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Two items signed by Marlon Brando: a DS, one page, 8.5 x 11, Gadbois Management Company letterhead, June 30, 1960, in which Brando retains Guy Gadbois as his business manager for a "sum equal to five percent (5%) of all monies or other consideration earned"; and a TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, November 30, 1967, to Guy Gadbois, in part: "I would like to bring our affairs to an …

Sold For: $1,880 (w/BP) Auction #600 - January 13, 2021 View Details

Collection of 74 vintage circa 1970s-80s ink signatures of celebrities, almost all on the reverse of off-white 7 x 5.5 postcards from Hollywood's Scandia Restaurant, most inscribed to "Lykke." Highlights include: Cary Grant, Clint Eastwood, Lee Major and Farrah Fawcett, Rod Steiger, Rod Stewart, Barbra Streisand, Omar Bradley, Liberace, John Denver, and Sugar Ray Robinson. Other signers are: …

Sold For: $2,069 (w/BP) Auction #600 - January 13, 2021 View Details

Two items signed by Francis Ford Coppola: a TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, The Coppola Company letterhead, enclosing a "check for 5,102 66/xx payment on my holding in Dementia," to be distributed to shareholders including Chuck Hanawalt, John Vicario, Joe Gross, Mort Truber, Eleanor Neil, and Donald Chu, as well as "some fees from lecturing for Total Media, one to George Lucas. This is money we wanted …

Sold For: $303 (w/BP) Auction #600 - January 13, 2021 View Details

ALS signed “Francis,” one page, 6 x 4, April 8. Letter to his attorney Barry Hirsch, in full: "What happens to my % of Godfathers/Graffitti in soft currency countries. Does Paramount or Universal owe me any Peso (Phillipine)?" In fine condition. All films in the Godfather trilogy were distributed by Paramount, while American Graffiti was distributed by Universal. Produced on a budget …

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Vintage matte-finish 10.75 x 13.75 photo of Hollywood's legendary funnyman smiling in a tuxedo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "To Our Star Club, Best always, Oliver Hardy, 1930.” In fine condition, with creases to the lower corner tips.

Sold For: $1,165 (w/BP) Auction #600 - January 13, 2021 View Details

Original signed ink sketch of Oscar the Grouch in his trash can accomplished by a German artist on an off-white 7.75 x 9 artist's illustration board, signed on a translucent overlay in pencil by the Sesame Street puppeteer with his approval, "OK—very nice, Jim Henson." Includes a TLS to Henson from German subsidiary on "CTW Sesamstrasse" letterhead, September 12, 1974…

Sold For: $1,950 (w/BP) Auction #600 - January 13, 2021 View Details

Superb vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 studio photo of Hitchcock leaning on his director's chair below a large VistaVision camera setup, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "Best wishes to Jack Perfect, from, Alfred Hitchcock.” Reverse bears a Bud Fraker / Paramount photo stamp. In fine condition, with a light paperclip impression to the top edge.

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Superlative vintage matte-finish 3.25 x 5 postcard photo of the shackled escape artist, boldly signed in ink, "Harry Handcuff Houdini, July 9, 1909," adding, "Photo taken 1904." In fine condition, with trimmed edges. A great pose of the acclaimed escape artist and illusionist.

Sold For: $5,681 (w/BP) Auction #600 - January 13, 2021 View Details

Pearl-finish 8 x 10 photo of Harry Houdini smiling while wearing a sharp suit, signed and inscribed, "To Miss Pearl Edserson, Best wishes, Houdini." Reverse bears a Houdini studio ink stamp. In very good to fine condition, with light creasing and rippling, and subtle hand-done embellishments to the left side of his mouth. A wonderful, cleanly inscribed portrait.

Sold For: $2,778 (w/BP) Auction #600 - January 13, 2021 View Details

ALS signed “Grace,” one page both sides, 5.25 x 8.25, personal letterhead, March 18, 1966. Letter to Zsa Zsa Gabor, in full: "I want to wish you and your husband every happiness. Thank you so much for the beautiful flowers. They are too lovely. I am rushing off to Paris in a few minutes to attend the Glace de l'Union tonight & then will return tomorrow evening just in time for…

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Partly-printed DS in English and Chinese, signed by Bruce Lee using his hand-drawn signature symbol and red chop stamp, one page, 9.75 x 12.25, January 30, 1968. Colorful and ornate certificate from Lee's Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute, in part: "This is to certify that Herb Jackson is a member in good standing, and having fulfilled the necessary requirements, is hereby promoted to first rank …

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Vintage matte-finish 7.75 x 9.75 photo of the lovely Vivien Leigh, signed in fountain pen. Matted to an overall size of 10.75 x 12.75. In very good to fine condition, with scattered light creasing, a heavy crease to the lower right corner, and a short tear to the bottom edge.

