Fine Autograph and Artifact Auction: Featuring Pop Culture

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RR Auction's December Fine Autograph and Artifact sale boasts more than 900 lots, highlighted by a multitude of important historical letters and a robust selection of material from popular culture. Highlights of the sale include a signed Abraham Lincoln carte-de-visite, checks from George Washington and Donald Trump, a Charles Dickens autograph quote from A Christmas Carol, rare artifacts recovered from the USS Arizona after Pearl Harbor, unique mixed-media artwork by Bob Dylan, a Christmas card from Al Capone, and rare oversized 'outtake' prints from the Beatles' famous Abbey Road shoot. 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 December 2018.
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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Steve McQueen703 - Steve McQueen
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DS, signed “Steven T. McQueen,” one page, 8.5 x 11, October 1, 1979. Document headed "Written consent to and adoption of resolution without a m...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Marilyn Monroe704 - Marilyn Monroe
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Amazing vintage matte-finish 11 x 14 photo of Monroe in a low-cut dress and diamond jewelry reclining on a pillow, circa 1953, signed and inscribed in
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Estimates : 30,000.00 - 40,000.00
 
 
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Marilyn Monroe705 - Marilyn Monroe
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Marilyn Monroe Productions check, 8 x 2.75, filled out in type and signed by Monroe, "Marilyn Monroe," payable to Marilyn Monroe for $10,0...
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Burt Reynolds706 - Burt Reynolds
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Stunning Lifetime Achievement award presented to Burt Reynolds by The Friars Club of California at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 28, 1993. Made by
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Jean Seberg707 - Jean Seberg
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American actress (1938–1979) who is best known for the film Breathless and who later became a French New Wave icon; her death at the age of 40—ruled a
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Frank Sinatra708 - Frank Sinatra
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TLS signed "Frank," two pages, 7.25 x 10.75, personal letterhead, July 25, 1956. Letter to Hollywood gossip columnist Jimmie Starr, in par...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Frank Sinatra709 - Frank Sinatra
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Terrific vintage matte-finish 11 x 14 photo of the young performer seated with a two-tone coat and wearing a bow tie, signed and inscribed in fountain
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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John Wayne710 - John Wayne
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Large vintage fountain pen signature, "Good Luck, John Wayne,” on a blue 6.25 x 5 album page bearing an affixed portrait of the Western star. I...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Wizard of Oz711 - Wizard of Oz
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Incredible display containing six signatures from stars of the classic 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, including: a bank check filled out in type and sign
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory712 - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
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Complete original handwritten musical manuscript for the score for the 1971 Paramount film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory by noted film com...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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John Aasen713 - John Aasen
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American silent film actor (1890–1938) who was one of the tallest actors in history at a height of 7 feet 2 inches; he worked in various shows, includ
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Abbott and Costello714 - Abbott and Costello
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Two items: a ballpoint signature and inscription, "To 'Dan,' your Pal, Bud Abbott," on an off-white 5.75 x 4.25 album page, with n...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Jean Arthur715 - Jean Arthur
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Super early glossy 7.75 x 9.75 publicity photo of Arthur in a full-length pose wearing beach apparel against a sun-and-bird backdrop, signed in founta
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Brigitte Bardot716 - Brigitte Bardot
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Group lot of seven postcards showing the lovely Brigitte Bardot at various stages of her career, ranging in size from 3.5 x 5.5 to 5.75 x 4, each sign
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Wallace Beery717 - Wallace Beery
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Vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of the Oscar-winning actor in a relaxed seated pose, signed and inscribed in white ink, "To 'Ham,' Wh...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Ingrid Bergman718 - Ingrid Bergman
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Vintage glossy 8 x 10 head-and-shoulders photo of the Oscar-winning Swedish actress, signed in blue ink by Ingrid Bergman. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Ingrid Bergman719 - Ingrid Bergman
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Vintage glossy 3.5 x 5.5 postcard photo of Ingrid Bergman as Irene Girard in the 1952 film Europe '51, signed nicely in the lower border in foun...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Richard Burton720 - Richard Burton
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Glossy 7.75 x 9.75 photo of Burton as Alec Leamas from the 1965 film The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, signed in fountain pen. In fine condition, wit
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Charlie Chaplin721 - Charlie Chaplin
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TLS, one page, 5.75 x 8.25, personal letterhead, April 25, 1969. Letter to Ken Browne, in full: "Thank you very much for your kind thoughts on ...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Charlie Chaplin722 - Charlie Chaplin
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Ballpoint signature, "Charlie Chaplin,” on the reverse of a glossy 5.25 x 3.25 postcard depicting the towering bluffs of Cornwall, England. In ...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Charlie's Angels723 - Charlie's Angels
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Lot of three photos signed by an actress from the first season of Charlie's Angels: a glossy 8 x 10 close-up photo of the original Sabrina Dunca...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Chung Ling Soo724 - Chung Ling Soo
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American magician (1861–1918), born William Ellsworth Robinson, who attained fame after adopting an 'exotic' Chinese persona under the name ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Buster Crabbe725 - Buster Crabbe
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Desirable pairing of two vintage glossy 8 x 10 photos: one dashing portrait of the actor with slicked-back hair and a black bow tie, signed in fountai
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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The Dark Crystal726 - The Dark Crystal
