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    Glenn Ford's Piano, Given to Him by Judy Garland. When Glenn Ford's good friend Judy Garland gave this gorgeous Steinway baby grand piano to him, she didn't just have it delivered. Garland visited the Ford home after it arrived with a good friend of hers in tow -- none other than former pianist, composer, and actor Oscar Levant, who proceeded to play "Rhapsody in Blue". On that amazing evening Levant became the first of many house guests who would tickle the ivories or sing while accompanied by the instrument at the Ford home; Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams, Robert Goulet, Diana Shore, Debbie Reynolds, and Tony Martin, just to name a few.
    The Steinway & Sons Baby Grand, Model S, bears the serial number 373322, and was manufactured in 1961. Steinway Grand Pianos appreciate in value for reasons of artistic merit and craftsmanship. The piano has been professionally appraised at $24,690.00, when tuned, and though this figure is based on the age, condition, size, grade and rarity of this instrument, the fantastic provenance of this baby grand, the stories and history, make it truly priceless!
    The Steinway is in Excellent condition, and is accompanied by two framed b&w 9.5" x 13.5" original silver prints of Garland as photographed by Roddy McDowall, a pair of wrought iron music holders, one 7" x 10" and 8" x 10" color portrait of Ford seated at the piano, and four color snapshots of various guests playing the instrument. From the Glenn Ford Estate. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Peter Ford.


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    October, 2008
    4th-6th Saturday-Monday
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