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New Windsor, NY, United States
DoneSat, Dec 5, 2009 7:00 PM GMT


THE GENE ANDREWSKI COLLECTION OF CINEMA Joanne Grant, principal auctioneer at Mid-Hudson Auction Galleries announces the acquisition of THE GENE ANDREWSKI COLLECTION OF CINEMA for several auctions. The first auction will take place on Saturday, Dec. 5th 2009 at 3PM. The entire collection will be sold without reserve or minimum bids making this series of sales almost unprecedented in the industry. The Andrewski collection consists of more than 20,000 items. Included are movie posters, lobby cards and window cards as well as jumbo, mini and midget cards. Gene Andrewski was largely responsible for introducing midget-window card collecting to the field. Also included are press books, promotional items and 30,000 photographs and negatives. In the cache of studio negatives are rare and early Bela Lugosi ones from Murders in the Rue Morgue and Margaret Hamilton as the witch in The Wizard of Oz. Among the portraits of Hollywood Glamour Era actresses are several by Hurrell, Clarence Sinclair Bull, Elmer Fryer, Ernest Bachrach, Ray Jones, Willinger and other noted photographers. A substantial autograph collection is to be presented including inscribed photos, double stock and single weight as well as signed letters, contracts, scripts and other movie memorabilia. The 20's, 30's and 40's of Hollywood cinema are strongly represented in the Andrewski auctions although there is considerable material of the 50's and 60's.