Auction catalogue

Kristen Leigh’s auction of Historic, art, and posters.

Lot 1: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPH BY BRUNO BERNARD.

Estimate: £2000 - £2500 A black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe taken by Bruno Bernard in 1953. This photograph was taken of Monroe backstage at the Hollywood Bowl deciding what message to describe on a guest wall at a charity event benefiting St. Jude’s. Estate signed at lower right and numbered 9/90. 20x16 inches.
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Lot 2: ANDRE DE DIENES: ANITA EKBERG 1954.

Estimate: £125 - £200 A Silver gelatin photo by Andre De Dienes of Anita Ekberg . Stamped on verso. From the Private collection of Kim Goodwin. 10x8 inches. Please note the photo does have warping.
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Lot 4: GEORGE BARRIS (1922-2016): MARILYN MONROE 1962.

Estimate: £300 - £400 Marilyn Monroe looking up in Veil. From photographer Bert Stern, from the Last sittings, June 1962. Digtial print, printed in 2009. Image: 15x11.5 inches. Signed by Bert Stern. Copyright stamped on verso. Edition: 16/72. Supplied with Bert Stern coa. Condition is good, apart from a scratch and a small red crayon mark on the image.
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Lot 5: BERT STERN (1929-2013) MARILYN MONROE WITH ROSES.

Estimate: £2000 - £3000 Marilyn Monroe with roses. Taken from the last sitting, which was her last professional studio sitting that photographer Bert Stern undertook in 1962, 6 weeks before her passing. Silver gelatin print, printed in 2001. Size:: 20x16 inches. Signed and copyright stamped on verso, professionally mounted and framed and supplied with Bert Stern's coa.
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Lot 6: JEAN HARLOW (1911-1937) - GLOBE PHOTOS,NY.

Estimate: £60 - £80 Silver gelatin double weight 10x8 inch portrait photo of Jean Harlow in mid 1930's. Globe photos, NY. Stamped on verso.
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Lot 7: Alexander Raymond Katz, Kneeling Man.

Estimate: £2000 - £3000 Title: Kneeling Man. Year: circa 1970. Medium: Brush Drawing, signed. Size: 15x12 inches.
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Lot 8: A R PENCK (1939-2017): UNTITLED.

Estimate: £600 - £800 A large painting on card by A R Penck. Signed at the bottom of the piece. Size: 16x12 inches. Professionally mounted and framed. Penck first attracted attention with a series of paintings and sculptures, made in the 1960s and early 1970s, that he called Standarts, a conflation of "standard" and "art", with an echo of the German word for banner or flag, Standarte. In the 1980s he became known worldwide for paintings with pictographic, neo-primitivist imagery of human figures and other totemic forms.
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Lot 9: KEES VAN DONGEN (1877-1968).

Estimate: £1000 - £1500 Woman with bare torso holding a cat in her arms painting by Kees Van Dongen, signed. The piece measures 10x8 inches. It's professionally mounted and framed, and supplied with coa.
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Lot 10: BERT STERN (1929-2013) MARILYN MONROE LOOKING AT YOU.

Estimate: £1000 - £1250 From the last sittings, Marilyn Monroe looking directly head in black Chrisitan Dior dress. Edition 16/50. Signed by photographer Bert Stern. Digital print (2002) on matt paper. Size of image: 17x13 inches. Supplied with Bert Stern coa.
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Lot 11: ANDRE DE DIENES: MARILYN MONROE 1946.

Estimate: £250 - £300 A 20 year old Marilyn Monroe by Andre De Dienes at Tobay beach in 1946. Silver gelatin. Printed later. Stamped on verso. From the private collection of Kim Goodwin. 10x8 inches. Some warping along the bottom of the photo.
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Lot 12: GEORGE BARRIS (1922-2016): MARILYN MONROE 1962.

Estimate: £400 - £600 A photograph of Marilyn Monroe taken by George Barris in 1962. Gelatin silver print, printed later, and copyright stamped by George Barris on verso. 16x12 inches.
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Lot 13: JEAN HARLOW (1911-1937) - KEYSTONE PRESS AGENCY,NY.

Estimate: £60 - £80 Silver gelatin double weight 10x8 inch portrait photo of Jean Harlow in mid 1930's. Keystone press agency, inc stamped on verso.
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Lot 15: RAY BELLISARIO 'SOPHIA LOREN AT CANNES 1966 IN THE CROWD'.

