Paul Newman passed away: Autograph from 1962

83-year-old Paul Newman passed away Friday following a bout with cancer. We have an old film-program, signed by Paul Newman:

Paul Newman, hand-signed autograph on a German movie program for the film: “Sweet Bird of Youth”, 1962

Size: 6,5 x 9,2 inches. The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Paul Newman autograph

Paul Leonard Newman (born 1925) is an American actor and film director. He has won numerous awards including Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Cannes Film Festival Award, and an Emmy award.

Newman was one of the few actors who successfully made the transition from 1950s cinema to that of the 1960s and 1970s. His rebellious persona translated well to a subsequent generation. Newman starred in Exodus (1960), The Hustler (1961), Hud (1963), Harper (1966), Cool Hand Luke (1967), The Towering Inferno (1974), Slap Shot (1977) and The Verdict (1982). He teamed with fellow actor Robert Redford and director George Roy Hill for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) and The Sting (1973), or with his wife, Joanne Woodward, in the feature films The Long, Hot Summer (1958), ….. Harry & Son (1984) and Mr. and Mrs. Bridge (1990).

In addition to starring in and directing Harry & Son, Newman also directed four feature films.

25 years after The Hustler, Newman reprised his role of Fast Eddie Felson in the Martin Scorsese directed The Color of Money for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. He passed away Sept. 26th 2008.

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Walter Slezak Autograph, signed Photo. CoA

Walter Slezak: Hand-signed Ross Photo from the 1920s, signed with a pencil

Walter Slezak Autograph

3,3 x 5,5 inches. Fine condition. The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Walter Slezak (May 3, 1902 – April 21, 1983) was an Austrian actor, the son of famed opera star Leo Slezak.

In his early movie career, before he gained weight, Slezak was cast as a thin leading man in silent films. He also acted on the stage for many years, debuting on Broadway in 1930.

His first American film was 1942’s Once Upon a Honeymoon, opposite Ginger Rogers and Cary Grant. He worked steadily and appeared in over 100 films including The Princess and the Pirate, The Spanish Main, Sindbad the Sailor, Born to Kill, Call Me Madam, and Treasure Island.

Slezak played the lead in Broadway musicals, including Fanny, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical.

Jochen Rindt Autograph on early Photo. CoA

Jochen Rindt Autograph. Hand- signed early Photo. CoA

Jochen Rindt: b/w real photo, hand-signed.

4 x 5,9 inches. Mounted on cardboard, fine condition.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Jochen Rindt (1942-1970) World champion 1970, deceased 1970 during training for the Italian Grand Prix.
Jochen Rindt was born in Mainz, Germany, but after his parents were killed in a bombing raid in the Second World War, he moved to live with his grandparents in Graz, Austria, where he grew up and started motor racing.
Despite being very successful in Formula 2 (by winning for instance the 1964 London Trophy), Rindt kept on choosing the wrong F1 cars.

 

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Robert Mitchum Autograph on Photo. CoA

Robert Mitchum Autograph on Photo. CoA

Robert Mitchum: Authentic Autograph on TV-Station PRO 7 photo.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

12,6 x 17,7 cm, very good condition.

Robert Charles Durman Mitchum (1917 –1997) was an American film actor, author, composer and singer. He is #23 on the American Film Institute’s list of the greatest male American screen legends of all time.

Mitchum rose to prominence for his starring roles in several major works of the film noir style, and is considered a forerunner of the anti-heroes prevalent in film during the 1950s and 1960s.

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Edward G. Robinson Autograph on Photo. CoA

Edward G. Robinson Autograph on Photo. CoA

Edward G. Robinson Autograph

 

Edward G. Robinson portrait photo with dedication and signature, hand signed.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Size: 12,6 x 17,7 cm (5 x 7 inches). Good condition.

Edward G. Robinson (Yiddish: עמנואל גאָלדנבערג Emanuel Goldenberg; 1893 –1973) was a Romanian-born American actor.

A popular star during Hollywood’s Golden Age, he is best remembered for his roles as gangsters, such as Rico in his star-making film Little Caesar and as Rocco in Key Largo.

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt Autograph CoA

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt Autograph

 

Nikolaus Harnoncourt: Portrait trading-card by Sony, hand signed by Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
10,5 x 14,8 cm, very good condition.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Nikolaus Harnoncourt (1929 – 2016) was an Austrian conductor, particularly known for his historically informed performances of music from the Classical era and earlier.
Starting out as a classical cellist, he founded his own period instrument ensemble, Concentus Musicus Wien, in the 1950s, and became a pioneer of the Early Music movement.
Around 1970, Harnoncourt started to conduct opera and concert performances, soon leading renowned international symphony orchestras, and appearing at leading concert halls, operatic venues and festivals.
His repertoire then widened to include composers of the 19th and 20th centuries. In 2001 and 2003, he conducted the Vienna New Year’s Concert. Harnoncourt was also the author of several books, mostly on subjects of performance history and musical aesthetics.

