The Hollywood Collection: Photographs & Autographs

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The glamour and myth of Hollywood was built during the 1930s and '40s by stars like Marilyn Monroe, Clara Bow, Clark Gable, Elizabeth Taylor, Humphrey Bogart, Fred Astaire, Greta Garbo and others. These timeless stars continue to awe, inspire and entertain us today. Blacksparrow Auctions is pleased to present a collection of original vintage stills and portraits that showcase the enduring magnetism and romance of Hollywood. Some of the highlight photos include scenes from There's No Business Like Show Business with Marilyn Monroe, keybook stills of Clara Bow, Jean Harlow portraits, Humphrey Bogart stills from Key Largo, and many more. The collection includes Hollywood royalty such as Steve McQueen, Ingrid Bergman, Rita Hayworth, Errol Flynn, The Marx Brothers, Jayne Mansfield, Brigitte Bardot and Greta Garbo. Also featured are film stills from Stanley Kubrick films, Creature From the Black Lagoon, The Misfits, Bonnie and Clyde, The Three Stooges, and Alfred Hitchcock films. Altogether the collection spans the 1920s, pre-Code and silent era to the 1970s.

We are further excited to bring you a unique collection of signed film books that include autographs from some of the greatest actors and performers of the silver screen. One of the books, entitled The Bad Guys, contains dozens of signatures from some of Hollywood's most memorable villains: James Cagney, Bette Davis, Edward G. Robinson, Cesar Romero, Joan Crawford, Boris Karloff, Vincent Price and more. Another book, entitled The Fondas, contains over 250 autographs of actors, directors and producers who have worked with Henry, Peter and Jane Fonda, including Olivia De Havilland, Sandra Dee, Alice Faye, Mel Ferrer, George Hamilton, Elsa Lanchester, Dorothy Lamour, Fred MacMurray, Roddy McDowell, Burgess Meredith, Gregory Peck and so many, many more. There are 37 of these books, all filled with scores of original autographs collected over seven decades by a former journalist and studio publicist. This is an impressive and incomparable compilation that will be the cornerstone of any Hollywood autograph collection.
Limited Edition MGM Photograph of Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese from Raging Bull1Limited Edition MGM Photograph of Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese from Raging Bull
(MGM, 1980) From the "MGM: The Directors" limited edition series featuring Academy Award-winning director, Martin Scorsese and Academy Awa...
Start Price : 100.00
Limited Edition MGM Photograph of Director Bryan Singer and the Cast of The Usual Suspects2Limited Edition MGM Photograph of Director Bryan Singer and the Cast of The Usual Suspects
(MGM, 2007) From the "MGM: The Directors" limited edition series featuring director Bryan Singer with the principal cast members (Kevin Po...
Start Price : 100.00
Richard III Collection of (4) Original Still Photos3Richard III Collection of (4) Original Still Photos
(London Films Production, 1955) Gelatin silver oversize 14 in. x 11 in. vintage prints (4) featuring scenes with Laurence Olivier, Claire Bloom and ot
Start Price : 150.00
Ernest Bachrach Original Portrait of Janet Blair4Ernest Bachrach Original Portrait of Janet Blair
Double-weight gelatin silver oversize 10.5 in. x 13.5 in. vintage portrait of Janet Blair by Ernest Bachrach, with Bachrach's "RKO 1942" s...
Start Price : 100.00
Original Vintage Marion Davies Portrait5Original Vintage Marion Davies Portrait
Double-weight matte oversize 11 in. x 14 in. vintage three-quarters length portrait of Marion Davies c. 1926. Fine condition, with slight curl.
Start Price : 100.00
Joseph Conrad's The Road to Romance Original Photo Still6Joseph Conrad's The Road to Romance Original Photo Still
(MGM, 1927) Double-weight gelatin silver oversize 13.5 in. x 10.5 in. vintage print with snipe on verso featuring the "Liria de Agua" (the...
