Judy Garland
Authentic Autograph and historical photo

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!944 - Below is very detailed provenance for this incredible rare piece of Judy Garland history. I have been collecting for over 20 years and only a few times have I ever seen a photo of the actual star of this caliber signing the autograph.  The only other item was when I acquired a set of Marx Brothers autographs and the Polaroid's of them signing.  This of course is the ONLY Judy Garland autograph and photo of her signing I have ever heard of.

The white spots and red print is NOT on the actual items. We have had a number of images stolen and then put on places like ebay for sale of the items. Hence, we try to circumvent this modern day laceny where we have the chance.

With the ever growing number of forgeries, particularly since online auctions have become an unregulated outlet for forgers, here is unquestionable provenance. The chance of ever seeing an opportunity like this again is highly unlikely

From the collection of Millard, second cousin of George Calliga.

In 1944, when Millard was twelve years of age, his mother's cousin, George Calliga, a "bit" player in Hollywood, sent Millard a leather-bound autograph book filled with 43 signatures of movie stars he had worked with or encountered on the movie sets. This autograph of Judy Garland is from that book.

Together Vintage Original Candid Photograph of Judy Garland signing the autograph book for Millard, with Millard's second cousin George Calliga dressed in business suit and hat standing next to Judy.

Photograph is matted and mounted; 3 1/4" x 4 3/8" enclosed in matte 9 1/8" x 10 1/8"; photograph has toning and scuffs; 1944.

Autograph was signed and candid photograph was taken on the set of "Meet Me In St. Louis" 1944.

"Meet Me In St. Louis" was released in 1944 directed by Vincente Minnelli from a novel by Sally Benson and produced by Arthur Freed.

At a time when the internet auction sites have encouraged a massive forgery market, such solid provenance and unquestionable proof of authenticity is EXTREMELY rare.

$1695 for both .

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