Auction Date:2017 Jan 11 @ 18:00 (UTC-5 : EST/CDT)
Location:236 Commercial St., Suite 100, Boston, Massachusetts, 02109, United States
Impressive collection of over 250 items, consisting primarily of signed photos with a handful of letters, signed cards, and other formats mixed in, signed by notable figures of Hollywood from the silent era through the ‘Golden Age.’ Among the most notable names are: Walter Brennan, Noel Coward, Frank Capra, Yakima Canutt, King Vidor, Elsa Lanchester, Maurice Chevalier, Andy Clyde, James Pierce, William Powell, Fay Wray, Edgar Bergen, Johnny Mack Brown, Constance Bennett, Edward Arnold, Ruth Chatterton, Joan Crawford, Joan Bennett, Annabella, Eddie Cantor, Ricardo Cortez, Mary Pickford, Sally Phipps, Adolph Zukor, Guinn ‘Big Boy’ Williams, Sally Rand, Ann Pennington, Aileen Pringle, Duncan Renaldo, Leni Riefenstahl, Charles ‘Buddy’ Rogers, Gilbert Roland, Bob Steele, Ed Wynn, Lyle Talbot, Alice White, Walter Wanger, Marion Mock, Cedric Hardwicke, George O'Brien, Laura La Plante, Patsy Ruth Miller, Colleen Moore, Adolphe Menjou, Anna Neagle, Pola Negri, Francis Lederer, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Raymond Hatton, Edward Everett Horton, Henry Hull, Marie Dressler, Fritz Feld, Will Hamilton, Leatrice Joy, Janet Gaynor, Lillian Gish and Raoul Walsh, and Dorothy Gish. In overall very good to fine condition.
These autographs were chiefly obtained through the mail between the 1950s and 1980s and many are still contained within their original mailing envelopes; the collection was compiled by Frank M. Flack, who began mailing out autograph requests as a private in the army, continuing as he rose to sergeant, and then later as an English professor. A small smattering of the autographs were purchased from notable dealers or received from friends. Due to the large quantity several secretarial and/or printed signatures are included (not included in the list or count). Interested parties are encouraged to view the collection in person at our offices or call us with specific inquiries, as this collection is sold as is and no returns will be accepted.
ALS - Autograph Letter Signed
ANS - Autograph Note Signed
AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed
AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
DS - Document Signed
FDC - First Day Cover
Inscribed - “Personalized”
ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph
LS - Letter Signed
SP - Signed Photograph
TLS - Typed Letter Signed