Vintage Photograph of Judy Garland
GARLAND, Judy (1922-1969). American film actress and singer. Child star at MGM. Co-starred with Mickey Rooney in the Andy Hardy films. Best known for her legendary performance as Dorothy in the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz. She won a special Academy Award in 1939 for her outstanding performance as a screen juvenile.
Inscribed to Clark Gable
With Letter of Authenticity From A Gable Family Member
Vintage, MGM photograph, 8”x10”, full length pose of a very young, smiling Judy Garland. She is dressed in a knee length coat with velvet collar and wearing a hat. Her hand is placed on a table and she is looking a little away from the camera. Her shadow appears on the wall behind her. Inscribed and signed mostly on the light portion of the background of the photograph. “To Mr. Gable, with love, Judy Garland”. One small nick lower center mostly on the white margin otherwise in G/VG condition. Together with an original handwritten letter from Fay Gable who was married to Clark Gable’s cousin Richard Gable. Mrs. Gable describes that this photograph belonged to Clark Gable and that it was kept in the family until the time of her mother in laws death. This photo is from the period Garland made one of her first movies Broadway Melody of 1938. In this movie, Judy Garland steals the show being pensive and leaning over Clark Gable’s photograph. She holds up the photo and sings: “Dear Mr. Gable, you made me love you”. To celebrate the birthday of Clark Gable, Judy sang “You made me love you” while Gable and Myrna Loy were filming Parnell. It was a memorable moment for Gable and he was deeply touched by the emotion Judy projected. Clark Gable later sent Judy a gold bracelet engraved: “ To my girlfriend Judy Garland, from Clark Gable”. In this photo, Garland may be wearing that bracelet. She has sent this same photo in appreciation.
A true Hollywood RARITY, joining two of motion pictures greatest names...............SOLD