Above: Clifford T. Bell's World War One discharge certificate from the U.S. Army. Dated March 31,
1919 the document is endorsed by none other than Douglas MacArthur, who would later become one of
the United States most famous generals, and commanded Clifford's division - the 42nd "Rainbow"
Division - during the war. Curiously Clifford's character has been listed as "Excellent - if slightly
eccentric" One wonders of MacArthur had anything to do with this assessment thought the same
description could easily have been applied to the general himself.
Parchment "Theater of Operations" Discharge Certificate
c. 1919
12 inches high by 9 inches wide
Department of the Army

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Below: The upper reverse portion of Clifford's discharge certificate showing the
autograph of Hollywood legend Rita Hayworth. Just how or why Miss Hayworth came
to sign this document is uncertain although it must have happened many years after the
war. This and a curious entry in Clifford's journal mentioning Miss Hayworth seems to
indicate that they had a relationship of some sort the exact nature of which is still a
mystery. The two probably met while Clifford was a contract consultant to several of the
Hollywood studios.