Start Price : 100.00
The Battle of Waterloo Original Photo Still7The Battle of Waterloo Original Photo Still
(British & Colonial Kinematograph Company, 1913) Double-weight gelatin silver oversize 10.5 in. x 13.5 in. vintage print featuring Ernest G. Batley as
Start Price : 100.00
Teacher's Pet Collection of (8) Original Still Photos8Teacher's Pet Collection of (8) Original Still Photos
(Paramount, 1958) Special custom double-weight oversize prints (8) featuring scenes with Clark Gable, Doris Day and others. These prints come in vario
Start Price : 100.00
Elizabeth Taylor Original Vintage Studio Photo9Elizabeth Taylor Original Vintage Studio Photo
Gelatin silver 10 in. x 8 in. vintage MGM print of Elizabeth Taylor dressed in lingerie in bed. Fine condition
Start Price : 150.00
Elizabeth Taylor Original Vintage Studio Photo10Elizabeth Taylor Original Vintage Studio Photo
Gelatin silver 8 in. x 10 in. vintage MGM print of Elizabeth Taylor dressed in leopard print bathing suit in an inflated kiddie pool. Fine condition.
Start Price : 150.00
Elizabeth Taylor Original Vintage Photo Still from Cleopatra11Elizabeth Taylor Original Vintage Photo Still from Cleopatra
(20th Century Fox, 1963) Gelatin silver 8 in. x 10 in. vintage print featuring Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra. Fine condition.
Start Price : 100.00
Joan Crawford Original Vintage Photo12Joan Crawford Original Vintage Photo
Gelatin silver 8 in. x 10 in. vintage print of Joan Crawford, c. 1932. Fine condition.
Start Price : 100.00
Joan Crawford Original Vintage Photo13Joan Crawford Original Vintage Photo
Gelatin silver 10 in. x 8 in. vintage print of Joan Crawford in the back of truck filled with her fan mail, c. early 1930s. Fine condition.
Start Price : 100.00
Joan Crawford Original Vintage Photo Still from Rain14Joan Crawford Original Vintage Photo Still from Rain
(United Artists, 1932) Double-weight gelatin silver 8 in. x 10 in. vintage print featuring Joan Crawford and William Gargan. Date stamped on verso, ...
Start Price : 100.00
Lizabeth Scott Original Vintage Studio Photo15Lizabeth Scott Original Vintage Studio Photo
Gelatin silver 8 in. x 10 in. vintage print of Lizabeth Scott by Bud Fraker for Paramount Pictures. Photographer's stamp on verso. Fine condition.
Start Price : 150.00
Lizabeth Scott Original Vintage Signed Photo16Lizabeth Scott Original Vintage Signed Photo
Double-weight gelatin silver 7.5 in. x 9.5 in. vintage print of Lizabeth Scott. Inscribed on the image to publicist Larry Kleno, "To: Larry, Al...
Start Price : 200.00
Jan Sterling Original Vintage Signed Photo17Jan Sterling Original Vintage Signed Photo
Double-weight gelatin silver 10 in. x 8 in. vintage print of Jan Sterling. Inscribed on the image to publicist Larry Kleno, "To Larry, With gre...
Start Price : 150.00
Gloria Grahame Original Vintage Signed Photo Still from The Cobweb18Gloria Grahame Original Vintage Signed Photo Still from The Cobweb
(MGM, 1955) Double-weight gelatin silver 8 in. x 10 in. vintage print of Gloria Grahame from a scene in The Cobweb. Inscribed on the image to publicis
Start Price : 200.00
Billie Dove Original Vintage Studio Photo19Billie Dove Original Vintage Studio Photo
Gelatin silver 8 in. x 10 in. vintage Vitaphone Pictures print of Billie Dove in bathing suit at the beach peering through a scope. Photo by Bert Long
Start Price : 150.00
Mae West Original Vintage Photo20Mae West Original Vintage Photo
Gelatin silver 8 in. x 10 in. vintage print of Mae West. Fine condition.
Start Price : 100.00
Mae West Original Vintage Photo Still from It Ain't No Sin21Mae West Original Vintage Photo Still from It Ain't No Sin
(Paramount, 1934) Gelatin silver 10 in. x 8 in. vintage print featuring Mae West and Roger Pryor in It Ain't No Sin (a.k.a. Belle of the Nineties). Fi
Start Price : 100.00
Mae West Original Vintage Photo Still from Goin' to Town22Mae West Original Vintage Photo Still from Goin' to Town
(Paramount, 1935) Gelatin silver 10 in. x 8 in. vintage hand-tinted color print featuring Mae West, Paul Cavanagh and Gilbert Emery. Minor stains and
Start Price : 100.00
Veronica Lake Original Vintage Photo Still from Ramrod23Veronica Lake Original Vintage Photo Still from Ramrod
(United Artists, 1947) Gelatin silver 8 in. x 10 in. vintage print of Veronica Lake from Ramrod. Fine condition.
