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Clark Gable Signed Photograph as Rhett Butler

Rare signed photograph of Gable as Gone With the Wind's Rhett Butler

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Rare signed photograph of Gable as Gone With the Wind's Rhett Butler

Immensely desirable vintage glossy 8 x 10 studio portrait of Gable as Rhett Butler from the 1939 classic Gone With the Wind, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Marie Lavoria, Kindest Wishes Always, Clark Gable.” In fine condition, with scattered light creasing.

Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the original recipient, in part: “I had a very good friend who was cameraman on Gone With the Wind and being a fan of Clark Gable’s I asked his sister if he would send me a photograph autographed by Clark Gable personally—the attached note regarding the photograph will help to prove that the signature is Clark Gable’s authentic signature.” Also accompanied is the original note from the cameraman, in part: “Enclosed find Gable’s picture for Marie—I watched him endorse it.” Photos of Gable in character remain considerably rare, with this example being one of the finest we have ever offered.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts Featuring Classical Music
  • Dates: #661 - Ended April 12, 2023

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