Phyllis Diller head shot AP166

1960s. Phyllis Diller (born Phyllis Ada Driver; July 17, 1917) is an American actress and comedian. She created a stage persona of a wild-haired, eccentrically dressed housewife who makes self-deprecating jokes about her age and appearance, her terrible cooking, and a husband named "Fang", while pretending to smoke from a long cigarette holder. Diller's signature is ...

Jane Powell autographed photo AP156

1940s. Studio portrait. Jane Powell (born Suzanne Lorraine Burce; April 1, 1929) is an American singer, dancer and actress.  After rising to fame as a singer in her home state of Oregon, Powell was signed to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer while still in her teens. Once there, the studio utilized her vocal, dancing and acting talents, casting her in such musicals as Royal Wedding, ...

Gene Kelly autographed photo AP153

1950s studio portrait. Eugene Curran "Gene" Kelly (August 23, 1912 – February 2, 1996) was an American dancer, actor, singer, film director and producer, and choreographer. Kelly was known for his energetic and athletic dancing style, his good looks and the likeable characters that he played on screen. Although he is known today for his performances in Singin' ...

Ilona Massey, autographed studio portrait AP150

1930s. Ilona Massey, born Ilona Hajmássy, (June 16, 1910 – August 20, 1974[1]) was a film, stage and radio performer. Billed as "the new Dietrich", she starred in three films with Nelson Eddy, including Rosalie (1937), and with Lon Chaney, Jr. in Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) as Baroness Frankenstein. In 1943, she appeared in the ...

Irene Dunne, autographed studio portrait AP147

1940s Irene Dunne (December 20, 1898 – September 4, 1990) was an American film actress and singer of the 1930s, 1940s and early 1950s. Dunne was nominated five times for the Academy Award for Best Actress, for her performances in Cimarron (1931), Theodora Goes Wild (1936), The Awful Truth (1937), Love Affair (1939) and I Remember ...

Kathryn Grayson, autographed studio portrait AP146

1950s Kathryn Grayson was born Zelma Kathryn Elisabeth Hedrick in Winston-Salem, NC, on February 9, 1922. She was discovered by MGM talent scouts while singing on the radio. The studio quickly signed her to a contract. Kathryn, a coloratura soprano, made her first film in 1941, a "B" picture called Andy Hardy's Private Secretary (1941). She ...

Constance Bennett, autographed photograph AP138

Early 1930s studio portrait, publicity shot 8" x 10". Independent, outspoken Constance Bennett, the first of the Bennett sisters to enter films, appeared in New York-produced silents before a chance meeting with Samuel Goldwyn led to her Hollywood debut in Cytherea (1924). She abandoned a burgeoning career in silents for marriage to Philip Plant in 1925; after ...