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The Nov 14-15, 2020 Collectibles Auction


Celebrity Signed Photos
 
 
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Lot 244
Mammoth Archive of 2000 + Signed Photos and Other Pieces, a 30 Years Long Accumulation of the Greatest Names in Hollywood. 16 binders, a trove of signed photos, letters, and photos from printed materials by some of the greatest stars to come out of Hollywood. This is a phenomenal collection for collectors and an even greater find for dealers. Instead of a a barely organized mess that so many of these kinds of collections come, these signed items are all sleeved, in clean, thick binders. In reviewing the collection, it appears it spans 100 years, from the silent era (and stage) to 2010. The collection is mostly photos, but there are numerous photos signed that were carefully removed from tribute programs, magazines and the like. We cannot recommend enough previewing in person or sending someone to preview for you as there is much to see.

In a near futile exercise to list the names included in the collection, these first series of names are stars where there are at least 10-20 signed pieces of each:
Groucho Marx, Charlton Heston (especially fine images) Robert Mitchum, Barbara Stanwyck, Jane Fonda, Rock Hudson, excellent Gene Kelly images, the best collection of Jimmy Stewart we have ever seen, Doris Day, Janet Gaynor, Jack Lemmon, Mickey Rooney, Kirk Douglas, Dorothy Lamour, Burt Lancaster, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Lauren Bacall, Claudette Colbert, Shirley MacLaine, Fay Wray, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and great Gene Kelly pieces.

Collection also includes (some multiples) : Laurence Olivier, Alfred Hitchcock, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Hedy Lamarr, The Ritz Brothers, Raquel Welch, Sigourney Weaver, Gloria Swanson, Ruth Gordon, Lupe Velex, Travolta and Newton-John, Ever Arden, Patsy Kelly, Walter Huston, Audrey Hepburn, Mary Astor, Alan Ladd & Lucille Ball signing still from CHICAGO DEADLINE, Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Burns, Elsa Lancaster, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Fred MacMurray, Joan Bennett, Vincent Price, Ida Lupino, Katherine Hepburn hand written letters, Joan Crawford signed letters, Stanley Kubrick signed Newsweek cover, Christopher Reeve as Superman, Debbie Reynolds, Sidney Poitier, Natalie Wood, Kim Novak, Jimmy Durante, Ben Lyon, Stan Laurel, Billy Wilder, John Huston, Frank Capra and many, many, many more. Estimated Value $2,000 - UP
The Feldman Collection.

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$19,800
Lot 245
200 + Signed 8 x 10' Photos of Film Stars Spanning 7 Decades. Outstanding Collection boasting a Cavalcade of Stars of Hollywood Past. Extraordinary trove of one huge binder and two folios consisting of some of the best autographed photos (many vintage original stills) reaching back to stars of the 30s forward. We invite everyone to come preview in person as it is impossible to list them all. Included are: Clint Eastwod (5 x 7" photo from Heartbreak Ridge), Bette Davis, Alan Ladd (superb double-weight sepia photo from 40s) Barbara Stanwyck, Jane Russell (from The Outlaw!) Julie Andrews (Sound of Music), Marlene Dietrich, Jack Nicholson, Lauren Bacall, Billy Wilder (excellent signed photo) Claire Trevor, Lizabeth Scott, Frank Capra (legendary director), Buster Crabb, Kirk Douglas 3 signed photos at different times in his life all great), Debbie Reynolds, Doris Day, Glenn Close Kathleen Turner, Olivia de Havilland, Glenn Ford, Gene Tierney, Kim Novak, Buddy Ebson (singed MGM contract) Joan Crawford (Three typed letters signed all to the same Ada Snow, 1940 - 1943 astonishing the time Crawford spent reaching out to fans) Ethel Merman signed contract, Don Ameche, Oliver Stone (director), outstanding Maurice Chevalier, Francis X. Bushman signed check (silent Ben Hur), Cesar Romero, Jimmy Stewart, hand tinted photo signed by Kay Francis, Katherine Hepburn (post card signed in 1944 plus a letter in her later years) Sammy Davis Jr., Mel Brooks, Joan Bennett, Virginia Mayo, Shirley MacLaine, Bob Hope, Eddie Cantor handwritten letter with vintage photo, Jack Lemmon, Peggy Lee, Sandra Dee, Alec Guiness signed card with Obi-Wan photo, Carrie Fisher, Joan Fontaine, Rita Moreno, outstanding Gene Kelly, Raquel Welch, Alice Faye (signed card and photo) Steve Reeves, Judy Garland (great signature but photo has emulsion bleed), Charles Bronson, Jayne Mansfield Gregory Peck and so many more. Estimated Value $1,500 - UP
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$3,360
Lot 246
Marilyn Monroe: Legendary Icon, Hollywood Glamour, Magnificent 38 x 38" Silver Gelatin Print Framed Signed by Photographer Murray Garrett, 1954. Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) Singer, actress and Mid-20th Century superstar emerges from a car, wearing a strapless white gown and white fur coat at the premiere of director Walter Langs film Theres No Business Like Show Business in 1954. One of the finest images of Monroe we have seen, looking absolutely stunning, the image, classic Hollywood. Murray Garrett was a very respected photographer who earned the confidence of a great many stars including Monroe, Brando, Taylor/Burton and scores more. He was honored by The Motion Picture Academy in 1989. Garrett passed just this past January having authored two compilations of his photographs. 38 x 38 framed to 46 x 46". Estimated Value $1,250 - UP
From The Private Collection of James Harrison Ring.

