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Dolores del Río and Cedric Gibbons’ Family Photo Album 1931-1939

Dolores with a puppy named Michael.

Dolores with a puppy named Michael.

Selfportrait of Cedric Gibbons.

Selfportrait of Cedric Gibbons at his home in Santa Monica, California. Circa 1933.

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We acquired a couple of days ago, in Paris, a fascinating piece of Mexican and Hollywood memorabilia : Dolores del Río and Cedric Gibbons family album from the 1930’s. We are still working on identifying most of the characters in the more than 500 prints, but would like to share with you some of the most beautiful photographs.

Cedric Gibbons, husband of Dolores in the 30s, was one of the most successful art directors in Hollywood. That might explain the stunning quality of some of these family portraits.

Dolores del Río and Cedric Gibbons.

Dolores del Río and Cedric Gibbons (?) at her home in Santa Monica, California.

Gary Cooper

Gary Cooper.

Dolores del Río with Gary Cooper and Sandra Shaw

Dolores del Río with Gary Cooper and Sandra Shaw by the pool at her house in Santa Monica, California. Circa 1930s.

Garry Cooper

Gary Cooper by the pool with zebra skin at Cedric Gibbons and Dolores del Rio’s home.

Jean Harlow?

Jean Harlow (?) by the pool at Dolores del Río’s home in Santa Monica, California. Circa 1930s.

Dolores del Río and friends by the pool.

Dolores del Río with friends by the pool at her home in Santa Monica, California in 1931.

Dolores del Río plays tenis.

Dolores del Río playing tennis at her home in 1931.

Dolores del Río and Johnny Weissmuller

Dolores del Río and Johnny Weissmuller by the tennis court at her house.

Dolores del Río

Dolores del Río at her home in Santa Monica, California.

Dolores del Río at home.

Dolores del Río at her home in Santa Monica, California.

Dolores del Río at Hearst Castle

Dolores del Río at Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California in 1932.

Dolores del Río at Hearst Castle

Dolores del Río visits Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California in 1932.

Jeanette MacDonald (?)

Sandra Shaw visiting Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California with Dolores del Río, Cedric Gibbons and another friend in 1932.

Picnic with friends, circa 1937.

Picnic with friends, circa 1937.

Dolores del Rio and Marlene Dietrich

From left, John Gilbert, Marlene Dietrich, Dolores del Rio and Cedric Gibbons at the Vendôme in September 1934.

Dolores del Río in Cuernavaca

Dolores del Río in Cuernavaca on September, 1934.

Dolores del Río in Cuernavaca

Dolores del Río in Cuernavaca on September, 1934.

Dolores del Río sleeping

Dolores del Río sleeping aboard the cruise ship SS Lurline in Hawaii in 1933.

Dolores del Río tanning

Dolores del Río tanning aboard the cruise ship SS Lurline in Hawaii in 1933.

Page from Dolores del Río's photo album with images from 1931-1939.

Page from Dolores del Río’s photo album with images from 1931-1939. Including photographs of her friend Gary Cooper.

El Blanco.

El Blanco. His first day with us. Sept. 18, 1932. Age 1 month, 28 days.

Album cover.

Detail of album cover.

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