42422805069152330 Vintage 30s 40s Movie Stars Photos Scrapbook Autographs

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Extraordinary ESTATE FIND: Vintage Scrapbook of 1930s and 1940s Hollywood Film Stars collected by a woman who was Elizabeth Taylor’s age (9) at the time she started.  There are 560 Photos plus 3 Autograph cards.  There is also a page or two with Capitol Records Recording Stars.  62 of the photos are signed on the front with some signed on the back (there are yellow post it notes that indicate these although there might be more.  I didn’t want to take them all out and check in fear of damaging them.  There might be more that are signed but when I was in doubt I erred on the side of caution.  There are a lot of felt tip type signatures and most I could see were on top of the photo and not a facsimile signature.  Some i just couldn’t tell because they looked like it.  The scrapbook consists of studio photos, promotional photos, glossies, photo postcards and autograph cards.  I believe there are some sepia ones in here as well.  Please note that there are some post it notes on some that read “I signed” because she was young and didn’t always recognize the actor/actress by sight so she put the name on it herself.   These are not included in the autograph count at all.  I also believe that some are signed on the front and back by some actors/actresses.  This is an amazing collection of wonderful MOVIE STARS and Recording Stars such as:

Jimmy Cagney, Cary Grant, Clark Gable, Jimmy Stewart, Pat O’Brien, Roy Rogers, Gene Kelly, John Wayne, John Garfield, Bette Davis, Rita Hayworth, Ida Lupino, Donald O’Connor, Olivia De Haviland, Shirley Temple, William Holden, Lena Horne, Ingrid Bergman, Anne Baxter, Claudette Colbert, Vivien Leigh, Rex Harrison, Henry Fonda, William Demerest, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Rudolph Valentino, Errol Flynn, Merle Oberon, Gig Young, Ruth Hussey, Charles Boyer, Gregory Peck, Fred McMurray, Carmen Miranda, Tyrone Power, Barry Fitzgerald, Spencer Tracy, Katherine Hepburn, James Cagney, Edward G. Robinson, Cornell Wilde. Desi Arnez, Lucille Ball, Mary Astor, Creighton Chaney, Buster Crabbe, Thomas Mitchell, Lionel Barrymore, Ethyl Barrymore, John Barrymore, Jane Greer, Perry Como, Edgar Bergman & Charlie McCarthy, Laurel & Hardy, Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, Nan Grey, Jane Russell, Robert Stack, Rags Ragland, Loraine Day, Eddie Bracken, Paul Henreid, Keenan Wynn, Hugh Cronin, Marsha Hunt, Joseph Cotton, Farley Granger, Don Ameche, Louis Jordan, Lana Turner, Jeanette McDonald, Joan Fontaine, Rosalind Russell, Jennifer Jones, Bing Crosby, Howard Duff, DeForest Kelly, Laurence Olivier, Red Skelton, Priscilla Lane, Paul Muni, Al Jolson, Gypsy Rose Lee, Janet Leigh, Victor Mature, Betty Grable, Shirley Temple, John Agar, Johnny Mercer, Peggy Lee, David Niven, Vincent Price, Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Gail Russell, Jose Iturbe, Peter Lorre, Barry Sullivan, Barbara Hale, Carole Landis, Tallulah Bankhead, Ronald Coleman, Ann Gwynn, Anthony Quinn, Bella Lagosi, Frank Sinatra with Danny Kaye, Chester Morris, Basil Rathbone, Dick Powell, Betty Hutton, Robert Cummings, Robert Montgomery, Glenn Ford, Rosemary Lane, Dale Evans, James Mason, John Lund, Will Rogers, Tex Ritter, Herbert Marshall, Anne Blythe, Burgess Meredith, Blondie and Dagwood, Susan Hayward, Dana Andrews, Frank Morgan, Claude Rains, Burt Lancaster, Robert Mitchum, Rory Calhoun, Claire Trevor, Kirk Douglas, Jack Benny, Marlene Dietrich, Gabby Hayes, Gene Kelly, Robert Preston, Dorothy McGuire, Charles Laughton, Veronica Lake, Eleanor Parker, Faye Holden, Diana Shore, Joel McCray, Zachary Scott, Rod Cameron, Boris Karloff, Fredric March, Jean Harlow, Carole Lombard, Jean Arthur, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Gene Tierney, Myrna Loy, Jane Wyman, Ava Gardner, Orson Wells, Guy Madison, Rochester, Jane Powell, Gary Cooper, John Sheffield (Boy in Tarzan series), Greer Garson, Fibber McGee & Molly, Loretta Young, Bob Hope, Spring Byington, John Hodiak, Robert Ryan, Hurd Hatfield, Irene Dunne, Walter Pidgeon, Van Heflin, Jackie Jenkins, Barry Nelson, Robert Sterling, Dennis Morgan, Lew Ayers, Maureen O’Hara, Peter Lawford, Johnnie Johnson, Nelson Eddy, Irene Manning, Alan Ladd, William Bendix, Betty Hutton, Roddy McDowell & Lassie, Joan Bennett, Paulette Goddard, Dianna Durbin, Angela Landsbury, Melvin Douglas Jr, Marjorie Main, Agnes Moorehead, June Allison, Danny Kaye, Esther Williams, Barbara Stanwick, Ronald Reagan,  Alan Ladd, Carole Bruce, Leo Gorcey, Dane Clark, Robert Young, Yvonne De Carlo, Donna Reid, Gene Autry, Walter Huston, Janice Page, Harry James, Virginia Mayo, George Raft, Sonny Tufts, Elizabeth Taylor, Sabu, Jack Carson, Mickey Rooney, Van Johnson, Margaret O’Brien, The Andrews Sisters, Robert Taylor, Kathryn Grayson, Judy Garland, William Powell, Johny Weissmueller, Joan Crawford, Franchot Tone, Jimmy Durante, Dean Stockwell, Ann Miller, Caesar Romero, Joan Blondell, George Brent, Mary Martin, Constance Bennett, Ray Milland, Ann Sheridan, Sunset Carson, Victor Mature, Alexis Smith, Chill Wills, Randolph Scott, George Sanders and more.   A lot of these photos were done by W.T. Gray (I believe that is the signature).   There are some stars that have 2 or more photos.  The photos are in 2 large scrapbooks that measure 12 1/4 wide x 14 1/2 high.

