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Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY, United States
DoneSat, Mar 6, 2010 6:00 PM GMT
Gene Andrewski Collection of Cinema - Part 3
Movie posters, lobby cards, window cards, inserts, celebrity photographs, movie stills, autographs, rare books. Academy Award Winning Actors & Actresses -- A Salute To The Oscars! Gene Andrewski, who was born in Oklahoma, died in 2005 at the age of 77, after a highly successful career in the theatre including the May 15, 1962 revival of Cole Porter's Anything Goes at the Orpheum Theatre in New York City as well as the presentation of Sandy Wilson's Valmouth at the York Playhouse in New York in 1960. He knew the stars of Hollywood and Broadway and moved among them. Those things that he loved in the field of movie collecting were, as a result, more accessible to him than to most. He was a former managing editor of The Paris Review. He wrote, and contributed photographs to, many books including The MGM Stock Company-The Golden Era; The Rise of the Crooners and Mae West (A Pyramid Illustrated History of the Movies). An aficionado of Hollywood glamour and everything cinema related, Mr. Andrewski's collection speaks to that era of advertising .The collection is historical in that it tellsthe story of how dreams were marketed in early Hollywood. The posters had to attract the glimpse of the passer-by and capture the attention of the stroller in a moment. The lithography of the early posters is intense and spellbinding. Their message is difficult to capture in today's digital images and the posters become, indeed, vanishing works of art.