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    Jeanne Eagels, Ralph Rainger and Libby Holman sign Clifton Webb's Guest Book in July, 1929. Jeanne Eagels was a beautiful and legendary Broadway actress who portrayed the notorious Sadie Thompson in the Broadway hit Rain. She would die later in 1929 at the age of 35 of a heroin overdose and her autograph is excessively rare. Kim Novak portrayed her in a 1957 biopic. Eagels signed at the top of the page offered here: "You know you know.-- I insist on [musical notes]- Jeanne Eagels?" Beneath Eagels' signature is an inscription and signature of songwriter Ralph Rainger who wrote (among others) Bob Hope's famous theme song "Thanks for the Memory." He writes, in part: "Drop anchor here for a corking time- Something sailing at Port Webb!..." above his signature. The third signer is torch singer and actress Libby Holman. She writes "I was hung from your guest's liquor- not yours..." above her autograph. Holman was no stranger to scandal, as she would later be accused of killing her husband. She committed suicide in 1971. In very good condition with slight toning or wear. With COA from PSA/DNA.

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    October, 2005
    8th Saturday
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