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'Godfrey' by the dozen

Posted by vp19 on 2015.04.27 at 14:46
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"My Man Godfrey" arguably is Carole Lombard's most celebrated film, the screwball comedy classic that gave her the only Academy Award nomination in her brief life. And this weekend, Heritage Auctions of Dallas is auctioning "Godfrey" items at its Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction.

But don't let the title of the event fool you. These aren't posters Heritage is auctioning.

Nope -- these are photos, all original 8" x 10" from Universal, a dozen in all (10 horizontal, two vertical). According to Heritage, these all are "unrestored photos that display signs of use. May include light edge wear, small corner bumps, very minor toning, slight curling, or unobtrusive stains. One photo has two horizontal creases running across the image. Please see full-color, enlargeable image below for more details." They are deemed in Fine/Very Fine condition.

Nine of the 12 feature Lombard, Powell or both:

That last one of Powell has the aforementioned "horizontal creases."

The other horizontal features Gail Patrick, and her plan to do in Godfrey:

The two verticals are of Jean Dixon as the lovable housemaid Molly and the relatively obscure Robert Light as Cornelia's society beau, Faithful George:

The photos are auctioned as a unit. As of this writing, the current high bid is $36, with a $50 buyer's premium -- but expect this to probably go into three figures when all is said and done. Check out the information at http://movieposters.ha.com/itm/comedy/my-man-godfrey-universal-1936-portrait-photos-12-8-x-10-comedy-total-12-items-/a/161518-51316.s#Photo. For more on the auction and how it works, visit http://movieposters.ha.com/c/search-results.zx?N=54+793+794+791+792+2088&ic3=ViewItem-Auction-Open-CategoryBreadcrumb-081514.

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