Sold For: $500 (w/BP) Auction #600 - January 13, 2021 View Details

Desirable semi-glossy 10 x 8 silver gelatin photo of a bearded Steve McQueen posing with producer Philip Parslow on the set of the 1978 film An Enemy of the People, signed and inscribed in felt tip, “To quarterback Phil…Your almost perfect like me…without a nose job—with love and respect, Steve.” Reverse bears a Mel Traxel photo stamp. Also includes a group of fo…

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DS, signed “Steven T. McQueen,” four pages, 8.5 x 11, November 1, 1963. Document of "Minutes of Regular Meeting of the Shareholders of Solar Productions, Inc.," outlining various resolutions adopted including an agreement by which McQueen will "play the leading male role in the motion picture now entitled 'Traveling Lady' for the sum of One Hundred Thousand Dollars." Signed at…

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One-of-a-kind Colonial Trust Company check register tracking the finances of Marilyn Monroe Productions, Inc., from February 1955 through April 1956, 14 x 9.5, containing approximately 200 pages of check records, all accomplished in an unknown hand. Many of the statements have direct relationships to Monroe's life and career. The records kept include payments made for her residences at the Hot…

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TLS, one page, 6 x 9, blindstamped personal letterhead, April 15, 1960. Letter to Arthur Ehrlich of the U. A. South American Corporation, sent shortly after Chile named Monroe the 'Best Actress in Film' for her role as Sugar 'Kane' Kowalczyk, in the film Some Like It Hot. In part: "Will you please convey my sincere appreciation to the public and critics of Chile for awarding me th…

Sold For: $6,250 (w/BP) Auction #600 - January 13, 2021 View Details

Three rare one-of-a-kind items pertaining to Monroe's lease of actress Leonora Corbett's apartment at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City: a document sent to Leonora Corbett by Milton Greene, signed by both parties, one page, 8.5 x 11, April 5, 1955, in part: "This will confirm that we agree to sublet your furnished Apartment #27-28 in the Waldorf-Towers for the use of Miss Marilyn M…

Sold For: $1,399 (w/BP) Auction #600 - January 13, 2021 View Details

Perforated sheet of three unused Marilyn Monroe Productions checks with consecutive numbers of 1590, 1591, and 1592, one page, 13.25 x 9.25, removed from one of the company's check registers. In fine condition.

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Scarce vintage glossy 7 x 9.5 publicity photo of Sharon Tate for the 1967 cult classic Valley of the Dolls, signed and inscribed in blue ink, "To Andre, All my best, Sharon Tate." In fine condition, with lightly trimmed edges. Any signed photos of Tate are highly desirable, with this example boasting a clean signature and a gorgeous up-close pose.

Sold For: $4,875 (w/BP) Auction #600 - January 13, 2021 View Details

Front cover of The Saturday Evening Post from March 1976, 10.25 x 13.25, which shows a close-up image of John Wayne in Western attire, signed and inscribed in black ballpoint, "Barry—Good luck & stay happy, John Wayne, 1977." In very good to fine condition, with light overall creasing, including a crease passing across Wayne's nose. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from …

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Stage and television actor (1920-1994) best known for his role as 'Rafe Hollister' on the Andy Griffith Show. Handsome vintage glossy 8 x 10.25 photo of the actor in a suit and tie, signed in fountain pen, "Best Wishes and Regards—Jack Prince, RKO Boston, July 1946." In fine condition.

Sold For: $963 (w/BP) Auction #600 - January 13, 2021 View Details

Group lot of three DSs signed by minor cast members from the 1979 epic war film Apocalypse Now, each one page, 8.5 x 11, dated to September and November 1977, consisting of three agreements between Coppola Cinema Seven and the respective actors: Charlie Robinson, who played an unnamed member of Kurtz’s Green Berets; Ben Piazza, who played the minor role of Capt. Cameron; and Joe Estevez, sig…

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Group of seven glossy photos of Asian actresses, ranging in size from 11.5 x 8 to 8.25 x 12, each signed in blue or black felt tip by the subject. Includes: Bai Ling (2), Chen Hong, Maggie Cheung, Yu Nan, Park Eun-hye, and Lee Young-ae. In overall fine condition.

Sold For: $250 (w/BP) Auction #600 - January 13, 2021 View Details

Group of four glossy photos of Asian film directors, ranging in size from 8.25 x 11.75 to 12 x 8.25, each signed in blue or black felt tip by the subject. Includes: Yoji Yamada, Ming-liang Tsai, Hou Hsiao-Hsien, and Wong Kar-wai. In overall fine condition.

Sold For: $656 (w/BP) Auction #600 - January 13, 2021 View Details