Knightsbridge Jewels Fine Wristwatches Fine Clocks Prints and Multiples

Bonhams London
London, Knightsbridge London, New Bond Street London, New Bond Street London, New Bond Street

Date of the auction: 11.12.2019 - 11.12.2019

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A David O. Selznick trio of contracts pertaining to his career at MGM

A David O. Selznick trio of contracts pertaining to his career at MGM Mimeographed Document Signed ("David O. Selznick"), 1 p, dated June 27, 1935, on onion skin paper, declaring his resignation as a vice-president of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corporation effective immediately; together with a

Lot #: 1013

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 11 Dec 2019 - 11 Dec 2019

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A David O. Selznick custom-bound screenplay of Anna Karenina

A David O. Selznick custom-bound screenplay of Anna Karenina MGM, 1935. Mimeographed manuscript, screenplay by Clemence Dane and Salka Viertel, 111 pp, dated 1935, with 9 inlaid silver gelatin 8 x 10 in. scene stills, bound in cloth and morocco leather with "David O. Selznick" and "Anna Karenina

Lot #: 1014

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 11 Dec 2019 - 11 Dec 2019

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A Freddie Bartholomew contract for Little Lord Fauntleroy

A Freddie Bartholomew contract for Little Lord Fauntleroy Typed Document Signed ("David O. Selznick," "LB Mayer"), 6 pp, dated November 5, 1935, between Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp. and Selznick International Pictures, Inc., a loan-out agreement allowing Selznick the use of Bartholomew's services for

Lot #: 1016

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 11 Dec 2019 - 11 Dec 2019

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A Freddie Bartholomew sailor jacket from Little Lord Fauntleroy

A Freddie Bartholomew sailor jacket from Little Lord Fauntleroy Selznick International Pictures, 1936. Royal blue long-sleeved sailor jacket with cream-colored trim at the neck and cuffs, bearing an interior cream-colored label inscribed, "Western Costume / Hollywood" in red lettering, with "Fred

Lot #: 1017

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$2,000

Date: 11 Dec 2019 - 11 Dec 2019

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A David O. Selznick custom-bound screenplay of Little Lord Fauntleroy

A David O. Selznick custom-bound screenplay of Little Lord Fauntleroy Selznick International Pictures, 1936. Mimeographed manuscript, screenplay by Hugh Walpole, 142 pp, dated November 23, 1935, with 2 inlaid silver gelatin 8 x 10 in. photos of scenes from the film, bound in cloth and brown leather

Lot #: 1018

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 11 Dec 2019 - 11 Dec 2019

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A David O. Selznick custom-bound screenplay of The Prisoner of Zenda

A David O. Selznick custom-bound screenplay of The Prisoner of Zenda Selznick International Pictures, 1937. Mimeographed manuscript, screenplay by John L. Balderston, 154 pp, dated March 13, 1937 and marked "Final Shooting Script" to title page, with 5 inlaid silver gelatin 8 x 10 in. scene stills

Lot #: 1019

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 11 Dec 2019 - 11 Dec 2019

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A Carole Lombard signed contract for Nothing Sacred

A Carole Lombard signed contract for Nothing Sacred Mimeographed Document Signed ("Carole Lombard," "Daniel O'Shea"), 15 pp, dated May 29, 1937, on onion skin paper, between Lombard and Selznick International Pictures, Inc., for the use of Lombard's services in the film, Nothing Sacred (1937) at the

Lot #: 1020

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 11 Dec 2019 - 11 Dec 2019

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A Fredric March signed contract

A Fredric March signed contract Typed Document Signed ("Fredric March," "Daniel O'Shea"), 2 pp recto and verso, dated June 1, 1937, between March and Selznick International Pictures, Inc., an addendum to a previous contract of February 22, 1937, in which Selznick contracted March for his exclusive

Lot #: 1021

Estimate: US$500 - US$700

Date: 11 Dec 2019 - 11 Dec 2019

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A Fredric March signed contract for A Star is Born

A Fredric March signed contract for A Star is Born Mimeographed Document Signed ("Fredric March," "David O. Selznick"), 14 pp, September 29, 1936, between March and Selznick International Pictures, for the use of March's services in the role of "Norman Maine" in A Star is Born (1937) for the salary

Lot #: 1022

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$2,000

Date: 11 Dec 2019 - 11 Dec 2019

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A Janet Gaynor signed contract for A Star Is Born

A Janet Gaynor signed contract for A Star Is Born Mimeographed Document Signed ("Janet Gaynor," "David O. Selznick"), 18 pp, October 9, 1936, between Gaynor and Selznick International Pictures, for the use of Gaynor's services in the role of "Esther" in A Star is Born (1937) for the sum of $125,000