Start Price : 100.00
Alice Faye Original Vintage Photo Still from Sally, Irene and Mary24Alice Faye Original Vintage Photo Still from Sally, Irene and Mary
(20th Century Fox, 1938) Gelatin silver 8 in. x 10 in. vintage print featuring Alice Faye in Sally, Irene and Mary. Stamped on the verso, Tres Chicas
Start Price : 100.00
Clara Bow Original Vintage Studio Photo25Clara Bow Original Vintage Studio Photo
Gelatin silver 8 in. x 10 in. vintage print of Clara Bow by Hal Phyfe, c. 1932, for Fox Pictures. Fine condition.
Start Price : 150.00
Clara Bow Original Vintage Keybook Still from Ladies of the Mob26Clara Bow Original Vintage Keybook Still from Ladies of the Mob
(Paramount, 1928) Gelatin silver 8 in. x 10 in. vintage linenbacked keybook still featuring Clara Bow and Richard Arlen in Ladies of the Mob. Fine con
Start Price : 150.00
Clara Bow Original Vintage Keybook Still from Love Among the Millionaires27Clara Bow Original Vintage Keybook Still from Love Among the Millionaires
(Paramount, 1930) Gelatin silver 10 in. x 8 in. vintage linenbacked keybook still featuring Clara Bow and Stanley Smith in Love Among the Millionaires
Start Price : 150.00
Clara Bow Original Vintage Keybook Still from Her Wedding Night28Clara Bow Original Vintage Keybook Still from Her Wedding Night
(Paramount, 1930) Gelatin silver 10 in. x 8 in. vintage linenbacked keybook still featuring a scene from Her Wedding Night, with Clara Bow and Natalie
Start Price : 150.00
Betty Grable and Sonja Henie Original Vintage Photo29Betty Grable and Sonja Henie Original Vintage Photo
Gelatin silver 8 in. x 10 in. vintage print of Betty Grable and Sonja Henie in a playful scene, c. 1942. Fine condition.
Start Price : 150.00
Marion Martin Original Vintage Photo30Marion Martin Original Vintage Photo
Double-weight gelatin silver 8 in. x 10 in. vintage print of Marion Martin by Murray Korman, c. 1930. Fine condition.
Start Price : 100.00
Ann Sheridan Original Vintage Studio Photo31Ann Sheridan Original Vintage Studio Photo
Gelatin silver 8 in. x 10 in. vintage Warner Bros. studio print of Ann Sheridan, c. 1936. Fine condition.
Start Price : 100.00
Pauline Stark Original Vintage Photo32Pauline Stark Original Vintage Photo
Double-weight gelatin silver 8 in. x 10 in. vintage print of Pauline Stark by Preston Duncan, c. 1926. Emboss stamped by Duncan at the lower right. Fi
Start Price : 100.00
The Blue Angel Original Vintage Photo33The Blue Angel Original Vintage Photo
(Paramount, 1930) Gelatin silver 10 in. x 8 in. vintage print of a scene from The Blue Angel with Emil Jannings and Marlene Dietrich. Small tear in th
Start Price : 150.00
Marlene Dietrich Original Vintage Photo from The Song of Songs34Marlene Dietrich Original Vintage Photo from The Song of Songs
(Paramount, 1933) Gelatin silver 10 in. x 8 in. vintage print featuring Marlene Dietrich and Brian Aherne in The Song of Songs. Fine condition.
Start Price : 100.00
Millie Perkins Original Vintage Photo from Launching Tour for The Diary of Anne Frank35Millie Perkins Original Vintage Photo from Launching Tour for The Diary of Anne Frank
(20th Century Fox, 1959) Gelatin silver 8 in. x 10 in. vintage print featuring Mille Perkins in Jerusalem during the launch tour for The Diary of Anne
Start Price : 100.00
Lotus Long Original Vintage Photo from Last of the Pagans36Lotus Long Original Vintage Photo from Last of the Pagans
(MGM, 1935) Double-weight gelatin silver 8 in. x 10 in. vintage print featuring Lotus Long in profile, with snipe on verso. Date stamped on verso, Mar
Start Price : 100.00
Raquel Welch Original Vintage Photo from Fantastic Voyage37Raquel Welch Original Vintage Photo from Fantastic Voyage
(20th Century Fox, 1966) Gelatin silver 8 in. x 10 in. vintage print of Raquel Welch for Fantastic Voyage. Fine condition.
