Dec 15, 2023 10:00 EST

Stage & Screen

 
  Lot 5112
 

5112

An original sketch for Kim Novak in Vertigo

Estate / Collection: The Collection of EJ Gonzalez

EDITH HEAD

Original costume design for a dress set worn by Kim Novak in Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo. Circa 1958. Pencil, ink and gouache sketch on paper. Unsigned, with pencil notations "gathers but only at top" (upper right) and "Kim Novak Vertigo frame for 14 x 17" (upper edge). The sheet measures 15 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches (40 x 32.4 cm). Very faint creasing to lower section, left corners mildly soiled from handling, light smudges to lower left corner.

A sketch for a lavender set worn by Kim Novak as Judy Barton. She wears the outfit later in the movie, near the beginning of the third act. Judy and Scottie, played by Jimmy Stewart, go to Ernie's Restaurant after Judy wrote (but tore up!) a letter confessing the central Madeleine/Judy deception and her own love for him. Like many of Head's sketches, the final design for the film differs slightly from the early sketches. The outer garment in the sketch resembles a shrug or bolero, closing only at the top, while in the film it resembles a cardigan, able to be buttoned entirely closed. The dress in the film has a large flower detail at hip-height, which is either absent or not visible in the sketch. The overall silhouette remained the same.

Estimated at $5,000 - $8,000

 

Estate / Collection: The Collection of EJ Gonzalez

EDITH HEAD

Original costume design for a dress set worn by Kim Novak in Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo. Circa 1958. Pencil, ink and gouache sketch on paper. Unsigned, with pencil notations "gathers but only at top" (upper right) and "Kim Novak Vertigo frame for 14 x 17" (upper edge). The sheet measures 15 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches (40 x 32.4 cm). Very faint creasing to lower section, left corners mildly soiled from handling, light smudges to lower left corner.

A sketch for a lavender set worn by Kim Novak as Judy Barton. She wears the outfit later in the movie, near the beginning of the third act. Judy and Scottie, played by Jimmy Stewart, go to Ernie's Restaurant after Judy wrote (but tore up!) a letter confessing the central Madeleine/Judy deception and her own love for him. Like many of Head's sketches, the final design for the film differs slightly from the early sketches. The outer garment in the sketch resembles a shrug or bolero, closing only at the top, while in the film it resembles a cardigan, able to be buttoned entirely closed. The dress in the film has a large flower detail at hip-height, which is either absent or not visible in the sketch. The overall silhouette remained the same.

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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