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    Historic collection of (7) vintage The Wizard of Oz cast-signed photographs. Historic collection of (7) vintage The Wizard of Oz cast-signed photographs. (MGM, 1939) This fantastic archive consists of signed photographs of seven of the starring actors/actresses from this beloved film, including Judy Garland, Bert Lahr, Ray Bolger, Billie Burke, Frank Morgan, Charley Grapewin and Charley Becker. Including: "Dorothy" Judy Garland photograph inscribed to a "Munchkin," 8 x 10 in., a superb head-and-shoulders portrait of Judy, (c. 1938) at the time of filming The Wizard of Oz (MGM, 1939). Boldly inscribed (on the image, in the lower right-hand corner): "for Grace - Love from Judy". Judy, who captured the hearts of young and old alike with her portrayal of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, inscribes this fantastic youthful portrait to Gracie Doll (a.k.a. Frieda Schneider). Grace was one of four little people in the Doll family - all of whom appeared in the film: Kurt, Frieda, Hilda and Elly. A wonderful Wizard momento signed by Judy to Gracie Doll at the time of the filming of the Munchkin scenes; fine. "Cowardly Lion" Bert Lahr signed photograph, 8 x 10 in., sepia-tone, showing Lahr glancing with that famous "surprised" look over his right shoulder, inscribed in white ink on the image, "Sincerely Bert Lahr". Very fine. "The Scarecrow" Ray Bolger signed photograph, 8 x 10 in. (with deckled edges), sepia-tone, a formal publicity portrait by James Frances Connelly depicting Bolger casting a forlorn look into the camera. Boldly inscribed in blue ink at the center left, "To: - Paul Cox Best Always Ray Bolger". Fine. "Glinda" Billie Burke inscribed to a "Munchkin," approx. 7.25 x 9 in., a half-figure portrait of Burke wearing a lace-embroidered dress with hat and veil. Boldly inscribed on the image in the lower right corner, "To Harry - With all good wishes Billie Burke 1938". Burke has inscribed her portrait to 3.5-foot tall Harry Doll (d. 1985) (a.k.a. Kurt Schneider, Harry Earles), one of the members of "The Lollipop Guild". Fine. Frank Morgan "The Wizard" signed photograph, 8 x 10 in., sepia-tone, a head-and-shoulders publicity photo featuring Morgan in a striped suit and tie. Inscribed at the center left in black ink, "To Martha with kindest regards - Frank Morgan". Fine. "Uncle Henry" Charley Grapewin signed photograph, 8 x 10 in., black-and-white, a nice portrait of the seasoned actor with his wife, on the occasion of their 37th wedding anniversary. Inscribed in bold black ink on the image, "To a Perfect host and hostess, M & M Dauebachen from Charley and Nancy Grapewin, Taken on their 37th anniversary Aug 1 - 1933". Fine. "The Mayor of Oz" Charley Becker printed photograph signed, 5.75 x 3.5 in., black-and-white, a postcard photograph of the "Singer Midgets", including Charley and his wife Jessie. Signed at the upper left corner of the image, "Hello Marie - Charley Becker". The verso features a full handwritten letter from Jessie to Marie Billingsley of Tyler Texas, in which she describes their appearance at Coney Island. The postcard is postmarked July 30, 1941 - just two years following Becker's memorable role as "The Mayor of Oz" in the film. Some mounting remnants on verso, and tape residue at the head (not affecting the signature). A wonderful collection of Wizard of Oz signed photographs, many with important film associations!

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    July, 2013
    28th Sunday
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