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A final shooting script to Gone With the Wind, presented by David O. Selznick to the widow of screenwriter Sidney Howard

A final shooting script to Gone With the Wind, presented by David O. Selznick to the widow of screenwriter Sidney Howard Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1939. Mimeographed manuscript, 256 pages, dated January 24, 1939, housed in yellow Selznick International wrappers bound in half-morocco over cloth with title gilt to upper cover and spine, "SIDNEY HOWARD" to lower right. Contains eight approx. 7 ½ x 9 ¾ in. stills laid down to insert pages. Provenance: presented by David O. Selznick to Howard's widow, Polly; gifted by her to her nephew (letter from family member laid in to volume). In December of 1939, David O. Selznick gave bound presentation copies of the script to Gone With the Wind to most of the film's leading actors and crew members as well as to those who had supported him in his endeavors as an independent producer. These gift copies contain the film's final shooting script with photographs of key scenes from the film, including the burning of Atlanta, placed at appropriate points in the screenplay. The total run produced is not known, but is believed to be less than 50. Sidney Howard died in August, 1939 in a tragic accident on his farm; this copy was presented to his widow, Polly. Unlike Selznick's other bound presentation scripts, however, this one does not bear an inscription from the producer. The book is instead inscribed: "With Love to Blaine / on Jennifer's Birthday / March 23rd, 1940 / From / Polly." Blaine was a nephew of Howard's wife and cousin to his daughter Jennifer. Howard would go on to win a posthumous Academy Award® for Best Screenplay. (Howard had previously received Academy Award® nominations for his scripts to the films Arrowsmith and Dodsworth.)

  • USAUSA
  • 2014-11-25
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A Jerry Garcia stage-played, acoustic guitar made by Takamine, ca. 1985

A Jerry Garcia stage-played, acoustic guitar made by Takamine, ca. 1985 6-string acoustic guitar, Serial Number 84111605, Rosewood back and sides, spruce top. The spruce top on the guitar exhibits some extremely light color within the grain running from back to front above and below the sound hole making it easily identifiable. With chrome hardware, red nylon and black leather guitar strap with a black leather musical note patch affixed to the strap, a few nicks and scrapes to body and head. With original black case with usual clasps and plastic handle, lined in nubby, orange polyester; case with splotches of red and pink paint, generally very worn. Includes case, Jerry's guitar strap, pick and two discs featuring the guitar on the covers. The first disc, Ragged but Right is the second live album by the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band and was recorded in October and December 1987 at the Lunt Fontanne Theater in New York City, the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles and the Warfield Theater in San Francisco. It was released on November 16, 2010, twenty-two years after the band's first album, Almost Acoustic. The second disc is Pure Jerry Vol. 8. Also included in this lot is a DVD of the December 17, 1987 performance at the Warfield Theater with John Kahn, Bob Weir and Joan Baez featuring the Takamine acoustic guitar. Jerry played this guitar from about 1985 until 1988, including during the famous Lunt Fontanne shows in October of 1987, The Christmas show on December 17, 1987 and the Bridge School Benefit in 1988. This was his main guitar with the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band. The Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band existed from the summer of 1987 to the summer of 1988, and played fewer than 30 concerts. Led by Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead, the band included three members of the 1964 bluegrass band the Black Mountain Boys - Garcia on guitar and vocals, David Nelson of the New Riders of the Purple Sage on guitar and vocals, and Sandy Rothman on mandolin, dobro, banjo, and vocals - plus long-time Garcia collaborator John Kahn on acoustic bass, Kenny Kosek on fiddle, and David Kemper on snare drum. This is also the acoustic guitar featured on the recently released Almost Acoustic. According to Carolyn Adams Garcia: "This instrument was a favorite one of Jerry's 'playing' guitars. He played it extensively, and it traveled with him for years. It appears with him on album covers and in photographs of shows from the mid 1980's to early 1990. It has a very distinctive pattern in the spruce wood top that stands out in videos and photos from that time. The sides and back are rosewood. The red fabric strap with the black notes has been part of it throughout. The guitar has the marks of use and travel. He used it for recordings, shows and while practicing at home and at the studio. He played this guitar at his Wiltern Theater appearances and during his Broadway run. He played this guitar for many of his acoustic sets on stage in the late 1980s. It is also the guitar he most often brought home to practice on between gigs, preferring this acoustic to his electric guitars for working at home. Jerry loved this guitar and latched onto it as a solid replacement for his old acoustic Martin Dreadnaught, which he said was too fragile to travel. He liked the sharp twang of this Takamine's voice. Other band members and the crew actually have commented on its sharp distinctive tone. Likely this was an aspect of the built in pickup. Jerry liked that and the easy fingering of the narrow neck and the cutaway. It has sturdy construction that held up well on the road, and the original built in electronic elements that he used are there too. There is plenty of life in this well-made guitar. It has occasionally been played, and often enjoyed and admired by our family and friends over the years since Jerry's passing, and is a treasured old friend come around for the music. Takamine still makes this model, a testimonial to durability and desirability. We have kept it since 1990 when Jerry stopped using it for shows and kept it at home. Just having it has helped us deal with his absence over time." 41 x 15 x 5 in.

