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    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.


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    October, 2005
    8th Saturday
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