The original signatures are as follows: 

Walter Abel

Paul Bauer

William Bendix

Jack Beutel

Autie Bishop

Janet Blair

Carole Bruce

Sunset Carson

Joan Caufield

Mimi Chandler

Dane Clark (autograph only)

Helmut Dantine

Arturo De Cordova

Don Defore

Billy DeWolf

Kirk Douglass

Jyl Dowell

Jimmy Durante

Dan Duryea

Nelson Eddy

Bill Edwards

Alice Faye

Mona Freeman

Ed Archie Gardner (Duffy’s Tavern)

Leo Gorcey (Dead End Kids)

Betty Grable (not sure)

B Haig

Richard Hart (John?)

Ross Hunter

Ruth Hussey

Boris Karloff

DeForest Kelly

Patric Knowles

Janet Leigh

Joan Leslie

Nan Leslie

Harry Lewis

Monica Lewis

Martha Linden or Linder

John Loden

John Lund or Lynd

Jimmy Lyndon

Deana Lynn

Irene Manning

Brenda Marshall

Herbert Marshall

Janet or Janis Martin

Lon McCallister (signature only)

Fibber McGee & Molly

Col. John G Mitchell

Robert Montgomery

Dennis Morgan

Michael North

Merle Oberon

Pat O’Brien

Gregory Peck

Edward G Robinson

Roy Rogers signature

Alexis Smith

Jack Suditle?

Sonny Tufts

Bill William

Chill Wills

Jane Wyman


This lot is being sold “as is” and has been honestly represented as pictured and informed to me by the ESTATE Auction company I purchased it from.  There was a letter the auctioneer had documenting this but they did not include it in with the photos.  Please ask any questions prior to purchasing. 

Refund will be given only if item is grossly different from the description and upon approval.  Buyer to pay return shipping and return shipment to be made immediately with tracking number and post office receipt of mailing.  i’m sorry but there are those who would copy the album and try to return it.


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