Bernhardt, Sarah (1844-1923)
Beautiful large vintage signed photograph
French stage and early film actress. She was referred to as "the most famous actress the world has ever known" and is regarded as one of the finest actors of all time. Sepia toned photo signed and dated "Souvenir de Sarah Bernhardt 1911". 6.0 x 8.75 inch, black and white, signed in dark black ink. Mounting residue on verso, probably slightly trimmed, else fine condition and uncommon in this size.
Price: $ 590 / € 460
Chaplin, Charles (1889-1977)
Iconic vintage signed photograph “The Tramp”
Charles (Charlie) Chaplin - English comic actor and filmmaker who rose to fame in the silent film era. Chaplin became a worldwide icon through his screen persona "the Tramp" and is considered one of the most important figures of the film industry. One of a kind signed and inscribed photograph “To Richard … with admiration from Charlie Chaplin” and dated in his hand “Feb. 23rd 1953.” Glossy black and white photograph, 7.25 x 9.25 inch, n.p., 1953 February 23. Photo by Florence (Meyer) Homolka (1911-1962) an American portrait photographer and socialite. Photo is mounted to cardboard and probably slightly trimmed, else fine condition.
Price: $ 2,925 / € 2.250
Chaplin, Charles (1889-1977)
Typed letter signed
Charles (Charlie) Chaplin - English comic actor and filmmaker who rose to fame in the silent film era. Chaplin became a worldwide icon through his screen persona "the Tramp" and is considered one of the most important figures of the film industry. Typed letter signed “Charlie Chaplin”. 1p., 5.75 x 8.25 inch, n.p. (Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland), 1969 April 22. On his personal Charles Chaplin letterhead. A thank you letter to Mr. Langer, in full: “Thank you very much for your kind thoughts on my eightieth birthday.” Signed in dark black felt tip pen. Mailing fold, punch holes, else fine condition.
Price: $ 860 / € 660
Garbo, Greta (1905-1990)
Rare signed check
Swedish film actress, icon during Hollywood's silent and classic periods and one of the greatest film stars of all time. Rare bank check signed “Greta Garbo”. 6.25 x 2.75 inch, 1963 September 3. Filled out in type and signed by Garbo, payable to Beekman Campanile, Inc. for $527.24. From the estate of Greta Garbo. This attractively signed check was made out to Beekman Campanile, the very high-end co-op building that Garbo moved into in October 1953 and lived for 37 years. Excellent condition.
Price: $ 1,410 / € 1.090
Hepburn, Audrey (1929-1993)
Signed program “Love in the afternoon”
British actress and humanitarian. Recognised as a film and fashion icon and one of the greatest female screen legends in the history of American cinema. Signed program “Audrey Hepburn”. 4pp., 7.25 x 10.5 inch, n.p., n.d. “Illustrierte Film-Bühne Nr. 3952”, black and white. Program for „Ariane - Liebe am Nachmittag“ (Love in the afternoon) with Audrey Hepburn, Gary Cooper, Maurice Chevalier. A 1957 American romantic comedy film produced and directed by Billy Wilder. Punch holes, horizontal and vertical fold, small tape repaired tear at the bottom, handling wear, else good condition.
Price: $ 715 / € 550
Hitchcock, Alfred (1899-1980)
Self-portrait sketch signed
English film director and producer, widely regarded as one of the most influential filmmakers in the history of cinema and known as "the Master of Suspense". Original ink self-portrait sketch of Alfred Hitchcock's immediately recognizable profile. Signed “To Richard from Alfred Hitchcock”. Gold bordered card, 4.5 x 3.5 inch, n.p., n.d. (1971). Signed and inscribed in dark blue ink by Hitchcock. Excellent condition. Autograph obtained in-person during the filming of “Frenzy” on Hitchcock’s return to Pinewood studios in 1971 and acquired from the collector directly. Handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of Hitchcock to an overall of 7.75 x 11.75 inch. Both items removable affixed with photo corners.
Price: $ 1,540 / € 1.190
Kelly, Grace (1929-1982)
Fine content autograph letter signed
American film actress and Princess of Monaco as the wife of Prince Rainier III. Autograph letter signed “Grace”. 3pp, recto and verso, 5.5 x 8.25 inch, Palais de Monaco blind embossed stationery, 1966 October 17. Addressed to Mr. Charles R. Fish Jr. in Philadelphia. In full: “Charlie dear - many thanks for your sweet letter and for coming to my defense - I appreciate it very much - It was such fun seeing you + I am glad that you enjoyed our evening at the shore - It was a bit disorganised as far as the menue was concerned but we had some good laughs and it is wonderful to be able to relay with old pals (the old is used with an affectionate rather than other connotation) - We have to spend so much time meeting people + making conversation + small talk with strangers that it is a great relief not to have to make efforts - I am back into the school runtime - Dancing lessons, piano lessons - dentists - football + various small - by social functions - besides my own etcs. Life keeps getting busier + more complicated + I keep getting lazier! What to do? Hope you have a pleasant + fun fall - warmest regards to all - as ever.” Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in Kelly’s hand. Mailing fold, handling wear, else fine condition.
Price: $ 1,790 / € 1.390
Laurel, Stan (1890-1965) & Hardy, Oliver (1892-1957)
Vintage signed photograph
A comedy double of the early Classical Hollywood era of American cinema. The team was composed of thin Englishman, Stan Laurel and heavyset American, Oliver Hardy. They became well known during the late 1920s through the mid-1940s for their slapstick comedy with Laurel playing the clumsy and childlike friend of the pompous Hardy. Vintage signed photograph “Stan Laurel” and “Oliver Hardy” in blue and black ink. Additionally inscribed by Laurel “Hello Gwennie!” 5.0 x 3.5 inch, n.p., n.d. Photo showing Laurel and Hardy in a famous pose wearing bowler hats. Diagonal crease, corner and handling wear, else good condition.
$ 975 / € 750
Mantell, Robert B. (1854-1928)
Fine oversized signed photograph
Shakespearean stage actor who made several silent films. Beautifully oversized signed photo “Yours Sincerely R. B. Mantell 1912”. 9.5 x 12.5 inch, signed and dated in black ink. Handling and corner wear, else fine condition. Rare in this size.
Price: $ 155 / € 120
Wayne, John (1907-1979)
Twice-signed page from a menu
Marion Mitchell Morrison, better known by his stage name John Wayne, was an American film actor, director, producer, academy award-winner and American icon. A large folio printed page, 11.25 x 15.5 inch, heavy paper, signed and inscribed by Wayne in black ink “Ed - Day after tomorrow, Good Luck, again, John Wayne” and dated 25/3/74 in another hand. A second signature and inscription “Ed – Good Luck John Wayne” appears at the head of the page written with a pen running out of ink and is barely visible. The page is for a menu from Maxim's restaurant in the Sony Building, Tokyo, featuring a typically Belle Epoque printed colour image of diners and waiters by the French caricaturist Georges Goursat (Sem). The menu also bears a few other signatures by other individuals including the opera singer Anna Moffo, most dated between 1972-74. Some areas of light staining and some age wear, largely at the folds, else good condition. Uncommon Wayne autograph.
Price: $ 975 / € 750