Icons of Hollywood Auction

Auction Details

Welcome to our Icons of Hollywood auction! To coin a phrase often heard, this truly is a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity. In this incredible sale, we are offering some of the most remarkable and instantly recognizable Hollywood artifacts to ever grace the silver screen. Over 1,200 unique treasures are represented in this sale covering the entire history of Hollywood.

Some of the highlights include:

• Incredible archive of John Wayne personal correspondence from 1941-1966 discussing his career and major film projects
• Extraordinary collection of original 8 x 10 in. camera negatives of Louise Brooks, Clara Bow, Carole Lombard, Rita Hayworth and Lupe Velez
• Gilda original near-mint linen-backed Style “B” one-sheet poster
• Original annotated The Rocky Horror Picture Show script used on-set by creator and screenwriter Richard O’Brien
• Original final approval maquette of Kong’s head from King Kong and other items from the estate of Willis O’Brien
• A collection of Kenneth Strickfaden special effects devices from Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, and other films
• Judy Garland screen-used “Dorothy Gale” blue and white gingham pinafore dress from The Wizard of Oz
• Judy Garland screen-worn ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz
• Bert Lahr screen-worn “Cowardly Lion” costume from The Wizard of Oz
• Bela Lugosi’s signature “Count Dracula” screen-worn cape from Dracula and other items from his estate
• Marilyn Monroe’s platinum and diamond eternity band given to her by Joe DiMaggio on their wedding day, January 14, 1954, from her personal property
• Marilyn Monroe’s invitation to the JFK birthday celebration from her personal property
• Nude painting (ca 1949) of Marilyn Monroe by famed pinup artist Earl Moran
• Howard Terpning original final one-sheet poster artwork for the 1963 Cleopatra
• A collection of items from the estate of makeup effects legend John Chambers
• An unprecedented collection of screen-used props and costumes from the Back to the Future trilogy, including the only screen-used DeLorean time machine in private hands
• Steve McQueen’s original hero Gulf driving suit from Le Mans
• Rare fully animatronic puppet from Howard the Duck
• Star Trek: The Original Series mid-grade type-1 hand phaser
• A complete NASA Gemini program G-2C spacesuit, helmet, gloves and boots
• Original Al Hirschfeld artwork, scripts and other treasures from the estate of Jack Lemmon

You’re sure to find something new and exciting in this auction to add to your collection. Please remember we’re always interested in your future consignments for those who wish to pass ownership of their treasures pieces of
Hollywood memorabilia on to new caretakers.


For session 3, we welcome you to our Icons of Animation auction! Once again we are pleased to be working with Van Eaton Galleries in presenting an incredible collection covering the entire spectrum of the history of animation. This sale features over 600 unique pieces from some of the earliest stop-motion animation shorts, artifacts from Disneyland and Walt Disney World through some of the most beloved shorts and features from the studios of Walt Disney, Hanna-Barbera, Warner Bros., M-G-M, and Walter Lantz.

Highlights include:

• Ub Iwerks Balloon Land original production cel on original background
• Original production cel and production background from Max Fleischer’s Gulliver’s Travels
• An extremely rare original production cel of Academy Award Mickey Mouse on original hand-painted background, the only known Mickey art from this little-known 1932 full-color animated short
• Charles Schulz Peanuts 4-panel Great Pumpkin comic strip artwork from 1963
• Suite of illustration artwork for the Little Golden Book, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, by Richard Scarry
• Disneyland Haunted Mansion original featured “stretching portrait” painting, signed by Marc Davis
• Original artwork for the Captain EO attraction poster at Disneyland
• 1875 hand-carved Dentzel carousel horse gifted by Walt Disney to his first Disney Imagineer, Roger Broggie
• Donald Duck original production cel with production background from The Band Concert
• Original pan production background with production cel of the Hag in the boat delivering the poisoned apple from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
• Original production cel of Jiminy Cricket with the matching original production background from Pinocchio
• Eyvind Earle original concept artwork for Sleeping Beauty
• Monumental-scale pan production background with Maleficent cel from Sleeping Beauty
• Rare set of nine preliminary concept paintings by Mary Blair for Alice in Wonderland
• Lady and the Tramp original production cel from the “Bella Notte” scene

