Virginia Mayo portrait photo, hand signed.
7 in. x 9 1/2 in., very good condition. Slip with text in German at reverse.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Virginia Mayo was a chorus dancer when she began her film career as a bit player in 1942. She was disturbingly convincing as Dana Andrews' faithless wife in Goldwyn's The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) and as James Cagney's sluttish gun moll in White Heat (1949).
In the late 1940s and early 1950s, Mayo was one of the most popular female stars at Warner Bros., appearing in musicals, melodramas and westerns. The Silver Chalice (1955) and as Cleopatra in the guilty pleasure The Story of Mankind (1957) immediately come to mind.
In the 1960s, Mayo turned to stage work on the touring-company and dinner-theatre circuit; more recently, she has been a frequent interview subject on TV documentaries dealing with the old Hollywood studio system.