The Bob Monkhouse Film Archive: A large collection of reel-to-reel films, various dates,
Lot 8W
The Bob Monkhouse Film Archive: A large collection of reel-to-reel films, various dates,
£2,000 - 3,000
US$ 3,400 - 5,100
Auction Details
Lot Details
Vintage Film Posters & Memorabilia 1900-1959
The Bob Monkhouse Film Archive: A large collection of reel-to-reel films,
various dates,
some in original boxes or tins, 8mm, 9.5mm and 16mm format, a mix of silent and with sound, Shorts and Features, various genres, titles include 'Nosferatu' (Max Schrek),'The Matrimaniac' (Douglas Fairbanks), 'Society Sensation' (Rudolf Valentino), 'Love 'Em And Leave 'Em' (Ben Turpin), 'Funny Side Of Life' (Harold Lloyd) and 'The Property Man' (Charlie Chaplin), some in boxes illustrated with Bob's address and cartoon drawings

Footnotes

  • Bob Monkhouse OBE (1928-2003) was one of the UK's best-known comedians, with a long career combining writing, acting, stand-up and as a TV game show host. He was also an expert on silent cinema and an avid film collector. His film collection, started in the late 1950s, became the subject of legal action in 1979 when he was accused of attempting to defraud film distributors. However, he was acquitted.

    He also amassed a huge collection of video recordings, having first acquired a recorder in the mid-1960s. In 2008, Kaleidoscope and the National Film Archive went through the recordings and discovered a number of television broadcasts that had previously been thought lost.

    The films offered here, of varying quality and condition, represent the remainder of the collection that is now held and preserved by Kaleidoscope.
    (Further details of the collection's content are available on request.)
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