We hope you find something new and exciting from this catalog to add to your collection. Please remember we’re always interested in your future consignments for those who wish to pass ownership of their treasured pieces of Hollywood memorabilia to new caretakers. Thank you for participating and good luck!
Ub Iwerks Balloon Land original production cel on original background1Ub Iwerks Balloon Land original production cel on original background
Ub Iwerks Balloon Land original production cel on original background - Extremely rare production cel and original production backgroun
Start Price : 4,000.00 | Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
Archive of John Wayne personal correspondence1Archive of John Wayne personal correspondence
Archive of John Wayne personal correspondence spanning the richest period of the actor’s career with films such as The Spoilers, P
Start Price : 20,000.00 | Estimates : 20,000.00 - 30,000.00
Sold for (20,000.00 + 4,600.00) x 1 = 24,600.00
Rod Serling signed check2Rod Serling signed check
Rod Serling signed check - Rod Serling personal check, dated Jan. 2, 1967, made payable to General Telephone Co. in the amount of $271.22.
Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold for (300.00 + 69.00) x 1 = 369.00
Fleischer Studios Betty Boop & Koko drawing2Fleischer Studios Betty Boop & Koko drawing
Fleischer Studios Betty Boop & Koko drawing - (Fleischer Studios, 1930s) Rare early 1930s original production drawing featuring Betty Bo
Start Price : 1,000.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold for (1,000.00 + 230.00) x 1 = 1,230.00
Original comic strip art for Barney Google by Billy DeBeck, 19313Original comic strip art for Barney Google by Billy DeBeck, 1931
Original comic strip art for Barney Google by Billy DeBeck, 1931 - ©1931 King Features Syndicate, Inc. Original comic artwork by Billy DeBec
Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold for (300.00 + 69.00) x 1 = 369.00
Frank Sinatra signed contract3Frank Sinatra signed contract
Frank Sinatra signed contract - 3 page agreement, dated July 27, 1963, between Frank Sinatra and Essex Productions in purchasing 50% share
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold for (600.00 + 138.00) x 1 = 738.00
Mama Cass Elliott signed LP4Mama Cass Elliott signed LP
Mama Cass Elliott signed LP - Dream a Little Dream by Mama Cass Elliot, LP, Dunhill Records DS-50040. Inscribed on the rear panel of the
Start Price : 400.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Original comic strip art for Barney Google by Billy DeBeck, 1931: “A Cure for Nervousness”4Original comic strip art for Barney Google by Billy DeBeck, 1931: “A Cure for Nervousness”
Original comic strip art for Barney Google by Billy DeBeck, 1931: “A Cure for Nervousness” - ©1931 King Features Syndicate, Inc.
Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold for (300.00 + 69.00) x 1 = 369.00
Original comic strip art for Barney Google by Billy DeBeck, Aug. 11, 19315Original comic strip art for Barney Google by Billy DeBeck, Aug. 11, 1931
Original comic strip art for Barney Google by Billy DeBeck, Aug. 11, 1931 - Original comic artwork by Billy DeBeck for Barney Google. Acco
Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Nirvana Nevermind signed poster5Nirvana Nevermind signed poster
Nirvana Nevermind signed poster - Promotional 40 x 40 in. poster for Nirvana’s critically acclaimed album Nevermind (1
Start Price : 400.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold for (900.00 + 207.00) x 1 = 1,107.00
Babe Ruth & Joe DiMaggio signed baseball6Babe Ruth & Joe DiMaggio signed baseball
Babe Ruth & Joe DiMaggio signed baseball - Baseball signed in blue ink, “Babe Ruth” and directly underneath, “Joe D
Start Price : 6,000.00 | Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
Sold for (7,500.00 + 1,725.00) x 1 = 9,225.00
Daffy Doings in Doodlebugville collection of 50+ original 1928 continuity stills for stop-motion6Daffy Doings in Doodlebugville collection of 50+ original 1928 continuity stills for stop-motion
Daffy Doings in Doodlebugville collection of 50+ original 1928 continuity stills for stop-motion animation - (Kinex Studios, 19
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold for (750.00 + 172.50) x 1 = 922.50
Original production cel and production background from Max Fleischer’s Gulliver’s Travels7Original production cel and production background from Max Fleischer’s Gulliver’s Travels
Original production cel and production background from Max Fleischer’s Gulliver’s Travels - (Fleischer Studios 1939) Original pr
