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Sale 86

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Celebrity Autographs
 
 
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Lot 766
10 Cut Signatures by Acclaimed Actors of the 20s and 30s including Errol Flynn, Buster Crabbe, and Eddie Cantor. Very nice collection of 10 cut signatures by actors who reached acclaim in the 20s and 30s including the great Errol Flynn in very bold hand, Francis X. Bushman (original Ben Hur), Edgar Bergen (and Charlie!), Eddie Cantor, certainly made famous recently from Boardwalk Empire, Buster Crabbe, Joe E. Brown, the remarkable Maurice Chevalier, Ralph Bellamy, and extraordinary child stars, Jackie Cooper and Freddie Bartholomew. All quite nice.
Estimated Value $250 - 400.
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$200
Lot 767
10 Signed Stage Stills of Broadway Greats Including Maggie Smith, Mickey Rooney, and Tommy Tune. An impressive collection of 8" x 10", mostly stage publicity stills, of notables of the stage (and for many of course, screen) including Maggie Smith and John Standing signing a still from Private Lives, Robert Morse How To Succeed in Business, Tommy Tune Tommy Tune Tonight, a great image of Mickey Rooney from Sugar Babies, Debbie Reynolds from Irene, a signed still by both Sally Struthers and Rita Moreno from the female version of The Odd Couple Gwen Verdon from Damn Yankees, Colleen Dewhurst from A Moon for the Misbegotten Barnard Hughes from an unknown production and finally George Hearn and Gene Barry both signing from La Cage Aux Folles.
Estimated Value $250 - 400.
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Lot 768
3 Theatrical Programs Autographed by The Lead Stars - Katherine Hepburn, Judith Anderson and Myrna Loy. Three signed stage programs by the award winning actresses who starred in them. The first an outstanding 14 page, 11" x 8" program of A Matter of Gravity from 1976 which includes a wonderful pictoral history of Katherine Hepburn in film and stage. Signed boldly by Ms. Hepburn atop title page and very much in her unique style. The second a 1948 The Playgoer program for the Biltmore Theatre and their production of Medea autographed across the dramatic photo cover of Dame Judith Anderson. Also for those familiar with Los Angeles, the program makes for a great snapshot of late 1940s dining and entertaining history in the city. Finally from 1970 at the Huntington Hartford Theater, a signed Playgoer by star Myrna Loy in Dear Love nicely signed on front cover. These are three great pieces by actresses of stage and screen.
Estimated Value $350 - 500.
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$213
Lot 769
4 Legendary Signatures by Directors of the Silents and Early Talkies - Chaplin, Griffith, DeMille, and Von Sternberg. Rare collection of signatures from the geniuses behind the cameras in the early days of silent cinema and talkies. Collection includes Charlie Chaplin, signature acquired in person from Mr. Morley when he accompanied Martha Ray to visit Chaplin at his Beverly Hills hotel in 1972 to receive his Honorary Award Oscar. Also included, a signed check by D.W. Griffith, a signed autographed page by Cecil B. DeMille and a signed piece of textured stationary by Josef Von Sternberg. A remarkable collection of the titans of early cinema in this collection of four.
Estimated Value $500 - 700.
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$552
Lot 770
6 Giants of Ballet - Signed Vintage Original Portraits Including Nureyev, Baryshnikov, Fonteyn and Marakova. For devotees of ballet, 6 signed 8" x 10" portrait stills by some of the greats in recent history. First a handsome still boldly signed by Rudolf Nureyev with photo stamped on verso, "S. Hurok Presents National Ballet of Canada with Rudolf Nureyev, Mikhail Baryshnikov signed in bottom left white border with photo stamped on verso "Ballet Theater Foundation American Ballet Theatre 'Giselle' Alessandra Ferri, Mikhail Baryshnikov", a signed and inscribed portrait dated 1974 by Margot Fonteyn Arias, a stunning image of Natalia Makarova signed in lower left of image with photo sniped on verso "Music Center Presentation, Los Angeles, Makarova in 'La Bayadere' in the Music Center", a great image of Cynthia Gregory and Gayle Young signed by Ms. Gregory just below image with photo sniped on verso Music Center Presentation, Cynthia Gregory in American Ballet Theater, 'The River', and last a dramatic image of Fernando Bujones nicely signed with photo stamped on verso, Fernando Bujones, American Ballet Theater "Coppelia" in 3 Acts".