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$1,015
Lot 247
Trove of 150+ Signed Photos by Television Stars From the 1960s to 1980s, Remarkable Collection and Fantastic Inventory. A most impressive collection of 8 x 10 signed stills, mostly B&W, of some of the greatest start of television over a 30 year period. Much of this collection was dealer inventory from one Hollywood bookstore acquired in the 90s. We welcome everyone to come preview the collection as it is impossible to list them all but the collection includes; Carol Burnett, Milton Berle, a superb Leonard Nimoy, Red Foxx, Jonathan Winters, Clint Walker, Monty Hall, Jackie Gleason, Johnny Carson, Dean Martin, Jack Benny, Mary Tyler Moore, Alan Alda, wonderful Julie Newmar, John Forsyth, Phil Silvers, Dennis Weaver, Richard Dean Anderson, Chevy Chase, Phyllis Diller, Forrest Tucker, Nick Nolte, Walter Koenig, Telly Savalas, Dick Van Dyke, Art Linkletter, Peter Graves, Jean Smart, Dinah Shore, Johnny Carson, Merve Griffin, John Forsyth, Chery Ladd, Kenney Rogers, John Ritter, George Burns, Jerry Lewis, Joan Rivers, Don Rickles, Steve Allen, Jack Klugman, Ed McMahon, Tim Allen, Jane Seymore, Sally Field, Foster Brooks, Dan Ackroyd, Buddy Ebson, Max Baer, Dave Jansen, Robert Wagner Martin Milner & Kent McCord and many more. Separately, there are 40 checks all signed by Walter Winchell each with a photo of him at scores of events. This is a winning collection for collectors and dealers alike. Be sure to check out the huge film collection of signed photos elsewhere in auction. Estimated Value $800 - UP
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$1,500
Lot 248
John Wayne: Boldly Signed and Dated Signature from THE COWBOYS, Iconic Bob Willoughby Portrait with LOA by James Spence Authenitication (1907-1979) John Wayne, celebrated Western star boasting a career that spanned 40 years. Still one of the most in demand autographs at Goldberg Auctions but an autograph we frequently find a forgery or "secretarial", repeatedly.
Offered is an exceptional signed photo by John Wayne offered in over four years on the set of his 1972 classic Western, THE COWBOYS from 1972. The film co-starred a great Roscoe Lee Brown, a villainous Bruce Dern and boasted a superb score by John Williams. Working with eleven kids in the film (never easy) Wayne is directly quoted as saying it was "one of the greatest experiences of my life". 8 x 10" double weight re-strike photo in excellent condition with a full LOA by James Spence. Estimated Value $800 - UP
The Feldman Collection.

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$1,140
Lot 249
Mammoth Archive of 500+ Signed Photos, Letters and Magazines from Television Stars from the 1950s to 1990s in Five (5) Huge Binders. Remarkable, mammoth, comprehensive and beautifully archived collection of television greats signing mostly photos, but also letters, magazines, contracts, and more spanning the 1950s to 1990s, with a terrific focus on the 1960s and 70s. Suffice to say first, if at all possible preview in person or ask someone in the are to preview for you. This is a smash collection for collectors and dealers alike. There are wonderful signed pieces and images by all the greats in television news broadcasting, legends like Walter Cronkite on set or with politicos like Lyndon Johnson. There is one small folio dedicated just to "The Honeymooners" with a variety of great pieces signed by Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, and Joyce Randolph about 20 pieces total. You will find Red Skelton Barbara Stanwyck, Betty White, several Lucille Ball, Loretta Young, Chuck Connors, James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Lorne Greene, Buddy Ebsen, Roy Rogers (signed Roy Rogers comic book) several of the late Diana Rigg, June Lockhart, Karl Malden, Carrol O'Connor, Robert Conrad, Jim Neighbors, Jimmy Durante, Captain Kangaroo, Mr. Green Jeans, John Travolta, several of the good doctor, Robert Young, Vince Edwards, Raymond Burr, Barbara Eden as Jeannie. Aaron Spelling, Norman Lear, Steve Allen, Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca, Joey Bishop, Arthur Godfrey, numerous "Angels" Anne Meara and Jerry Stiller, Bill Cullen, Jim Backus, Ken Howard, Shirley Jones, Werner Klemperer, Henry Winkler, a fantastic Ed Gwynn and so many more. Overall excellent and clean condition. Estimated Value $750 - UP
The Feldman Collection.

