Tito Gobbi Autograph. Hand signed Photo from 1959. CoA

Tito Gobbi Autograph from 1959. CoA

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Tito Gobbi b/w portrait print with authentic autograph from 1959, signed in Wien.

11,8 x 15,6 cm. Minor aging at edges.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Tito Gobbi (1913 –1984) was an Italian baritone who appeared in twenty-five films, in both singing and speaking roles. He sang the role of Baron Scarpia in the 1964 Franco Zeffirelli production of Puccini’s Tosca at Covent Garden with Maria Callas in the title role.
Gobbi and Callas had previously sung their roles in the classic 1953 EMI recording of the opera, with Giuseppe di Stefano as Mario Cavaradossi and Victor de Sabata conducting. The performance is considered to be one of Callas and Gobbi’s best works.

Gobbi was announced as 1969 King of Moomba by the Melbourne Moomba festival. He retired from the operatic stage in 1979. He was brother-in-law of the Bulgarian bass Boris Christoff.

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Great Katharine Hepburn Autograph on Letter from 1984

Katharine Hepburn Autograph. Signed Letter from 1984

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Authentic letter from Katherine Hepburn from May 15th 1984.

Typewritten letter ( she states that she doesn’t sign or send photographs, thanks the sender and wishes him good luck ).

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Very fine condition. Size: 6 x 8 inches.

Katharine Houghton Hepburn (1907 – 2003) was an American actress of film, television and stage.

Hepburn holds the record for the most Best Actress Oscar wins with four, from 12 nominations.

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The 3 Tenors: Great Photos with Authentic Autographs

The 3 Tenors: Great Photos with Authentic Autographs.

Pavarotti, Domingo, Carreras: Desirable lot of 3 photos, each one with authentic signature.

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The Luciano Pavarotti autograph is from 1984, Placido Domingo autograph from 3 Tenors Autographs 1981 and the Jose Carreras signature from, 1983. All 3 have been signed in Wien. 3 single photos, same size: 4 x 6 inches. They would match perfectly if matted for display.

All 3 are in very fine condition and they come with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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Anna Pavlova Autograph. Russian Prima Ballerina

Anna Pavlova Autograph. Russian Prima Ballerina

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Anna Pavlova postcard with the famous Russian dancer as „Dying Swan“ in Tchaikovsky’s ballet Swan Sea. The postcard comes for a well know collection.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Anna Pavlovna (Matveyevna) Pavlova (Russian: Анна Павловна (Матвеевна) Павлова; (also Pawlowa 1881 – 1931) was a Russian prima ballerina of the late 19th and the early 20th centuries. She was a principal artist of the Imperial Russian Ballet and the Ballets Russes of Sergei Diaghilev. Pavlova is most recognized for the creation of the role The Dying Swan and, with her own company, became the first ballerina to tour ballet around the world.

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Paul Getty Autograph on Photo and Card with Compliments

Paul Getty Autograph: Signed Photo, and Compliments. CoA


Paul Getty Autograph

Paul Getty Autograph

 

Paul Getty: Authentic signature on portrait photo. Along with this autograph comes the postal cover it was sent and a sheet: “ With the Compliments of J. Paul Getty, Sutton Place, Nr. Guildford, Surrey”.

The autographed photo is 3,5 x 5,5 inches. Fine condition.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

J. Paul Getty (1892-1976) Oil executive and was the son of an oil millionaire. Getty began buying and selling oil leases in Oklahoma in 1913. He acquired Pacific Western Oil Corp. in 1932 and soon gained control of several independent oil companies. He renamed his oil concern Getty Oil Co. in 1956. His most lucrative venture was a 60-year oil concession in Saudi Arabia.

He hit oil himself in 1916 and made his first million. Since a million dollars was some serious money in 1914, he was able to retire in luxury. After a couple years of living the life of the idle rich, he got back into the oil business. Both he and his father were very successful, and young J. Paul became even richer.

By the end of the 1920’s, his personal fortune had grown to more than three million dollars and J. Paul owned one third of Getty Oil Co. At his father’s death, J. Paul became president of of Getty Oil. During the 1930’s, he ventured into real estate and took control of Pacific Western Oil Corporation, a major oil company in California.