Impressive collection is in excellent condition.
Estimated Value $400 - 700.
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$288
Lot 771
6 Legendary Stars of Vaudeville, Stage and Film Including Al Jolson, Fanny Brice and Eddie Cantor. 6 Autographs from true legends of vaudeville and stage, with most appearing in films. Included in this rare collection of cut signatures are Al Jolson, undeniably the biggest star during Prohibition in the U.S., Fanny Brice, immortalized in the film Funny Girl, Eddie Cantor, portrayed and a recurring character in the acclaimed, Boardwalk Empire, and Sophie Tucker, Belle Baker and Rags Ragland, all headliners and historic performers in the early days of vaudeville, Yiddish theater, and ultimately Broadway, radio and recordings. All in excellent condition all signed in fountain pen.
Estimated Value $250 - 300.
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Lot 772
9 Legendary Directors - Collection of Autographs Including Cukor, Wise, Minnelli, Donen, Vidor and Leroy. A remarkable archive of legendary film director's signatures of the past including George Cukor on personal letterhead, a special screening program by the Motion Picture Academy for King Vidor personally signed, a letter of thanks from Fred Zinnemann and cuts by Rouben Mamoulian, Mervyn Leroy, Stanley Donen, Robert Wise, Vincent Minnelli and Sydney Pollock. All award winning directors who delivered brilliant films many of them classics.
Estimated Value $250 - 400.
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Lot 773
A Collection of 10 Cut Signatures from Hollywood's Golden Age Including Harold Lloyd, Bob Hope and John Gilbert. Very nice collection of 10 cut signatures by actors very much from Hollywood's Golden Age including Harold Lloyd, Bob Hope, fantastic character actors Clifton Webb and Monty Woolley, John Gilbert, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Farrell, Robert Young, Charles J. Winninger, and Willard Waterman, a huge character actor spanning decades and known as "Gildy" from his early role as The Great Gildersleeve.
Estimated Value $300 - 600.
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Lot 774
A Round Up of Great Cut Signatures by Western Film Stars Including John Wayne, Hoot Gibson and William S. Hart. A near historic collection of Western greats from the early days of cinema to the 1960s including John Wayne, Hoot Gibson, a very scarce Robert Warwick dated 1916 who began as a romantic lead then transitioned into Westerns, Gene Autry, Richard Dix, Harry Carey (a John Ford supporting actor favorite), a very scarce and considered the first Western star, William S. Hart (signature matted) and finally Clint Walker.
Estimated Value $500 - 700.
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$360
Lot 775
Academy Award Nominated/Winning Actresses - Collection of 8 Signed Letters, Documents & Autographs. Collection of great film and stage actresses all nominated for an Academy Award, but many offered here never being awarded that honor starting with the first and one of the greats of her generation, Barbara Stanwyck and nominated 4 times, a heartfelt hand written thank you letter for gown options for award events (JSA graded). Sharon Stone signed check (JSA graded), Melanie Griffith signed contract with ICM Agency (JSA graded), Joanne Woodward signed check as Joanne W. Newman, and the rest inscribed and signed notes Gloria Swanson, Lillian Gish, Jan Sterling, and finally the wonderful May Robson. All in excellent condition.
Estimated Value $250 - 400.
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$180
Lot 776
Academy Award Winning Actresses - Collection of 8 Signatures Including Hepburn, Colbert, Shearer and Rainer. Fantastic collection of signatures by Academy Award Winning Actresses, many legends from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Included are Katherine Hepburn, Claudette Colbert, Norma Shearer, Luise Rainer, Judi Densch, the great Patricia Neal, Annette Benning and Celeste Holm. All in excellent condition, boldly signed.
Estimated Value $400 - 600.
