A Joseph Schildkraut personal archive of photographs from his life and career

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Lot 1216
A Joseph Schildkraut personal archive of photographs from his life and career

US$ 1,000 - 1,200
£ 790 - 950
A Joseph Schildkraut personal archive of photographs from his life and career
Approximately 351 silver gelatin photographs of various sizes detailing the personal and professional life of actor Schildkraut including approximately 118 personal snapshots and smaller photos, sizes 2 x 2 in. to 5 x 7 in., including one inscribed, "Good Morning! / Sweet kisses to / my only love!!! / Pepi" (likely written to wife Marie McKay using the name by which most people knew him, Pepi); 47 photos, various sizes (2 x 2.5 in. to 8 x 10 in.), of Schildkraut with his mother and father, as a child and as an adult; 29 photos of Schildkraut with wife Marie McKay and approximately 75 snapshots of them together; and approximately 82 photos, most 8 x 10 in., of Schildkraut spanning the 1920s to 1960s including portraits, candids, and scenes from his films, one inscribed, "For my beloved Mrs. [unintelligible] / my 'Faraway Princess' / from her Pepi." Many of the photos have Schildkraut's handwritten captions on the reverse. Schildkraut was an esteemed actor whose talent encompassed both the stage and screen for 50 years. He is best remembered for films such as The King of Kings (1927), Show Boat (1929), The Life of Emile Zola (1937) for which he won an Academy Award®, Marie Antoinette (1938), The Diary of Anne Frank (1959), and many more. Together with a silver gelatin matte photograph inscribed and signed to Schildkraut's second wife, Marie McKay, "Marie- / don't forget- / please don't!!- / Always- / Pepi / London. June 1931," affixed to mat. The portrait is a publicity photo from Show Boat (1929) and was likely taken by Jack Freulich.
Provenance: the estate of Joseph Schildkraut.
Largest: 15.25 x 20 in.
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A Joseph Schildkraut personal archive of photographs from his life and career
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