Start Price : 6,000.00 | Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
Ben-Hur photoplay edition and original film program7Ben-Hur photoplay edition and original film program
Ben-Hur photoplay edition and original film program - (MGM, 1925) Original film program for Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold for (600.00 + 138.00) x 1 = 738.00
25 cast-signed books: The Maltese Falcon, Psycho, Duke Ellington & others825 cast-signed books: The Maltese Falcon, Psycho, Duke Ellington & others
Collection of 25 cast-signed film and music books: The Maltese Falcon, Psycho, Duke Ellington and others - Collection of 25
Start Price : 600.00 | Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Sold for (700.00 + 161.00) x 1 = 861.00
Original production cel of Gulliver from Gulliver’s Travels8Original production cel of Gulliver from Gulliver’s Travels
Original production cel of Gulliver from Gulliver’s Travels - (Fleischer Studios, 1939) Original production cel featuring Gulli
Start Price : 800.00 | Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Sold for (800.00 + 184.00) x 1 = 984.00
Original production cel from Max Fleischer’s Gulliver’s Travels9Original production cel from Max Fleischer’s Gulliver’s Travels
Original production cel from Max Fleischer’s Gulliver’s Travels - (Fleischer Studios, 1939) Original production cel and productio
Start Price : 4,000.00 | Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
Collection of 22 cast-signed scripts: The Outlaw Josey Wales, Farewell, My Lovely and others9Collection of 22 cast-signed scripts: The Outlaw Josey Wales, Farewell, My Lovely and others
Collection of 22 cast-signed scripts: The Outlaw Josey Wales, Farewell, My Lovely and others - Collection of 22 cast-signed b
Start Price : 600.00 | Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Sold for (850.00 + 195.50) x 1 = 1,045.50
Group of 30+ signed autobiographies: Fred Astaire, John Huston, Tallulah Bankhead and others10Group of 30+ signed autobiographies: Fred Astaire, John Huston, Tallulah Bankhead and others
Group of 30+ signed autobiographies: Fred Astaire, John Huston, Tallulah Bankhead and others - Collection of 37 hardcover autobiographies
Start Price : 400.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold for (1,300.00 + 299.00) x 1 = 1,599.00
Walter Lantz Space Mouse puzzle artwork10Walter Lantz Space Mouse puzzle artwork
Walter Lantz Space Mouse puzzle artwork - (Universal Studios 1959) Original artwork most likely for a puzzle or Golden Book featuring Space
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold for (200.00 + 46.00) x 1 = 246.00
Popeye in Hot Air Aces collection of 14 original hand-drawn color storyboards11Popeye in Hot Air Aces collection of 14 original hand-drawn color storyboards
Popeye in Hot Air Aces collection of 14 original hand-drawn color storyboards - (Famous Studios, 1949) Hand-drawn and colored
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold for (200.00 + 46.00) x 1 = 246.00
Broadway books signed by the casts: The King & I, Oklahoma!, South Pacific & others11Broadway books signed by the casts: The King & I, Oklahoma!, South Pacific & others
Collection of Broadway books signed by the casts: The King and I, Oklahoma!, South Pacific and others - Collection of
Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold for (1,400.00 + 322.00) x 1 = 1,722.00
Frank Capra: The Name Above the Title – An Autobiography signed by Capra12Frank Capra: The Name Above the Title – An Autobiography signed by Capra
Frank Capra: The Name Above the Title – An Autobiography signed by Capra - Capra, Frank. Frank Capra: The Name Above the
Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Original production cel of Heckle and Jeckle on production background12Original production cel of Heckle and Jeckle on production background
Original production cel of Heckle and Jeckle on production background - (Terrytoons, 1950s) Original production cel of Heckle and Jeckle on
Start Price : 600.00 | Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Sold for (600.00 + 138.00) x 1 = 738.00
Popeye Cartoon mint condition 1950 color stock 1-sheet poster13Popeye Cartoon mint condition 1950 color stock 1-sheet poster
Popeye Cartoon mint condition 1950 color stock 1-sheet poster - (Paramount, 1950) Virtually mint 27” x 41” full-c
Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold for (350.00 + 80.50) x 1 = 430.50