Estimate: £100 - £150 RAY BELLISARIO: Sophia Loren in the crowd at the Cannes film festival in 1966. Edition of 25. Professionally produced glossy print on professional photo paper by copyright holder. Image: 16x20 inches on 18x22 paper. Supplied with coa from the copyright holder. Dubbed London's first paparazzo -- a term he hates -- Bellisario was a constant presence at royal events in the 1960s and 70s and at film locations and red carpet events. Capturing pictures of the royals, Charlie Chaplin, Sophia Loren, Brigitte Bardot.
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Lot 16: JOB LOT OF 4 X CRANK QUAD BRITISH POSTER.

Estimate: £15 - £25 Original Crank double sided poster. 30x40 inches. British quad. Condition Rolled. Very good.
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Lot 17: SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE (1859-1930).

Estimate: £150 - £250 Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KStJ DL was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. Originally a physician, in 1887 he published A Study in Scarlet, the first of four novels about Holmes and Dr. Watson. His autograph is mounted and framed and comes supplied with coa.
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Lot 18: JEAN HARLOW (1911-1937) - GLOBE PHOTOS,NY.

Estimate: £60 - £80 Silver gelatin double weight 10x8 inch portrait photo of Jean Harlow in mid 1930's. Globe photos, NY. Stamped on verso.
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Lot 19: Michael Jackson Michael's Pets "Cool Bear" Toy.

Michael Jackson Michael's Pets "Cool Bear" in Original Packaging - This "Michael's Pets" plush toy was produced by Ideal Company in 1987. The series of plush toys were a menagerie of toys representing the exotic animals which were living and roaming at Michael's home. Each toy was designed and dressed to reflect the animal's unique personality. This Cool Bear was "the coolest of all in Michael's Pets menagerie" and is dressed in a slick black suit with red shirt and tie, white fedora and iconic aviator sunglasses. Cool Bear measures approx. 12" tall and is packaged in a large 8" x 17" display box. It's in overall good condition, with some marks on the fedora, box also has marks. No cassette present.
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Lot 20: AGATHA CHRISTIE. (1890-1976).

Estimate: £200 - £250 An autograph from The English crime Novelist - Agatha Christie. Professionally mounted and framed with photo. Supplied with coa. Condition: some creasing.
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Lot 60: JIM CURTIN: ELVIS PRESLEY IN 1976. VINTAGE PHOTO.

Estimate: £40 - £50 Jim Curtin vintage photo of Elvis in his blue Bicentennial suit in 1976. 4.5x3.5 inches. Jim Curtin 1977 stamp on verso.
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Lot 61: ROBBIE WILLIAMS SOLD OUT DOWN UNDER POSTER.

Estimate: £30 - £40 Robbie Williams poster for a Robbie Williams 2001 Australian tour. Frame: 19.5x15 inches. Please note quite a few chips in the frame. The poster can be taken out of the frame at request.
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Lot 62: PRINCESS OF WALES - DIANA FIGURINE.

Estimate: £50 - £75 A limited edition of only 5000 pieces were made for this Princess of Wales Diana Bone China Figure, sculpted by John Bromley. It measures 9 inches in height. Supplied with a Compton & Woodhouse coa, and original payment book detailing £258.00 spent on this in 2002. Please note no insurance can cover against any breakages in the post. It will however be well wrapped.
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Lot 63: JANE RUSSELL (1921-2011). THE REVOLT OF MAMIE STOVER 1956.

Estimate: £25 - £35 Vintage photo of Jane Russell in 1956. Silver gelatin. 10x8 inches. Condition: Good with some creasing and dents.
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Lot 65: JEAN COCTEAU (1889-1963).

Estimate: £1000 - £1500 A Jean Cocteau drawing, additionally signed. Condition: Good, with age spots. Size of image: 6.25x5 inches. Porfessionally mounted and framed, and supplied with coa.
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Lot 66: KEITH HARING(1958-1990).

Estimate: £1500 - £2000 A drawing of flying saucers chasing the Barking dog. Sharpie on card, by Keith Haring. Professionally mounted and framed. Size of drawing 15.75x12 inches. Supplied with coa.
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Lot 67: DAVY CROCKETT (1786-1836).

Estimate: £600 - £800 An autograph cutting from "King of the Wild Frontier" - Davy David Crockett. A 19th-century American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier, and politician. Professionally mounted and framed. Supplied with coa.
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Lot 68: MILTON GREENE (1922-1985) - MARILYN MONROE, 1956.

Estimate: £600 - £1000 The Black Sitting by Milton Greene took place in New York in 1956. The images were never made for publication; The photo session lasted 4 hours and contained no nudity. Milton H Greene copyright stamped on verso. Frame: 32.5x24.75 iches. Image: 23.5x19.5 inches. Condition: Very good, with light scratches on the perspex.
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Lot 71: EARL THIESEN (1903-1973) BETTY HUTTON.

