RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts featuring Literature

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Boasting almost 1,000 lots, RR Auction's October Fine Autographs and Artifacts sale features a robust literature section that includes autographs from authors across the ages—from Goethe to Kafka to Hemingway, a wide assortment of great writers and literary movements are represented. Other highlights in the sale include an important letter by Stephen Hawking, an extremely rare Mao Zedong autograph, a fully signed Led Zeppelin album, a wise autograph quote by Albert Einstein, and a letter by Thomas Jefferson on a political economics textbook. RR Auction is a globally recognized and trusted auction house specializing in historical autographs and artifacts. Join us as we make history selling history in September 2019.
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
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Harry Blackstone808 - Harry Blackstone
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E. Hill & Sons State Bank check, 6 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Harry Blackstone, payable to Hotel Haddam for $4.10, November 19, 1933. In f...
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Edwin Booth809 - Edwin Booth
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Interesting ANS in pencil, one page, 3.25 x 2.25, no date. Note apparently passed during a performance of Richelieu, in which Booth played the title r
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James Caan810 - James Caan
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Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Caan as a young actor, signed in blue ink, "Sincerely James Caan." In fine condition.
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Frank Capra811 - Frank Capra
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Terrific World War II-dated TLS signed “Frank,” one page, 8.5 x 11, Frank Capra Productions, Inc. letterhead, May 6, 1941. Letter to "Coop,&quo...
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Johnny Carson812 - Johnny Carson
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DS, two pages, 8.5 x 11, April 29, 1985. Official letter from NBC Entertainment to Johnny Carson, referencing an agreement from April 18, 1972, which
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Lon Chaney, Jr813 - Lon Chaney, Jr
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Choice fountain pen signature, "Lon Chaney,” on an off-white 4.5 x 2.75 card bearing a small affixed portrait. Nicely matted and framed with a ...
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Charlie Chaplin814 - Charlie Chaplin
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Matte-finish 3.75 x 5.5 head-and-shoulders photo of an older Charlie Chaplin, signed in the lower border in black felt tip. In fine condition. Accompa
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Charlie Chaplin815 - Charlie Chaplin
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TLS, one page, 5.75 x 8.25, personal letterhead, April 17, 1969. Brief letter to Edward Laker, in full: "Thank you very much for your kind thou...
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Gary Cooper816 - Gary Cooper
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ALS signed “G. Cooper,” one page, 8.5 x 11, El Mirador Hotel letterhead, no date. Letter to Miss Smith, in full: "Will you get in touch with th...
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Gary Cooper817 - Gary Cooper
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DS, 27 pages, 8.5 x 13, October 12, 1949. Contract between Warner Bros. Pictures and Gary Cooper, in which the ladder agrees to "render his exc...
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Francis Ford Coppola818 - Francis Ford Coppola
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DS, two pages, 8.5 x 13, March 1, 1976. Acknowledgment for an agreement between the Coppola Cinema Seven and The Coppola Company, in which the latter
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Crash819 - Crash
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Original brad-bound Lionsgate Films script for the Oscar-winning 2004 film Crash, 113 pages, 8.75 x 11, signed on the title page by thirteen cast and
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Creature from the Black Lagoon820 - Creature from the Black Lagoon
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Two items: a felt tip sketch by Ricou Browning of the Creature from the Black Lagoon on a white 8.5 x 11 cardstock sheet, signed below by Browning, wh
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Walter Cronkite821 - Walter Cronkite
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Glossy 7 x 9 head-and-shoulders photo of the great newscaster, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "For Ruth DeForge, With best wishes, Wal...
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Michael Curtiz822 - Michael Curtiz
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Vintage pencil signature, "Michael Curtiz, Hollywood,” on an off-white 5.75 x 3.5 card, affixed below a portrait to an overall size of 8.25 x 1...
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Sammy Davis, Jr823 - Sammy Davis, Jr
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DS, one page, 11 x 8.5, July 26, [1974]. Certificate for 51 shares of stock in Trace–Mark Productions, Inc., issued to Sammy Davis Jr., who signs at t
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Doris Day824 - Doris Day
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Three contracts between Doris Day and Columbia Records, each signed at the conclusion, "Doris Day," six total pages, dated between 1950 an...
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Daniel Day-Lewis825 - Daniel Day-Lewis
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Glossy 8 x 10 publicity photo of Daniel Day-Lewis as he's pictured on the poster for the 1992 historical drama The Last of the Mohicans, signed ...
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Robert De Niro826 - Robert De Niro
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Color satin-finish 11 x 14 photo of Robert De Niro as middleweight champion boxer Jake LaMotta in the 1980 Martin Scorsese biopic Raging Bull, signed
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Johnny Depp827 - Johnny Depp
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Color glossy 14 x 11 close-up photo of Johnny Depp as Raoul Duke from the 1998 film adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las ...
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Julien Duvivier828 - Julien Duvivier
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Untranslated ALS in French, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 7.25, Hotel Negresco (Nice) letterhead, dated in another hand to January 31, 19
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Clint Eastwood829 - Clint Eastwood
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Color satin-finish 16 x 20 photo of Clint Eastwood as the titular character from the Dirty Harry film series, signed in blue felt tip. In very good to
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Clint Eastwood830 - Clint Eastwood
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Handsome satin-finish 16 x 20 photo of Clint Eastwood as a young leading man, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition, with scattered light surface
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Clint Eastwood831 - Clint Eastwood
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Color glossy 14 x 11 photo of Clint Eastwood with crossed pistols in the 1976 film The Outlaw Josey Wales, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition,
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Clint Eastwood832 - Clint Eastwood
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Color glossy 14 x 11 photo of Clint Eastwood as Blondie from the 1966 film The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition
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Louise Fletcher833 - Louise Fletcher
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Color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of Fletcher as Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, signed in black felt tip. In very fine condition.
