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    A Henry Hathaway Collection of Family Photo Albums, 1940s-1950s. Twelve total, all bound in maroon leather, some with titles embossed in gold on the spines such as "Europe," "England," "Me, Inc.," and the like, each filled with countless black and white snapshots of film locations, behind-the-scenes Hollywood sets, personal vacations, parties, leisure activities, pets, children, and friends which were all important enough to document and save by the Hathaways. Because this was a film industry family, some of the friends seen in the photographs include (in alphabetical order): Anne Baxter, Paul Bern [Jean Harlow's one-time husband], Gary Cooper, Joseph Cotten, Paul Douglas, Rock Hudson, Van Johnson, Louis Jourdan, Alan Ladd, Marilyn Monroe, Jean Negulesco, Tyrone Power, Cesar Romero, James Stewart, Shirley Temple, Orson Welles, and Darryl F. Zanuck, among many others who were actors, writers, producers, bit players, and wives; also included are a number of photographs from the 1920s which appear to be silent-era stills from films that Hathaway was involved with to some degree. Of special note is the size and quality of most of the photographs -- either 8"x10" or 5"x7" and professionally developed -- not the average kind of small, out-of-focus 'family snapshots' of the era as Hathaway obviously had top-of-the-line photographic equipment and knew how to take a picture! Each album must be seen in person as our catalogue illustration and description does not do them justice - but go to our website to see more images of this lot. (Please note the leather albums are now in somewhat tattered condition, but the inside items are not affected.)
    Each Album Approximately: 13" x 10" x 2"

    These photo albums were originally sold in the Heritage Auctions (Dallas) auction titled "Entertainment & Music," Sale 7042, December 13, 2011, Lot 46041, final price realized was $3,883.75; they were originally consigned by Jack Hathaway, Henry's son.

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2014
    23rd Saturday
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