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    Book of Marlon Brando Photos from a Fan. This small leather photo book contains 12 b&w 3" x 4" snapshots of a young Brando in Central Park. The photos were taken by Philomena Ignelzi, a foreign woman who formed the first Marlon Brando fan club, and her friends Gertrude Heim and Pat Mulqueen, all of whom arranged a meeting with the actor in the park one wintry day and spent part of the afternoon with him. Brando posed with the girls in numerous photos, which Philomena assembled into two such sets of photos, one for her and this one, which she sent to Brando, who cherished it and kept until his death 49 years later. (He once described it as his most cherished possession to his longtime personal secretary, Alice Marchak.) The book bears the inscription: "Thank you for a truly memorable day. -- Philomena -- Jan. 8, 1955, Central Park, NY" in white ink on the inside front cover, and is in overall Excellent condition with light wear. The photos themselves are pristine. From the collection of Marlon Brando.

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    October, 2006
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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