Bergman, Ingrid (1915-1982)
Vintage signed photograph from Casablanca
Swedish actress who starred in a variety of European and American films. She won three Academy Awards and is ranked as the fourth greatest female star of American cinema of all time by the American Film Institute. Attractive vintage glossy signed photograph “Ingrid Bergmann”. 3.5 x 5.5 inch, n.p., n.d., promotional German postcard photo of Bergman for Casablanca by Rüdel-Verlag, signed in black ink. With a small crease to upper left corner, otherwise fine.
Price: $ 495 / € 390
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)
Typed letter signed re: “a very clever drawing”
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 “Chas Chaplin”. 1p., 8.5 x 11.0 inch, Los Angeles, 1916 June 30. On his rarely seen Charlie Chaplin Music Publishing Co. stationery. Addressed to Mr Cyril Arthur Still in London. In full: “Dear Friend: Your very interesting letter received with many thanks, and complying with your request I am inclosing you one of my photographs and have signed your very clever drawing. Thanking you for your interest and support of my screen work. I am Very sincerely Yours”. Mailing folds, handling wear, slightly discolored, else good condition. A fine Chaplin autograph with his image in the upper right corner.
Price: $ 1,540 / € 1.190
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: $ 935 / € 725
Cooper, Gary (1901-1961)
Document signed regarding the movie “Bluebeard's Eighth Wife”
American film actor and a major movie star from the end of the silent film era through the end of the golden age of Classical Hollywood. Document signed, 1p, 8.5 x 11.0 inch, 1937 October 25. Paramount Pictures, Inc. Document in which Cooper confirms that he “commenced the rendition of your services in the motion picture photoplay tentatively entitled BLUEBEARD’S EIGHTH WIFE on October 25, 1937. Signed at the conclusion in bold fountain pen by Cooper and countersigned by a Paramount assistant treasurer. Two small pieces of mounting tape on verso, punch holes at the left edge, else fine condition. Bluebeard's Eighth Wife is a 1938 American romantic comedy film made by Paramount Pictures, directed by Ernst Lubitsch - starring Claudette Colbert and Gary Cooper.
Price: $ 210 / € 165
Dietrich, Marlene (1901-1992)
Vintage signed photograph with rare full signature
German-American actress and singer. Vintage signed postcard photograph “Marlene Dietrich”. 3.5 x 5.5 inch, “Ross Verlag”, signed in green ink with her rare full signature. Fine condition.
Price: $ 325 / € 250
Disney, Walt (1901-1966)
Excellent album page signed and matted with photograph
Walter Elias "Walt" Disney - American business magnate, animator, cartoonist, producer, director, screenwriter, philanthropist and voice actor. As a major figure within the American animation industry and throughout the world, he is regarded as a cultural icon, known for his influence and contributions to the field of entertainment during the 20th century. Excellent album page signed “To IRENE Walt Disney”. 5.25 x 5.25 inch (visible), n.p. (Berlin), n.d. (1958), boldly inscribed and signed in green ballpoint. Handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of Disney to an overall of 7.75 x 11.75 inch. Both items removable affixed with photo corners. Fine condition. Autograph was obtained by Irene Schade, Berlin at the Berlin Film Festival 1958 - June 27 to July 28. A perfect example of a Disney autograph.
Price: $ 2,250 / € 1.850
Garbo, Greta (1905-1990)
Rare twice 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, 1966 October 27. Drawn from an account at Chase Manhattan in New York and filled out and signed by Garbo. Payable to Cash for $ 3,500. Endorsed again on the reverse in blue ballpoint. Minor tear at the central vertical fold, else fine condition. From the estate of Greta Garbo. The rarity of Greta Garbo autographs is legendary and can be traced back to her early years when Garbo refused to sign autographs or answer fan mail. Signed photos are virtually non-existent and some signed documents are highly questionable. Known to collectors, the best way to have a guaranteed genuine autograph of Greta Garbo - bank checks. A rare twice-signed check from the reclusive leading lady, who often resorted to paying in cash due to many payees opting to keep her valued signature.
Price: $ 2,925 / € 2.250
Hepburn, Katharine (1907-2003)
Content typed letter signed “a character as weak as mine”
American actress of film, stage and television. Received four Academy Awards for Best Actress - a record for any performer. In 1999, Hepburn was named by the American Film Institute as the greatest female star in Hollywood history. Fine typed letter signed. 1p., 5.5 x 8.5 inch, 1989 February 14. On her personal stationary with red printed lettering. Addressed to Alice Hicks in East Boston, MA. In this Valentine's Day letter, Hepburn gushes over gifts, in full: “Dear Alice – Oh my oh my -- You have read my mind again -- I have been avoiding temptation but I have been tempted -- But as long as nothing was there I couldn't give in to my base desires -- Now turtles abound -- and of course with a character as weak as mine -- I give in -- ! There is obviously no hope for the weak – What interests me is how you guess these periods of temptation are surround me with the delicious means of satisfaction ---“ On verso Hepburn adding a holograph note: “Thank you for your sensitive imagination - you are too generous -- Your recipient”, signing once "K.H." and adding “your grateful friend” and signing again "K.” Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Mailing fold, else fine condition. This autograph comes from a large collection of letters spanning a 12 year correspondence between Hepburn and an admirer.
