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Eva was the "good Gabor" of the fabled trio of Gabor
sisters and is probably best remembered as the socialite turned farm wife
on TV's "Green Acres". Her 30 page file pertains primarily to her Trust
(no will was probated), and the problems that developed within the trustees,
demands for accountings, citations to appear, etc. Death certificate also
Another challenge by a long-time customer led us to this
mysterious screen star's 10 page will. A lot of publicity was generated
over the fact that Garbo left her entire estate to her niece, and it's
all here in these fabulous documents, all public record. Also included
are a 3 page court order pertaining to one Sven Fredriksson's petition
to have the will thrown out of probate.
Easily one of Hollywood's most talented and tragic personalities,
Miss Garland left a 4 page will signed Judy Garland Luft, being married
to Sid Luft at the time. Lots of bequests, none of which came to pass as
her estate was in the red for years. British
death certificate included.
Miss Gaynor is another recent addition to our collection.
Her 1983 will is 6 pages, to which we add the 2 page Petition for Probate.
The delightful Miss Lillian, whose film career began
in the silent era, and lasted well into the 80's. Her 19 page will is loaded
with generous bequests, and to this we add a single page evaluation of
her estate, Decree Granting Probate and the death certificate.
Miss Gordon, outstandingly funny in WHERE'S POPPA, HAROLD
AND MAUD, and delightfully spooky in ROSEMARY'S BABY, left a simple three
page will. To the will we've added a copy of the death record as well as
a two page tax evaluation of her estate.
The Broadway-seasoned actress and former fashion model
(once married to Richard Mulligan, whose probate file can be found elsewhere
in our catalogues) left a simple 3-page will, with hand-written annotations.
This 22-page file also includes several creditors' claims, notices, filings
and the death certificate.
One of our favorite finds! 4 page will plus 4 pages of
personal property inventory as well as a couple of pages of letters regarding
the dispute over her estate, plus a copy of the death certificate. Truly
a film buff's collectors item.
|HELEN HAYES $15.00
Hayes, still referred to as the "First Lady of the American Theater," was also a
multiple Oscar winner (didn’t you love her in the original AIRPORT?). This
32-page file includes Miss Hayes’ 12-page will, numerous interesting probate
documents, a detailed inventory and appraisement of her estate, as well as her
One of our most extremely interesting finds. From Miss
Hayward's sequestered file we present a very demanding 4 page will with
a rather nasty single page hand written codicil regarding her sister. We
include an additional 13 pages of petitions, orders for probate and claims
against the estate, including one by the sister mentioned above. Included
in this package is a copy of the death certificate.
We were surprised with all the requests we have received
over the past several years for costume designer extraordinaire Edith Head's
last will & testament, and we are happy to oblige. Miss Head's will
is a simple, but detailed 4 page affair with very specific bequests, even
for her cats. To this we have added a single page Inventory and Appraisement,
a 2 page creditors claim, 5 receipts for bequests bearing the individual
signatures of Elizabeth Taylor, Roddy McDowall, Bette Davis, Anne Baxter
and Loretta Young. Lastly there are 2 pages of funeral information. A wonderful
We were surprised that Miss Hepburn's estate hit probate
so quickly, and were even more surprised by her choice of Executors, namely
ABC News' Cynthia McFadden. Hepburn's 23 page will is very detailed, and
her numerous bequests very generous, to say the least. Also included are
a six page codicil (with even more bequests) and the death certificate.
pal Spencer Tracy's last will and testament can be found elsewhere
in our catalogues.
A Playboy Playmate in November 1969, and 1970 Playmate
of the Year, Jennings became the "B" movie queen of the 70's. She died
intestate at age 29 after falling asleep at the wheel of her VW convertible.
This 28 page probate file includes the Petition and Order For Probate,
Letters of Administration, an inventory of the estate, and several claims
against the estate, including one for funeral expense.
God, how we loved this woman, especially as Lili Von
Shtupp in BLAZING SADDLES and Elizabeth in YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, and how
sad to lose such a talent at just 57 years of age. In this new file we
provide her 24 page will, the nine page Petition for Probate, and her death
certificate. As this is a conformed copy of the will filed with the New
York County Surrogate Court, it does not contain Miss Kahn's signature.
