Original oversize photograph of Louella Parsons, inscribed by Parsons to producer Michael Todd

N.p. N.p., Circa 1950s. Vintage oversize matte-finish portrait photograph of noted gossip columnist and screenwriter Louella Parsons. INSCRIBED by Parsons to producer Michael Todd: "To the boy genius / Michael Todd / with admiration and affection / Louella O Parsons." With the stamp of photographer Ted Allan to the verso. A very nice association.

Parsons was known as the first American gossip columnist and the so-called "Queen of Hollywood gossip." At her peak, Parsons' columns were syndicated worldwide in over 400 newspapers, before her popularity fell into decline in favor of her longtime rival Hedda Hopper.

Michael Todd worked as a producer for theatre and film, most notably producing the 1956 Academy Award-winning film "Around the World in 80 Days." He is perhaps best remembered now as Elizabeth Taylor's third husband, the only one whom she did not divorce (Todd died in a plane accident a year after their marriage).

10.75 x 13.75 inches. Very Good plus overall.

[Book #154112]

Price: $150.00