Price: $ 115 / € 90
Hitchcock, Alfred (1899-1980)
Signed self-portrait sketch matted with photograph
Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock - English film director and producer. Often nicknamed "The Master of Suspense", he pioneered many elements of the suspense and psychological thriller genres. Original signed self-portrait sketch “Alfred J Hitchcock”. 1p., page from a book (A. Hitchcock’s Haunted Houseful), 6.25 x 7.5 inch, n.p., n.d. His immediately recognizable profile drawn and signed in green felt-tip pen. Handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of Hitchcock to an overall of 11.75 x 15.75 inch. Both items removable affixed with photo corners. Fine condition.
Price: $ 1,235 / € 950
Hitchcock, Alfred (1899-1980)
Fine typed letter signed to actress Elsie Randolph (Frenxy)
Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock - English film director and producer. Often nicknamed "The Master of Suspense", he pioneered many elements of the suspense and psychological thriller genres. Typed letter signed “Hitch”. 1p., 6.5 x 8.0 inch, n.p., 1977 August 9. With holograph salutation in Hitchcock’s hand “Dear Elsie”. Addressed to Elsie Randolph in Sussex. In Full: “I fear that the flowers we sent to you in December never reached you, so I am repeating the order immediately. I'm sorry to say that Alma is not well having suffered her second stroke during the past year. She has to have day and night nurses, two therapists a week”. Matted in silver and green alongside a reproduction photograph of Hitchcock to an overall size of 20.25 x 13.5 inch. Fine condition. Elsie Randolph (1904-1982) English Actress who starred in two of Alfred Hitchcock's films, Rich and Strange (1931) and Frenxy (1972).
Price: $ 975 / € 815
Kelly, Grace (1929-1982)
Card signed and matted with photograph
American film actress and Princess of Monaco as the wife of Prince Rainier III. Card signed “Grace de Monaco”. 4.25 x 2.5 inch, n.p., n.d. “La Princess de Monaco” printed at the top. Signed in dark ballpoint pen. Handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of Grace Kelly to an overall of 7.75 x 11.75 inch. Both items removable affixed with photo corners. Fine condition.
Price: $ 425 / € 325
Laurel, Stan (1890-1965) & Hardy, Oliver (1892-1957)
Excellent condition 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. Signed photograph “Stan Laurel” and “Oliver Hardy”. 5.5 x 3.5 inch, signed in dark blue ink, photo showing Laurel and Hardy in a famous pose wearing bowler hats. Excellent condition.
Price: $ 1,190 / € 925
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
Pat und Patachon
Rare signed photograph "Long and Short"
Danish film comedians of the silent film era and the first pair of comedians in film history. Played by Carl Schenström (1881-1942) as Pat and Harald Madsen (1890-1949) as Patachon. Vintage matte finish postcard-photo signed "Carl Schenström (Pat)" and "Harald Madsen (Patachon)", 3.5 x 5.5 inch. Signed by both in dark ink on verso. Minor handling wear and a small stain on Patachon’s jacket collar, short film information affixed at the lower edge on verso, else fine. Autographs of Pat and Patachon are rare.
Price: $ 245 / € 190
Turpin, Ben (1874-1940)
Scarce signed check
American silent film star, in many Keystone Kops films, remembered for his crossed eyes and knock-knees. Scarce signed check “Ben Turpin”. Los Angeles 1921, November 29. On his personal check drawn on the Bank of Italy making a $35.00 payment to the Hollywood Auto Top Co. Filled out and excellent signed by Turpin in purple ink. Fine condition. A scarce autograph.
Price: $ 475 / € 395
Wayne, John (1907-1979)
Autographed letter signed – a short rhyme in Wayne’s hand
Marion Mitchell Morrison, better known by his stage name John Wayne, was an American film actor, director, producer, academy award-winner and American icon. Autographed letter signed “John Wayne”. Wedding Card, 4.5 x 6.0 inch (folded), n.p., 1978. Wedding card of congratulations by Wayne on the occasion of a 50th wedding anniversary. In full: “Dear Virl + Emma – you are the envy of many and have the Good Will of All". Boldly written and signed by Wayne and in near mint condition. Together with a photo card of Wayne (printed signature). Highly uncommon Wayne autograph.
Price: $ 1,485 / € 1.190
Wayne, John (1907-1979)
Marion Mitchell Morrison, better known by his stage name John Wayne, was an American film actor, director, producer, academy award-winner and American icon. Signed photograph “Good Luck John Wayne – 1964”. 4.0 x 5.0 inch, black and white, signed and dated in ballpoint. Minor handling and corner wear, minor mounting residue on verso, else good condition.
Price: $ 1,140 / € 950
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: $ 1,090 / € 850