DescriptionA Fred Astaire, Lucille Ball, Joan Crawford, and Others Signed Group of Autograph Books, 1940s. Three autograph albums; one blue, one brown, one white, with interior pages signed in either pencil or various colors of fountain pen ink by stars including (in alphabetical order): Fred Astaire, Lucille Ball, "Wm." Bendix, Ann Blyth, Walter Brennan, Billie Burke, Bruce Cabot, Joan Crawford, Tony Curtis, Cecil B. De Mille, "Bill" Demarest, "Bill" Holden, Bob Hope, Evelyn Keyes, Fernando Lamas, Janet Leigh, Jerry Lewis, Gordon MacRae, Dorothy Malone, Dean Martin, Ray Milland, "Bob" Mitchum, Jane Russell, Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Sullivan, Lawrence Tierney, Mel Torme, Claire Trevor, and Henry Wilcoxon, among a few others; most of the pages have magazine cut-outs of the stars taped to their pages or their names written in the corner in another hand.
4 1/2" x 6"
The current owner obtained all these autographs in person when as a young girl growing up in 1940s Los Angeles, she and a girlfriend would hang out by the movie studios, waiting for the stars to come out and sign their albums.
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