Mid-Hudson Auction Galleries will be holding their “Movie Star News Auction” April 6th and 7th in New York and via online bidding partner LiveAuctioneers. The auction will consist of The Bettie Page Collection, Hollywood Icons, and The Movie Star News Collection. An exhibition will be held tomorrow.
More information can also be found at the official auction house site at www.midhudsonauctiongalleries.com:
Below is additional information published at the official site, www.midhudsongalleries.com:
MOVIE STAR NEWS
The Largest Collection of Hollywood Photography in existence to be sold at auction.
The Auction: April 6 & 7, 2013
EXHIBITION: Friday, April 5th 10AM-8PM
Saturday, April 6th 10AM-Sale Time
Sunday, April 7th 11AM-Sale Time
DAY 1: Saturday, April 6th~ Session One: The Bettie Page Collection ~ 12 noon ~ Session Two: Hollywood Icons~ 6PM
DAY 2: Sunday, April 7th~ Session Three: The Movie Star News Collection ~ 12 noon
LOCATION: The Arader Galleries
1016 Madison Avenue (between 78th & 79th St.)
New York, NY 10075
The Movie Star News Collection, believed to be the largest and most comprehensive collection of Hollywood photography, will be sold in a series of auctions on April 6 & 7, 2013 at The Arader Galleries in New York City. This is the first time in 75 years that this archive has been open to the public. The Collection contains approximately three million photographs, in addition to hundreds of thousands of negatives, chronicling the history of Hollywood through its most famous stars and films.
Now featuring over 5,000 different actors and actresses and more than 11,500 movie titles, the Collection began in 1939 when photographer Irving Klaw struck a deal with the movie studios, then operating in New York City, to collect movie photography that was in great demand by Hollywood fans. Klaw eventually began to create an archive of Hollywood studio original negatives from which prints were made for the media and adoring fans. Since 1980, the Collection has been housed at West 18th Street and has become a treasured New York City site.
In addition to amassing the Movie Star News Collection, Klaw is also credited for creating the world of pin-up photography. He discovered and extensively photographed Bettie Page, who came to be known as the “Queen of Pin-Ups.” The Bettie Page Collection, including over 5,000 negatives, photographs, clothing and other props, will also be auctioned.
The Collection has been divided into different categories, such as by film genre and actor, for the purposes of the auctions. Fans from around the world will have the chance to own photography of legends including Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Judy Garland, Audrey Hepburn and Charlie Chaplin, as well as from classic films such as “King Kong,” “Citizen Kane,” “Gone With the Wind,” “Frankenstein” and “The Wizard of Oz.” The Marilyn Monroe file alone contains over 600 photographs, many of which are one-of-a-kind images.
Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Rudolph Valentino, Judy Garland, Steve McQueen, Elizabeth Taylor, Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Paul Newman and Charlie Chaplin represent just a tiny sampling of the featured figures who played in such movie classics as King Kong, Citizen Kane, Gone With the Wind, Frankenstein, The Godfather and The Wizard of Oz. To give a sense of the quantity of material that will be sold, the Marilyn Monroe file contains more than 600 photographs of Marilyn, many of which may be the only known examples of such images. And then, of course, are the negatives from which future prints can be created.
The auctions will be held on April 6 & 7 at The Arader Galleries located at 1016 Madison Avenue, New York City. For additional information, interested collectors and fans are urged to contact Joanne Grant at 914-882-7356.
Highlights from the Auction Include:
– Representation of the three million photographs from movie sets like “The Wizard of Oz,” “The Godfather,” “King Kong,” etc and of stars and musicians like Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson, Charlie Chaplin and James Dean, among others.
– Hundreds of thousands of negatives
– 600 photographs of Marilyn Monroe
– Original Movie Star News Sign
– Irving Klaw’s Camera
– Props and clothing including
– Vintage Bettie Page Tambourine
– Original Bettie Page wildly famous black pumps
HOW TO PARTICIPATE: In association with Live Auctioneers, Mid-Hudson Auction Galleries will offer live online bidding @ www.liveauctioneers.com. Prospective bidders must register in advance in order to participate. Registration must be completed prior to 2 hrs. before sale time. Bidders may also bid by telephone or by absentee bidding. There will be a 22% buyer’s premium. Inquiries may be directed to Joanne Grant, principal auctioneer at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 914-882-7356.
TERMS OF THE SALE: Cash, traveler’s checques, Visa, M/C, Paypal, Checks, if known to us, with the under-standing that merchandise may be held until check clears. We charge a 22% buyer’s premium to auction attendees, absentee and phone bidders as well as a 20% buyer’s premium to bidders online. Auctioneers: Joanne C. Grant and John W. Paul. Absentee and phone bids accepted.