Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Turner Under the Tree

As Christmas and the holidays come closer, it's my duty as blogger to offer some gift recommendations. Today, via the Lana Turner Estate Property store on ebay:
Sorry, Johnny Eager wasn't up for auction as of this posting (or I missed the bidding. Darn...where's "Buy it now" when you need it.)

6 comments:

stellypippin said...

Oh wow, the cigarette case is gorgeous! And it's from Tyrone!

May Co. - wow, I was little when that department store was still around!

Carrie said...

I've heard of Gimbels, but never May - mustn't have been around here.

There's a hobby - collecting celeb. credit cards!

Mrs. R said...

I have a huge memorabilia collection, mostly Tyrone Power stuff that I started collecting in childhood. It's going to be displayed in NYC next November and in Rochester, NY two weeks before the showing of Nightmare Alley in January. A friend of mine recently used Power's cutaway coat and a pair of his cufflinks as part of an outfit he wore to an opening night party.

If Lana had given TY that cigarette case, I might have bought it, or tried to.

Anonymous said...

I forgot to mention - I LOVE Robert Montgomery, and I never miss one of his films on TCM.

One of my best friends worked for Elizabeth Montgomery's manager and knew her well. He once found a discarded draft of a letter she wrote to her father...

Carrie said...

Hello Mrs. R. - thanks for stopping by and dropping us a note!

Your Tyrone Power collection sounds very interesting (and fun!) - any specifics you can share on the display next November?

Mrs. R said...

I have TONS of Ty Power memorabilia: photos including autographed photos, candid photos stills, a coat, a cutaway coat, a robe, cufflinks, gloves, a straight razor, a Christmas card he sent the last year he was alive, autographed programs from plays and appearances, personal letters, a copy of the book The Razor's Edge signed by the entire cast, a signed menu from the Brown Derby (many stars), a book he owned with his bookplate in it, contracts, the will, a penthouse lease, personal photos from a friend's scrapbook, paper dolls of Tyrone and Linda Darnell in Zorro, some magazine covers (I no longer collect movie magazines or lobby cards - but I do have one or two from his films).