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Category: Entertainment
Reference No: 2983
Status: Available
Price: £35.00
  Helen Mack

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Lovely American actress, with a reputation for being one of the best “criers” in Hollywood.

Mack began her career in silent films at the age of 10, appearing in a bit part in Under The Red Robe. Her breakthrough came much later, in 1931, when she was appearing in a George M.Cohan play in New York City. Fox Pictures’ General Manager, Winfield Sheehan, was in the audience, was smitten by her Clara Bow-like appearance and put her immediately under contract.

Mack made only a couple of films for Fox before beginning a period of studio hopping. It was at RKO that she made one of her most famous films, Son of Kong, in 1933. A spell at Paramount followed, with films such as All of Me (1934), The Lemon Drop Kid (1934) and College Rhythm (one of their annual “college” musicals, 1934).

Later films with a variety of studios included She (1935), The Milky Way (with Harold Lloyd, 1936), I Stand Accused (1938) and His Girl Friday (1940).

With good parts becoming progressively more difficult to find after World War II, Mack turned to radio, enjoying success in later years not only as a performer but as a radio producer/director and writer.

This is a lovely vintage 7" x 5" sepia photograph, nicely signed and inscribed in period in dark blue fountain pen ink.. One small pinhole in the top and bottom white margins and some small areas of thinning to the reverse from careless album removal (not affecting the front); overall condition is good.