Photograph Inscribed by Child Actress Jane Withers to Gray Delmar

[Circa 1930].

Price: $225.00

Unbound. Gelatin silver photograph. Matted to 7½" x 9½". Undated but circa 1930. Mat a little age-toned, photograph is fine. A nice head-on image of the actress Jane Withers Inscribed in the upper left corner: "To Gray - May you be happy always - Jane Withers." The recipient of the photo, Gray Delmar was the young son of author and screenwriter Vina Delmar, best-known for her 1928 novel *Bad Girl* which was adapted into a film in 1931. She wrote a couple of screenplays, one of which was nominated for an Academy Award (*The Awful Truth,* 1937) but thereafter returned to fiction and later to conventional stage drama. Gray Delmar was later involved in television production but died relatively young in an automobile racing accident. The Atlanta-born Withers was a child star starting at age three. She had a long career in films throughout the 30s and 40s, and later had a recurring and memorable role in Comet Cleaner commercials as Josephine the Plumber. A nice early inscribed image.

Item #438583

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Photograph Inscribed by Child Actress Jane Withers to Gray Delmar. Jane WITHERS.