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Lot 777
Academy Award Winning Actresses - Collection of 8 Signatures Including Streep, Davis and Streisand. Very nice collection of signatures of Academy Award winning actresses including a check made out and signed by Barbra Streisand, with the balance bold signatures, most on cards, including Meryl Streep, Bette Davis, Shelley Winters, Eva Marie Saint, Francis McDormand, Marlee Matlin, Geena Davis, and Beatrice Straight. All in excellent condition, boldly signed.
Estimated Value $400 - 600.
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Lot 778
Academy Award Winning Signatures Actor/Directors Collection of 4 - Huston, Streisand, Beatty and Fosse. 4 acclaimed, Academy Award winning actor/directors, a collection that includes a hand written note of thanks on personalized stationary by Barbra Streisand, a handwritten check from 1959 by Warren Beatty, a scarce signed cut sheet by the great Bob Fosse who actually co-starred in 7 films prior to his legendary stage and film career as director, and finally a cut signature from what was clearly a signed contract by John Huston, truly one of the lions of directing and later a variety of memorable screen performances.
Estimated Value $250 - 400.
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Lot 779
Actors Who Started in Television, Moved Successfully Into Film - Collection of 7 Signatures Including Travolta and Hawn. 7 signatures of actors who started in television only to succeed in film, many with award winning results. Included are Goldie Hawn, the always excellent James Cromwell, John Travolta, Jason Ritter, Danny De Vito, Ed Asner (his voice work in Pixar's Up of particular note) and Kelsey Grammer.
Estimated Value $250 - 300.
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Lot 780
Alfred Hitchcock Signature with Hand Drawn Self Portrait. ALFRED HITCHCOCK, "The Master of Suspense" and arguably one of the most recognizable directors past or present due to his numerous classic films, his television show, and his unique voice. Offered is a signature and his very-famous hand drawn self-portrait on illustration board which he signed for friends and fans alike. This example is particularly nice measuring 14" x 11" and in overall excellent condition save for minor toning given its age.
Estimated Value $800 - 1,000.
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$1,380
Lot 781
The Andrews Sisters - Scarce Collection of All 3 Signatures and Photo, Nicely Matted. The Andrew Sisters were one of the most popular and influential recording groups of the 1940s, exploding during WWII during the swing and boogie-woogie eras. The sisters, Lavern, Patty and Maxine, also toured scores of bases entertaining troops the world over and selling over 75 million records in their career. Also considered the most popular female singing group of the first half century with many of their hits re-recorded by Bette Midler, Christina Aguilera and many more. Offered here is a fantastic vintage re-strike photo 8" x 10" with all three sister's signatures one on a card, the other two cuts, all very nicely presented in a custom gray matte.
Estimated Value $300 - 500.
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$188
Lot 782
Blondie - Immensely Popular Film Series, Collection of All 3 Principal Signatures Presented With Photo. Blondie based on the comic strip of the same name debuted in 1938 and proved itself one of the most extraordinarily popular series in film history and a staple for Columbia Pictures. A staggering 28 films between the years 1938-1943 resuming again 1945-1950. Films starred Penny Singleton and Arthur Lake as Blondie and Dagwood Bumstead and Larry Simms as"Baby Dumpling" Bumstead. Offered here is a vintage 8" x 10" with cut signatures by all three lead characters nicely presented and matted in black.
Estimated Value $150 - 350.
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$94
Lot 783
Collection of 10 Autographs by Women In Television Including Barbara Eden, Elizabeth Montgomery and Tracey Ullman. Very nice collection of autographs from 10 notable women of television in a variety of formats. Two nicely signed checks by Elizabeth Montgomery and Barbara Eden, a hand written and signed note of thanks by Linda Evans, boldly signed and inscribed cards and cuts by Tracey Ullman, Ellen DeGeneres, Barbara Hale, Ellen Corby, and cut signatures by Eve Arden and Anne Morgan Guilbert of the Dick Van Dyke Show. All in excellent condition.
Estimated Value $250 - 400.
