[Santa Baby] Kitt, Eartha. (1927-2008)
Signed Postcard Photograph
Signed postcard photograph of the American actress, singer, and activist, who has inscribed "Hello Paul / Eartha Kitt" in blue ballpoint. Very fine condition. 3.5 x 5.5 inches (8.9 x 14 cm.).
Kitt found great success as a singer and Broadway performer, becoming known for her distinctive voice. Her 1953 recording of "Santa Baby" reached the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, and in 1967 she played Catwoman in the final season of Batman. Her career declined following a series of anti-Vietnam War statements at a 1968 White House luncheon, but by 1978 she was back on Broadway and nominated for her first Tony Award. One of her most beloved performances came towards the end of her career in 2000, when she voiced Yzma in the Disney animated film The Emperor's New Groove.
From the collection of Paul McMahon, a critic, photographer and artist who worked for more than 13 years touring with Marlene Dietrich as the icon’s stage manager, announcer, dresser, secretary and escort, and later spent 25 years as an arts and entertainment reviewer and photographer with Gay Community News, Esplanade, Tommy’s Connection, The Mirror, Bay Windows and other publications.
Performing Arts & Media