked in the box-offices of LA's most elite theaters and later opened Matinee Idol, a movie memorabilia shop. Possessing a sharp wit, a generous spirit, and a mischievous twinkle in his eye, Al was beloved figure in the L.A. memorabilia field. Al was a companion and confidant of actress Ann Rutherford in her later years.