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An Orson Welles 'Bell & Howell 240' 16mm Movie Camera, Circa 1957....

2014 April 26 - 27 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction - New York #7089

 
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Auction Ended On: Apr 26, 2014
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Location: Ukrainian Institute of America at The Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion
2 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075

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An Orson Welles 'Bell & Howell 240' 16mm Movie Camera, Circa 1957. Handheld, black leather strap at bottom, metal placard on front reads "Automatic / Exposure Control," housed in a brown leather case (case straps missing); used by Welles in 1962 to film his documentary "The Land of Don Quixote" though it wasn't released until 2000 in Spain; also used by him to shoot home and travel movies while living in Spain and Italy; working condition unknown; included with a letter from Beatrice Welles indicating she consigned this lot directly to Heritage Auctions.
Camera Approximately: 9" x 8" x 4"; Case: 9" x 11" x 5"

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