An album of celebrity signatures, 1930s-1940s
Lot 1293
Sold for US$ 657 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Autograph book, 6 by 4 3/8 inches, with approx. 40 leaves, containing over 50 celebrity signatures collected by Billie Embry, many signatures in pencil, all on clipped pages laid down to rectos and versos of album leaves, many with newsprint portraits of signers also laid down to page, toning throughout, pinholes affecting some signatures, covers detached. Sold with all faults.

Present are signatures of Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Marlene Dietrich, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Groucho Marx, Cary Grant, Judy Garland, Billie Burke, Frank Morgan, Bert Lahr, Jimmy Stewart, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Claudette Colbert, Fred Astaire, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Mary Astor, Norma Shearer, Tyrone Power, Charles Boyer, Madeline Carroll, Joan Davis, Freddie Bartholomew, Eddie Cantor, Mickey Rooney, Basil Rathbone, Eleanor Powell, Ann Southern, Merle Oberon, Jeanette MacDonald, and others. Cary Grant’s signature appears with Victor McLaglen’s and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.’s on the verso of a card reading, "I’m a wonderful bullshitter myself, but go on with your story … I’m listening!"