London, South Kensington
5 December 2006
Film Stars And Entertainers
Approximately 126 signatures in two autograph books, majority 1940s - 1950s, majority on individual album pages, subjects include: Harpo Marx with self-portrait caricature, Chico Marx, Joe E. Brown, Michael Bentine with self-portrait caricature, Florence Desmond, Gracie Fields (3), Dorothy Lamour, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra, Peter Sellers (2), Danny Kaye, Lena Horne, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, Sophie Tucker, Bob Hope, Judy Garland [pencil], and "Sugar Chile" Robinson (2)
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The vendor's father, a doorman at the London Palladium in the 1940s and 1950s, collected these signatures during his time there.
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