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Lot 784
Collection of 10 Letters/Signatures by Historic Hollywood Titans. A terrific collection of Hollywood movers and shakers are represented in this archive. First, a signed letter dated 1930 by Broadway impresario, Sam Shubert of the Shubert Theater Corporation, written to actress Ina Claire (Mrs. John Gilbert) asking for her opinion on a book. Second, a rather snarky signed letter by famed columnist Walter Winchell thanking someone for his interest then proceeds to be quite dismissive. Also a signed letter by legendary producer and studio head Walter Wanger, to producer/director Mark Sandrich (Top Hat) congratulating him on an industry meeting. Finally a remarkable three page signed letter from producer Darry F. Zanuck, not about the Hollywood Industry but the Presidential race involving Dwight Eisenhower and even Richard Nixon to a political operative in Los Angeles proving absolutely fascinating reading. Also included are signed cards or cuts by Hedda Hopper (columnist), Samuel Goldwyn (Producer), Cubby Broccoli (Producer of Bond Films), Jean Herscholt (Actor/philanthropist), Sid Grauman, legendary Hollywood theater owner (including the famous Chinese Theater), and Sydney Guilaroff one of the industry's most lauded and famous hairstylist during the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Estimated Value $300 - 600.
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Lot 785
Collection of 10 Scarce Cut Signatures, of Actors from the 20's - 30's Including Douglas Fairbanks, and Wallace Beery. Very nice collection of cut signatures by legends of the 1920s and 1930s including Douglas Fairbanks (Sr.) which is nicely matted, and extremely clean and fine Wallace Beery, and very nice of George Arliss, Don Ameche, John Beal, Hoot Gibson, Charles Bickford, Richard Arlen, Brian Aherne, and a great Busby Berkely (actually appeared uncredited in three of his colossal productions).
Estimated Value $350 - 600.
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Lot 786
Collection of 14 Signed Playbills Including Rex Harrison, Helen Hayes, Lena Horne and Carol Burnett. Wonderful collection of vintage original Playbills all signed on the covers including Rex Harrison in The Fighting Cock, Helen Hayes in A Adventure, Carol Burnett in Once Upon A Mattress, Lena Horne in Jamaica signed three different places, Melvyn Douglas in The Best Man, Hume Cronyn in Big Fish, Little Fish, Jessica Tandy in A Day By The Sea, Harvey Lembeck in Wedding Breakfast Sam Levene in The Devil's Advocate, Jim Daly in J.B., Celeste Holm in The Best Sport, both Katharine Cornell and Brian Ahern in Dear Liar, Carol Lawrence in West Side Story and more recently, Jennifer Holiday in Grease three different signatures on the cover and two inserts.
Estimated Value $300 - 600.
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$175
Lot 787
Collection of 5 Signed Scripts Including Full Cast of Murder She Wrote. Collection of 5 signed scripts including Murder She Wrote with signatures on title page of Angela Lansbury, Dirk Benedict, producers, director and writer, two scripts, Rambling Rose and Spirit both signed by Diane Ladd, Nurses signed by Loni Anderson and finally General Hospital signed by Jacklyn Zeman featured in over 250 episodes.
Estimated Value $100 - 200.
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$63
Lot 788
Collection of 7 Signatures of Great Working Directors Today Including Scorsese, Allen, Zemekis, and Affleck. Signatures of 7 great contemporary directors, 5 also actors. Collection includes a signed contract by Martin Scorsese dated 1990 for the film rights to Shusaka Endo's novel Silence now 25 years later, finally in production in Taiwan. Also included are signatures on cards by actor/directors George Clooney, Woody Allen, Ben Affleck, Sofia Coppola, and Billy Bob Thornton. Finally a signed card by the great Robert Zemekis of numerous beloved blockbuster films.
Estimated Value $250 - 400.
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$168
Lot 789
Collection of 8 Signatures of Acclaimed Writers including Thornton Wilder, Booth Tarkington and Gore Vidal. Collection of 8 signatures by a wide diversty of acclaimed writers including Thornton Wilder, Booth Tarkington (Dated 1944), Gore Vidal, Erskine Caldwell, Alex Haley, Walter Winchell (legendary national columnist), Maria Shriver and Carrie Fisher and all in excellent condition, boldly signed.
