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One more legal artifact from the Lombard estate

Posted by vp19 on 2014.08.28 at 15:29
Current mood: morosemorose

Carole Lombard, Clark Gable and furs are the subjects of today's entry, albeit under rather unhappy circumstances. In recent months, we've run some legal documents Gable signed as executor of Lombard's estate following her death in January 1942. This time, it concerns money owed to a furrier.

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The business was Leonard H. Hoffman Furs of 706 South Hill Street in downtown; the invoices were to remake a silver fox skirt into a stole and for several black Persian broadtail skins for a hat. The total charge came to $118.45.

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(A Google search found no current listing for a Hoffman Furs in Los Angeles, and 706 South Hill is part of an office building.)

Gable signed the document...

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...while the seller is providing a certificate of authenticity:

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You can buy it straight up for $750 or make a bid, beginning at $200, in which case the auction will last through 2:07 p.m. (Eastern) Thursday. If you'd like to get in on the action or simply seek to learn more, visit http://www.ebay.com/itm/CLARK-GABLE-SIGNED-CAROLE-LOMBARD-ESTATE-DOCUMENT-LEONARD-HOFFMAN-FURS-COA-1942-/111447843064?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19f2cf20f8.


(Anonymous) at 2014-08-29 05:19 (UTC) (Link)

Estate items

I wonder what these items looked like? What did Gable do with the items paid for? Did he donate them or give them to her family or keep them? Or did he just pay bills and not bother to receive the items?
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