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Glenn Ford (May 1, 1916 – August 30, 2006) was a
Canadian-born
American actor from Hollywood's Golden Era with a career that spanned seven decades. Despite his versatility, Ford was best known for playing ordinary men in unusual circumstances.

 

Early life and career

Born as
Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford at Jeffrey Hale Hospital in
Quebec City,[2] Ford was the son of
Anglo-Quebecers Hannah Wood Mitchell and Newton Ford, a railway conductor.[3] Through his father, Glenn Ford was a great-nephew of
Canada's first
Prime Minister
Sir John A. Macdonald.[4] Ford moved to
Santa Monica, California with his family at the age of eight, and became a
naturalized citizenof the United States in 1939.

After Ford graduated from
Santa Monica High School, he began working in small theatre groups. Ford later commented that his railroad executive father had no objection to his growing interest in acting, but told him, "It's all right for you to try to act, if you learn something else first. Be able to take a car apart and put it together. Be able to build a house, every bit of it. Then you'll always have something."[5] Ford heeded the advice and during the 1950s, when he was one of Hollywood's most popular actors, he regularly worked on plumbing, wiring and air conditioning at home.[5]At times, he worked as a roofer and installer of plate-glass windows.

He acted in West Coast stage companies, before joining
Columbia Pictures in 1939. His stage name came from his father's hometown of Glenford, Canada.[6] His first major movie part was in the
1939 film,
Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence.

 

Filmography

 

 

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Comment by Darkness To Light... on October 29, 2013 at 12:54pm

The Big Heat (Columbia, 1953).

Uncut Pressbook (16 Pages, 11.75" X 16"). Film Noir...
Starring Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Jocelyn Brando, Lee Marvin, Carolyn Jones, Alexander Scourby, Jeanette Nolan, Peter Whitney, and Willis Bouchey. Directed by Fritz Lang.


An uncut [Which was very rare] un-restored press-book that displays signs of use. May include light spine or edge wear, slight fold separations, very minor paper loss, pinholes, or unobtrusive stains. The pressbook has been folded horizontally. Fine/Very Fine...[This Press-book Is Part Of My Private Collection...
too!]

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Glenn Ford's Personal Movie Poster Collection. A group of 28 framed vintage movie posters and lobby cards, each from kept as a memento by Ford from some of the numerous movies he appeared in. Included are posters for So Ends Our Night (lobby card), The Redhead and the Cowboy, Affair in Trinidad, Cowboy, The Loves of Carmen (lobby card), Adventures of Martin Eden (pair of matching lobby cards), Blackboard Jungle (two posters), Appointment on Honduras, Texas, Trail, The Fastest Gun Alive, Gazebo (two), The Big Heat, Jubal, Experiment in Terror, Love is a Ball, Cry for Happy, It Started with a Kiss, The Courtship of Eddie's Father, Cimarron, Torpedo Run, Is Paris Burning?, Human Desire, Pocketful of Miracles, Americano, and 3:10 to Yuma.

The items range in size from 13" x 10.5" to 29" x 42", are in overall Fine to Very Fine condition, and are accompanied by seven color snapshots of Ford with many of the posters visible in the background. Fantastic items with some great history behind them.

From the Glenn Ford Estate. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Glenn Ford's only son Peter Ford.

Comment by Darkness To Light... on September 29, 2013 at 7:05pm

Glenn Ford Waterfalls 2 Original Painting. An abstract impasto work titled Waterfalls 2, 16" x 20", oil on canvas, painted by Glenn Ford in 1967, signed by him in the lower right corner. Ford only painted about 20 works in his lifetime; two of these were gifted to friends, and of the remaining 18, only three are being offered in this auction. Framed to an overall size of 22.25" x 26.25" and in Excellent condition. From the Glenn Ford Estate. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Peter Ford.

Comment by Darkness To Light... on September 29, 2013 at 6:54pm

Glenn Ford Original Painting. An abstract work titled Autumn in Quebec, 38" x 26", oil on canvas, painted by Glenn Ford in 1986, signed by him in the lower right corner. Ford only painted about 20 works in his lifetime; two of these were gifted to friends, and of the remaining 18, only three are being offered in this auction. Framed to an overall size of 43.5" x 32" and in Excellent condition with some minor wear to the frame. From the Glenn Ford Estate. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Peter Ford.

