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    Formal Invitation Signed by Carole Lombard, Clark Gable, Laurel & Hardy, Leslie Howard, Frank Morgan, and Other Hollywood Greats, 1934. After the original Shrine Auditorium was built in Los Angeles in 1906, the city became the favored site for Shriners' annual conventions. On June 9, 1934, over 40 of Hollywood's most celebrated actors signed this open letter to the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, inviting them to hold their 1935 Imperial Council Session in Los Angeles and assuring them "we will do everything within our power to make your visit most delightful", enticingly adding "the charm, romance and thrills beckon you." Signed by Carole Lombard, Harold Lloyd, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Clark Gable, Gary Cooper, Mae West, Will Rogers, Bing Crosby, Fredric March, Charley Chase, Zasu Pitts, Joan Crawford, and others, including two highly desirable, tough-to-gets -- Frank Morgan and Leslie Howard, of the two 1930's classics, The Wizard of Oz and Gone With the Wind, respectively. The linen-backed document measures 11" x 21", and is framed to an overall size of 23.5" x 13.5". In Very Fine overall condition with the lower margin clipped and reattached in two places, some fading to a few signatures, and minor soiling and crease marks. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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