A Marlon Brando group of presentation and association copies

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Lot 158
A Marlon Brando group of presentation and association copies

US$ 15,000 - 25,000
£ 12,000 - 20,000
A Marlon Brando group of presentation and association copies
A collection of approximately 315 books given as gifts to Marlon Brando or signed by the author from the Library of Marlon Brando, many of the books gifted by friends or family such as Brando's sister Fran, journalist Patt Morrison, costume designer Julie Weiss, film director Michael Winner, actor Harry Dean Stanton, and authors Deepak Chopra and Desmond Morris, titles include: NOHAIN, Jean AND CARADEC, F., Le Petomane, Los Angeles: 1968, inscribed on the front endpaper in blue ink, "Marlon = This man was a True artist. Love = Johnny" [Depp]; KAZANTZAKIS, Nikos, The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel, New York: 1958, inscribed on the front endpaper in black ink, "You see - There's this here Greek God ... Love Sidney [Lumet] Sept. '59"; GILLESPIE, Dizzy, To BE, or not ... to BOP, New York: 1979, inscribed on the inside front cover in black ink, "To Marlon, who's simply a 'gas,' Your buddy, Dizzy Gillespie 3/20/86"; accompanied by a note on Quincy Jones monogrammed stationery, dated March 24, 1986, "Dear Marlon, As promised. Love, Quincy"; MEANS, Russell, Where White Men Fear To Tread: The Autobiography of Russell Means, New York: 1995, inscribed on the title page in black ink, "To Marlon - A humble man who has not taken the credit he deserves for what he has done for my People. Thank you - Russell Means, 6-10-96"; FUGARD, Athol, The Blood Knot, New York: 1964, inscribed on the inside front cover in black ink, "Mr. Brando: Mr. Burton and Miss Taylor have been good enough to help me get this copy to you. I merely said 'where is Marlon Brando? There is a play that I think he might like to do as a movie.' and they said they'd get it to you. Hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed playing it ... Sincerely, James Earl Jones"; FAST, Howard, My Glorious Brothers, Boston: 1950, signed on front free end paper in pencil, "Sam Wannamaker, 105 E. 53, P/-9-4344." For a complete list of titles, please contact the department.
Provenance: Christie's, The Personal Property of Marlon Brando, June 30, 2005, Lot 130.

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