  • USAUSA
  • 2012-05-09
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A Jerry Garcia-owned custom Alembic electric guitar, "Lucky Number 13"

Rock & Roll Memorabilia 1972, walnut double cutaway body with mahogany and walnut through body neck, ebony 27-fret fretboard with oval mother of pearl inlay, active pickups with prototype monofilter, brass bridge and nut, Schecter tuners, brass inlay and carved Alembic emblem to headstock. This custom made guitar was only the 13th complete instrument made by Alembic as a company and was constructed exclusively for Jerry Garcia. Garcia had been modifying his guitars for years at this point and had just begun to go the custom route with instruments made by Doug Irwin and by Alembic. Lucky Number 13 is an important stepping stone to Garcia's more well-known Doug Irwin-made Wolf and Tiger. Although much less ornate than the later two instruments, Lucky Number 13 has the luxurious feel and subtle details of a fine custom instrument. An accompanying letter signed by Bob Weir states that this guitar was believed to have been used by Garcia on his first solo album, Garcia. It is unknown why he stopped using the guitar, but he later ended up gifting the instrument to Matthew Kelly, member of Kingfish, Bobby and the Midnites and solo artist while Garcia was a guest guitarist on Kelly's solo album A Wing and a Prayer. Proceeds from the sale of this guitar will go to the Amicus Foundation, a charity working with orphaned children, destitute families, disenfranchised women, and imperiled cultures in Bhutan and Thailand.

  • USAUSA
  • 2012-06-25
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Jean-pierre gibrat

JEAN-PIERRE GIBRAT MATTÉO TOME 3, TROISIÈME ÉPOQUE (AOÛT 1936), FUTUROPOLIS 2013 Couverture originale, 2013. Encre de Chine, encres acryliques de couleur, aquarelle, rehauts de gouache sur papier aquarelle. 35,2 × 44,2 cm (13,86 × 17,4 in.) Étonnants, les vacanciers de 1936 tels que les imagine Gibrat : endimanchés, les chaussures cirées, assis pour le piquenique sur une digue aménagée par la municipalité, fort peu rustique en réalité… Mais qu’importe ! Quand il capte la belle lumière de Collioure en cette journée d’été, la volupté de ses héros échappés l’espace d’un instant à leurs tracas quotidiens, quand il décrit avec une telle empathie cette jeunesse qui profite de la vie, Gibrat ne se trompe jamais : l’amour est éternel. MERCI, LÉON « La couverture d’un album, c’est comme la bande-annonce d’un film, il s’agit d’évoquer, de donner l’envie d’entrer dans la danse. Alors, on s’applique sur la partition, sans faire le malin. Mattéo est un personnage au pessimisme sifflotant, et dans ce récit il sifflote un peu plus fort qu’à son habitude, c’est le volet le plus joyeux de son parcours, j’ai donc essayé de traduire cette embellie. Les voici donc à Collioure, Augustin, Mattéo, Paulin et Amélie, dans la fraîcheur de leurs premières vacances. Les cartes postales ne sont pas encore des corvées de politesse, et ils ont bien envie d’en envoyer une au président du Conseil, avec juste deux mots : “Merci, Léon”. On retenait son chapeau en 36, mais pas son enthousiasme. » J-P G.

