RR Auction: Tom Gregory Hollywood Collection

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The Tom Gregory Collection is undoubtedly the finest assemblage of vintage Hollywood photography we have ever offered. From the silent age to the sixties, this assortment of silver screen and television legends features a who’s who of dapper leading men, glamorous starlets, and offbeat character actors. The spotlight shines behind-the-scenes as well, featuring no shortage of influential producers, infamous directors, and ingenious screenwriters. This offering not only represents many of the earliest and most important studios and operatives, but the photos curated here represent those that turned ordinary studio contract players into Hollywood stars, illustrious luminaries, and unfading legends.
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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Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle Signed Photograph8001 - Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle Signed Photograph
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Vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 seated portrait of Arbuckle, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Madeline and Claude, With all my Love and sincere B
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Vilma Banky Oversized Signed Photograph8002 - Vilma Banky Oversized Signed Photograph
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Stunning vintage matte-finish 11 x 14 portrait of Banky wrapped in a fur shawl, signed and inscribed to the photographer in fountain pen, “To Ruth Har
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Theda Bara Signed Photograph8003 - Theda Bara Signed Photograph
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Vintage matte-finish 7.5 x 9.5 profile portrait of Bara by Melbourne Spurr of Hollywood, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To dear Mrs. Barrett,
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John Barrymore Signed Photograph8004 - John Barrymore Signed Photograph
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American stage and screen actor (1882–1942) whose rise to stardom and subsequent decline due to alcoholism became one of the legendary tragedies of Ho
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Lina Basquette Oversized Signed Photograph8005 - Lina Basquette Oversized Signed Photograph
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American actress (1907–1994) remembered for an entertainment career that spanned over seven decades. Vintage matte-finish 10.75 x 13.75 full-length po
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Chester Conklin Oversized Signed Photograph8006 - Chester Conklin Oversized Signed Photograph
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American actor (1886–1971) best known for his character roles alongside such early comic giants as Charlie Chaplin and W. C. Fields. Semi-glossy 10.25
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Jackie Coogan Signed Photograph8007 - Jackie Coogan Signed Photograph
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American actor (1914–1984) who began his movie career as a child actor in silent films, most notably alongside Charlie Chaplin in The Kid. After servi
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Sid Grauman Oversized Signed Photograph8008 - Sid Grauman Oversized Signed Photograph
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Theater owner (1879–1950) famed for his collection of hand and foot prints of movie stars. Oversized vintage matte-finish 11 x 14 portrait of a young
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D. W. Griffith Signed Photograph8009 - D. W. Griffith Signed Photograph
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Trailblazing filmmaker (1875–1948) who directed a number of important early classics, including Intolerance and the iconic Birth of a Nation. Exceptio
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Carl Laemmle Signed Photograph8010 - Carl Laemmle Signed Photograph
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German pioneer in American filmmaking and founder of Universal Studios (1867–1939), who, with the help of his son Carl Laemmle, Jr., produced many of
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Jesse Lasky Signed Photograph8011 - Jesse Lasky Signed Photograph
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Founder of Paramount Pictures and pioneering Hollywood producer (1880–1958). Vintage matte-finish 8 x 10.5 portrait by Campbell Studio of New York, si
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William Desmond Taylor Signed Photograph8012 - William Desmond Taylor Signed Photograph
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Prolific American director and actor (1872–1922) during the booming motion-picture industry of the 1910s and early 1920s; his unsolved murder at the a
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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William Wellman Oversized Signed Photograph8013 - William Wellman Oversized Signed Photograph
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American film director (1896–1975) who helmed such classics as Wings, The Public Enemy, and the original version of A Star Is Born. Vintage matte-fini
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Adolph Zukor Signed Photograph8014 - Adolph Zukor Signed Photograph
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Pioneering American motion picture producer and executive (1873–1976) who was the founder and longtime head of Paramount Studios. Vintage matte-finish
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John Gilbert Oversized Signed Photograph8015 - John Gilbert Oversized Signed Photograph
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Vintage glossy 11 x 14 MGM publicity portrait of Gilbert by Ruth Harriet Louise, signed and inscribed in dark fountain pen, “For ‘Bert’ with my very b
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Lillian Gish Oversized Signed Photograph8016 - Lillian Gish Oversized Signed Photograph
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Vintage matte-finish 9 x 12 photo of Gish with her hands softly folded in her lap, boldly signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Andrew Hoff, with
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Thomas H. Ince Oversized Signed Photograph8017 - Thomas H. Ince Oversized Signed Photograph
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Silent film star, director, producer, and screenwriter (1882–1924). Highly desirable vintage matte-finish 9.75 x 12 Spurr portrait of Ince, signed and
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Emil Jannings Signed Photograph8018 - Emil Jannings Signed Photograph
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Swiss-born German–Austrian actor and the first winner of the Academy Award for Best Actor (1884–1950) who is best known for his collaborations with F.