Estimated Value $300 - 450.
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Lot 790
Collection of 9 Signatures of Acclaimed Writers Including Odets, Ginsberg, Christie, and Penn Warren. Wonderful collection of autographs by noted writers, playwrights, and poets including Clifford Odets, Allen Ginsberg, Agatha Christie, Robert Penn Warren, O. O. McIntyre (Famed, syndicated news columnist of the 20s and 30s immensely popular and celebrated at the time), Edna Ferber, one of the all time popular novelists of the 20th Century, George Zeimer (writer and correspondent during the rise of Nazi Germany, and issued damming affidavits to Nuremberg Trials, Adela Rogers, and finally actor/playwright/author John Leguizamo. All quite nice.
Estimated Value $250 - 400.
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Realized
$150
Lot 791
Collection of 9 Signatures of Country and Western Greats Including Black, Travis, Ronstadt, Nelson and Lynn. For fans of Country and Western music, an excellent collection of autographs from stars of the last 40 years including a First Day of Issue 29 cent postage stamped envelope from Nashville, Tenn. celebrating Country Music Stars signed by Kitty Wells, Loretta Lynn and Barbara Mandrell and the stamp of Patsy Cline. Also included are individual signed cards by Trisha Yearwood, Clint Black, Willie Nelson, Randy Travis, a signed 8" x 10" photo by Roger Williams and a signed check by Linda Ronstadt. All in excellent condition boasting boldly signed signatures.
Estimated Value $250 - 400.
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Lot 792
Collection of Great Directors At Their Peak in the 1970's, Coppola, Fosse, Bogdanovich, Allen and Ritt. A cineast's dream collection of signed images from 5 great directors of film history who distinguished themselves with films released in the 1970's. First a vintage original still inscribed and signed in 1974 by Francis Ford Coppola director of The Godfather Trilogy and Apocalypse Now. A classic color image of Woody Allen who directed his classics Annie Hall and Manhattan in the 70's (and many other greats through the decades), Peter Bogdonavich 8" x 10" signed portrait still who directed the masterful The Last Picture Show and Paper Moon, Bob Fosse who signed his cover of the 1979 issue of American Film Magazine and directed Cabaret, Lenny and All That Jazz and finally an 8" x 10" signed still of Martin Ritt who directed Sounder and Norma Rae in the 70's.
Estimated Value $250 - 400.
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Lot 793
Collection of Signatures - Rock 'N' Roll Including Van Halen Signed Contract. A collection of 7 Rock 'N' Roll greats including David Lee Roth, Alex Van Halen and Eddie Van Halen all signing a last page contract for Warner Brothers. Records Inc. with Eddie Van Halen twice signing the same contract. The balance all large cuts including Pete Townsend and Roger Daltry signing the same large page quite boldly, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith and Steve Winwood. All in excellent condition, the signed back page Warners contract especially nice.
Estimated Value $400 - 600.
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$228
Lot 794
Country and Western Entertainers - Archive of 24 Signed Photos Including Alan Jackson, Trisha Yearwood and Travis Tritt. Archive of 24 signed 8" x 10" photos by accomplished Country and Western singers of the past 40 years. Included in this collection are Trisha Yearwood, Alan Jackson, KD Lang, Kenny Chesney, Travis Tritt, Ricky Van Shelton, The Bellamy Brothers, Holly Dunn, Wanda Jackson, Faron Young, Ferlin Husky, Lacy Dalton, T.G. Sheppard, Michael Martin Murphey, Suzy Bogguss, John Michael Montgomery, Lorrie Morgan, Melba Montgomery, Eddie Rabbitt, Mark Chestnutt, Hoyt Axton, Gail Davies, Sawyer Brown, and the McGuire Sisters. All in excellent condition.
Estimated Value $400 - 600.
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Lot 795
Cut Signatures of 8 Extraordinary Directors Including Billy Wilder, Fritz Lang and Francis Ford Coppola. Great collection of 8 extraordinary directors (and frequently producers) including Billy Wilder, Fritz Lang, Francis Ford Coppola, John Schlesinger, John Frankenheimer, Vincent Sherman and yes, Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner. All boldly signed and in excellent condition.