  • FRAFrance
  • 2016-11-19
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The Gape Casket: A fine mid-17th century needlework casket of rectangular form, executed in a variety of stitches and techniques

The Gape Casket: A fine mid-17th century needlework casket of rectangular form, executed in a variety of stitches and techniques The lid with an oval panel of a woman seated, a metal arrow applied to her hand, a pearl necklace to her neck, a castle beyond with setting full sun, within a raised loop work foliate border and an outer border of embroidered flowers on cream silk satin, the front fitted with a pair of doors worked with a standing gentleman with raised cloak amid buildings, flowers and insects and a lady holding a fan, with tents and buildings beyond amid flowers, the flowers with turned back overlaid leaves, one side with a seated traveller beside a man about to draw his sword, both with tied shoe laces and neck bows, a bull looking on amid trees, flowers and buildings, the other depicting Apollo pursuing Daphne, her breasts exposed, amid trees and flowers with buildings beyond, the lid border worked to three sides with birds, insects, a snail, the back of the casket worked in long running satin stitches with a thistle, stylised flowers and trees in fifteen panels, the casket corners in silver braid, the side carrying handles in bright steel, on four silvered gesso bun feet, the interior fitted to the front with a long drawer below three short drawers, and a lift up panel revealing three secret drawers, the upper section fitted with a removable centre section with central bird figure mounted above a colour landscape print within a border of five mirror panels, and further fitted with a pair of silver topped bottles with flowerhead engraved covers, a rectangular tray fitted with metal inkwell and sander, and with three concealed 'secret drawers', below a mirror with marbled paper to the reverse, complete with the original oak outer case with fall front and hinged lid, the interior lined in marbled paper. The casket 23cm high, 22.5cm deep, 28cm wide. The outer case 24cm high, 26.5cm deep, 32.5cm wide.

  • GBRUnited Kingdom
  • 2007-12-05
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A Frank Capra Golden Globe Award for It's a Wonderful Life

A Frank Capra Golden Globe Award for It's a Wonderful Life Gilt metal globe mounted on a wooden pedestal, with a plaque reading "To Frank Capra / Outstanding Director of / 1946 / Hollywood Foreign Correspondents Association." The 4th Golden Globe Awards ceremony was held on February 26, 1947 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and this was one of just eight awards given out. This was Capra's only Golden Globes win, though he did receive six Oscar® nominations and three awards. Starring Jimmy Stewart as a man given a vision of his life had he never been born, It's a Wonderful Life was a commercial failure upon its original release. It was based on a short story called "The Greatest Gift" by Philip Van Doren Stern who, unable to find a publisher, distributed it as a Christmas card in 1939. A copy of the story made it to RKO producer David Hempstead, and the studio purchased the rights. The film ranked 26th at the box office in its initial release in December, 1946 and received mixed reviews. Its elevation to "classic" status did not begin until the late 1970s, when it was first aired on television at Christmas time. Since then, it has become a staple of the holiday season. It was ranked #11 on AFI's list of the Top 100 Films, and was added to the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 1990, the second year of the program. Of the 58 films Capra directed, he called It's a Wonderful Life his favorite and screened it for his own family every Christmas. Height: 7 in.

  • USAUSA
  • 2015-11-24
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1911 T205 GOLD BORDER NEAR MASTER SET(216/220)

