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    Frances Farmer Signed Sketch from the Brown Derby. An 11" x 14" caricature sketch of the tragic stage and screen actress by "Zel" circa 1940, inscribed and signed by Farmer in black ink. This was one of many celebrity caricatures that decorated the walls of the legendary Brown Derby restaurant in Los Angeles for decades. The star of such movies as Come and Get It and Son of Fury, Farmer is perhaps better known for sensationalized and fictional accounts of her life, especially her involuntary commitment to a mental hospital in the 1940s, where she was subjected to insulin shock therapy and electro-convulsive therapy. This particular sketch is signed by the artist in the bottom right corner. In Very Fine condition with some mild age toning along the edges. Accompanied by James Spence Authentication auction LOA.

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    April, 2010
    8th-11th Thursday-Sunday
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