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    Glenn Ford's Pipes with Engraved Case. A wooden case by Dunhill with "G.F." engraved on the lid, containing two pipes - one very nice briar and one polished red wood pipe - owned and used by Ford. An avid pipe smoker, Ford had more than 100 in his collection, the first of which he bought when he was in the military. That pipe helped him get his big Hollywood break, when he encountered Bette Davis by chance, who was looking for a co-star for A Stolen Life (1946), and she asked: "Do you have a pipe and a decent jacket?" When he returned for a screen test, Ford made sure he had both a jacket and his lucky pipe. Ford got the role, and it made him a star. Contents are used but in Very Fine condition. From the Glenn Ford Estate. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Peter Ford.

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