Dec 15, 2023 10:00 EST

Stage & Screen

 
  Lot 5124
 

5124

A large collection of signed Hollywood photos and unsigned ephemera

HOLLYWOOD-GOLDEN AGE STARS

A large collection of signed photographs, studio and unsigned photographs, and ephemera. A large and various group of signed and unsigned photographs of Golden Age stars, mostly 1920s to 1960s, a few older (such a few Sarah Bernhardt photos) or later. Includes several inscribed for "Hortense and Jack." Housed in several binders, about 100 examples. Condition varies but most fine, sold as a collection and not subject to return.

Includes signed pictures of: Marlene Dietrich, John Gielgud, Jimmy Stewart, Margaret Hamilton as the Wicked Witch, Jimmy Durante, Mae West, Mickey Rooney, Helen Hayes, Claudette Colbert, Shirley Temple, Ray Milland, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Johnny Carson, Louella Parsons, Bob Hope, Kirk Douglas, and others.

Interesting unsigned photographs and ephemera includes: A Marilyn Monroe press photo, a John Garfield family Christmas card, a fine vintage photograph of Katharine Hepburn, a vintage photo of Lon Chaney in The Humpback of Notre Dame, vintage photos of Nita Naldi, a likely studio signed photograph of Gene Kelly, a likely studio signed photograph of Marlon Brando to "Israeli Readers," a likely studio signed photograph of Lauren Bacall, some personal snapshots of Betty Davis, two film stills from Citizen Kane, two personal Mercury Theater photos of Orson Welles, and much ephemera including printed invitations and exhibition announcements by Dali, Utrillo, etc., and much more. Should be seen!

Please note the Gene Kelly in this lot is likely studio signed. This lot updated on December 15th.

Sold for $1,512
Estimated at $800 - $1,200

Includes Buyer's Premium


 

HOLLYWOOD-GOLDEN AGE STARS

A large collection of signed photographs, studio and unsigned photographs, and ephemera. A large and various group of signed and unsigned photographs of Golden Age stars, mostly 1920s to 1960s, a few older (such a few Sarah Bernhardt photos) or later. Includes several inscribed for "Hortense and Jack." Housed in several binders, about 100 examples. Condition varies but most fine, sold as a collection and not subject to return.

Includes signed pictures of: Marlene Dietrich, John Gielgud, Jimmy Stewart, Margaret Hamilton as the Wicked Witch, Jimmy Durante, Mae West, Mickey Rooney, Helen Hayes, Claudette Colbert, Shirley Temple, Ray Milland, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Johnny Carson, Louella Parsons, Bob Hope, Kirk Douglas, and others.

Interesting unsigned photographs and ephemera includes: A Marilyn Monroe press photo, a John Garfield family Christmas card, a fine vintage photograph of Katharine Hepburn, a vintage photo of Lon Chaney in The Humpback of Notre Dame, vintage photos of Nita Naldi, a likely studio signed photograph of Gene Kelly, a likely studio signed photograph of Marlon Brando to "Israeli Readers," a likely studio signed photograph of Lauren Bacall, some personal snapshots of Betty Davis, two film stills from Citizen Kane, two personal Mercury Theater photos of Orson Welles, and much ephemera including printed invitations and exhibition announcements by Dali, Utrillo, etc., and much more. Should be seen!

Please note the Gene Kelly in this lot is likely studio signed. This lot updated on December 15th.

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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