Estimate: £30 - £40 A 1950's silver gelatin photo of Betty Hutton by photographer Earl Thiesen. Stamped on verso. Photo is trimmed, and some paper loss on front of photo. Size: 23.5x18.75 cm.
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Lot 72: GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER (1839-1876).

Estimate: £1000 - £1500 An autograph cutting of George Armstrong Custer. Professionally mounted and framed. Supplied with coa. A brigadier general at age 23, he was later killed and his troops annihilated by Sioux and Cheyenne warriors led by Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse at Little Bighorn.
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Lot 73: MARTIN VAN BUREN - 8TH US PRESIDENT (1782-1862).

Estimate: £200 - £300 Martin Van Buren was an American statesman who served as the eighth President of the United States from 1837 to 1841. He was the first president born after the independence of the United States from the British Empire. Autograph of the American president mounted, framed and supplied with coa.
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Lot 74: BERT STERN (1929-2013) MARILYN MONROE BLACK DRESS SWINGING.

Estimate: £800 - £1000 Marilyn Monroe swinging the black dress - Photographer Bert Stern. From the last sittings in 1962. Glossy digital print from 2002. Edition 4/72. Signed by Bert Stern. image 8.5x8.5 inches. Supplied with Bert Stern coa.
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Lot 75: MARILYN MONROE 1953 PIN UPS VINTAGE MAGAZINE.

Estimate: £250 - £350 A rare 1st edition 'Marilyn Monroe Pin-Ups' magazine, 1953. With a picture of Marilyn not wearing a bra, that was later removed from later editions. Published by the Maco Magazine Corporation to cash in on the star's white hot streak of popularity in 1953, featuring 16 pages of unusual color and black and white cheesecake images of Marilyn, many of which have never been seen elsewhere, each page displays text about her, though some of it is wrong ("1929" as the year of her birth, "5'4" as her height, "she doesn't drink," etc.). Dimensions: 11 x 8 inches.
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Lot 76: THOMAS JEFFERSON (1743-1826).

Estimate: £600 - £800 An autograph cutting of former US President Thomas Jefferson. Professionally mounted and framed. Supplied with coa. He was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence and later served as the third president of the United States from 1801 to 1809.
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Lot 77: JOHN WAYNE AND WIFE PILAR PALLETE. VINTAGE PHOTO.

Estimate: £30 - £35 Vintage small silver gelatin photo of John Wayne and wife.
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Lot 78: HILLARY CLINTON (1947-).

Estimate: £40 - £50 An autograph from the Hillary Clinton. Professionally mounted and framed. Hillary made her second presidential run in 2016. She received the most votes and primary delegates in the 2016 Democratic primaries and formally accepted her party's nomination for President of the United States on July 28, 2016 with vice presidential running mate Senator Tim Kaine. She became the first female candidate to be nominated for president by a major U.S. political party. She lost the presidential election to Republican opponent Donald Trump despite winning a plurality of the popular vote.
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Lot 79: Artists proof - Jim Marshall Signed Photograph, "Jimi in Blue Shirt".

Estimate: £7000 - £8000 "Jimi in Blue Shirt", Jim Marshall signed dye transfer photograph of Jimi Hendrix. Originally taken by Marshall on October 12, 1968 at a concert at Winterland in San Francisco. Created in December 2001. Height: 12 x 18 inches.
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Lot 80: MICHAEL JACKSON: DRAWING OF A MAN.

Estimate: £800 - £1200 A profile drawing of a man in sharpie by Michael Jackson. Additionally signed and dated 2002. Size of drawing: 9x8 inches. Supplied with coa. Condition: Good, but with creaes throughout.
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Lot 81: JOHN WAYNE SIGNED PHOTO.

Estimate: £300 - £400 A John Wayne signed photo. John in US army uniform, mounted onto board. Professionally mounted and framed. Supplied with coa. The photo measures 7.5x9.5 inches. Supplied with coa.
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Lot 82: GEORGE BARRIS (1922-2016) MARILYN MONROE 1962.

Estimate: £250 - £350 Marilyn Monroe wearing an Orange Pucci esemble in 1962. Later C print, copyright stamped by photographer George Barris in 1986. 16x12 inches. Framed.
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Lot 83: GRACE KELLY POSTER.

Estimate: £20 - £25 Image by Frank Worth - Grace Kelly 1954 printed by Hollywood icons in 2003 on heavy card. Size: 16x19.5 inches.
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Lot 84: CHARLES SCHULZ (1922-2000).

Estimate: £400 - £500 A drawing of Snoopy and Woodstock drawn in pencil by its creator Charles Schulz. Additionally signed. Image: 6.5x5 inches. Professionally mounted and framed. Supplied with coa.
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Lot 85: STAN LAUREL (1890-1965).

