The son of legendary actor Glenn Ford has placed many of his father’s treasured items up for sale on an Internet auction site.
Ford, who died in 2006, was one of Hollywood’s hardest working stars, appearing in more than 80 movies in a career that spanned decades. Among his films were “The Big Heat,” “The Blackboard Jungle,” “3:10 to Yuma,” “Teahouse of the August Moon,” and “Midway.” He won a Golden Globe Best Actor award for his role in “Pocketful of Miracles.”
Ford enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. After the war he served with the U.S. Naval Reserve, eventually attaining the rank of captain. He campaigned for Ronald Reagan during The Gipper’s 1980 and 1984 presidential campaigns, and his son Peter, who is auctioning the items, once told Newsmax that Ford was “one of those Ronald Reagan, true-blue American types.”
Among the items going up for sale on the Heritage Auction Galleries site (www.ha.com) are photos, letters, items of clothing from movie roles, and a wide range of other memorabilia.
The first page of the site features Ford’s lacquered cowboy boots (opening bid $2,500), Ford’s jacket and cap from “The White Tower” ($400), his wool trench coat from “Young Man with Ideas” ($300), and his Naval Reserve uniform cap ($250).
Also offered is the couch where Ford claimed to have had a romantic “encounter” with Marilyn Monroe ($1,750).
The live auction begins on Oct. 4.
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