Pair of vintage portrait photos signed by James Cagney and Edward G. Robinson13Pair of vintage portrait photos signed by James Cagney and Edward G. Robinson
Pair of vintage portrait photos signed by James Cagney and Edward G. Robinson - In early 1930’s Hollywood, Carl Conley was an appren
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold for (300.00 + 69.00) x 1 = 369.00
Captains Courageous cast signed book and other ephemera14Captains Courageous cast signed book and other ephemera
Captains Courageous cast signed book and other ephemera - (MGM, 1937) Kipling, Rudyard. Captains Courageous. Garde
Start Price : 800.00 | Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Sold for (900.00 + 207.00) x 1 = 1,107.00
Collection of mini-paintings by Popeye comic strip artist, Bud Sagendorf14Collection of mini-paintings by Popeye comic strip artist, Bud Sagendorf
Collection of mini-paintings by Popeye comic strip artist, Bud Sagendorf - (Bud Sagendorf, 1975 & 1986) An unusual collection of
Start Price : 800.00 | Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
Sold for (1,200.00 + 276.00) x 1 = 1,476.00
Original production cel and production background from Mr. Bug Goes to Town15Original production cel and production background from Mr. Bug Goes to Town
Original production cel and production background from Mr. Bug Goes to Town - (Fleischer Studios, 1941) Original pan production backg
Start Price : 1,500.00 | Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
Vintage signed portraits of James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Douglas Fairbainks, Jr. & others 2015Vintage signed portraits of James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Douglas Fairbainks, Jr. & others 20
Collection of 20 vintage signed portraits of James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Douglas Fairbainks, Jr. and others - Lot comprises the bulk of s
Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold for (700.00 + 161.00) x 1 = 861.00
Special oversize Gallery Exhibition prints inscribed to studio photographer Carl Conley 516Special oversize Gallery Exhibition prints inscribed to studio photographer Carl Conley 5
Collection of (5) special oversize Gallery Exhibition prints inscribed to studio photographer Carl Conley - Lot consists of (5) silver-bro
Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Early Walter Lantz Studios signed photo with 26 signatures16Early Walter Lantz Studios signed photo with 26 signatures
Early Walter Lantz Studios signed photo with 26 signatures - Gelatin silver matte double-weight sepia 8 in. x 10 in. photograph of Walter La
Start Price : 600.00 | Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Sold for (650.00 + 149.50) x 1 = 799.50
UCLA football poll – 100 original drawings17UCLA football poll – 100 original drawings
UCLA football poll – 100 original drawings - (Walter Lantz Studios, 1944) Extremely rare in-house football poll for a 1944 game between UCLA
Start Price : 1,000.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
The Secret Life of Salvador Dali presentation copy inscribed, hand-drawn portrait by Salvador Dali17The Secret Life of Salvador Dali presentation copy inscribed, hand-drawn portrait by Salvador Dali
The Secret Life of Salvador Dali presentation copy inscribed to Disney art director Robert Cormack with a double-page hand-drawn po
Start Price : 12,000.00 | Estimates : 12,000.00 - 15,000.00
Sold for (12,000.00 + 2,760.00) x 1 = 14,760.00
Errol Flynn oversize photograph signed18Errol Flynn oversize photograph signed
Errol Flynn oversize photograph signed - Gelatin silver semi-gloss double-weight 11 in. x 14 in. print of Errol Flynn. Inscribed in black
Start Price : 400.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold for (550.00 + 126.50) x 1 = 676.50
Woody Woodpecker original production cel on original background18Woody Woodpecker original production cel on original background
Woody Woodpecker original production cel on original background - (Walter Lantz Productions, 1940s/1950s) Original production
Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold for (550.00 + 126.50) x 1 = 676.50
Walter Lantz large drawing of Chilly Willy19Walter Lantz large drawing of Chilly Willy
Walter Lantz large drawing of Chilly Willy - Large presentation drawing of Chilly Willy accomplished in crayon on a leaf of illustration pap
Start Price : 800.00 | Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Rare original signature of legendary Apache war leader Geronimo19Rare original signature of legendary Apache war leader Geronimo
