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    Joan Crawford Personal Oversize Presentation Photographic Portrait by Yousuf Karsh (1948). Vintage original gelatin silver 19.5" x 15.25" presentation photograph on double-weight paper taken by Karsh for
    Collier's Magazine December 2, 1948 issue and signed by the photographer at the lower left.

    In the accompanying LOA, Crawford's grandson, Casey LaLonde, writes in part: "An original, large format print of the photograph, signed in red greasepaint by Mr. Karsh, was given to my grandmother soon after the publication of the
    Collier's Magazine edition. My grandmother had the photograph framed and it hung in her Brentwood, California mansion until her marriage to Pepsi-Cola magnate Alfred Steele in 1955. After her marriage to Alfred Steele in 1955,
    Joan moved to New York City. The framed Karsh photograph followed her to Manhattan and hung on the walls of her successive apartments..."

    Exhibiting minor age and handling. Presented in an original 34" x 39" carved wooden frame from Joan Crawford's apartment. Provenance: From the estate of Joan Crawford and accompanied by a signed LOA from Joan Crawford's
    grandson, Casey LaLonde. COA from Heritage Auctions.


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    Auction Dates
    July, 2021
    16th-18th Friday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
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