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    Immortals of the Silver Screen" (337) early Hollywood signed photos and letters in wooden binder. (1900s-1920s) Massive archive of (337) vintage original photos and correspondence of well-known and obscure early stars of a young Hollywood film industry including (168) gelatin silver double and single-weight glossy and matte photographs ranging in size from 7.5 x 9.25 in. to 13.5 x 10.5 in. and (169) signed typed or handwritten letters from legends of the silent film era, tipped to 13 x 17 in. photo album pages. Including images of Will Rogers, John Roche, John Bunny, Robert Harron, Kate Lester, Harold Lockwood, Wallace Reid, Lucille Ricksen, Olive Thomas, May Allison, Mary Astor, John Barrymore, Richard Barthelmess Noah Beery, Wallace Beery, Madge Bellamy, Enid Bennett, Monte Blue, Eleanor Boardman, Hobart Bogsworth, Clara Bow, John Bowers, Evelyn Brent, Betty Bronson, Clive Brook, Edmund Burns, Francis X. Bushman, Harry Carey, Helen Chadwick, Lon Chaney, Sr., Charles Chaplin, Ruth Clifford, Lew Cody, Ronald Colman, Betty Compson, Jackie Coogan, Ricardo Cortez, Viola Dana, Bebe Daniels, Marion Davies, Marjorie Daw, Priscilla Dean, Marguerite de la Motte, Reginald Denny, William Desmond, Dorothy Devore, Elliot Dexter, Douglas Fairbanks, Louise Fazenda, Hoot Gibson, John Gilbert, Dorothy Gish, Lillian Gish, William S. Hart, Jean Hersholt, Buck Jones, Buster Keaton, Harry Langdon, Laura La Plante, Harold Lloyd, Bessie Love, Ben Lyon, May McAvoy, Shirley Mason, Adolphe Menjou, Patsy Ruth Miller, Tom Mix, Colleen Moore, Conrad Nagel, Madame Nazimova, Pola Negri, Mabel Normand, Ramon Navarro, Our Gang and Hal Roche, Mary Philbin, Mary Pickford, Zasu Pitts, Irene Rich, Lillian Rich, Gloria Swanson, Norma Talmadge, Ben Turpin, Rudolph Valentino, Anna May Wong and many more. All letters and photos are housed in an original 15 x 7 x 18 in. custom made wooden cover and spine with punched-pages and cover bound by leather cord. With central inset 5.25 x 3.25 in. embossed brass title plate. Interior typed title page reading, "The Immortals of the Movies, Elected Members Only, A Lasting Tribute to the Leading Artists, Editors: Publishers: Geo. C. Knowles, Yale Club, N.Y." With 59-photos signed and all letters signed. Some additionally related correspondence tipped to pages beneath various loosely affixed photos. Photos exhibit minor handling, age, some toning, some with light silvering, corner bumping, some with creasing. Letters exhibit toning, minor soiling, age, wear and original transmittal folds. An historic time capsule containing many of the great and some lesser-known players that contributed to a bygone era and the infancy of American filmmaking. Overall, in vintage fine condition. Interested bidders are encouraged to view this lot in person by appointment.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2017
    26th Monday
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