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Vaclav Havel Autograph. Signed Photo. CoA

President Václav Havel: Portrait photo, hand-signed.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. 4 x 6 inches, very fine condition.

Vaclav Havel Autograph
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Vaclav Havel, born 1936 in Prague was always very close to the intellectual and artist community in Czechoslovakia.

As an outcome of the Second World War Czechoslovakia fell under Soviet Russian and Communist domination in 1948 with serious effects on Havel’s family. Vaclav Havel worked as a laboratory technician and took night classes to finish high school. As he grew into manhood he showed signs of dissent against the Czech Communist authorities’ ongoing suppression of artistic and literary freedoms.

Havel was somewhat involved in the Prague Spring of 1968, an episode where Czech intellectuals enthusiastically supported moves, then being sponsored by Alexander Dubcek, for a liberalizing reform of the Czech Communist system.

A Soviet invasion of August 1968 suppressed the Prague Spring. Havel protested with the result that the authorities banned his works. The authorities offered him several opportunities to leave the country but he declined as he had decided to remain in Czechoslovakia and work for change holding the view that ‘the solution of this human situation does not lie in leaving it.’

In 1977 he helped orchestrate and produce Charter 77, a document supported by hundreds of Czech intellectuals, that demanding that Czech citizens be afforded basic human rights such as had seemed to be promised in the Helsinki Agreements…….

Ginger Rogers Photo with her Autograph.

Ginger Rogers: Authentic Autograph from 1991 on b/w photograph.The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. 4 x 5,8 inches, fine condition.

Ginger Rogers (1911 – 1995) was an Academy Award-winning American film and stage actress, dancer and singer.

In a film career spanning 50 years, she made a total of 73 films, and is now principally celebrated for her role as Fred Astaire’s romantic interest and dancing partner in a series of ten Hollywood musical films that revolutionized the genre. She’s also among the list, ranking #14, on AFI’s
100 Years… 100 Stars.=

Bob Geldof Autograph: 8 x 10. CoA

Bob Geldof hand signed b/w photograph ( Photo credit: Karen Korn ).

Bob Geldof Autograph

Size: 8 x 10 inches, very fine condition.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Robert Freerick Xenon Geldof, KBE, known as Bob Geldof (born 1951), is an Irish singer, songwriter, actor and political activist. In 1975 Geldof became the lead singer of the band The Boomtown Rats, a rock group closely linked with the punk movement. In the year of 1978, The Boomtown Rats had their first No. 1 single in the UK with “Rat Trap”, which was the first New Wave chart-topper in that country.

In 1979, the group shot to international fame with their second UK No. 1, “I Don’t Like Mondays”.This was equally successful, as well as controversial; Geldof wrote it in the aftermath of Brenda Ann Spencer’s attempted massacre at an elementary school across the street from her house in San Diego, California, at the beginning of 1979.

On the 31 March 2005, Geldof and Ure announced the Live 8 project, to raise awareness of issues that burden Africa, such as government debt, trade barriers, and AIDS issues. Geldof organised six concerts with U2, Elton John, Pink Floyd, The Who, Madonna, Paul McCartney, Duran, Brian Wilson, Crosby Stills & Nash, Bon Jovi, Linkin Park, Dave Matthews, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, Bryan Adams, Deep Purple and many more. Pink Floyd’s performance in London was its first since 1981 to include original bassist, Roger Waters.

Clark Gable Autograph on Photo as Rhett Butler. CoA

Clark Gable Autograph. Hand signed Photo. CoA

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Clark Gable Autograph on portrait photo as Rhett Butler.

Photo by Film-Foto-Verlag (Metro Goldwyn Mayer license).

8,6 x 14 cm. 2 mm trimmed at left margins, otherwise very fine condition.

The photo has been signed with fountain pen.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

William Clark Gable (1901 – 1960), known as Clark Gable, was an American film actor most famous for his role as Rhett Butler in the 1939 Civil War epic film Gone with the Wind, in which he starred with Vivien Leigh.

His performance earned him his third nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor; he won for It Happened One Night (1934) and was also nominated for Mutiny on the Bounty (1935).

Later movies included Run Silent, Run Deep, a submarine war film, and his final film, The Misfits (1961), which paired Gable with Marilyn Monroe, also in her last screen appearance. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Gable seventh among the greatest male stars of all time. He was nicknamed ‘The King of Hollywood.’

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