Lot #: 1023

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$2,000

Date: 11 Dec 2019 - 11 Dec 2019

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A Norman Taurog custom-bound copy of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

A Norman Taurog custom-bound copy of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Selznick International Pictures, 1938. Mimeographed manuscript, screenplay by John V.A. Weaver, 130 pp, dated July 16, 1937 and marked "Final Shooting Script" to title page, with "Taurog" ownership signature in pencil to top right of

Lot #: 1024

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 11 Dec 2019 - 11 Dec 2019

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A Walter Plunkett group of costume designs for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

A Walter Plunkett group of costume designs for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Selznick International Pictures, 1938. Four gouache, watercolor, and pencil on illustration board costume sketches, all signed ("Walter Plunkett") to lower right, with "Little Jim" and "Joe Harper" written in pencil to

Lot #: 1025

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 11 Dec 2019 - 11 Dec 2019

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An Alfred Hitchcock first American contract

An Alfred Hitchcock first American contract Typed Document Signed ("Alfred Hitchcock," "Dan O'Shea"), 18 pp, dated July 14, 1938, between Hitchcock and Selznick International Pictures, Inc., with annotations, housed in the original blue legal folder. One of only three known copies, Hitchcock's first

Lot #: 1026

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 11 Dec 2019 - 11 Dec 2019

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A Joan Fontaine contract with Selznick International Pictures

A Joan Fontaine contract with Selznick International Pictures Typed Document Signed ("Joan Fontaine," "David O. Selznick"), 7 pp, dated September 2, 1939, between Fontaine and Selznick International Pictures, Inc., annotated in pencil by Fontaine. This scarce and significant document covers

Lot #: 1027

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 11 Dec 2019 - 11 Dec 2019

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A David O. Selznick custom-bound screenplay of Rebecca

A David O. Selznick custom-bound screenplay of Rebecca Selznick International Pictures, 1940. Mimeographed manuscript, screenplay by Robert E. Sherwood and Joan Harrison, from the novel by Daphne du Maurier, 144 pp, dated September 7, 1939, with 10 inlaid silver gelatin 8 x 10 in. photos of scenes

Lot #: 1028

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 11 Dec 2019 - 11 Dec 2019

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A Margaret Mitchell signed contract selling the film rights of Gone With...

A Margaret Mitchell signed contract selling the film rights of Gone With the Wind to David O. Selznick Mimeographed Document Signed ("Margaret Mitchell Marsh," "John Wharton" [Selznick International's company treasurer from 1935 to 1940]), 17 pp, dated July 30, 1936, between Mitchell and Selznick

Lot #: 1029

Estimate: US$50,000 - US$70,000

Date: 11 Dec 2019 - 11 Dec 2019

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A John Marsh typed letter signed pertaining to Margaret Mitchell and Gone...

A John Marsh typed letter signed pertaining to Margaret Mitchell and Gone With the Wind Typed Document Signed ("John R. Marsh"), 3 pp recto and verso, 4to, Atlanta, July 30, 1936, to Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Granberry and Mr. Herschel Brickell, on plain stationery. Marsh humorously describes himself as

Lot #: 1030

Estimate: US$700 - US$900

Date: 11 Dec 2019 - 11 Dec 2019

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A Margaret Mitchell autograph letter signed pertaining to the ending of...

A Margaret Mitchell autograph letter signed pertaining to the ending of Gone With the Wind Typed Letter Signed ("Margaret Mitchell"), 1 p, 4to, Atlanta, November 17, 1936, to Frances Hjort, on personal letterhead, with original typed transmittal envelope. Mitchell answers what must have been the

Lot #: 1032

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 11 Dec 2019 - 11 Dec 2019

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A Gone With the Wind preliminary story treatment by Sidney Howard

A Gone With the Wind preliminary story treatment by Sidney Howard MGM, 1939. Mimeographed manuscript, 50 pp, with "Preliminary Notes on a Screen Treatment of 'Gone With the Wind'" and "Sidney Howard / December 14, 1936" typed to cover, bound with brads in blue wrappers. Beginning with an opening

Lot #: 1033

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 11 Dec 2019 - 11 Dec 2019

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A Gone With the Wind screenplay

A Gone With the Wind screenplay Selznick International Pictures, 1939. Mimeographed manuscript, screenplay by Sidney Howard, original story by Margaret Mitchell, 242 pp, dated February 20, 1937, with a paper-clipped distribution receipt signed in pencil, "Sidney Howard." The script is divided into 8

Lot #: 1034

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 11 Dec 2019 - 11 Dec 2019

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Joan Crawford and Norma Shearer signed letters pertaining to Gone With the Wind

Joan Crawford and Norma Shearer signed letters pertaining to Gone With the Wind Typed Letter Signed ("Joan Crawford"), 1 p, 8vo, Los Angeles, March 21, 1937, to Miss Lesbia Graham, on personal stationery, with original transmittal envelope. Crawford was one of the few stars who diligently answered

Lot #: 1035

Estimate: US$900 - US$1,200

Date: 11 Dec 2019 - 11 Dec 2019

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A David O. Selznick group of memos to George Cukor pertaining to Gone With...

