Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Profiles in History's Auction & My Top Four Picks

Profiles in History's Hollywood Auction 83, hosted by Invaluable, is a 3-day online auction starting tomorrow June 29th.

Collectibles up for bids include: portraits, production shots, lobby cards, press books, autographed photos, posters, TV and Film negatives, production and costume sketches, shooting scripts, manuscripts, contracts, costumes and more

Stars featured include: Rita Hayworth, Greta Garbo, Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, and other legends including an extensive catalog of Bettie Page memorabilia.

The auction starts Wednesday June 29th at 11AM PST with over 1,700 items parsed out over 3 days. You can watch the live Hollywood Auction 83 here. Most of the items from the classic film era are up for auction on the first and second days.


One of their top item is an iconic part of TV history. Lucille Ball's signature Lucy Ricardo polka dotted dress from the I Love Lucy show. It's estimated to go for anywhere between $60-$80k! Another top item includes the original poster art by Maurice Thomas from War and Peace (1956) estimated to sell between $3-$5k.

I don't collect much memorabilia but if I did I would bid on these four lots in particular:

Nancy Drew Reporter

Lot 63: Nancy Drew series (2) vintage original lobby cards from 2 films.

If you know my love for Bonita Granville's Nancy Drew films you'll know why I'm cursing the universe for this temptation!



Lot 79: "James Bond" vintage original advance subway poster from You Only Live Twice. 

I have wall space big enough to house this beauty so of course I should get it. Add it to my cart please.


Lot 92: He Who Gets Slapped vintage original pressbook. 

I'm fascinated by movie marketing, especially how it was done back in the early days of cinema. Plus it doesn't hurt that the film features one of my favorite actresses Norma Shearer. I'm off to look in between the cushions of my sofa. Maybe I can find some spare $100s in there?


Lot 400: Clark Gable vintage original signed photograph.

Oh to be in possession of something the debonair Clark Gable once held in his hands. ::sigh::

Take a look through Profiles in History's offerings and let me know what you'd bid on!

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