Lot #700
Actors and Actresses

Over 1,000 signatures, including Karloff, Hayward, Mansfield, and Lahr
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Estimate: $600+

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Over 1,000 signatures, including Karloff, Hayward, Mansfield, and Lahr

Impressive collection of over 1,000 items, consisting almost entirely of signatures on cards with a handful of signed photos, signed by various actors, actresses, and directors, with many duplicates included. Among the most notable names are: Gracie Allen and George Burns, Pier Angeli, Robert Armstrong, Nils Asther, Ethel Barrymore, Edgar Bergen, Carroll Borland, William Boyd, Richard Burton, Francis X. Bushman, James Coburn, Ray Collins, Sean Connery, Jackie Coogan, Gary Cooper, Francis Ford Coppola, Lou Costello, Noel Coward, Wally Cox, Buster Crabbe, Dorothy Dandridge, Bette Davis, Dolores Del Rio, John Denver, Brandon deWilde, William Dozier, Bobby Driscoll, James Dunn, Allan Dwan, Farrah Fawcett, Henry Fonda, John Gielgud, Freeman Gosden, Alec Guinness, Edmund Gwenn, Margaret Hamilton, Rita Hayworth, Van Heflin, Anthony Hopkins, Rock Hudson, Josephine Hull, Martita Hunt, Boris Karloff, Emmett Kelly, Sr., Akira Kurosawa, Bert Lahr, Hedy Lamarr, Elsa Lanchester, Stan Laurel, Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier, Gina Lollobrigida, Anna Magnani, Jayne Mansfield, Zeppo Marx, Thomas Mitchell, Ona Munson, Pola Negri, Maria Ouspenskaya, Katina Paxinou, Gregory Peck, Roman Polanski, Claude Rains, Donna Reed, Debbie Reynolds, Joseph Schildkraut, Gale Sondergaard, Josef von Sternberg, James Stewart, Francis L. Sullivan, Gloria Swanson, Helen Twelvetrees, Vera-Ellen, Ethel Waters, Clifton Webb, Fay Wray, and Gig Young. In overall very good to fine condition.

These autographs were chiefly obtained through the mail between the 1950s and 1980s and many are still contained within their original mailing envelopes; the collection was compiled by Frank M. Flack, who began mailing out autograph requests as a private in the army, continuing as he rose to sergeant, and then later as an English professor. A small smattering of the autographs were purchased from notable dealers or received from friends. Due to the large quantity, several secretarial and/or printed signatures may be included (not included in the list or count). Interested parties are encouraged to view the collection in person at our offices or call us with specific inquiries, as this collection is sold as is and no returns will be accepted.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: April 21 - May 10