Rare original signature of legendary Apache war leader Geronimo - Geronimo. Rare Bold Signature, in pencil, written on an Octavo leaf (8
Start Price : 4,000.00 | Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
Sold for (4,000.00 + 920.00) x 1 = 4,920.00
Vintage pro-golfer autograph collection of (4) oversize photos inscribed to Johnny Weissmuller20Vintage pro-golfer autograph collection of (4) oversize photos inscribed to Johnny Weissmuller
Vintage pro-golfer autograph collection of (4) oversize photos inscribed to Johnny Weissmuller - Silver-bromide matte-finish prints (4) of
Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold for (300.00 + 69.00) x 1 = 369.00
Original production cels of Gerald McBoing Boing20Original production cels of Gerald McBoing Boing
Original production cels of Gerald McBoing Boing - (UPA Studios, 1951) Original production cels of Gerald McBoing Boing and his father from
Start Price : 400.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold for (1,100.00 + 253.00) x 1 = 1,353.00
Gerald McBoing-Boing original book art21Gerald McBoing-Boing original book art
Gerald McBoing-Boing original book art - (UPA Studios, 1951) Two original pieces of book art (a double page) from the Seuss/UPA Book, Gerald
Start Price : 800.00 | Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Sold for (1,100.00 + 253.00) x 1 = 1,353.00
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, First Edition signed by the entire film’s cast21Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, First Edition signed by the entire film’s cast
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, First Edition signed by the entire film’s cast - Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter
Start Price : 4,000.00 | Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
Sold for (4,000.00 + 920.00) x 1 = 4,920.00
High Noon contract signed by Gary Cooper and Stanley Kramer22High Noon contract signed by Gary Cooper and Stanley Kramer
High Noon contract signed by Gary Cooper and Stanley Kramer - (UA, 1952) Complete 10-page salary contract, dated December 11
Start Price : 10,000.00 | Estimates : 10,000.00 - 12,000.00
Original studio Photostat model sheet of the Money Cats from Gay Purree22Original studio Photostat model sheet of the Money Cats from Gay Purree
Original studio Photostat model sheet of the Money Cats from Gay Purree - (UPA Studios, 1962) Studio Photostat model sheet of the M
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold for (200.00 + 46.00) x 1 = 246.00
Original production layout drawing of Mr. Magoo23Original production layout drawing of Mr. Magoo
Original production layout drawing of Mr. Magoo - (UPA Studios, 1960s) Pan pencil layout drawing for an early Mr. Magoo commercial. Image m
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold for (100.00 + 23.00) x 1 = 123.00
Sydney Greenstreet portrait signed23Sydney Greenstreet portrait signed
Sydney Greenstreet portrait signed - Gelatin silver glossy borderless 7 ¼ in. x 9 ¼ in. print of Sydney Greenstreet as “Dr. Lor...
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold for (425.00 + 97.75) x 1 = 522.75
Jean Harlow rare oversize photograph signed24Jean Harlow rare oversize photograph signed
Jean Harlow rare oversize photograph signed - Gelatin silver semi-gloss double-weight 10 in. x 13 in. custom print of Jean Harlow by Clare
Start Price : 1,000.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold for (4,250.00 + 977.50) x 1 = 5,227.50
Original production model sheet and layout drawing of Mr. Magoo24Original production model sheet and layout drawing of Mr. Magoo
Original production model sheet and layout drawing of Mr. Magoo - (UPA Studios, 1960s) Original model sheet and original layout drawing from
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold for (400.00 + 92.00) x 1 = 492.00
Original production cel from Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol25Original production cel from Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol
Original production cel from Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol - (UPA Studios, 1962) Original production cel from Mr. Magoo’s
Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold for (300.00 + 69.00) x 1 = 369.00
James Whale’s Frankenstein signed by Boris Karloff and Mae Clarke25James Whale’s Frankenstein signed by Boris Karloff and Mae Clarke
James Whale’s Frankenstein signed by Boris Karloff and Mae Clarke - Anobile, Richard J. . Frankenstein. Uni
Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold for (425.00 + 97.75) x 1 = 522.75