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    Clifton Webb Hosts Bogey. Humphrey Bogart was playing in the Broadway comedy hit t's a Wise Child, at the time he attended this Clifton Webb-hosted party March 9, 1930. The pre-Hollywood actor added his fountain pen signature to this guest book page, along with famed Ziegfeld beauty Marilyn Miller, fated for a tragic early death, and actor Michael Farmer, fated to marry Gloria Swanson (1932 to 1934) - although he's added on this page beside his name, "Rights reserved by Tashman" (presumably actress Lilyan Tashman). It's the first sheet in a two-page packet, the second page (undated, but presumably 1937) offering the signatures of Janet Gaynor (signed "Janet Gaynor Adrian"), her famed designer husband Adrian, actress Constance Collier (remember her in Hitchcock's Rope?) and actor/interior decorator William Haines and his partner Jimmie Shields - whose openly homosexual union raised so many eyebrows in that era. The back of this page, dated January 19, 1937, includes the signature of Ina Claire, the great stage star (and a former Mrs. John Gilbert). A fascinating collection, especially due to the signature of New York stage comedy actor Bogart. With COA from PSA/DNA.

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    14th-15th Friday-Saturday
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