Ann Dvorak Personally-Owned Photos Available For Purchase



Last month when I was in Hawaii, I journeyed to an antique shop on the North Shore to buy the remaining items that once belonged to Ann Dvorak. The owner of the shop had obtained the contents of Ann’s storage unit following her death in 1979, and while most everything had been destroyed in a hurricane, he still had a stack of photos. Over the last 11 years I purchased a bit at a time (there were no deals to be had from this fella) and at long last the whole stash is finally mine! The final purchase consisted of a fat stack of duplicate 8×10 prints that I am guessing Ann kept on hand for autograph requests. The photos are matte prints, five different poses from the mid-1940s and in decent condition.

As a professional archivist, there is a part of me that thinks I should keep the photos together. At the same time, I really don’t need this many duplicate prints and in all honesty, I don’t think anyone is going to come along who will research Ann Dvorak more than I have. So, I have decided to make the prints available for those who would like to have something that had been personally owned by Ann.

I did have to fork over a decent amount of cash for these, so I can’t give them away. However, after collecting on Ann for over 17 years, I think my asking prices are fair, and damn low compared to some dealers. The prices on the individual prints ware based on how many of each I have, and all 5 poses can be purchased as a set for a reduced rate.

Orders can be place in the online store, by clicking here.

Enjoy, and thanks!


  1. DickP January 4, 2015

    Where (and when) will you post them as a sale item?

  2. admin January 4, 2015

    Hi Dick,

    The link is at the bottom of the post:

    Scroll down and the prints can be purchased individually or as a set. Thanks!

  3. DickP January 4, 2015

    The photos look great!! Just ordered a set.

  4. admin January 4, 2015

    Thank you kindly, Dick! I’ll get them in the mail tomorrow!

  5. John Bickler January 8, 2015

    I’m always interested in Ann. Is this afacebook page, a website or – ? I only have a smart phone to work with & obviously don’t know much about maneuvering the internet. I stumbled across this site in my facebook responses.

  6. admin January 9, 2015

    Hi John, This is a full blown website devoted to Ann. Thanks for stopping by!

  7. mike January 13, 2015

    Hi Christina,

    My photo of Ann arrived intact; it’s reflective of her Our Very Own/Life of Her Own period to my eyes, and I appreciate you making it available.

    I’ve done some rearranging with pictures in my fun room at home; she’s found a place between pix of Miriam Hopkins & Claudette Colbert. Some good company, imo.

  8. admin January 17, 2015

    Hi Mike,

    Thanks again for ordering a photo! Happy Ann is in a good home.


  9. DickP January 25, 2015

    I’m surprised that there aren’t more comments, unless not all buyers bother to post. When I received my set I was surprised how great they are!! This is a one off treasure from the past that any movie fan of days of old will appreciate. It’s like turning the clock back eighty years for an enjoyable moment!!

  10. admin January 25, 2015

    Thanks Dick. So far, you and Mike are the only ones to purchase photos. Guess our dear Ann is still a hard sell in most circles!

  11. DickP January 28, 2015

    I have one suggestion and it’s based on my experience in trying to find where the link was allowing purchase of the photo’s. I’m sure its apparent to you, the site owner, that the logical place to start would be the “Shop Ann Dvorak” link on the side bar. However, like most browser users, I quickly scanned down the sidebar looking for something that would be quickly apparent, but to me it wasn’t. Why? Sidebar overload I guess. Too many sites have too much “stuff” on their sidebars so unless something hits you in the face immediately you pass by too quickly. I would humbly suggest that you may want to consider using something akin to the photo and blub for Ann’s Personnel Scrapbook. I’m probably out of line in making this suggestion, but these photo’s are just too great for the old movie fan to pass up, Ann Dvorak devotee or not!!

  12. admin February 3, 2015

    Thanks for the suggestion Dick, I’ll give it a try!

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