Lot #7135
Hollywood Autograph Collection

From Walt Disney and Grace Kelly to Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe—over 20,000 signatures spanning fifty years of cinema
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Estimate: $10000+


From Walt Disney and Grace Kelly to Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe—over 20,000 signatures spanning fifty years of cinema

Amazing collection of approximately 20,000 ink signatures on individual 5 x 3 cards, most inscribed to "Joe," originally obtained in person by a New York autograph collector who collected from the 1950s through the 2000s. Spanning five decades of entertainment, these signatures primarily consist of actors and actresses, but also include some filmmakers, musicians, and other figures of note. Represented here are everyone from the obscure, journeymen actors of Hollywood's golden age to early examples of today's stars of cinema. The earlier cards tend to have small affixed portraits, and some have the date that they were acquired recorded on the reverse. In terms of scope, quantity, and condition, this is the finest in-person collection we have handled in over thirty years. In very fine overall condition.

Highlights include:

Hollywood: Nick Adams, Desi Arnaz, Fred Astaire, Lauren Bacall, Josephine Baker, Lucille Ball, John Banner, Brigitte Bardot, Frances Bavier, Ingmar Bergman, Ingrid Bergman, Busby Berkeley, Dan Blocker, William Boyd, Louise Brooks, Luis Bunuel, Richard Burton, James Cagney, George Carlin, John Carradine, Ted Cassidy, Gary Cooper, Noel Coward, Bing Crosby, George Cukor, Linda Darnell, Bette Davis, Catherine Deneuve, Brandon deWilde, Marlene Dietrich, Walt Disney, Divine, Diana Dors, Pete Duel, Michael Dunn, Clint Eastwood, Bill Elliott, Frances Farmer, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Marty Feldman, Federico Fellini, Peter Finch, Carrie Fisher, Joe Flynn, Serge Gainsbourg, Betty Grable, Gloria Grahame, Hugh Griffith, Edmund Gwenn, Gene Hackman, Gabby Hayes, Susan Hayward, Jim Henson, Jon-Erik Hexum, Dustin Hoffman, William Holden, Judy Holliday, Darla Hood, Jeffrey Hunter, John Huston, David Janssen, Anissa Jones, Jennifer Jones, Andy Kaufman, Grace Kelly, Ernie Kovacs, Akira Kurosawa, Veronica Lake, Hery Lamarr, Joi Lansing, Charles Laughton, Jerry Lewis, Harold Lloyd, Peter Lorre, Zeppo Marx, Toshiro Mifune, Sal Mineo, Liza Minnelli, Thomas Mitchell, Manton Moreland, Vic Morrow, Audie Murphy, Paul Newman, Jack Nicholson, Barbara O'Neil, Warren Oates, Laurence Olivier, Katina Paxinou, Gregory Peck, Edward Platt, Roman Polanski, Freddie Prinze, Gilda Radner, Claude Rains, Basil Rathbone, Robert Redford, Donna Reed, Christopher Reeve, Burt Reynolds, Ginger Rogers, Harold Sakata, George Sanders, Romy Schneider, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean Seberg, Peter Sellers, Robert Shaw, Anna Nicole Smith, James Stewart, Barbra Streisand, Gloria Swanson, Patrick Swayze, Jacques Tati, Spencer Tracy, Miyoshi Umeki, Roger Vadim, William Wellman, Mae West, Guy Williams, Robin Williams, Anna May Wong, and Natalie Wood.

Early examples of modern stars: Ben Affleck, Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Nicolas Cage, John Candy, Steve Carrell, Bradley Cooper, Bryan Cranston, Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kirsten Dunst, Dakota Fanning, Will Ferrell, Ricky Gervais, Mel Gibson, Tom Hanks, Anne Hathaway, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Scarlett Johansson, Angelina Jolie, Shia LaBeouf, Daniel Day Lewis, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Viggo Mortensen, Brittany Murphy, Eddie Murphy, Aaron Paul, Brad Pitt, Chris Pratt, Daniel Radcliffe, Eddie Redmayne, Ryan Reynolds, Meg Ryan, Quentin Tarentino, Charlize Theron, Paul Walker, Emma Watson, Michael Weatherly, Kate Winslet, Reese Witherspoon, Evan Rachel Wood, and Anton Yelchin.

Music: Marian Anderson, The Andrews Sisters, Louis Armstrong, Leonard Bernstein, Jon Bon Jovi, Bono, Jacques Brel, James Brown, Cab Calloway, Johnny Cash, Harry Chapin, Van Cliburn, Nat King Cole, Phil Collins, Roger Daltrey, Bobby Darin, Donovan, Dr. Dre, Duke Ellington, Mama Cass Elliott, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Alan Freed, Merle Haggard, Heavy D, Jascha Heifetz, Don Henley, Michael Hutchence, Janet Jackson, Mahalia Jackson, Elton John, KISS (Gene Simmons, Peter Criss, Paul Stanley), Jerry Lee Lewis, Jennifer Lopez, Mike Love, Joni Mitchell, Rick Nelson, Yoko Ono, Tom Petty, Robert Plant, Lou Reed, Keith Richards, Richard Rodgers, Johnny Rotten, Ravi Shankar, Allan Sherman, Nina Simone, Cat Stevens, Rod Stewart, Sting, Steven Tyler, Tom Waits, Dennis Wilson, Bill Wyman, and Neil Young.

Others: Pearl Buck, Robert F. Kennedy, Stephen King, Joe Namath, Rudolf Nureyev, Arthur Miller, Sugar Ray Robinson, and Tennessee Williams.

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: Hollywood
  • Dates: #548 - Ended May 23, 2019