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    A Humphrey Bogart and Others Signed Cowboy Hat from the Movie Premiere of "Virginia City." Warner Bros., 1940. Made of tan felt, inside leather lining reads "El Rodeo," tan-colored ribbon hatband printed with "World 'Virginia City' Premiere," signed in graphite pencil on its entire surface by attendees at the event which took place in Virginia City, Nevada including Humphrey Bogart (who co-starred in the film as "John Murrell"), Ronald Reagan, and Jane Wyman, among countless others who were likely behind-the-scenes industry people, inside crown has an ownership signature reading "Jimmy Starr," the noted Hollywood screenwriter and later newspaper columnist who obtained all these signatures in person. (Please note many of the signatures are now faded due to age and there are moth holes throughout the hat.)
    Hat Size: 7 1/4"

    From The Book Sail / John McLaughlin Collection

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    Auction Dates
    March, 2013
    30th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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    The movie quite literally changed my life. I have included a pic of me in Sly's Rocky 3 Cashmere overcoat, would much appreciate if it is possible for you to forward this email to Sly to let him know the overcoat is in good hands, and will be well taken care of, (as will be the Rambo knife forging tools, the other lot I won!) Wish you very happy holidays and a great 2016!
    Atul J. ,
    Irvine, CA
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