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    Arthur Edeson Signed Photo from The Lost World. It's a pity that cinematographer Arthur Edeson (1891-1970) never wrote his memoirs. Beginning his career in 1914, he was cameraman on such silent classics as Douglas Fairbanks' The Thief of Baghdad (1924). At Universal, it was Edeson who filmed such timeless scenes as the German Army joyously marching in All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), the blasphemous "birth" of Karloff's Monster in Frankenstein (1931) and the maniacal mischief of Claude Rains' < Q (1933). And in the 1940s at Warners, Edeson was cameraman on the Bogart classics The Maltese Falcon (1941) and Casablanca (1942). This wonderful portrait of Edeson shows the man at age 33, posing with his camera on an exterior of The Lost World, one of his major credits of the silent era. He has signed on the mount of the picture "For Sir Arthur Conan Doyle May the 'Lost World' be your greatest success Sincerely Arthur Edeson." The 8x10 picture is set within borders to create an 11x14 effect, and has the name of the picture's photographer, James N. Doolittle, on the picture's lower right border. Considering Edeson's career, the great man to whom this is inscribed, and the film with which it's associated, this is truly a Hollywood relic that - as Edeson filmed Bogart saying on The Maltese Falcon - is truly "the stuff that dreams are made of." Excellent condition and very desirable.

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    April, 2006
    14th-15th Friday-Saturday
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