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    George Raft Personal Items. George Raft became an overnight screen sensation when he played a small-time, coin-flipping gangster in the original "Scarface" (1932). Born and raised in New York's "Hell's Kitchen," Raft tried prize fighting before becoming a dancer on Broadway and in Prohibition-era nightclubs, where he got to know some of the biggest racketeers in the city. In movies, he seemed at first a lounge-lizard type, but he almost immediately slid into gangster portrayals, and was the actor most responsible for creating the '30s cinema image of gangster-as-hero. The fact that Raft was a close friend of notorious gangster Bugsy Siegel since they were boys together in New York probably influenced many of the roles he took. Featured is a collection of Raft's personal items that includes: two suitcases full of Raft's personal effects, including a pair of spats, a deck of playing cards from the Riviera hotel and casino, photos, personal notes, monogrammed towels, a silk robe, hats, photos, articles of clothing, a vintage Argus camera in nice condition, some books, and -- best of all -- a vintage Kodak Cine 16mm home movie camera in excellent condition (film included); a scrapbook containing articles, photos, letters, and other clippings by, for, and about Raft, including a copy of th actor's death certificate; and a black-and-white vinyl ottoman, decorated in an Arabian theme, once owned by a man well aware of the importance of keeping one's feet comfortable.

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    The movie quite literally changed my life. I have included a pic of me in Sly's Rocky 3 Cashmere overcoat, would much appreciate if it is possible for you to forward this email to Sly to let him know the overcoat is in good hands, and will be well taken care of, (as will be the Rambo knife forging tools, the other lot I won!) Wish you very happy holidays and a great 2016!
    Atul J. ,
    Irvine, CA
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