Estimated Value $250 - 400.
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Lot 796
Dean, James (1931-55) American actor who became an icon of teenage angst. Publicity photo from "Rebel Without a Cause," his most famous movie, signed diagonally in blue ink across Natalie Wood's green and pink clothing. Photo has some blemishes across lower edge, not affecting most of the image or the signature. Attractively matted and framed to an overall size of 14¼ x 16½ in.
Estimated Value $800 - 1,000.
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$960
Lot 797
Entertainers - Archive of Signed Photos Including Bob Hope, Rex Harrison, Kevin Costner and Robin Williams. Very nice collection of 12 celebrity autographs almost all on 8" x 10" photos that represents a span of 70 years. Included in this collection is Robin Williams as the character Mrs. Doubtfire, Rex Harrison, Jack Lemmon, Kevin Costner, Bob Hope, two of Jerry Lewis, one from The Nutty Professor also signed by Stella Stevens, Wilford Brimley, Butterfly McQueen, Peter Boyle as The Monster from Young Frankenstein, a signed contract by Patty Duke, a 1937 MGM signed contract by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby the immensely successful songwriting team whose works include many of the great songs featured in The Marx Brothers films of the 1930s and finally a couple of signatures by Jimmie Dougherty, author and first husband of Marilyn Monroe. Also included in collection are two unsigned photos, one an interesting vintage still of Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh on stage and a color re-strike of John Wayne from Hatari.
Estimated Value $500 - 800.
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$288
Lot 798
Fine Collection of 12 Cut Signatures by Televison Notables from the 50's & 60's Including Ed Sullivan and Michael Landon. Wonderful collection of mostly cut signatures by Televison stars from the 50's and 60's including Ed Sullivan, Danny Thomas (JSA graded), Forrest Tucker, Jim Nabors, Michael Landon also signed as "Little Joe", Robert Stack, Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor from Green Acres, Raymond Burr, George Gobel, Milton Berle, Barbara Billingsley, and a signed check by Phil Silvers to Ruby Ray (JSA graded). All very nice.
Estimated Value $300 - 500.
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Lot 799
Frank Sinatra. Wonderful fan collectible signed by one of the greatest entertainer's of the 20th Century. Vintage Dumont Continental "Turn About" embroidered cotton men's handkerchief autographed in blue ink, c. 1960s by Sinatra. Handkerchief with "S" monogram on both sides of fold. In the original box, handkerchief as originally presented. Fine.
Estimated Value $250 - 300.
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$360
Lot 800
GONE WITH THE WIND - Collection of 12 Related Signatures, Signed Checks/Letters by Gable, Selznick and de Havilland. A dream collection of related signatures of cast and production to Gone With The Wind including a signed check with a strong signature by Clark Gable (Rhett Butler), an equally bold signed check by producer, David O. Selznick made payable to actor Charles Boyer dated 1937, two (2) signed letters by Olivia de Havilland (Melanie Hamilton), one actually discussing the disappointing quality of the GWTW merchandise from The Franklin Mint and their advertising brochures, but a second letter is included from Ms. de Havilland for it boasts a large and beautiful signature from the legendary actress. The remaining collecction are cuts and include Butterfly McQueen (Prissy), Ann Rutherford (Carreen O'Hara), Mary Anderson (Maybelle Merriwether), two signatures from Fred Crane (Stuart Tarleton), Eric Linden (Amputation scene), William Bakewell (Mounted Officer), and the great character actor and AA winner, Richard Farnsworth (uncredited soldier). All in excellent condition.
Estimated Value $900 - 1,200.
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Lot 801
Historic Television - Collection of 4 Cast Signed Items Including M*A*S*H and The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson. So much great television history represented in just 4 signed items. First a fantastic 11" x 8" horizontal portrait of Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon on set of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson both inscribed and signed in metallic pen. Next a cast photo from M*A*S*H signed by Alan Alda, Harry Morgan, Mike Farrell, and Bill Christopher. From The Golden Girls cast photo signed by Bea Arthur, Betty White, and Rue McClanahan and finally representing The Andy Griffith Show a very nice photo of Griffith and Ron Howard signed by Howard nicely double matted with a check by Andy Griffith boldly signed making for a wonderful presentation.
