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    A Guest Book Signed by Countless A-List Celebrities, 1950-1966. An oversized volume; bound in mauve-colored leather; embossed in gold-ink on the front cover "Cobina," for Cobina Wright (original owner of this book), the onetime actress who later became a gossip columnist and the consummate society hostess; filled with hundreds of pages of autographs of Wright's guests from parties she threw starting in 1950 until 1966; mostly penned in various colors of fountain pen ink (at the beginning of the book) or ballpoint ink, signatures are of the "in crowd" from the worlds of Hollywood, Broadway, politics, high society, and art and include those of (in alphabetical order): Adrian, Brian Aherne, Mohammed Ali, Army Archerd, Gene Autry, Anne Baxter, Edgar Bergen, Russell Birdwell, Red Buttons, Rory Calhoun, Hoagy Carmichael, Jack Cassidy, Maurice Chevalier, Charles Coburn, Nat King Cole, Gary Cooper, Robert Cummings, Arlene Dahl, Marion Davies, Delores Del Rio, Phyllis Diller, Walt Disney, Duke (John Wayne), Doris Duke, Irene Dunne, Tony Duquette, Edward-Duke of Windsor, Henry Fonda, Joan Fontaine, Clark Gable, Eva Gabor, Reginald Gardiner, Judy Garland, Greer Garson, Janet Gaynor, Paulette Goddard, Sheilah Graham, Kathryn Grayson, Billy Haines, Mickey Hargitay, Gayelord Hauser, Howard Hawks, Susan Hayward, Wanda Hendrix, Sonja Henie, Charlton Heston, John Hodiak, Bob Hope, Hedda Hopper, Ross Hunter, Van Johnson, Shirley Jones, Hedy Lamarr, Esteé Lauder, Mervyn LeRoy, Liberace, Art Linkletter, June Lockhart, Joshua Logan, Frederick Lowe, Sid Luft, Fred MacMurray, Rouben Mamoulian, Jayne Mansfield, Tony Martin, Gardner McKay, Ann Miller, Ricardo Montalban, Ona Munson, Patricia Neal, Richard Nixon, Hugh O'Brian, Merle Oberon, Louella O. Parsons, Norman Vincent Peale, Mary Pickford, Cole Porter, Otto Preminger, Anthony Quinn, Nancy Reagan, Ronald Reagan, Edward G. Robinson, Buddy Rogers, Ginger Rogers, Gilbert Roland, Cesar Romero, Jane Russell, Rosalind Russell, Wallace Seawell, Norma Shearer, Jimmie Shields, Nancy Sinatra, Edith Sitwell, Red Skeleton, Robert Stack, Barbara Stanwyck, James Stewart, Mark Taper, Norman Taurog, Elizabeth Taylor (Todd), Mel Tormé, Gloria Vanderbilt, Vera-Ellen, Robert Wagner, Wallis-Duchess of Windsor, John Wayne, Clifton Webb, Mae West, Natalie Wood (Wagner), Jane Wyman, and Sam Yorty, among countless other luminaries of the day. Many of the signees were frequent guests of Wright's who signed the book more than once including Marion Davies, Walt Disney, Doris Duke, Judy Garland, Liberace, Mary Pickford, and John Wayne -- overall, a great item illustrating how many "beautiful people" of the mid-20th century were socializing.
    Whole Book: 11" x 9" x 2"


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