Estimate: £200 - £250 Stan Laurel was an English comic actor, writer, and film director who was part of the comedy duo Laurel and Hardy. He appeared with his comedy partner Oliver Hardy in 107 short films, feature films, and cameo roles. The autograph is mounted and framed with a picture of Stan. Supplied with coa.
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Lot 86: ANDRE DE DIENES: MARILYN MONROE 1949.

Estimate: £300 - £350 Marilyn Monroe at Tobay beach, Long Island, NY by photographer Andre De Dienes. 16x20 inches. Digital print, from the Kim Goodwin collected, stamped on back. Framed.
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Lot 87: NASA OFFICIAL LITHO: BUZZ ALDRIN ON THE MOON WITH THE US FLAG.

Estimate: £20 - £30 Tranquility base - the lunar Module, the United States flag, and astronaught Edwin E.Aldrin Jr. 11x14 inches.
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Lot 88: GEORGE BARRIS (1922-2016): MARILYN MONROE 1962.

Estimate: £400 - £600 A 16x12 inch digital print of Marilyn Monroe in 1962 by photographer George Barris. Stamped by George Barris on verso (c) 1986. Framed.
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Lot 89: RAY BELLISARIO 'SOPHIA LOREN: OPERATION CROSSBOW.

Estimate: £100 - £150 RAY BELLISARIO: Sophia Loren on the set of Operation Crossbow at Emstree Studios in Hertfordshire in 1964. Later print produced by the lab from the copyright holder and supplied with copyright holders coa. 16x12 inches. Supplied with coa. Edition of 25. Printed from the original 1960's negative and professionally cleaned. Glossy print on high quality photo paper.
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Lot 90: BERT STERN (1929-2013) - SOPHIA LOREN VOGUE 1962.

Estimate: £800 - £1200 Sophia Loren for Vogue in 1962, digitally printed in 2010. Taken by photographer Bert Stern. Signed and copyright stamped by Bert Stern and supplied with his coa. Image: 7.5x7.5 inches. Edition: 13/72.
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Lot 91: JAMES STEWART ADVERTISING BOARD.

Estimate: £60 - £80 An advertising board from James Stewart for shoes.
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Lot 92: JAMES DEAN (1931-1955).

Estimate: £800 - £1200 James Dean became a cultural icon. Most remembered as a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement, as expressed in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause (1955), in which he starred as troubled teenager Jim Stark. His autograph is mounted and professionally framed, and is supplied with coa.
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Lot 93: BERT STERN: MARILYN PINK SCARF - C PRINT.

Estimate: £2500 - £3500 Bert Stern’s meteoric rise in the 1960s advertising world is represented by such images as his vodka advertisement in which an Egyptian pyramid is seen inverted in a martini glass. Besides working for such clients as IBM, Vogue, Glamour, Life, Revlon, and Smirnoff, he was highly acclaimed for his portraits of celebrities including Gary Cooper and Louis Armstrong. His portraits of stars ranging from Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn to Drew Barrymore, including the spellbinding 1962 “last sitting” photographs of Marilyn Monroe, form a gallery of the most beautiful women of our time. In the 1960s, he became the American prototype of the fashion photographer as media star, and his pictures of models from Twiggy to Iman have become icons to a new generation of photographers. In all of Stern’s works can be seen the remarkable graphic simplicity of his photographic art, as well as his extraordinary rapport with his subjects. From the last sittings - Marilyn Pink scarf - Signed and copyright stamped by Bert Stern. Image: 20x20 inches. Edition of 12. C Print. Supplied with Bert Stern coa. Framed.
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Lot 94: BERT STERN (1929-2013) CRUCIFIX II, FRAMED IN SOLID WOOD.

Estimate: £1250 - £1750 Bert Stern's - Marilyn Crucifix II. In an edition of 72.Digitally printed in 2002, hand signed by photographer Bert Stern. Copyright stamped and supplied with Bert Stern's coa. Size of image: 10.5x10.5 inches, In very good condition, framed in a heavy wooden frame with Perspex from date of purchase. Bert Stern was one of the leading photographers of the 1950s and 1960s. Like his contemporaries Richard Avedon and Irving Penn, Stern pioneered a new photographic aesthetic, preferring uncluttered and emotionally directimages that strove not only to showcase the human figure but also to capture a sense of the subject’s psychology. Encouraged to pursue photography by Stanley Kubrick, Stern’s reputation quickly grew as he worked for commercial companies such as Revlon. He becamea mainstay for fashion magazines like Vogue, and his portfolio featured such superstars as Twiggy, Truman Capote, and Audrey Hepburn. Stern famously captured Marilyn Monroe in The Last Sitting, the actress’s last group of portraits taken six weeks before herdeath.
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