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Errol Flynn834 - Errol Flynn
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Personal check, 8.25 x 3.25, filled out in type and signed by Errol Flynn, payable to Associated Radio & Appliance Co. for $18.76, April 18, 194...
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Frankenstein: Donnie Dunagan835 - Frankenstein: Donnie Dunagan
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Two photos: a glossy 8 x 10 photo of a scene from the 1939 horror film Son of Frankenstein, which shows the Monster holding the young Peter von Franke
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Abel Gance836 - Abel Gance
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ALS, one page, 8.25 x 10.75, personal letterhead, April 15, 1943. Letter to Sacha Guitry. In full (translated): "Since 'Le Misanthrope'...
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Judy Garland837 - Judy Garland
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Personal check, 7.5 x 3.25, filled out in type and signed by Garland, payable to Wayne Jones for $259.98, November 22, 1963. In fine condition. Jones
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Get Smart: Don Adams838 - Get Smart: Don Adams
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DS, four pages, 8.5 x 11, June 10, 1969. Contract between Talent Associates Limited and Don Adams, in which the latter agrees to direct "four m...
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Cary Grant839 - Cary Grant
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Vintage pencil signature, "Thanks, Cary Grant,” on an off-white 5.5 x 4.25 album page. In fine condition.
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Gene Hackman840 - Gene Hackman
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Glossy 8 x 10 promo photo of Hackman as Reverend Frank Scott in the 1972 disaster film The Poseidon Adventure, signed in black felt tip. In fine condi
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Edith Head841 - Edith Head
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Two original costume sketches by Edith Head, accomplished in ink, graphite, and watercolor on individual off-white sheets, 14 x 16.5 and 13.25 x 17, w
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Edith Head842 - Edith Head
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Desirable pencil and gouache costume sketch of a beautiful white dress designed for Grace Kelly on an off-white 12.75 x 17 sheet, signed and approved
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Katharine Hepburn843 - Katharine Hepburn
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Group lot of seven TLSs, signed either “K. Hep,” “K. Hepburn,” or “Katharine Hepburn,” each one page, 6 x 8, personal letterhead, dated between 1984 a
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William Holden844 - William Holden
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DS, four pages, 8.5 x 11, April 16, 1951. Contract between Paramount Pictures and William Holden, which agrees to pay the actor $1,500 per week in the
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Dennis Hopper845 - Dennis Hopper
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Color glossy 10 x 8 photo of Dennis Hopper in his Oscar-nominated role as Shooter Flatch in the classic basketball film Hoosiers, signed in blue felt
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James Bond Girls: Andress and Eaton846 - James Bond Girls: Andress and Eaton
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Three glossy photos of James Bond girls: a pair of 8 x 10 photos of Ursula Andress, who signs both in blue felt tip, with one inscribed to "All...
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James Bond: Music847 - James Bond: Music
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Six color photos, glossy and laserprint, ranging in size from 8 x 8 to 8 x 11.5, which features images of soundtrack covers, movie posters, and one of
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Grace Kelly848 - Grace Kelly
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Glossy 7 x 9 photo of Grace Kelly in a glamourous up-close pose, signed in black felt tip. Matted to an overall size of 12 x 14. In fine condition.
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L.A. Law849 - L.A. Law
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Original brad-bound 20th Century Fox script for the 1986 pilot episode of L.A. Law, 118 pages, 8.5 x 11, signed on front cover in various inks by Jill
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Veronica Lake850 - Veronica Lake
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Signed book: Veronica: The Autobiography of Veronica Lake. First American edition. NY: The Citadel Press, 1971. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.5 x 8.5,
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Michael Landon851 - Michael Landon
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Vintage glossy 8 x 10 close-up photo of Landon holding a pistol as 'Little Joe' Cartwright from Bonanza, signed and inscribed in black ballp...
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Laverne and Shirley852 - Laverne and Shirley
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Color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of the Laverne & Shirley cast, signed in felt tip, "Penny Marshall," "Cindy Williams, 'Shirle...
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Laverne and Shirley853 - Laverne and Shirley
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Color glossy 8 x 10 photo of Laverne and Shirley snapping their fingers, signed in silver ink, "Cindy Williams, 'Shirley,'" and in...
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David Lean854 - David Lean
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Glossy 10.25 x 8 publicity photo of David Lean on the set of the 1970 romantic drama Ryan's Daughter, signed in blue felt tip. In very good to f...
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Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier855 - Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier
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Vintage ballpoint signatures, "Vivien Leigh" and "L. Olivier," on individual off-white 4 x 3 album pages. In fine condition, wit...
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Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau856 - Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau
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Glossy 8 x 10 Universal Pictures publicity photo of the lead actors from the 1974 black comedy The Front Page, signed and inscribed in black felt tip,
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Sophia Loren and Brigitte Bardot857 - Sophia Loren and Brigitte Bardot
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Sultry set of seven glossy photos of Sophia Loren and Brigitte Bardot in various seductive poses, 8 x 10 and 10 x 8, each signed in blue or black felt
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