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Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY, United States
DoneSun, Feb 14, 2010 6:00 PM GMT


In November, 2009, Joanne Grant, principal auctioneer at Mid-Hudson Auction Galleries , announced the acquisition of THE GENE ANDREWSKI COLLECTION OF CINEMA for several auctions. The first auction took place on Dec. 5th 2009.The second and third auctions have now been scheduled and will take place on Sunday, February 14th at 2 PM EST and on Saturday, March 6th at 2 PM EST. The entire collection will be sold without reserve or minimum bids making this series of sales almost unprecedented in the industry. The February 14th auction, “Love Is In The Air” has been themed to Valentine’s Day and will include iconic Hollywood couples as well as classic love stories in addition to many surprises outside the theme. The March 6th auction, the day before the Academy Awards this year, will be a tribute to the Oscars and to those names which have followed “And The Winner Is”……! 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 Marilyn Monroe rarities. 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.