An impressive collection of signed movie star photographs, 1930s
Lot 1074
An impressive collection of signed movie star photographs, 1930s
Sold for US$ 17,625 inc. premium
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An impressive collection of signed movie star photographs, 1930s
Two leatherbound albums filled with approximately forty-five, beautiful, vintage print black and white or sepia headshots of 1930s-era stars, glued to album pages, and all signed to 'Martha.' The signee was Martha Acker, a young and talented hairdresser who worked for the various Hollywood studios in the 1930s-1940s and who compiled this scrapbook of her clients. (Her great-nephew consigned it to this auction.) Mostly measuring 14" x 10" or 10" x 8" (some photograph were trimmed to fit on the album pages) and signed in various colors of fountain pen ink, collection includes (in alphabetical order): Elizabeth Allen, Wendy Barrie, Freddie Bartholomew, Florence Bates, Warner Baxter, Mary Boland, James Cagney, Enrico Caruso, Robert Cummings, Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland (two of her), Delores Del Rio, Irene Dunne, Ann Dvorak, Sally Eilers, Ruth Etting, Glenda Farrell, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Joan Fontaine, Ava Gardner, Betty Grable, Ann Harding, Katharine Hepburn, Kay Johnson, Jennifer Jones, Vivien Leigh (two of her), Rita Leroy, Margaret Lindsay, Myrna Loy, Ida Lupino, Helen Mack, Boots Mallory, Karen Marely, Conchita Montenegro, Pat O’Brien, Jack Oakie, Jean Parker, Joe Penner, Lily Pons, Jessie Ralph, Ann Southern (two of her), Barbara Stanwyck (two of her), Gloria Stuart, Joan Woodbarry, and Zorina. Also within albums are a few other vintage photographs showing actors on the set or Martha standing next to some of her clients. (Please note the photographs are glued directly to the interior pages and these pages are now extremely brittle with missing edges, rips, and tears. However, the photos and their signatures are still in good condition.)
Individual Photographs: 14 x 10in and 10 x 8in
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