1911 T205 GOLD BORDER NEAR MASTER SET(216/220), The American Tobacco Co. spared no expense in the production of their 1911 series that came to be known as T205s. Known for their bright color, superbly detailed portraits, and gold metallic-like borders, their artistry broke new ground. Three leagues are represented in the series (AL, NL and Minor Leaguers) distinguished by separate design elements such as different frame motifs and the utilization of all the Major League Team emblems and mascots. The issue presents many challenges to modern day collectors including many printing variations and their highly condition sensitive nature. This outstanding medium grade set is missing only the Hoblitzell (No Stats), Hoblitzell (No Cin), Moran (Stray Line) and Wilhelm (Suffered) for total completion. Very consistent at the EX/EX+ level, the majority of cards fall within the VG to EX-MT range. Keys are: Baker PSA 5 EX, Bender PSA 5 EX, Bresnahan (Mouth Closed) PSA 5(MK) EX, Bresnahan (Mouth Open) PSA 5 EX, Brown PSA 5 EX, Chance (Looks EX but borders RECOLORED), Cicotte PSA 7 NM, Clarke PSA 5 EX, Cobb PSA 5 EX, E. Collins(Mouth Closed) PSA 5 EX, J. Collins PSA 5 EX, Duffy PSA 5(MK) EX, Evers PSA 5 EX, Gray (Stats in Back) PSA 1 P-F, Griffith PSA 5 EX, Hoblitzell (No CIN after 1908 Stats) PSA 6(MC) EX-MT, Johnson PSA 6 EX-MT, Joss PSA 5 EX, Marquard TRIMMED, Mathewson PSA 2 GD, McGraw PSA 4 VG-EX, Shean (Cubs) PSA 2 GD, Speaker PSA 5 EX, Suggs PSA 5 EX, Tinker PSA 5 EX, Wagner PSA 4 VG-EX, Wallace (No Cap, 1 Line 1910 Stats) PSA 1 P-F, Wallace (No Cap, 2 Lines 1910 Stats) PSA 3 VG, Wallace (With Cap) PSA 5 EX, Young PSA 4 VG-EX.

  • USAUSA
  • 2007-06-05
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Wilt Chamberlain’s 1959 Philadelphia Warriors Rookie Uniform

Wilt Chamberlain’s 1959 Philadelphia Warriors Rookie Uniform, In the 1959-60 NBA season, the widely heralded Wilt Chamberlain finally made his debut as an NBA player, starting for the Philadelphia Warriors. The Warriors’ draft pick was highly unusual, as it was a so-called “territorial pick” despite the fact Chamberlain had spent his college years in Kansas. However, Warriors owner Eddie Gottlieb, one of the NBA's founding fathers, argued that Chamberlain had grown up in Philadelphia and had become popular there as a high school player. Because there were no NBA teams in Kansas, he argued, the Warriors held his territorial rights and could draft him. The NBA agreed, marking the only time in NBA history that a player was made a territorial selection based on his pre-college roots. From the beginning, Chamberlain brought a level of domination to the game which had seldom been seen before. In his rookie season, Chamberlain averaged an incredible 37.6 points and 27.0 rebounds, obliterating the previous regular-season records. He won both the NBA Most Valuable Player and NBA Rookie of the Year awards, a feat only equaled by fellow Hall-of-Famer Wes Unseld in the 1968-69 NBA season. By the time he concluded his 14-year career, Chamberlain would rewrite the NBA record books. Chamberlain holds 46 official NBA all-time records,among them 25 regular-season records,setting new precedents in many scoring, rebounding and durability categories. Among others, he is the only player in NBA history to average more than 50 points in a season or score 100 points in a single game. He also won seven scoring, nine field goal percentage, and eleven rebounding titles, and once even led the league in assists.Although his individual feats are often used to define his greatness,Chamberlain helped his teams win. Wilt “The Stilt” appeared in the NBA Finals six times, winning two NBA titles. Chamberlain was subsequently enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1978, elected into the NBA's 35th Anniversary Team of 1980, and chosen as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996. This Wilt Chamberlain's 1959 Philadelphia Warriors road uniform was worn during his historic first season in the league. On the inside back tail of the jersey is the "Pearson" label and next to this is a blue patch with "13 40 59" done in white chain stitch and denoting the player number, size, and year respectively. Across the front of the jersey is "Phila." His player number "13" appears on both the front and back of the shirt. All the letters and numbers are made of white tackle twill on a red tackle twill backing. Included with the uniform are matching blue satin trunks. On the inside is a blue patch with "13 36 4 59" done in white chain stitch and denoting the player number, waist size, 4 extra inches in the rise, and the year respectively. Below are three tags. The first is a tag stating "Long," the second is the "Pearson" label, and the last is the size "36." Wilt’s rookie uniform shows magnificent game wear, and stands among the premier basketball artifacts extant. LOAs from MEARS (A10) and Grey Flannel.

  • USAUSA
  • 2007-06-05
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