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$6,240
Lot 250
THE WIZARD OF OZ: Excellent Collection of 10 Signatures including Judy Garland, Ray Bolger (x2) and 7 Munchkins. THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) One of the most beloved films of all time that has touched four generations of movie fans. Based on "The Wonderful Wizard" by Frank Baum, the film proved a critical success. The 1956 television broadcast premiere of the film on the CBS network reintroduced the film to the public and according to the Library of Congress, it is the most seen film in movie history. A wonderful collection of autographs from actors in the film including a wonderful, bold signature of legend Judy Garland in red ink signed with a steel point fountain pen, lifted from an autograph book and mounted cleanly on card stock. There are two autographs for Ray Bolger, one lifted from an autograph page and executed in black ink with a steel point fountain pen cleanly mounted on card stock and another of an artfully enhanced 8 x 10" photo with Bolger inscribing "From Ray Bolger The Scarecrow of Oz". Finally 7 Munchkins, the last who passed away in 2018: Gus Wayne (1920-1998) Munchkin Soldier, Jerry Maren (1920-2018) Lollipop Guild, Meinhart Raabe (1915-2010) Munchkin Coroner, Mickey Carroll (1919-2009) Munchkin Fiddler, Betty Tanner (1916-1994) Villager, Tiny Doll (1914-2004) Villager and Harry Monty (1904-1999) Munchkin and the Winged Monkey you see flying from the window of the Witch's castle. Estimated Value $700 - UP
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$456
Lot 251
John Wayne Signed, Oversized Page Lifted from a Film History Boldly Signed in Center Between Two Great Photos of Wayne, LOA by JSA (1907-1979) John Wayne, celebrated star of many classic Western and war films boasting a career that spanned 40 years. Still one of the most in demand autographs at Goldberg Auctions but an autograph we frequently find a forgery or "secretarial", repeatedly.
Offered is an unusual, oversized signed piece measuring 15 x 11½" which is clearly a film history of John Wayne, given the quality of paper, from a premium periodical. Possibly a tribute issue by VARIETY. The text is a deep dive on the filming of SANDS OF IWO JIMA from 1949, a very successful war film for Wayne, and how Wayne's notorious penchant for drinking and holding that drink each night after filming with the film crew and co-stars trying to keep up. Hilarious. Just below the photo of Wayne and Robert Ryan from Flying Leathernecks, is an iconic image from his 1968 film THE GREEN BERETS co-directed by John Wayne.
Wayne has signed his name boldly and is dated 1978. Comes with LOA by James Spence Authentication. Framed and matted, this would prove an excellent piece for any fan of Wayne's. Estimated Value $500 - UP
The Feldman Collection.

