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    Emile LaVigne's Signed Academy Awards Book. Hollywood makeup artist Emile LaVigne took his copy of the 1964 book The Academy Awards: A Pictorial History and secured within it the personally inscribed autographs of a magnificent array of Oscar winners: John Wayne, Katharine Hepburn (twice), Fredric March (twice), Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, Jennifer Jones, Ray Milland, Gregory Peck (twice), Jason Robards, William Holden (twice), Charlton Heston, Eva Marie Saint, Ernest Borgnine, Jack Lemmon (twice, both times signed "Jack"), David Niven (three times), Yul Brynner, Ingrid Bergman, Joanne Woodward, Alec Guiness, Max von Sydow, Maximilian Schell, Paul Newman, Anne Bancroft, Elizabeth Taylor, Maggie Smith, Art Carney, Cloris Leachman, Gig Young, Fred Astaire, Dustin Hoffman, Goldie Hawn and George C. Scott. The book also bears the signatures of such stars as Richard Burton (who had signed with Taylor), Natalie Wood (twice), Peter Sellers, Charles Bronson, Sally Kellerman, Gilbert Roland, Jane Wyatt, Robert Young, Lauren Bacall, Don Knotts, Richard Chamberlain, Will Geer, Cameron Mitchell, Roy Scheider, Wilfrid Hyde-White, George Segal, Richard Benjamin, Paula Prentiss, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Roddy McDowall, Nina Foch, James Coco, Peter Cushing and Telly Savalas. In some cases the star has signed on a picture of his/her Oscar-winning performance (e.g., Bette Davis on a portrait from Jezebel, Jennifer Jones on a picture from The Song of Bernadette, etc.); in most cases, they signed near their picture, while many of the winners of post-1964 signed the title page and inside cover pages. The 7.5" x 10" hardbound book has no dust jacket and has some cover staining, but is solidly bound, with the inside pages clean. LaVigne had added his name and address on the inside front cover and has enclosed in the back an Los Angeles Times obituary for fellow makeupFrom the estate of Emile LaVinge. man Frank Westmore. This is a unique and stunning array of major Hollywood Star autographs, in a compact and very desirable form, from the estate of man who worked intimately with most of the "greats." Very Fine condition.From the estate of Emile LaVigne.

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    April, 2007
    14th-15th Saturday-Sunday
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