FANNIE HURST SIGNATURE, "Fannie Hurst", in red ink, on bottom part of a fan letter, 5 x 2.75, by novelist, dramatist and screenwriter. Age toning, otherwise in fine condition.
Fannie Hurst (1885-1968) was an American novelist and short-story writer whose works were highly popular during the post-World War I era. Her work combined sentimental, romantic themes with social issues of the day, such as women's rights and race relations. Hurst is known for the film adaptations of her works, including Imitation of Life (1934), starring Claudette Colbert; Imitation of Life (1959), starring Lana Turner; Humoresque (1946), starring Joan Crawford; and Young at Heart (1954), starring Frank Sinatra.