Estimated Value $500 - 800.
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Lot 802
Hollywood Greats - 10 Cuts Including Claude Rains, Basil Rathbone, Tyrone Power. Exceptional collection of cut signature of some of the greatest actors of the Golden Age of Hollywood including Paul Muni, Basil Rathbone, Tyrone Power, Claude Rains (scarce), Paul Henreid and John Hodiak on same cut, Mickey Rooney,Walter Pidgeon, Franklin Pangborne, Roland Young, and Norman Foster.
Estimated Value $250 - 400.
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$200
Lot 803
James Dean Signed Photograph. Vintage James Dean 8" x 10" photo from the early 1950s, by acclaimed New York Broadway photographer. Nice clean signature of Dean in blue fountain pen. The photographer's notation of James Dean by name is printed in photo. Very fine.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,200.
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$3,720
Lot 804
Jayne Mansfield - Knockout Oversized Signed Portrait, Framed. Jayne Mansfield one of the original blonde bombshell icons of the 1950s actually got her start on Broadway and transitioned very successfully to film and television. Mansfield proved herself a winner time and again in such wonderful 1950s comedies such as Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? The Girl Cant Help It and The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw. She then went on to conquer television in numerous memorable appearances and then Vegas becoming one of the top headliners in the early 1960s. Offered is an immensely appealing, oversized 11" x 14" portrait of Jayne Mansfield boldly signed and nicely framed in candy pink and white and in excellent condition as examined in frame.
Estimated Value $500 - 800.
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$1,250
Lot 805
Jean Harlow - Vintage Original Photograph by Mitchell Studios Modeling Clothes for Milgrim's Department Stores NYC. Jean Harlow, "The Platinum Blonde" proved one of the greatest stars of 1930's cinema with scores of hits beginning with Howard Hughes casting her in Hell's Angels then he continued successes with such films as The Public Enemy, Platinum Blonde, Red Dust and many others, only to be cut down tragically with kidney disease. Offered is a stunning, full length image of Harlow by Herbert Mitchell for Milgrim's Specialty Department Stores in NYC. Sally Milgrim was one of the first clothing designers to use celebrities to advertise her ready-to-wear line of clothing. This 8" x 10" image from the private collection of Herbert Mitchell Studios is a double-weight portrait stamped on verso "Credit Mitchell Studios NYC" printed in warm sepia. This is an outstanding image of Harlow, with photo in excellent condition nicely matted and framed to a total of 14" x 17".
Estimated Value $600 - 800.
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Lot 806
John Wayne. 8 x 10" publicity photo from the 1968 movie "Hellfighters" signed in black marker across his chest. Fine condition.
Estimated Value $400 - 600.
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$656
Lot 807
Jolson, Al (1886-1950) American singer, film actor, and comedian. At the peak of his career, he was proclaimed "The World's Greatest Entertainer." Inscribed and Signed Sheet Music for "California Here I Come," which Jolson co-wrote. Jolson has signed across his picture on the cover. Sheet music measures 12" x 9", c. 1920s. Matted with a Decca 78 vinyl recording of the song, sung by Jolson, and one page of the sheet music. Attractively framed to an overall size of 34" x 21". Light age toning, ortherwise in very good condition.
Estimated Value $300 - 500.
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$168
Lot 808
Legendary Film Stars of the 20's & 30's - Collection of Cut Signatures including John Wayne and George Burns. Collection of fine cut signatures, actors who distinguished themselves in the 1920's and 30's and many for decades thereafter. Included is an especially fine John Wayne who indeed starred or featured in close to 80 films before 1940, George Burns, Robert Cummings, Nelson Eddy, Bert Wheeler, and three pretty much from the silent era, Chester Conklin, Tom Brown (also the model for Buster Brown shoes), and Carl Brisson scarce signature from two silent films of Alfred Hitchcock, The Ring and The Manxman.
Estimated Value $500 - 800.