Start Price : 100.00
Brigitte Bardot Original Vintage Photo Still from Helen of Troy38Brigitte Bardot Original Vintage Photo Still from Helen of Troy
(Warner Bros., 1956) Gelatin silver 10 in. x 8 in. vintage print of Brigitte Bardot in Helen of Troy. Small tear at the top center margin and crease a
Start Price : 100.00
Marilyn Monroe Original Vintage Photo Still from There's No Business Like Show Business39Marilyn Monroe Original Vintage Photo Still from There's No Business Like Show Business
(20th Century Fox,1954) Gelatin silver 8 in. x 10 in. vintage print featuring Marilyn Monroe performing a song and dance number in There's No Business
Start Price : 100.00
Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable Original Vintage Photo Still from The Misfits40Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable Original Vintage Photo Still from The Misfits
(United Artists, 1961) Gelatin silver 8 in. x 10 in. vintage print featuring Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable in scene from The Misfits. Fine condition.
Start Price : 100.00
Gary Cooper Original Vintage Photo Still from The Fountainhead41Gary Cooper Original Vintage Photo Still from The Fountainhead
(Warner Bros., 1949) Gelatin silver 10 in. x 8 in. vintage print featuring Gary Cooper and Patricia Neal in The Fountainhead. Fine condition.
Start Price : 100.00
Sue Lyon Original Vintage Photo from Lolita42Sue Lyon Original Vintage Photo from Lolita
(MGM, 1962) Gelatin silver 8 in. x 10 in. vintage pre-production print of Sue Lyon for Lolita by Bert Stern. Fine condition.
Start Price : 100.00
Abbe Lane Original Vintage Photo by Peter Basch43Abbe Lane Original Vintage Photo by Peter Basch
Gelatin silver 8 in. x 10 in. vintage print of Abbe Lane by renowned magazine and glamour photographer, Peter Basch. Signed and stamped by Basch on ve
Start Price : 150.00
Hanka Biermann Original Vintage Photo by Peter Basch44Hanka Biermann Original Vintage Photo by Peter Basch
Gelatin silver 8 in. x 10 in. vintage print of Hanka Biermann (topless) by renowned magazine and glamour photographer, Peter Basch. Signed and stamped
Start Price : 150.00
Peter Basch Original Vintage Photo45Peter Basch Original Vintage Photo
Gelatin silver 8 in. x 10 in. vintage print of an unknown model in the nude by renowned magazine and glamour photographer, Peter Basch. Signed and sta
Start Price : 150.00
Bettie Page Original Photo by Bunny Yeager46Bettie Page Original Photo by Bunny Yeager
Gelatin silver 10 in. x 8 in. photo of Bettie Page by Bunny Yeager, printed c. 1982. Signed and stamped by Yeager on the verso. Fine condition.
Start Price : 200.00
Esther Ralston Original Vintage Photo47Esther Ralston Original Vintage Photo
Double-weight gelatin silver 10 in. x 8 in. vintage print of Esther Ralston by Roman Freulich, with text by Freulich on the verso. Fine condition.
Start Price : 100.00
Alla Nazimova Original Vintage Soft Focus Sepia Photo by Arthur Rice48Alla Nazimova Original Vintage Soft Focus Sepia Photo by Arthur Rice
Double-weight gelatin silver 8 in. x 10 in. intentional soft focus sepia of Alla Nazimova by friend, Arthur Rice, c. 1920. Fine condition, with slight
Start Price : 100.00
Mae Murray Original Vintage Photo49Mae Murray Original Vintage Photo
Double-weight gelatin silver 7.5 in. x 9.5 in. vintage print of Mae Murray, c. 1920. A card reading, "Mae Murray in 'Circe, the Enchantress' No...
Start Price : 100.00
Judith Anderson Original Vintage Photo50Judith Anderson Original Vintage Photo
Double-weight gelatin silver 8 in. x 10 in. vintage print of Judith Anderson for the stage production of Come of Age, c. 1938. Emboss stamped by Vanda
Start Price : 100.00