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Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY, United States
DoneSat, Apr 17, 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 auction was held on Valentine's Day and the third auction on March 6th, 2010. The fourth sale in the series is being held on April 17th, 2010. The entire collection is being 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 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. There will be 3 or 4 additional auctions in the Andrewski series to be announced soon