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$313
Lot 809
Legends of Television, Autographs - Group of 9 Including Desi Arnaz, Sid Caesar, and Jackie Gleason. A very nice collection of signed cards and two cuts from some of television's greatest actors. Collection includes Desi Arnaz, Jackie Gleason (signed note of thanks), Don Adams, Steve Allen, Sid Caesar, William Demarest, Lloyd Bridges, and cuts of Stewart Granger and the great Red Skelton inscribed and signed, "Idoodit".
Estimated Value $250 - 400.
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$144
Lot 810
Marilyn Monroe Inscribed and Signed Souvenir Book From BUS STOP. In 1956 Marilyn Monroe produced and starred in the film Bus Stop, based on the Tony Nominated stage play by William Inge. Because of Monroe's international success, a 96 page book, "Bus Stop" was published in the UK which included a 23 page distillation of the story, 40 pages of behind the scenes photos, and a career overview of Monroe. Book has been inscribed to a fan on the upper left hand corner and signed "Love Marilyn Monroe" Signature and inscription are bold, written in blue fountain pen, and in excellent condition, as is the book. A very nice piece for collectors of Marilyn Monroe ephemera.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,500.
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$2,188
Lot 811
More Television Greats Autographs, Group of 8 Including Jerry Seinfeld, Martin Landau, Patrick Stewart and Fess Parker. Another great collection of television star's signatures, all signed on cards, including a great Jerry Seinfeld, two greats, Patrick Stewart and Martin Landau (superb film careers as well), Noah Wylie, David Hyde Pierce, Fess Parker, Paul Reiser and MacDonald Carey (30 years on Days of Our Lives).
Estimated Value $250 - 400.
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Lot 812
Rare Signatures of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy on Will Rogers Commemoration Cover, 1948. Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy beautifully executed signatures on an original Will Roger's First Day of Issue commemorative stamp/envelope in 1948. Having both Laurel and Hardy's signatures on a single piece is highly desirable and these are both very nice. Piece is archivally mounted in a presentation frame measuring 19" x 16" complete with a vintage re-strike from one of their numerous films. Examined in frame and in excellent condition.
Estimated Value $400 - 600.
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$300
Lot 813
Rock/Pop Star Collection of 5 Signature Including Ringo Starr, Elton John, Brian Wilson, Jimmy Buffet and Gene Simmons. A great collection of Rock and Pop stars spanning a half-century. All are signed 8" x 10" photos save for the Elton John which is a 24 page, 9" x 12" color program which gives a a career overview leading up to his debut of AIDA on Broadway, very nicely signed on a page that is indeed a full color portrait of John, but by design, a gold toned printed flap can be folded over splitting the image half color, half gold tone. Clearly the best signed photo in the collection is the fantatic portrait of Ringo Starr very nicely signed with extra flourish. Also included ar fine portraits of Brian Wilson, Jimmy Buffett nicely signed and a circa 1970's group portrait of the rock band, KISS signed by Gene Simmons.
Estimated Value $250 - 400.
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Realized
$150
Lot 814
Scarce Cut Signature from the 1930's of Cary Grant Nicely Presented With Matted and Framed Photo. Arguably one of the greatest, most popular stars during the Golden Age of Hollywood, star of too many classic films to even begin to list, is this cut signature roughly 2" x 3" executed with flourish in blue fountain pen and lifted from an autograph book. Matted with a handsome re-strike photo of Grant ready to frame. This is the only Grant signature in the Al Morley Hollywood Collection Archive.
Estimated Value $250 - 350.
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$240
Lot 815
Signatures of Acclaimed Artists of the 20th Century - Warhol, Rockwell, Hockney and Situ. 4 cut signatures by acclaimed artists of the 20th Century, two, quite distinctive. First Andy Warhol, a signature measuring 7" inches in length boldly signed in marker on textured card stock and an absolutely wonderful piece, David Hockney on a card with his last name intentionally descending downward, a lovely inscribed and signed signature by one of America's favorite, Norman Rockwell, on card and last, internationally accliamed signed card of thanks by Mian Situ.
Estimated Value $600 - 800.
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