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    Clifton Webb's Thanksgiving. Pass the cranberries, Marlene! It's Thanksgiving of 1937 at the home of Clifton Webb and his mother Mabel, and the first signature atop this guest book page is Dietrich's - signed , as usual, "Marlene." (Either La Dietrich or someone else felt obliged to print "Marlene" in parentheses after her flamboyant scrawl of a signature.) Also present: Rouben Mamoulian, who had directed Dietrich in The Song of Songs (1933) and has signed "Rouben." It's only page one of a fascinating four-page lot. Page two, dated January 30, 1937, offers such luminaries as actresses Judith Anderson, Ina Claire, Beatrice Lillie, and Cobina Wright, composer Richard Rodgers and designer Cecil Beaton. Page three, dated February 21, 1937, relates to a party for singer Grace Moore, signed by (among others) Ms. Moore, actresses Gladys Swarthout, Cobina Wright and Beatrice Lillie, and actor Reginald Gardiner. A remarkable cross-section of historic talent from this halcyon era. With COA from PSA/DNA.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2006
    14th-15th Friday-Saturday
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