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Lot #977
Stanley Kramer

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Director of High Noon, Inherit the Wind, It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. Original “Reportrait” of Kramer by artist George Haessler, comprising a stippled-ink portrait with extensive handwritten contributions from Kramer, on an off-white 13.75 x 16.75 sheet, in turn affixed to a slightly larger green sheet, and signed in black ink “Stanley Kramer, Detroit, Oct. 13, 1960.” Kramer comments on film as an art form, evolutionism and film production, and the shape of things to come in film. Some excerpts: “I wish I could be positive that everyone felt the film as an art form. It is - but much more so for its potential than for its accomplishments…Has film production ‘evoluted’ as the boy in ‘Inherit the Wind’ maintained the animals and the reptiles did?…There are manifestations which are most encouraging for the things to come in film. Somehow the daring efforts of the ‘nouveau vogue’ in France - and the ‘angry young men’ in England - and the Fellinis in Italy - promise excitement and electricity and creativity for the future.” In fine condition, with a few glue and tape stains and some scattered light toning. R&R COA.

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  • Dates: #330 - Ended February 13, 2008