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The Unknown is a 1927 American silent horror film directed by Tod Browning and starring Lon Chaney as carnival knife thrower Alonzo the Armless and Joan Crawford as the scantily clad carnival girl he hopes to marry.
1927 Unknown One Sheet Movie Poster. Sold for nearly $40,000.
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Joan Crawford’s Best Actress Academy Award Oscar For ”Mildred Pierce” — Considered One of the Greatest Performances by an Actress in the History of Cinema
Oscar statue awarded to Joan Crawford for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role as the title character in the 1945 film “Mildred Pierce”. Joan Crawford currently ranks in the American Film Institute’s top ten actresses in the history of cinema. After rocketing to stardom in MGM’s pictures “Sally, Irene and Mary,” “Our Dancing Daughters” and “Untamed,” Crawford became one of the biggest movie stars of the day, the flapper ideal for the modern woman. Her reign as so-called “Queen of the Movies” spanned the entire Great Depression era. She left MGM for Warner Brothers in 1943 and then, despite rumors that her career was over, convinced director Michael Curtiz, who had just won the Oscar for “Casablanca,” to cast her in the lead role as “Mildred Pierce.” The murder mystery film was adapted to the screen from the James M. Cain novel of the same name and produced by Jerry Wald and Jack Warner. Crawford’s character is the subject and driving force of the noir film, a divorced woman enslaved by her need to gain the approval of her spoiled, elitist teenage daughter, Veda. Ann Blyth plays Veda, and herself was Oscar-nominated for her supporting role. Joan Crawford’s role as Mildred Pierce was regarded as her triumphant comeback, and indeed, the winning of this Oscar ultimately proved to be the true pinnacle of her extraordinary Hollywood career; it is considered one of the Best Actress performances of all time. The plaque affixed to the front of the base is engraved: “Academy First Award / To / Joan Crawford / For Her Performance In / ‘Mildred Pierce’”. Gold-plated statue of “Oscar” standing on a film reel measures 10.25″ in height atop a round black base to an overall height of 13.25″. Base measures 5.5″ in diameter. Statue weighs 6 lbs. 2 oz. Light speckling and rubbing to finish and scattered chips to base, else near fine. With provenance from Christie’s. Sold for $426,732.
”The Grapes of Wrath” Academy Award — Jane Darwell’s Best Supporting Actress Oscar for the 1940 Classic
Oscar presented to Jane Darwell for Best Supporting Actress as Ma Joad in 1940’s ”The Grapes of Wrath.” Based on John Steinbeck’s novel published just a year prior, ”The Grapes of Wrath” is considered one of the finest motion pictures ever produced, consistently ranking among the top 25 by the American Film Institute; it was also one of the first 25 films selected for preservation by the Library of Congress. It told, through eloquent cinematography and screenwriting, the story of the Joad family, beaten down but not destroyed by the Great Depression. Along with Jane Darwell, the film took home the Best Director Oscar and was nominated in five additional categories. Jane Darwell was one of the most prolific character actresses of the Golden Age of Hollywood, with over 100 films to her credit, and was considered the film’s headliner, along with Henry Fonda, in this role. Issued during the period when the traditional Oscar statue was only given to actors in leading roles, this bronze tablet-style award features the Oscar figure in relief. Beside it, the words ”Academy / of / Motion Picture / Arts & Sciences / Award of Merit / for / Outstanding / Achievement” appear. Mounted to a black marble base, upon which a plaque is engraved: ”Presented to / Jane Darwell / In Recognition of Her Performance in / ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ / 1940”. Award measures 6.25” in total height, 5.75” across, and base measures 3.25” deep. Weighs 3 lbs., 10 oz. Minor rubbing to the gold plating, which remains quite bright. Some tarnishing to plaque and a small chip to top of the tablet. In very good plus condition. A stunning award for one of Hollywood’s greatest films.
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The Batsuit From “Batman Returns” Starring Val Kilmer — Measures Over 6′ Tall on Custom Display
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”Uncivil Warriors” One-Sheet Movie Poster From 1935, Owned by Moe Howard
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Scarce John Wayne Cowboy Hat Worn in Six Films That Defined The Iconic Actor’s Western Career
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Original Columbia Pictures 1946 Gilda movie poster starring Rita Hayworth in her best-known performance as Hollywood’s ultimate femme fatale. Directed by Charles Vidor, “Gilda” was released just after the end of WWII and was lauded for its mixture of genres and rather modern approach to character interaction. The poster features the iconic Hayworth in a debonair pose holding a cigarette with a headline reading in part: “There NEVER was a woman like Gilda! / Columbia Pictures presents / Rita Hayworth as Gilda with Glenn Ford…” Poster by Morgan Litho Co. measures 27″ x 41″ and has folds throughout, with a long vertical scratch and small tear down the front of her dress, reinforced with a piece of brown tape on the back of poster. Some light tan stains and pinholes on and near the borders. Very good condition overall with still vibrant colors. Very scarce. Sold for $25,000.
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