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Lot #1125
Vintage Autograph Albums

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Four vintage autograph albums containing nearly 200 (mostly) ink and pencil signatures, circa 1930s–1940s. The signatures are both single- and double-sided (a few on affixed slips); some of the pages bear inscriptions and/or affixed magazine photos. A sampling of the more prominent names: John Garfield, Aline Mac Mahon, Hugh Marlowe, Guy Lombardo, Parkyakarkus, Burgess Meredith, Walter Huston, Gertrud Niesen, Ruth Terry, Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, May Whitty, Gladys George, Jerry Colonna, Paul Douglas, Vera Zorina, Victor Moore, William Gaxton, Jane Froman, Broderick Crawford, Tony Martin, Lionel Stander, Bob Hope, Buddy & Vilma Ebsen, Harry James, Kitty Carlisle, Maxie Rosenbloom, Jimmy Dorsey, Frances Williams, Betty Lawford, Ilka Chase, Betty Bruce, Ray Bolger, Helen O’Connell, Jimmy Durante, Jinx Falkenburg, Bob Crosby, Mildred Bailey, Nancy Kelly, Brenda Joyce, Anne Nagel, Dixie Dunbar, Bert Wheeler, Louis Armstrong, Allan Jones, Carol Bruce, Phyllis Brooks, Ruth Gordon, Joan Bennett, Clifton Fadiman, Bunny Berigan, Henry Armetta, Ann Sothern, William Keighley, Roger Pryor, Helen Twelvetrees, Count Basie, Jack Haley, Leif Erickson, Brenda Forbes, Eve Arden, Rex Ingram, Betty Field, Forrest Tucker, Arthur Treacher, Eddie Bracken, Vivien Fay, Desi Arnaz, Gene Krupa, Reginald Gardiner, Mary Livingstone, Rochester, Dennis Day, Joe E. Brown & Buster Crabbe (together), Bud Abbott, Larry Adler, Henry Hull, Michael Whalen, Helen Mack, Ethel Merman, Peter Lind Hayes, Sammy Kaye, Bert Lahr, George Jessel, Alfred Smith, Vera Vague, Tommy Dorsey, Betty Grable, Buddy Rich, Van Heflin, Bill Stern, Johnny Green, Red Skelton, Ham Fisher, Douglas Montgomery, Eddie Cantor, Lou Costello, Lyle Talbot, Al Jolson, John Barrymore, Louis Calhern, Danny Kaye, and Dinah Shore. In good to fine condition, with scattered soiling, toning, staining, handling wear, and the occasional brush. The majority of the examples are quite presentable. R&R COA.

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  • Dates: #332 - Ended April 16, 2008