Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Vintage 1930s Clifton Webb MGM Promo Photos and 1927 Passport. Webb, who had starred in a few films during the silent era, was mostly known in the mid-1930s as a stage actor, singer and dancer. In about 1935, MGM decided to make him a film star and brought him to Hollywood for a film project. They had script problems and he ended up spending a year doing almost nothing and collecting $3500 a week (good work if you can get it). These rare photos are from that unfulfilled project. There are five different 8" x 10" B&W photos that show him in dancing poses and all have a promo caption on the back "Flying so high in the sky is easy for Clifton Webb, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's new dancing-dramatic star, who is caught in a moment of abandon as he rehearses at the studio for an imminent silver screen debut. Topflight star of the revue stage, his latest hit was 'As Thousands Cheer.'" Photos are in generally excellent condition.

    Also in this lot is Webb's 1927 dated passport with his photo signed on the inside and various stamps from countries visited- France, U.K., Italy, and Germany. With COA from PSA/DNA.

    View all of [The Clifton Webb Archive ]

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2005
    8th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,216

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold on Oct 8, 2005 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 36 days left to consign to the 2021 November 7 Guitars and Musical Instruments Signature Auction!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Just got the Stallone catalog and it is stunning! The best ever.
    Greg S.,
    Los Angeles, CA
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search