I'm not sure if Audrey ever enlisted a secretary to sign for her. With that said, I do not think she signed this either. Seems to drawn out to be authentic. IMO.
It is from an old lady in Norway that got this in the mail originaly - so the only thing I know is that it is old and looks to be written by a pen (either by hand or by machine).
Maybee the studio had some?
Well Lars, I can't say anymore, I'm sorry. It would need to be seen in hand - for me anyway.
Whether this was written by hand or not it doesn't seem right to me.
As Joe says it looks too elongated. It is also rather straight. Perhaps more tellingly, it is in the 70s/ early 80s style whereas the photo must be from the very early 50s. I guess the old lady could have sent an old photo to Audrey for signing but I'm not sure that's likely.
Having said all the above I would definitely keep the item safe just in case.
Where is the tail of the "y" by the way - is there an indent where it should be?
No, this is truly from the 50s - she sent a letter and got this back with the signature.
If she did get it back in the early 50s maybe it is some form of secretarial. The early examples I have are much more flamboyant than yours. I would think your promotional card must be from 1950-53, and probably even pre-dates my Gigi example.
You will find lots of earlier and later examples in the thread below. The Gigi is in the main thread but do click on the other links too.
As I said before I would still keep yours safe. Maybe the textured surface of the photo made Audrey sign it differently - the "A" in Audrey looks very hesitant and oddly-formed for example.
"...Maybe the textured surface of the photo made Audrey sign it differently - the "A" in Audrey looks very hesitant and oddly-formed for example...."
I am wondering this as well. But that overall even imprinted appearance is odd.