Dec 15, 2023 10:00 EST

Stage & Screen

 
Lot 5049
 

5049

A Borsalino fedora with "H. Bogart" Warner Bros. label

[BOGART, HUMPHREY]

A Borsalino fedora with Warner Bros. label. Circa 1940s. A fedora with a Borsalino Alessandria label and a leather band also marked Borsalino, additionally sewn in is a label with green text reading "WARNER BROS. PICTURES/NAME/H. Bogart/PROD", the name typed in black. The hat is about a size 7 and is approximately 22 inches within. While resembling hats worn in films and apparently vintage, there is no additional provenance linking this hat to Warner Bros. or Bogart and it is sold as is.

A potentially exciting discovery: a Borsalino fedora with a Humphrey Bogart Warner Bros. label. The hat is in very good condition with only minor signs of wear and use and appears to be of some vintage. It does not match easily located known replicas by Borsalino. The Warner Bros. label is very similar to other examples from the 1940s, and this hat in particular bears resemblance to the hat worn by Humphrey Bogart in It All Came True, released by Warner Bros. in 1940, starring Bogie alongside Anne Sheridan. Examples of Bogart's Warner Bros. costumes have been sold in the past, but unfortunately, there is no accompanying provenance identifying, aging or tying this hat to any particular production. One of the greatest stars of the 1940s, the image of Bogart in his fedora on the silver screen in Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon and others is perhaps the most iconic emblem of Hollywood's Golden Age, up there with Dorothy's slippers!

Sold for $1,512
Estimated at $1,000 - $1,500

Includes Buyer's Premium


 

[BOGART, HUMPHREY]

A Borsalino fedora with Warner Bros. label. Circa 1940s. A fedora with a Borsalino Alessandria label and a leather band also marked Borsalino, additionally sewn in is a label with green text reading "WARNER BROS. PICTURES/NAME/H. Bogart/PROD", the name typed in black. The hat is about a size 7 and is approximately 22 inches within. While resembling hats worn in films and apparently vintage, there is no additional provenance linking this hat to Warner Bros. or Bogart and it is sold as is.

A potentially exciting discovery: a Borsalino fedora with a Humphrey Bogart Warner Bros. label. The hat is in very good condition with only minor signs of wear and use and appears to be of some vintage. It does not match easily located known replicas by Borsalino. The Warner Bros. label is very similar to other examples from the 1940s, and this hat in particular bears resemblance to the hat worn by Humphrey Bogart in It All Came True, released by Warner Bros. in 1940, starring Bogie alongside Anne Sheridan. Examples of Bogart's Warner Bros. costumes have been sold in the past, but unfortunately, there is no accompanying provenance identifying, aging or tying this hat to any particular production. One of the greatest stars of the 1940s, the image of Bogart in his fedora on the silver screen in Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon and others is perhaps the most iconic emblem of Hollywood's Golden Age, up there with Dorothy's slippers!

Auction: Stage & Screen, Dec 15, 2023

  • Third Annual Stage & Screen Auction on December 15, 2023 Surpasses Expectations!
  • Art, Memorabilia, Autographs & Photographs of the Theater, Hollywood, Music and Dance
  • Held in Collaboration with the Entertainment Community Fund


NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle's third annual Stage & Screen auction on December 15, 2023 attracted determined competition from collectors and fans around the world resulting in a sale total that surpassed expectations! Held in collaboration with the Entertainment Community Fund, the auction offered artwork, memorabilia, props, autographs and photographs from the vast history of the performing arts: Theater, Hollywood, Music and Dance.

Recognizing the importance of the performing arts to the fabric of New York, and the terrible toll the pandemic and recent strikes have taken on the entertainment community, Doyle is proud to donate 10% of our profit from this auction to the Entertainment Community Fund.

Highlighting the sale was an important 1969 letter and drawing from rock legend Freddie Mercury to Ibex bandmate Mick "Miffer" Smith that soared past its $12,000-18,000 estimate to achieve $50,400. Penned a year before forming Queen, Mercury discusses seeing Led Zeppelin, his sexuality, his songwriting, and his early bands’, Ibex and Wreckage, upcoming performances. The letter is a tour-de-force of descriptive thought and shows his growing passion for writing music.


The Entertainment Community Fund (formerly The Actors Fund)

A special section of the auction comprising lots 5001 - 5019 featured celebrity memorabilia presented by the Entertainment Community Fund. While a portion of proceeds from every item in the auction benefited the Fund, 100% of the hammer price of the lots in this section goes entirely to the Entertainment Community Fund.

A highlight of this section was the stunning pink double-breasted velvet tuxedo jacket worn by Daniel Craig to the world premiere of No Time To Die at London's Royal Albert Hall on September 28, 2021. With competition from both sides of the Atlantic, the tuxedo jacket sold for $10,710, more than doubling its $3,000-5,000 estimate.

Founded in 1882, the Entertainment Community Fund (formerly The Actors Fund) is a national 501(c)(3) charitable organization for performing arts and entertainment professionals. The Fund helps address the specific needs of those in the industry, with a unique understanding of the challenges involved in a life in the arts. Read More ►


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