Dec 15, 2023 10:00 EST

Stage & Screen

 
  Lot 5048
 

5048

Glamorous photographs of Brigitte Bardot in 1963

BARDOT, BRIGITTE

Seven vintage photographs. Rome: circa April 1963. Seven vintage black and white silver gelatin photographs taken by photographer Rosemary Cartwright, each about 6 x 4 inches (15 x 10 cm). The images were taken in Rome at a hotel on Via Veneto in the spring of 1963 at a press conference to promote Bardot's film Le Mepris, known in English as Contempt. The well-known Italian Director Carlo Ponte, who produced the film, is seen seated on her right in one photo. While photographs of this event are known, this group is believed unpublished. One image is notated on the verso as follows: "Taken at Mobleed(?) press conference (at least 150 Paparazzi) and no flash May 1963." Some signs of handling.


 

BARDOT, BRIGITTE

Seven vintage photographs. Rome: circa April 1963. Seven vintage black and white silver gelatin photographs taken by photographer Rosemary Cartwright, each about 6 x 4 inches (15 x 10 cm). The images were taken in Rome at a hotel on Via Veneto in the spring of 1963 at a press conference to promote Bardot's film Le Mepris, known in English as Contempt. The well-known Italian Director Carlo Ponte, who produced the film, is seen seated on her right in one photo. While photographs of this event are known, this group is believed unpublished. One image is notated on the verso as follows: "Taken at Mobleed(?) press conference (at least 150 Paparazzi) and no flash May 1963." Some signs of handling.

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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