A David O. Selznick group of memos to George Cukor pertaining to Gone With the Wind MGM, 1939. Nine typed and mimeographed interoffice memoranda, 8 of which are on Selznick International Pictures, Inc., letterhead, dated June 4, 1937 through December 17, 1938, all from producer David O. Selznick and

Lot #: 1036

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 11 Dec 2019 - 11 Dec 2019

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A Margaret Mitchell autograph letter signed to Herschel Brickell

A Margaret Mitchell autograph letter signed to Herschel Brickell Typed Letter Signed ("Margaret"), 1 p, 4to, Atlanta, November 4, 1937, to Hershel Brickell, on personal letterhead, with original typed transmittal envelope. An interesting note from Mitchell to her friend, writer and critic Brickell

Lot #: 1037

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 11 Dec 2019 - 11 Dec 2019

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A David O. Selznick signed resolution to produce Gone With the Wind

A David O. Selznick signed resolution to produce Gone With the Wind Typed Document Signed ("David O. Selznick," "Dr. Attilio Giannini"), 1 p, dated August 25, 1938. This document is the Selznick International Pictures Executive Committee Resolutions page from the SIP corporate books, and it spells

Lot #: 1039

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 11 Dec 2019 - 11 Dec 2019

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A Clark Gable loan-out agreement for Gone With the Wind

A Clark Gable loan-out agreement for Gone With the Wind Typed Document Signed ("David O. Selznick," "Al Lichtman"), 5 pp, dated August 25, 1938, between Selznick and MGM (Loew's Inc.), regarding the use of Clark Gable's services as Rhett Butler in Gone With the Wind; together with a Typed Document

Lot #: 1040

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 11 Dec 2019 - 11 Dec 2019

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A Clark Gable signed contract for Gone With the Wind

A Clark Gable signed contract for Gone With the Wind Mimeographed Document Signed ("Clark Gable"), 1 p, dated December 6, 1938, on Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer letterhead, between Gable and Loew's Incorporated, for the use of Gable's services in the film, Gone With the Wind (1939) in the role of Rhett

Lot #: 1041

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000

Date: 11 Dec 2019 - 11 Dec 2019

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A Walter Plunkett costume sketch for Belle Watling in Gone With the Wind

A Walter Plunkett costume sketch for Belle Watling in Gone With the Wind MGM, 1939. Watercolor on board, signed ("Plunkett") in lower right-hand corner, stamped "Selznick International Pictures" on the reverse, matted and framed. As the costume designer for Gone With the Wind, an epic civil war

Lot #: 1042

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 11 Dec 2019 - 11 Dec 2019

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A Clark Gable vest made for Gone With the Wind

A Clark Gable vest made for Gone With the Wind MGM, 1939. Tan moire single-breasted silk vest with gray lining, six front buttons, and four pockets, bearing an interior label inscribed, "Oviatt's / Los Angeles and Beverly Hills," with "Mr. Clark Gable / 4364 / 1/25/39" typed to label, mounted in a

Lot #: 1043

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 11 Dec 2019 - 11 Dec 2019

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A Clark Gable collar from Gone With the Wind

A Clark Gable collar from Gone With the Wind MGM, 1939. Starched white cotton shirt collar bearing a label inscribed, "Tailored by / J.T. Beach / Los Angeles," with "Gable 20-108 M-124" inscribed in black ink to collar. Both on-screen and off, Gable was known to favor custom-made clothing fashioned

Lot #: 1044

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 11 Dec 2019 - 11 Dec 2019

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A Leslie Howard signed contract for Gone With the Wind

A Leslie Howard signed contract for Gone With the Wind Mimeographed Document Signed ("Leslie Howard," "Daniel O'Shea"), 18 pp, dated January 12, 1939, between Howard and Selznick International Pictures, for the use of Howard's services in the film in the role of Ashley Wilkes, at $7500 per week

Lot #: 1045

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$9,000

Date: 11 Dec 2019 - 11 Dec 2019