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    Billy Wilder A Foreign Affair Four Award Certificates and 36 Original Negatives of War-Torn Europe. This outstanding lot from Billy Wilder's 1948 Paramount political drama starring Marlene Dietrich, Jean Arthur, and John Lund includes: Screen Directors' Guild certificate "on the NBC Screen Directors' Playhouse broadcast/A FOREIGN AFFAIR/March 6, 1949", 11.75" x 8.75"; two Exhibitor Laurel Award Selection certificates for 1948, notifying the recipient that "It is hereby publicly acknowledged that Billy Wilder's A Foreign Affair has been chosen as one of the best pictures during the four-week period ending July 7, 1948", 10" x 14"; Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Certificate of Nomination for Award, stating "Be it known that Charles Brackett was nominated for an Academy Award of Merit for Outstanding Achievement-Screenplay "A Foreign Affair", December 31, 1948, 10" x 11.75", signed by Academy President Jean Hersholt; and 36 original negatives (23 in 2.25" x 3.5" and 13 in 2" x 2") depicting postwar Berlin, Stalingrad, and desert locations taken during production of the film. The awards are in Very Good to Fine condition, with age toning, some foxing, creases and minor staining from an office fire. The negatives are in Excellent condition. From the Billy Wilder Archive.

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    October, 2008
    4th-6th Saturday-Monday
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