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$467
Lot 252
GONE WITH THE WIND: Collection of Signatures and Signed Photos. Gable, Leigh, Several of De Havilland and McQueen. 1939 film classic GONE WITH THE WIND continues enjoying an extremely loyal fan base who understand that the film very much is a product of its time. It remains a landmark film in production, cinematography, direction and one of the greatest casts for a film all delivering some of their very best work. Collection includes a Clark Gable autograph clipping, clearly of some age and in a decades old scrapbook. Also included is a wonderful double weight 5½ x 3½" portrait photo mounted on cream colored mat signed cleanly and clearly by Vivien Leigh in steel point fountain pen. Signature is across the dark area of her suit but it is very legible when viewed closely.
The late Olivia De Havilland has inscribed and signed a superior 8 x 10" portrait photo as Melanie from GWTW and she signs "Very Best Wishes Olivia de Havilland and Melanie Hamilton". She has also signed in the white borders two other 8 x 10" photos from GWTW and five images from magazines. Butterfly McQueen has signed two great 8 x 10" stills of her in role as Prissy and 5 other pieces. Finally a 3 x 5" postcard by Cammie King who played "Bonnie Blue Butler". Estimated Value $400 - UP
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$394
Lot 253
John Wayne Signed Film Magazine Ad for Howard Hughes' JET PILOT LOA by James Spence Authentication (1907-1979) John Wayne, celebrated film star of numerous classic Westerns and war films boasting a career that spanned 40 years. Still one of the most in demand autographs at Goldberg Auctions but an autograph we frequently find a forgery or "secretarial", repeatedly. Offered is an advertisement for the Howard Hughes production, JET PILOT starring Wayne and Janet Leigh released in 1957 but took an astounding 18 months to film which actually began in 1949. Film is a Cold War romance with Leigh suspected of being a Russian spy and John Wayne is sent to romance her and find out (!) But this film did deliver US Air Force hardware and flying sequences very much an obsession with Howard Hughes. John Wayne has signed this 13 x 10" film advertisement boldly at bottom and dated it 1978. This piece also would be of strong interest for Howard Hughes/RKO collectors. LOA by James Spence Authentication. Estimated Value $400 - UP
The Feldman Collection.

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$600
Lot 254
THE WIZARD OF OZ: Collection of 20+ Signed Photographs and Signed Material Including: Margaret Hamilton, Jack Haley, Burt Lahr, Ray Bolger. THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) a film classic that has endured for generations and has influenced every aspect of pop-culture the likes few films ever approach. It is simply unique……and very collected. Offered is a fine collection of supporting players from the film: Included are 3 signed 8 x 10" photographs by Ray Bolger as The Scarecrow and 8 signed smaller pieces lifted from books and publications. A signed 8 x 10" of Jack Haley as the Tin Man, a signed theater program of A Midsummer's Might Dream that starred Bert Lahr who has signed on credit page, a wonderful Margaret Hamilton 10 x 8" as "The Wicked Witch" "To Steve, Watch it…. I've got eight fingers on you! So---good luck and witch-wishes!… Margaret Hamilton W.W.W. A fantastic piece but do know the inscription and signature is in the dark area but extremely legible at closer viewing. A photo card and thank you note postmarked 1919 inscribed and signed fully by Billie Burke who played Glenda The Good Witch, and items signed from two Munchkins; one Meinhardt Raabe and the balance Margaret Pellegrino. Estimated Value $300 - UP
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$870
Lot 255
Doris Day and Cary Grant; Very Scarce Co-Signed Photo from THAT TOUCH OF MINK. THAT TOUCH OF MINK (1962) Starred Doris Day and Cary Grant and the film proved a box office smash and nominated for several Oscars. Grant was cast by the director Delbert Mann to play himself which he took seriously by bringing items, books and like to the set to more accurately reflect himself. Offered is a signed piece, a publicity color photo from publication that has been centered on a premium sheet of stationery where both Grant and Day have boldly inscribed and signed. Great piece for fans of Doris Day and Grant. Estimated Value $300 - UP
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$504
Lot 256
Stunning Mary Pickford Signed, Oversized Double Weight Sepia-Toned Portrait, Early 1930s (1892-1979) One of the best signed portraits by Mary Pickford we have offered in auction. Sepia-toned, double weight photograph, 10 x 13" from the early 1930's signed in white gouache. Ms. Pickford was truly Hollywood Royalty and her impact during the early days of cinema is legendary. Very deco styled photo in very fine condition. We note only one unusual issue. The name of the person Pickford was inscribing to has been removed leaving only a faint ghost of the name. Now it reads very cleanly "With sincerest appreciation and every good wish, Mary Pickford". A great piece of Hollywood history. Estimated Value $250 - UP
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$148
Lot 257
Jan Sterling: Screen and Stage Actress Remarkable Collection of 50+ Vintage Original Stills Each Including a Signed Check. Oscar nominated Jan Sterling (1921-2004), a stunning and talented actress of the 1940s and 1950s whose stage career in productions like "Born Yesterday" and "John Loves Mary" beautifully complimented her work in Hollywood. Besides being supremely photogenic, she delivered highly acclaimed performances in the brilliant ACE IN THE HOLE co-starring Kirk Douglas and THE HIGH AND THE MIGHTY one of John Wayne's best films and supremely influential on the disaster genre. 50+ 8 x 10 stills all either vintage originals or vintage re-strikes. None are signed, but each photo comes with a signed check. Collection includes stage photos, studio portraits, personal portraits and scene stills. Estimated Value $250 - UP
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$168






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