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Photographer J. B. Scott archive (1750+) photos, (1750+) negatives from the Golden Age of Hollywood.

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Photographer J. B. Scott archive (1750+) photos, (1750+) negatives from the Golden Age of Hollywood.
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244. Photographer J. B. Scott archive of (1750+) photographs and (1750+) negatives from the Golden Age of Hollywood. (1910s-1960s) Massive collection of (1750+) vintage original primarily gelatin silver photographs, ranging in size from 2.25 x 2.25 in. to 8 x 10 in., together with (1750+) camera negatives and color transparencies, mainly ranging from 2.25 x 2.25 in. to 5 x 7 in. Being the personal archive of photographer J.B. "Scotty" Scott, a celebrity photographer from a kinder, gentler day before the dawn of the paparazzi. Rather than a "gotcha" journalist, Scott was friends with the Hollywood set, and as such had more genial access to his famous subjects, capturing candid moments as one of the gang. Working for various publications and periodicals such as Modern Screen and the Chicago Herald Examiner, Scott documented the most exclusive soirees and lavish galas the Dream Factory had to offer, from the nights at Ciro's to the Academy Awards. The archive on offer here is, in large part, divided into two bodies of material: Scott's own celebrity photography and Scott's collection of Hollywood glamour photography from the 1920s. The 1920s material consists principally of Paramount publicity photographs, though Mack Sennett and other studios are represented, and includes subjects like Louise Brooks, Clara Bow, Rudolph Valentino, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, the founding of United Artists, Colleen Moore, Mary Philbin, Mary Brian, Fay Wray, Richard Arlen, and other luminaries of the day. Special subjects like starlets modeling haute fashions and cheesecake seasonal publicity are also featured. Scott's archive of his own work (of which the negatives are part) is a veritable Who's Who, including a wide range of icons from glamorous stars like Marilyn Monroe and Rita Hayworth and leading men such as Humphrey Bogart, Frank Sinatra, and John Wayne, to directors and big shots like Orson Welles, Frank Capra and Cecil B. DeMille. Other extraneous collections include crime and current event reportage, the Indy 500, Scott's female nude form studies, World War II as seen by Scott, and war and civilian aviation. A treasure trove of rare and desirable material, the likes of which is getting scarcer all the time, and when we speak of the quality of subjects and material on offer here, have always been few and far between. Also with this lot is Scott's career ephemera including press passes (a highlight being an Indy 500 press pin), published work, signed photographs (some oversized), celebrity Christmas cards, and event programs. Condition ranges widely, with some of the oldest material in miraculously pristine condition and other pieces showing their age. In person preview by appointment strongly recommended to truly ascertain what an incredible opportunity this lot represents. $4,000 - $6,000