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    A Rosalind Russell Pair of Shoes from "Auntie Mame." Warner Bros., 1958. A pair of fancy, strappy heels made with a white silk upper painted in pink and white zigzag stripes and a leather sole; inside lining of each reads "Delman / New York-Paris;" handwritten annotation on inside lining near toe of each further reads "C13407 / S9401W / 8N /S23;" though marked as size 8 Narrow, shoes are more like a modern-day size 7 Narrow; worn by Russell in the "Egypt" scene where she reads a note from Patrick while riding a camel. Interestingly, Russell wears another pair of shoes that seem to be identical (except in a darker shade) in the funny scene where Robin Hughes [as the Irishman author, "Brian O'Bannion"] attacks her by the fireplace; from The Collection of John Strangi. (Please note the ankle strap of the left shoe is broken but can be repaired.)

    PROVENANCE:
    These shoes were originally sold in the Christie's East (New York) auction titled Film & Entertainment Collectibles, Sale 7889, June 25, 1996, Lot 701A, final price realized was $920.


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