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    A Perc Westmore Personally Owned Make-Up Case Signed by John Wayne, Ronald Reagan, Elizabeth Taylor, Natalie Wood and Others, Circa 1940s. Made of a dark-stained wood with a brown leather handle and metal corner adornments on the lid, label on underside of lid reads "Ash Woodcraft / Hollywood, California" with "Beau Hickman / Makeup" painted in a yellowed-white on top near the handle; inside features eight drawers for makeup storage with one large open compartment at the top; previously owned by legendary Hollywood makeup artist and head of the Warner Bros. makeup department Percival "Perc" Westmore; a known collector, Westmore collected the autographs of over 40 golden-era Hollywood stars in pencil on this makeup case, and signed it himself; signatures include those of (in alphabetical order): Carla Balenda, Corinne Calvet, Judy Canova, Gary Cooper, Richard Denning, Billy De Wolfe, Penny Edwards, Vera-Ellen, Dale Evans, Will Geer, Edmund Gwenn, June Haver, Wanda Hendrix, Kim Hunter, Ruth Hussey, I. Stanford Jolley, Burt Lancaster, George Macready, "Vic" Mature, John McIntire, Stephen McNally, Ray Milland, Marvin Miller, "Bob" Mitchum, J. Carrol Naish, Ramon Novarro, Anthony Quinn, Paula Raymond, Ronald Reagan, Roy Rogers (who also signs "Trigger"), Robert Ryan, Phil Silvers, K.T. Stevens, "Jimmy" Stewart, William Talman, Elizabeth Taylor, Robert Taylor, Audrey Totter, John Wayne, Marie Wilson, Natalie Wood, and several others. (Please note there is some wear, chipping and soiling to the wood of the case, light rusting to the hardware, and some signatures appear faded with age. The hardware used to attach the handle to case appears to have been replaced, along with some of the compartments in the drawers.)
    16" x 12" x 8"


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    November, 2017
    11th Saturday
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