Sold for: $956.00

Comment by Darkness To Light... on September 29, 2013 at 6:33pm

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A Glenn Ford-Owned Oil Painting, Circa 1970s. Rendered on canvas, depicting a hyper-realistic image of the actor dressed in Western garb as he leans against a bar, signed in the lower right corner "M. Fred Sepia;" likely a fan gift but saved by Ford because of its quality. [THIS PAINTING SOLD FOR $687.50]
36" x 24"

Included with a "Letter of Provenance" signed by Peter Ford, son of Glenn Ford.

Comment by Darkness To Light... on September 29, 2013 at 6:31pm

A Glenn Ford Twice-Signed Passport, 1949...

A standard issue American passport, dated "July 21st 1949," depicting a black and white headshot of the actor on page 4, his vital statistics on page 3, his blue fountain pen ink signature on page 3 and another on page 4, plus various foreign entry and exit stamps from countries including England, France, Spain, Germany, Austria, and Turkey, ending in 1953 when the passport was canceled.
6" x 3 3/4"

Included with a "Letter of Provenance" signed by Peter Ford, son of Glenn Ford. Estimate: Sold for: $1,250.00

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Comment by Darkness To Light... on July 20, 2013 at 10:14pm

A Glenn Ford-Created Oil Painting, Circa 1970s. Rendered on board, depicting a colorful, abstract image, signed in the lower right corner "Glenn Ford," verso has a handwritten annotation in black felt-tip ink reading "Glenn Ford / Reflection of a Teahouse" plus a stamp noting "Glenn Ford / Beverly Hills / California."
Framed: 19" x 21"; Painting Only: 12" x 15" [THIS PAINTING FOR $625.00]

Ford was a prolific painter and this piece in particular hung in his living room in his Beverly Hills, California home.

Included with a "Letter of Provenance" signed by Peter Ford, son of Glenn Ford.

Comment by Darkness To Light... on July 20, 2013 at 9:55pm

Glenn Ford-Owned Oil Painting by Walter Plunkett, 1965. Rendered on board, depicting a cute scene of tennis shoes, a book, and an apple atop a red and white striped towel, signed in the lower right corner "Plunkett 65," the costume designer most famous for creating the wardrobe for "Gone with the Wind."
Framed: 17" x 20"; Painting Only: 10" x 14" [THIS PAINTING SOLD FOR $625.00]

Plunkett was the costume designer on many of Ford's films including the 1941 Columbia release, "Go West, Young Lady," the 1960 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer release "Cimarron," and the 1961 United Artists release, "Pocketful of Miracles."

Included with a "Letter of Provenance" signed by Peter Ford, son of Glenn Ford.

Comment by Darkness To Light... on July 20, 2013 at 9:35pm

A Glenn Ford-Owned Oil Painting, Circa 1970s. Rendered on canvas, depicting a hyper-realistic image of the actor dressed in Western garb as he leans against a bar, signed in the lower right corner "M. Fred Sepia;" likely a fan gift but saved by Ford because of its quality. [THIS PAINTING SOLD FOR $687.50]
36" x 24"

Included with a "Letter of Provenance" signed by Peter Ford, son of Glenn Ford.

Comment by Darkness To Light... on January 7, 2013 at 12:31am

Glenn Ford's Pipe Rack and Some of His Smoking Pipes. An avid pipe smoker, Ford collected dozens of pipes during his lifetime, and stored many of them on this wooden rack that measures 32" x 5" x 6" with spaces for 48 pipes. The rack is in Very Fine to Excellent condition, and included with it are six pipes from Ford's personal collection, each well-used and in Fine to Very Fine condition.

The items are accompanied by one color and one b&w 8" x 10" of Ford with the rack and his collection of pipes. WHICH SOLD FOR...$537.75

From the Glenn Ford Estate. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Peter Ford.

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