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Lot # 1324 (of 1560)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

Vintage Hollywood Celebrities Signed Photo Collection with Charlie Chaplin, Oliver Hardy, Audrey Hepburn et al.

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $2,938

This significant collection of seventeen celebrity-signed black-and-white photos features some of the most famous names in motion picture history. All of the photographs are vintage prints and appear to range in date from the late 1920s through the late 1960s. Each of the photos has been signed on the front and many include personalizations. It should be noted that of the twenty-one stars represented here, all but three are long since deceased. 1) Charlie Chaplin. 9 x 6.75-inch publicity still (unidentified film); inscribed in black fountain pen, ‘Faithfully Charlie Chaplin � To Frank’ (grading ‘8/9’). Trimmed to its current dimensions and affixed to a black paper mount (same size as photo), with numerous minor creases. Vg. 2) Audrey Hepburn. 8 x 10-inch publicity photo; inscribed in black fountain pen, ‘To Tug and _____ - The answer is yes! � Love Audrey" (‘7’). Vg. 3) Alfred Hitchcock. 7.5 x 9-inch publicity still from Marnie; signed in blue ink with a caricature of his famous profile (‘6’). Ex, with a few light surface wrinkles. 4) Oliver Hardy. 9.5 x 7.5 publicity still from Zenobia; signed in blue fountain pen (‘8/9’). Gd. 5) Jimmy Durante. 8 x 10-inch publicity photo; inscribed in blue fountain pen, ‘To Guy � Hello Guy � Hope I get to see you this summer � Hot Cha � Jimmy Durante’ (‘7’). Ex, with minor rippling. 6) Edgar Kennedy. 8 x 10-inch publicity photo; signed in blue ink (‘8’). Ex. 7) Ann Margret. 8 x 10-inch publicity still from Viva Las Vegas; inscribed in blue ink, ‘To Connie � Sincerely Ann Margret’ (‘6’). Vg. 8) Ray Bolger. 8 x 10-inch publicity photo; inscribed in blue fountain pen, ‘To Sid Best Wishes Ray Bolger’ (‘9’). Ex, with minor rippling. 9) Bert Lahr. 8 x 10-inch publicity photo; inscribed in black fountain pen, ‘To Gerald � Sincerely Bert Lahr’ (‘9/10’). Vg-Ex. 10) Steve Reeves. 8 x 10-inch publicity photo; inscribed in blue ink ‘To my friend Manalo from Steve Reeves 'Mr. America' 1947’ (‘7’). Vg. 11) Ed Sullivan. 8 x 10-inch publicity photo; inscribed in black fountain pen, ‘To Russ � Always the very best � Ed Sullivan’ (‘8’). Ex. 12) Billy Gilbert. 8 x 10-inch publicity photo; inscribed in black fountain pen, ‘To Russ � My Good Wishes � Billy Gilbert’ (‘8’). Vg-Ex. 13) The Andrews Sisters. Early 10 x 8-inch publicity photo; inscribed in blue fountain pen, ‘To Mrs. Schuettle � In remembrance of many happy days � Sincerely Andrews Sisters’ (‘6’). It is not known which, if any, of the three sisters, Maxine, LaVerne, or Patty, signed this photo on behalf of the group. A date following the inscription appears to read ‘Sept 5/32.’ The signature of comic bandleader Larry Rich also appears on the photo. Vg-Ex. 14) Art Carney. 8 x 10-inch publicity photo; inscribed in blue fountain pen, ‘To Rocky + Fran � Very Best Wishes from Art Carney’ (‘7). Gd-Vg. 15) Lena Horne. 7.75 x 9.5-inch publicity photo; inscribed in green ink, ‘Best Wishes � Lena Horne’ (‘10’). Ex. 16) Joe E. Brown. 7.5 x 9.5-inch publicity photo; inscribed in black fountain pen, ‘To Maureen � with my bestest � Joe E. Brown 11/4/32’ (‘10’). Ex. 17) Pearl Bailey. 8 x 10-inch publicity photo; inscribed in blue ink, ‘To Len � Your friendship I'll always treasure � sincerely Pearl’ (‘7’). The photo also features a facsimile signature of Pearl Bailey. Fr-Gd. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Total: 17 signed photos. Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $2,938


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