Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Boris Karloff 1930s Portraits and Candids. This lot presents Boris Karloff at the peak of his 1930s popularity, in the form of portraits, candids, snapshots, and postcards. Included are 19 different portraits and 17 different candids. Portraits include a matte finish 3" x 5" of the portrait he sent to fans mid-late 1930s (some pinhole damage); candids show him enjoying cricket, floating in his pool, picking fruit, carrying a water can into his greenhouse, smiling on the tennis court, sitting by hearth with wife Dorothy, attending a Hollywood party with Cary Grant, Olivia de Havilland, Gloria Swanson and others, chatting with pal James Cagney at a formal affair, smiling with baby daughter Sara Jane, and so on. Two of the best: Boris relaxing in his cricket jacket, reading with a Bedlington terrier nestled beside him; and Boris, peeking in his farmhouse window, dressed and bearded as...Santa Claus! Wonderful mementoes of the legendary actor, both formal and informal. From the Boris Karloff Estate Collection. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Sara Karloff Sparkman.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2008
    4th-6th Saturday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 0
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 634

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2019 March 16 Entertainment - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    I think Heritage deserves a lot of credit for covering all technical bases without a hitch.
    Roy M.,
    New York, NY
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 July 21 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 July 21 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $904,591