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Very desirable collection relating to Jim Henson's 1982 fantasy film The Dark Crystal, highlighted by a 'Dark Crystal' Christmas card be...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Olivia de Havilland727 - Olivia de Havilland
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Wonderful collection of 32 TLSs from Olivia de Havilland, each one page, the majority written on her personal 5.5 x 6.75 letterhead, dating between Au
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Johnny Depp728 - Johnny Depp
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Color 27 x 40 poster for the 2006 fantasy swashbuckler film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, showing a pirate skull with flaming torc...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Johnny Depp729 - Johnny Depp
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Attractive color 27 x 40 poster for Tim Burton's 2010 fantasy adventure film Alice in Wonderland, showing the Mad Hatter and Absolem the caterpi...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Directors730 - Directors
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Group lot of 12 items signed by a notable film director, consisting entirely of signed photos and cards/sheets ranging in size from 5 x 3 to 8 x 10.25
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Diana Dors731 - Diana Dors
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Vintage glossy 6.25 x 8.25 close-up photo of the leading lady with bare shoulders, signed in blue ballpoint, "Thank you for the lovely pictures...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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W. C. Fields732 - W. C. Fields
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Vintage ink signature, "W. C. Fields,” on an off-white 5.5 x 2.5 sheet. Double-matted and framed with a portrait to an overall size of 11.5 x 1...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Jay C. Flippen733 - Jay C. Flippen
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American character actor (1899–1971) who often played police officers or weary criminals in many films of the 1940s and 1950s. Uncommon vintage matte-
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Jane Fonda734 - Jane Fonda
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Excellent glossy 8 x 10 full-length photo of Jane Fonda as the titular character from the 1968 film Barbarella, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condi
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Harrison Ford735 - Harrison Ford
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Ideal glossy 7.5 x 10 three-quarter-length photo of Harrison Ford as the archeologist and treasure-seeking Indiana Jones, signed in black felt tip. In
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Ava Gardner736 - Ava Gardner
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Glossy 8 x 10 close-up photo of the gorgeous Ava Gardner, signed in black ballpoint. In fine condition, with some scattered small creases.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Ava Gardner737 - Ava Gardner
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Glossy 8 x 10 Universal Pictures publicity photo of Ava Gardner in a lovely full-length pose, signed in black felt tip. In very good to fine condition
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Greer Garson738 - Greer Garson
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Beautiful vintage matte-finish 6.5 x 8 photo of Garson going over a script, signed and inscribed in thick fountain pen, "Best wishes, Jim, Gree...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Gloria Grahame739 - Gloria Grahame
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Vintage glossy 8 x 10 close-up photo of Grahame for the 1959 film noir Odds Against Tomorrow, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "Robert, Af...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Happy Days740 - Happy Days
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Color glossy 10 x 13 photo of the cast of Happy Days, signed in black felt tip by Henry Winkler, Donny Most, Erin Moran, Tom Bosley, Anson Williams, M
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Susan Hayward741 - Susan Hayward
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Glossy 7.75 x 9 close-up photo of the Oscar-winning actress, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "To Buddy Black, Best wishes, Susan Hayward....
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Rita Hayworth742 - Rita Hayworth
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Crisp ballpoint signature, "Rita Hayworth,” on an off-white 4.75 x 2.75 card. Double-matted and framed with a color photo to an overall size of...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Katharine Hepburn743 - Katharine Hepburn
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Matte-finish 3.5 x 5 photo of Hepburn climbing a ladder, signed in black felt tip. A typed collector's notation on the reverse indicates that it...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Katharine Hepburn744 - Katharine Hepburn
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Two TLSs, each one page, 5.5 x 8.5, personal letterhead, dated 1990 and 1994. The first, signed "K. Hepburn," in part: "I am sorry bu...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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It's a Wonderful Life745 - It's a Wonderful Life
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Group lot of seven items signed by an actor or actress from the classic 1946 Christmas film It’s a Wonderful Life, including: an ALS from James Stewar
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Grace Kelly746 - Grace Kelly
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Very appealing glossy 3.5 x 5.5 deckle-edge postcard photo of Grace Kelly dangling her feet over a pool of water, signed nicely in black felt tip. In
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Carla Laemmle747 - Carla Laemmle
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Actress (1909–2014) and niece of Carl Laemmle, best remembered as the coach passenger who speaks the first lines of Dracula. Glossy 10 x 8 photo of he
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Laurel and Hardy748 - Laurel and Hardy
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Off-white 5.5 x 4 card bearing a fountain pen signature and inscription, "Stan Laurel, Thank you Sheila!" and a ballpoint signature, "...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Vivien Leigh749 - Vivien Leigh
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Bold vintage ink signature, "Vivien Leigh,” on a beige 6 x 4 album page. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Vivien Leigh750 - Vivien Leigh
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TLS, one page, 5 x 6.75, 54, Eaton Square letterhead, May 28, 1964. Letter to Stuart Lippner, in full: "Thank you for your letter and your kind...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Sergio Leone751 - Sergio Leone
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Semi-glossy 4 x 5.75 close-up photo of Sergio Leone wearing his trademark large glasses, signed in blue ballpoint. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Gina Lollobrigida752 - Gina Lollobrigida
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Appealing set of seven vintage postcards showing Gina Lollobrigida at various points of her career, each approximately 3.5 x 5.5, each signed along th
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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