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Autographed photo signed by actress Mae West inscribed to Kaye with the inscription:
To / Kaye / Best wishes  / Mae West / 1970
in black marker.
 
This photo, in a plastic case, was hanging on a wall in a room in Kaye Ballard's home - along with dozens of other signed celebrity photos - at the time of Kaye's passing.  (See accompanying photo of the wall in Kaye Ballard's home that highlights the placement of the photo on Kaye's wall.) The photo with the case measures 8.1875" x 10.1875" x 1.375".  The plastic case has scuff marks and shows some light wear.  The photo itself measures 8" x 10" and is in very good condition (see photos).  A Certificate of Authenticity issued by the Kaye Ballard Estate will be included.
 
Mary Jane "Mae" West (August 17, 1893 – November 22, 1980) was an American actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter, comedian, and sex symbol whose entertainment career spanned seven decades. She was known for her lighthearted, bawdy double entendres and breezy sexual independence. She was active in vaudeville and on the stage in New York City before moving to Hollywood to become a comedian, actress, and writer in the motion picture industry, as well as appearing on radio and television. The American Film Institute named her 15th among the greatest female stars of classic American cinema.  West often used a husky contralto voice and was one of the more controversial movie stars of her day; she encountered many problems, especially censorship. She once quipped, "I believe in censorship. I made a fortune out of it." She bucked the system, making comedy out of conventional mores, and the Depression-era audience admired her for it. When her cinematic career ended, she wrote books and plays and continued to perform in Las Vegas and in the United Kingdom, on radio and television, and she recorded rock and roll albums.
 
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PLEASE NOTE
Items will be shipped from Indiana.  Items for sale were in Kaye’s home at the time of her passing. They were collected from her home and shipped to an executor of her estate who resides in Indiana. As shipments arrive in Indiana from Kaye’s home in Rancho Mirage CA, it is determined which items are able to be sold and those items are listed for sale.
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Mae West, signed photo

SKU: 01210088
$175.00Price