FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
The Doors to Rick’s Café Américain
Producer Hal Wallis’ Working Copy Of The Shooting Script
The Decorative Screen From Rick’s Office
The Moroccan Floor Lamp From Rick’s Café Américain
Are All Going Up For Auction
At Profiles in History’s Hollywood Auction 89
On June 26th, 27th and 28th
In Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES- May 24th, 2017- Profiles in History is proud to announce the two entry doors to Rick’s Café Américain in Casablanca will be going up for auction during their three day Hollywood Auction 89 in Los Angeles.
The two entry doors are vintage and screen used. They serve as the iconic entrance to the central hub of one of the greatest American films of all time. Each wooden door measures 92 in. tall x 32 in. wide x 2.5 in. thick. They are pictured left with a shot from the film on the right and estimated to sell for $150,000 – $200,000.
Next up is Producer Hal Wallis’ working copy of the shooting script for Casablanca. The Writers Guild of America ranks Casablanca as the number one greatest screenplay of all time. This is the vintage original studio-bound and bradded 170-mimeographed and typed multi-color revision page shooting script for the film. It is Hal Wallis’ personal copy, so it contains all his revisions, additions and edits prepared in the frantic weeks of the film’s production. A page is pictured left. Roger Ebert hailed Wallis as the “key creative force” on the film. Also included is Producer Henry Blanke’s production file, which contains numerous story and script notes by various writers along with letters to Jack Warner regarding changes to the script. The lot is estimated to sell for $160,000 – $200,000.
Then the decorative screen from Rick’s office. It is vintage and screen used. Each of the three panels, measuring approximately 76 x 24 in., is decorated with hand carved edges, wooden beads on lathed rods, inset carved wooden panels and mother of pearl and shell inlaid detail. It is pictured below along with a shot from the film and estimated to sell for $20,000 – $30,000.
Finally, the Moroccan floor lamp from Rick’s Café Américain. It is vintage and screen used, highly visible by the iconic front doors as well as in the main room by Sam’s piano. The lamp is 70 in. tall with a base measuring approximately 19 in. round. It is pictured below along with a shot from the film and estimated to sell for $15,000 – $20,000.
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