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Auction Description for RR Auction: RR Auction: Hollywood Auction
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RR Auction: Hollywood Auction (747 Lots)

by RR Auction

747 lots | 744 with images

April 25, 2013

Amherst, NH, USA

Jean Harlow

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Description: Legendary screen actress (1911-1937), known for her unique sex appeal and her distinctive platinum blonde hairdo, who died of renal failure at the age of 26. Striking and incredibly scarce vintage matte-finish 9.25 x 13 head-and-shoulders Walters photo of Harlow wrapping herself in a fur, boldly signed and inscribed in fountain pen "To Betty-With all my love-you know how to be a real friend-Lovingly, Jean." Beautifully double-matted and framed to an overall size of 15 x 19. In fine condition, with a single vertical crease extending from top edge to the right of Harlow's eyeline, otherwise a remarkably stunning, crystal-clear studio portrait. Authentically-signed Harlow images are scarce, even more so in oversized examples. A gorgeous portrait, featuring a particularly bold and well-contrasted, intimate inscription from this most legendary and elusive of Hollywood rarities.

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Carole Lombard

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Description: American actress (1908-1942) who enjoyed great success as a popular screen comedienne in the 1930s, and who became Mrs. Clark Gable in 1939. On January 16, 1942, the plane in which Lombard was traveling en route to a war bond rally crashed into Mount Potosi near Las Vegas, killing all 22 aboard. Breathtaking oversized vintage matte-finish 10.75 x 13.75 full-length photo of Lombard in an off-the-shoulder dress and bathed in soft light, signed and inscribed in fountain pen "For Shim, Cordially, Carole Lombard." In fine condition, with a small tear to top edge and a few inconsequential creases to the edges and background. A stunning, and uncommon, oversized example from one of Hollywood's most legendary, and sought after, Golden Era stars.

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Rita Hayworth

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Description: Heart-stopping oversized vintage matte-finish 11 x 14 photo of Hayworth in a practically see-through white lace dress as she appeared in the 1942 film You Were Never Lovelier, signed and inscribed in fountain pen "To Edward Schulze, Best always, Rita Hayworth." In fine condition, with just a few border and corner tip creases, all of which could be easily matted out if desired. A simply ravishing portrait from the film Hayworth herself called her favorite.

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Katharine Hepburn

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Description: Strikingly beautiful vintage matte-finish 10.75 x 8.75 photo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen to journeyman film grip and electrician, Fred 'Sergeant' Caldwell, "To Sarg, affectionatley, Katharine Hepburn." Photo is affixed to a slightly larger board. In fine condition, with some scattered light silvering. Hepburn was well known for her reluctance to sign photographs for anyone but friends and professional acquaintances, with an oversized example such as this being of the utmost scarcity.

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Clark Gable

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Description: Vintage oversized matte-finish 12.75 x 10 MGM publicity photo, credited on the reverse to Grimes, of Gable atop a horse, signed and inscribed in fountain pen "To Bake, Best of luck always, Clark Gable." In very good condition, with some light contrast to last name of signature, some scattered surface creases, mainly to corners and right edge, and some mild edge wear.

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