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    A Huge Collection of Black and White and Sepia Film Stills, 1920s-1950s. Approximately 300, the overwhelming majority original prints with either a glossy or matte finish; depicting a wide range of films and entertainers from the silent era to the 1950s plus a few headshots, actors recognizable in collection include (in alphabetical order): Charlie Chaplin, Jean Harlow, Vivian Leigh, Mae Murray, Gloria Swanson, Shirley Temple, Rudolph Valentino, and Mae West, as well as comedic groups the Marx Brothers, Laurel & Hardy, and the Little Rascals/Our Gang; also includes photos of Jazz legends, the cast of the Grand Ol' Opry, matte shots early-20th century airplane stunts, and a set of six CDVs, dated late 19th century, of strongman duo "The Two Marks." (Please note these photographs range widely in condition, with some showing very little wear, while others show toning, creasing, tape residue, and small tears.)
    Most photos: 10" x 8"; Airplane: 13" x 10"; Strongmen: 6 ½ x 4 ¼

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2016
    24th-25th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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