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    Nine Ethel Barrymore Pictures. She was, of course, Queen of the Royal Family of Broadway and Hollywood: Ethel Barrymore, who won the Academy Award for None But the Lonely Heart (1944). She's bristling with majesty in this lot, which includes seven very rare 11.5" x 13.5" theater portraits of Ethel as a beautiful young woman ("Charles Froham Presents Ethel Barrymore," reads each one); an original 10" x 13" MGM publicity picture, taken at the time all three Barrymores were starring in Rasputin and the Empress (1932), showing John Barrymore passing his new baby John to Ethel to hold as various family members share the moment (original snipe and stamp by MGM photographer Wm. Grimes en verso); and an 11" x 14" portrait of Ethel, circa 1932. One of the theater shots (which is slightly larger than the others in that group, at 11.5" x 15") has border damage at the top; the 1932 portrait has some surface marks and creases; otherwise all are in Very Fine condition.

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    October, 2006
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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    The movie quite literally changed my life. I have included a pic of me in Sly's Rocky 3 Cashmere overcoat, would much appreciate if it is possible for you to forward this email to Sly to let him know the overcoat is in good hands, and will be well taken care of, (as will be the Rambo knife forging tools, the other lot I won!) Wish you very happy holidays and a great 2016!
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