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46151: An Autograph Book, 1940s.

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An Autograph Book, 1940s. A small album bound in red leather with a fabric detail; inside signatures signed in pencil are of A-list Hollywood actors from the late 1940s including (in alphabetical order): Gracie Allen, Lauren Bacall (Bogart), Max Baer, William Bendix, Edgar Bergen, Joan Blondell, William Boyd, George Burns, Eddie Cantor, Charles Chaplin, Joseph Cotten, Donald Crisp, Bette Davis, Albert Dekker, Irene Dunne, Jimmy Durante, Clark Gable, Judy Garland, Cary Grant, Gabby Hayes, Boris Karloff, Deborah Kerr, Alan Ladd, Bert Lahr, Charles Laughton, Harold Lloyd, Ida Lupino, Harpo Marx, Raymond Massey, Donald O'Connor, Charles Ruggles, Spencer Tracy, Richard Widmark, and Ed Wynn, among a few others from the era.
5" x 7"

PROVENANCE:
These autographs were obtained in person by a conductor who worked on the Super Chief passenger train (part of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway) which was known as 'The Train of the Stars' because of all the actors who had to travel on its route from Los Angeles to Chicago and back.

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Estimate $1,200 – $1,800
Starting Bid $750
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