The Austrian-born beauty caught the world's attention
in the 1932 Czechoslovakian production of EXTASE (ECSTASY). With her engineering
and math background, she also co-developed a radio jamming technology during
WWII that was patented in the US. Her 11 page will is highly detailed,
to which we add an additional 20 pages, including the Petition for Administration,
several Waivers and Consents, and her death certificate.
Best remembered for playing the love interest in the
Hope-Crosby "Road to ..." movies - a strange combination of adventure,
slapstick, ad libs and Hollywood inside jokes which helped make her very
popular and very wealthy. This 25 page file contains her 9 page will, 13
fascinating pages of Inventory and Appraisement of her estate, and lastly,
4 pages of funeral information.
The wonderful Miss Lanchester, the long-suffering wife
of actor Charles
Laughton,died in conservatorship, so there is no will. What we present
are Petitions for and Objections to the Appointment of a Conservator, all
outlining Miss Lanchester's physical condition and the condition of her
estate. Another customer request.
Landis, The 'Ping' Girl, had a so-so film career until
the early 40's when she suddenly became a big name in the "B" movies. Unfortunately,
by the mid 40's, her career had gone into a stall and with the mounting
pressures of a failing divorce and no studio contract, she took her own
life with an overdose of seconal. This 22 page file contains Landis' 8
page will, a detailed Inventory & Appraisement of her estate, plus
a claim for funeral expense and more.
|HOPE LANGE $15.00
remembered for her starring role in TV's THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR, Lange also
co-starred with Marilyn Monroe in BUS STOP, Monroe letting it be know that a
younger blonde on the set did not sit well with her. Lange’s 21-page Trust
document reads more like a last will and testament, containing her funeral
instructions (she did not want one) and detailed bequests to family, friends and
The gorgeous "B" movie actress and singer (remember Bob
Cumming's girlfriend in TV's LOVE THAT BOB?) left a simple 4 page will,
to which we add the claim for funeral expense,
the Inventory and Appraisement of her estate, the distribution of the estate
and the death certificate.
Forever etched into our memories as the beautiful and
calculating Scarlett O'Hara in GONE WITH THE WIND, and once married to
Olivier, Miss Leigh left a simple 2 page will which was filed with
the British Probate Registry. To this we add the Order for Probate as well
as her British death certificate.
ROSE LEE $10.00
3 page will plus witness, Letters of Testamentary, as
well as a fascinating 3 page personal inventory. Death certificate included.
The state, screen and television character actress
left a detailed 6 page will, to which we add the 2 page Inventory and Appraisement
plus the 3 page Petition for Probate. Another customer request.
We've been looking for the balance of this Probate file
for quite some time. A simple two page will, Letters Testamentary, 2 Inventory
and Appraisements (very detailed), Order Fixing Inheritance Tax, the Final
Accounting and a couple of claims against the estate (one by Myron Selznick).
Thirty four pages total, with plenty of Clark Gable's signatures. This
is a great expanded file, and gives plenty of insight into Miss Lombard's
life and tragic death . (See CLARK
GABLE for an interesting claim regarding the plane crash that claimed
Miss Lombard's life.)
The irrepressible Nora Charles to William
Powell's (found elsewhere in this catalogue) Nick Charles in THE THIN
MAN series of murder mysteries. Miss Loy left a 13 page will (loaded with
specific bequests), a single page codicil, to which we add the Citation
to Show Cause, a 2 page Affidavit by the attorney who drafted the will,
the 3 page Notice of Probate and an interesting "Affidavit of Kinship"
by a first cousin once-removed, looking for a portion of the estate. Death
certificate also included.
Miss Lupino was a fine actress in her day, and one of
the first women to break into the male-dominated field of film direction.
This new file (a customer request) includes her generous 5 page will, a
detailed 15-page accounting of her estate, 12 pages of claims for medical
expense, and a copy of the death certificate.