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    Joan Crawford Visits the Webbs. .A three-page lot from Clifton Webb's stellar social life crowd of the late 1940s. The December 8, 1946 guest book page is dominated by the sweeping full signature of Joan Crawford, who'd recently won the Oscar for Mildred Pierce (1945). "My dearest love to my darlings from Joan Crawford," she wrote. Her lawyer beau Greg Bautzer signed below her name. Among the other luminaries who autographed this page: Helen Hayes, Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, Lillian Gish, Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin. Page two is dated October 29, 1946, and is from the Opening Night party for Noel Coward's play Present Laughter, which was Webb's final Broadway play . Among the signers on the front side are Alfred Lunt and Lynne Fontanne; the back side has the boldly flamboyant signature of Tyrone Power, dated November 17, 1946, and features a cartoon of a cigarette-smoking devil, apparently related to Sartre's play No Exit, which was then about to open on Broadway. The undated page three has the signatures of Rouben Mamoulian, Otto Preminger, John Emery, Sylvia Fine Kaye and the Countess di Frasso. Webb should have written his memoirs! With COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2006
    14th-15th Friday-Saturday
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