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Barbara La Marr Signed Photograph8019 - Barbara La Marr Signed Photograph
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Beautiful silent screen star and early horror actress (1896–1926) who lived an extravagant Hollywood lifestyle and died tragically young of tuberculos
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Harry Langdon Oversized Signed Photograph8020 - Harry Langdon Oversized Signed Photograph
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American actor and comedian (1884–1944) whose best work rivaled that of Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, and Buster Keaton; he is best remembered for th
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Harold Lloyd Oversized Signed Photograph8022 - Harold Lloyd Oversized Signed Photograph
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Vintage sepia matte-finish 11 x 14 half-length portrait of a jubilant Lloyd, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To dear Carmen, from, Harold.” In
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Harold Lloyd Signed Photograph8023 - Harold Lloyd Signed Photograph
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Vintage pearl-finish 8 x 10 full-length photo of Lloyd, arms akimbo, as the character Lonesome Luke, signed in fountain pen, “‘Lonesome Luke,’ His mor
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Antonio Moreno Oversized Signed Photograph8024 - Antonio Moreno Oversized Signed Photograph
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Spanish-born actor (1887–1967) who played opposite such luminaries as Greta Garbo and Clara Bow during the silent era and who later appeared in such c
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Nazimova Signed Photograph8025 - Nazimova Signed Photograph
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Vintage matte-finish 6.25 x 8.25 Apeda portrait of Nazimova in a haughty head-and-shoulders pose, attractively signed in bold fountain pen. In fine co
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Mabel Normand Oversized Signed Photograph8026 - Mabel Normand Oversized Signed Photograph
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Popular silent-era actress (1892–1930) who, after a colorful career that included a number of scandals, died of tuberculosis at age 37. Gorgeous vinta
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Mary Pickford Oversized Signed Photograph8027 - Mary Pickford Oversized Signed Photograph
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Vintage semi–glossy 10.75 x 13.5 K. O. Rahmn publicity photo of Pickford surrounded by four puppies, signed in purple ink, “Sincerely, Mary Pickford.”
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Mary Pickford Signed Photograph8028 - Mary Pickford Signed Photograph
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Vintage matte-finish 7.5 x 9.5 Hartsook portrait of Pickford in a full-length pose playing with a pair of kittens, signed and inscribed in fountain pe
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ZaSu Pitts Oversized Signed Photograph8029 - ZaSu Pitts Oversized Signed Photograph
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Superb vintage matte-finish 10.5 x 13.5 D’Gaggaeri portrait of Pitts with a haunting upward gaze, signed and inscribed in white ink, “To Joan, In appr
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Esther Ralston Oversized Signed Photograph8030 - Esther Ralston Oversized Signed Photograph
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Uncommon vintage sepia matte-finish 8 x 10 portrait of Ralston, signed and inscribed in black ink, “To my real friend and able co-worker, Howard Greer
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Wallace Reid Signed Photograph8031 - Wallace Reid Signed Photograph
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American silent screen actor and director (born 1891) who was referred to as ‘the screen’s most perfect lover’; died in 1923 at the age of 31 as a res
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Charles ‘Buddy’ Rogers Oversized Signed Photograph8032 - Charles ‘Buddy’ Rogers Oversized Signed Photograph
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Appealing matte-finish 11 x 14 Maurice Seymour portrait of Rogers with a dreamy stare, signed later in gold ink, “Chas Buddy Rogers.” In fine conditio
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Gloria Swanson Oversized Signed Photograph8033 - Gloria Swanson Oversized Signed Photograph
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Vintage matte-finish 9 x 12 soft-focus glamour shot of Swanson, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Winnie and Warner, affectionately, Gloria, 1
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Constance Talmadge Oversized Signed Photograph8034 - Constance Talmadge Oversized Signed Photograph
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Vintage glossy 9.75 x 12.75 G. Maillard Kesslere portrait of Talmadge wearing an ornate coat and headband, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To C
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Norma Talmadge Oversized Signed Photograph8035 - Norma Talmadge Oversized Signed Photograph
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American actress and film producer (1894–1957) of the silent era who is deemed one of the most elegant and glamorous film stars of the roaring twentie
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Erich von Stroheim Signed Photograph8036 - Erich von Stroheim Signed Photograph
