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    The Talk of the Town (Columbia, 1942). Autographed Lobby Card (11" X 14").
    Cary Grant is at his mad-cap best as Leopold Dilg, an escaped arson suspect, in this delightful comedy. Dilg hides out at sympathetic schoolteacher Nora Shelley's (Jean Arthur) rental house, which is also occupied by stuffy Professor Lightcap (Ronald Colman). Lightcap and Dilg become friends, even as they vie for Shelley's heart. This is the second film Arthur made with Grant, and the second she made with director George Stevens. The card is signed "Cary Grant" and has pinholes in the corners, a corner bend, and a light stain at the bottom edge. From the collection of Artie Kern, A/V man to Oscar winning songwriter Sammy Cahn for many years, who was also personal lyricist to Frank Sinatra for almost fifty years. Kern was Memorabilia Consultant to the Songwriters Hall of Fame Museum in New York City and many of his items were on display there from 1980-1985, until its closing. Sammy Cahn helped Mr. Kern obtain the autographs as he was president of the hall for over 17 years and almost all of the signatures were from his personal friends. As many are aware, Cary Grant would not sign autographs unless you knew him or knew someone who knew him. This is a rare chance to obtain this elusive autograph. Fine/Very Fine.


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