Sale Date: Monday, June 26, 2017 - 11:00 AM PDT
Day 2: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 11:00 AM PDT
Day 3: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 11:00 AM PDT
Welcome to Hollywood Auction 89.
The sale begins with the most important and comprehensive vintage Hollywood signed photograph collection ever assembled – The Cecil Jones Collection. The intrepid Jones located and acquired the best of the best, which is what you see in the opening pages herein. Within our exceptional photography section, we are offering 157 lots from the personal collection of pioneering film director Tod Browning, including an unprecedented wealth of material from London After Midnight, Dracula and Freaks. In addition, we offer the truly massive Movie Star News archive of 1 million++ Hollywood and entertainment photographs spanning the 1920s through 2008. The Irving Klaw 1940s-50s archive comprises 10,000+ vintage 4 x 5 in. negatives of pin-up, cheesecake and fetish art photography featuring the iconic Bettie Page and scores of other models – all offered with copyright.
The Writers Guild of America rates Casablanca as the number one greatest screenplay of all time. We offer the most complete and historically significant working script and studio production material for Casablanca in existence. Offered alongside are the iconic original front entrance doors and hardware to Rick’s Café Américain, along with Moroccan decorative wooden screen, floor lamp and chairs that decorated the fabled set.
Of monumental importance, we offer the collection of original hand-typed and annotated stories and scripts from 17 episodes of The Twilight Zone – from the collection of legendary and highly influential genre writer Richard Matheson, including such memorable episodes as Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, Nick of Time, and The Invaders.
And in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Star Wars, we’re offering some of the most important pieces ever offered, including an unprecedented complete film used “R2-D2” unit – one of the most beloved characters in pop culture. To complement R2, we offer Mark Hamill’s hero “Luke Skywalker” lightsaber from Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back from the collection of producer Gary Kurtz. Included are original conceptual artworks by Tom Jung used to create the posters for the original Star Wars trilogy.
Following is just a glimpse of what else awaits you within these pages:
Extraordinary assemblage of performance worn costumes from musical greats such as George Harrison, David Bowie, Prince, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, George Michael, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Alicia Keys.
Collection of costumes and jewelry worn by Sophia Loren in The Millionairess with Peter Sellers.
The Ric Ross Frank Sinatra Collection, the most comprehensive compilation of recordings, vintage vinyl, interviews, photography, film posters and Sinatra memorabilia outside the Sinatra family.
Conan the Barbarian hero “Atlantean” and “Father’s Sword” from collection of writer/director John Milius.
Hero stop-motion puppets and set pieces from Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, James and the Giant Peach and Coraline.
Marilyn Monroe’s first 20th Century-Fox signed contract from 1946 with original studio screen test request.
Daryl Hannah’s hero mermaid tail from Splash from Academy Award-winning effects artist Robert Short.
William Peter Blatty’s signed and annotated adaptation copy of The Exorcist used to create the Academy Award-winning screenplay.
Incredible The Wizard of Oz signed book inscribed by the cast (with Toto’s paw prints!) to the daughter of Judy’s stage teacher.
Gone With the Wind original shooting script with custom production hand-tooled leather cover from script clerk Connie Earl.
Collection of over 70 items from James Cameron’s modern classic Titanic, including Leonardo DiCaprio’s hero screen-worn “Jack Dawson” costume obtained from the studio.
These examples represent a mere fraction of the pieces offered in this sale. We are certain there is something here for everyone. Our staff is available to answer any questions you may have. Please contact us anytime via phone and email, and don’t forget to visit our website, Facebook and Twitter pages for regular updates.
Thank you for participating and good luck!