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Legendary director (1885–1957) whose autocratic nature and profligacy brought an end to his directorial career. He went on to enjoy success as a chara
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Westerns: Buck Jones Signed Photograph8037 - Westerns: Buck Jones Signed Photograph
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American motion picture star (1891–1942) who made films through the 1920s to the 1940s, remembered for his work in many popular western movies; he die
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Westerns: George O’Brien Oversized Signed Photograph8038 - Westerns: George O’Brien Oversized Signed Photograph
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Attractive vintage matte-finish 10.25 x 13.25 close-up portrait of O’Brien wearing a large hat, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “For Dorothy Col
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Westerns: Hoot Gibson Oversized Signed Photograph8039 - Westerns: Hoot Gibson Oversized Signed Photograph
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American rodeo champion (1892–1962) who became a pioneer cowboy film actor, director, and producer. Vintage matte-finish 10 x 13.25 portrait of Gibson
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Westerns: Tom Mix Oversized Signed Photograph8040 - Westerns: Tom Mix Oversized Signed Photograph
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Vintage matte-finish 10 x 13 studio portrait of Mix dressed in cowboy attire, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To My Friends Mr. & Mrs. Vo...
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Greta Garbo Oversized Signed Photograph8042 - Greta Garbo Oversized Signed Photograph
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Amazing vintage circa 1927 matte-finish 10 x 13 portrait of Garbo by Ruth Harriet Louise, boldly signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Eva von Ber
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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Gwili Andre Signed Photograph8043 - Gwili Andre Signed Photograph
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Danish actress and model (1908–1959) whose considerable beauty was likened to that of Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich. Mesmerizing vintage matte-fini
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Jean Arthur Oversized Signed Photograph8044 - Jean Arthur Oversized Signed Photograph
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American actress (1900–1991) best known for her comic roles in such classics as Mr. Deeds Goes to Town and The More the Merrier. With the notable exce
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Freddie Bartholomew Oversized Signed Photograph8045 - Freddie Bartholomew Oversized Signed Photograph
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British-born actor (1924–1992) whose title role in MGM’s David Copperfield made him an overnight star; he went on to appear in such classics as Anna K
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Tallulah Bankhead Oversized Signed Photograph8046 - Tallulah Bankhead Oversized Signed Photograph
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Stunning vintage pearl finish 10.75 x 13.75 portrait of Bankhead by Eugene Robert Richee, signed and inscribed in ink, “To Nellie, with love, from, Ta
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Constance Bennett Oversized Signed Photograph8047 - Constance Bennett Oversized Signed Photograph
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Exceptional vintage matte-finish 10.75 x 13.75 portrait of Bennett by Maurice Seymour, nicely signed and inscribed in white pencil, “To Marie Bodie, w
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Jack Benny Oversized Signed Photograph8048 - Jack Benny Oversized Signed Photograph
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Amusing vintage matte-finish 11 x 14 photo of Benny looking around a corner, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Lou Landfield, Hello again! Jac
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Joan Blondell Oversized Signed Photograph8049 - Joan Blondell Oversized Signed Photograph
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Vintage matte-finish 10 x 13 head-and-shoulders portrait, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “For Mildred, all good wishes, Joan Blondell.” Blindst
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Beulah Bondi Signed Photograph8050 - Beulah Bondi Signed Photograph
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Vintage glossy 8 x 10.25 head-and-shoulders portrait of Bondi, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To W. L. Bessette, Cordially—Beulah Bondi.” Reve
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Alice Brady Oversized Signed Photograph8051 - Alice Brady Oversized Signed Photograph
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American actress (1892–1939) during silent and sound films who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress two years before her death from cance
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Walter Brennan Oversized Signed Photograph8052 - Walter Brennan Oversized Signed Photograph
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Vintage matte-finish 10.75 x 13.5 close-up photo of Brennan holding a cigarette and biting his thumbnail, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Di
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