After World War II, J Paul Getty defied conventional wisdom and invested in the Middle East, buying oil rights in Saudi Arabia through deals with King Saud. This huge risk made him a billionaire, the richest man in the world.

He died at Sutton Place, his London estate, on June 6, 1976

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Early Sammy Davies Jr. Autograph on Movie Still. CoA

Sammy Davis Junior: b/w movie still used to announce the TV premiere in Berlin on Aug. 3rd, 1974.
Signed Color Photo: Peace + Love Sammy Davis Jr.Size: 6,2 x 8,4 inches. The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Samuel George Sammy Davis, Jr. (1925 –1990) was an American entertainer. He was a dancer, singer, multi-instrumentalist (vibraphone, trumpet, and drums), impressionist, comedian, convert to Judaism, and Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actor. He was a member of the 1960s Rat Pack, which was led by his old friend Frank Sinatra, and included fellow performers Dean Martin, Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford.

By age seven he had made his film debut in the Vitaphone short Rufus Jones for President (1933) opposite Ethel Waters.After army service during WWII, he was signed by Decca records in 1951 after a triumphant engagement at Ciro’s nightclub in Hollywood. By the mid-50s Davis’ career was in full swing.

In 1955 he made his feature film debut as Fletcher Henderson in The Benny Goodman Story. In Otto Preminger’s 1959 lavish film version of Porgy and Bess, he used his lithe, wiry body, snake-like grace and insinuating, seductive drawl to create an almost definitive portrayal of the drug dealer, Sportin’ Life……

Great Ronnie Petersen Autograph. CoA

Ronnie Peterson Autograph: Hand-signed. CoA

Ronnie Petersen: Great Autograph. STP March print with a photo of the famous racing star and a small portrait. It has been hand-signed by Petersen.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Size: 8,4 x 3,8 inches. Very fine condition.

Bengt Ronnie Peterson, (1944 – 1978) was a Swedish racing driver.

After winning a number of karting titles, including two Swedish titles in 1963 and 1964, the Swede moved onto Formula Three where he won the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix Formula Three support race for the 1969 Grand Prix. Later that year he won the European Formula Three Championship and moved up into Formula One……………………..

Brigitte Helm Autograph. Signed Ross Photo by Metropolis Actress. CoA

Brigitte Helm Autograph. Metropolis Actress. CoA

Brigitte Helm Autograph: Hand signed Photo from 1930s. CoA b/w portrait photo, published by Ross, hand-signed by Brigitte Helm.

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Size: 3,6 x 5,6 inches (9,2 x 14,71 cm), fine condition.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Brigitte Eva Gisela Schittenhelm (1908 – 1996 ) was a German actress, most famous for her role as Maria in Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent film, Metropolis.

After Metropolis, which was her second film, Helm made over 30 other films, including talking pictures, before retiring in 1936.

Her other appearances include The Love of Jeanne Ney (1927), Alraune (1928), Gloria (1931), The Blue Danube (1932) and Gold (1934).

In 1935, angered by Nazi control of the German film industry, she moved to Switzerland where she later had 4 children with her second husband Dr. Hugo Kunheim, an industrialist. After her retirement from films she refused to grant any interviews concerning her film career.

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Cary Grant: Desirable photo-postcard with authentic Autograph. CoA

Cary Grant Autograph: Hand-signed Ross Photo, 1935. Scarce

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Cary Grant: Desirable photo-postcard, published by German  Ross, hand-signed by Cary Grant on Sept. 17th 1935.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

3,6 x 5,5 inches, fine condition.

Archibald Alexander Leach (1904 –1986), better known by his stage name Cary Grant, was an English-American actor. With his distinctive yet not quite peaceable Mid-Atlantic accent, he was noted as perhaps the foremost exemplar of the debonair leading man: handsome, virile, charismatic and charming.

He was named the second Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute. Grant was a favorite actor of Alfred Hitchcock, notorious for disliking actors, who said that Grant was “the only actor I ever loved in my whole life”.

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Brigitte Bardot and Pablo Picasso Photo with Signature Bardot

Cute photograph of Pablo Picasso watching young Brigitte Bardot sitting on one of his objects, a goat.

Hand signed by Brigitte Bardot.
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The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Size: 12,6 x 17,5 cm, very good condition.

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