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    The Webbs Host Varied Guests. Two sheets from the guest books of Clifton Webb and his mother Mabel. Page one (undated) offers a real curio - the dramatic signature of Mercedes de Acosta, whose name will be familiar to anyone acquainted with the legend and lore of Greta Garbo. Other signers include Syrie Maughm (Somerset Maughm's wife), Evelyn Laye (who added the word "Boo" between her first and last name) and Mary Gordon, who was drowned by Karloff's Monster in Bride of Frankenstein and later played Mrs. Hudson, the housekeeper in Basil Rathbone's Sherlock Holmes film series. The sheet features a cartoon of a dinosaur and a chicken (?), the latter apparently drawn by Elsa Maxwell, who has signed her first name. Sheet two, dated June 23, 1947 at 240 Bentley Circle in Los Angeles, features Janet Gaynor, Adrian, Theresa Helburn and Laurence Langner (directors of the Theatre Guild), and Cole Porter. Clifton's friends were wide-ranging - and an incredibly talented crowd. With COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2006
    14th-15th Friday-Saturday
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