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    A Star-Studded Party for the "Hostess with the Mostest" Elsa Maxwell who once described herself as "... a short, fat, homely piano player from Keokuk, Iowa, with no money or background, [who] decided to become a legend and did just that." Though an actress, writer and composer, she was best known for the parties she threw (and attended). Maxwell was the first to sign this page from Clifton Webb's Guest Book as the guest of honor on June 17, 1944. The other signatures on the front and back of this page reads like a "Who's Who" of Hollywood and society of the day and includes (just to drop a few names): Basil Rathbone, Otto Preminger, Darryl F. Zanuck, Samuel Goldwyn Jr., Jack L. Warner, Gene Tierney, Judith Anderson, Gilbert Roland, Oleg Cassini, John Houseman, Joan Fontaine, Dana Andrews, Virginia Bruce, Joan Crawford and her third husband Phillip Terry, as well as Judy Garland. In very good condition with only very slight toning and wear to the edges. With COA from PSA/DNA.

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