Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY, United States
DoneSat, Nov 13, 2010 7:00 PM GMT
Andrewski Coll. of Cinema & Rare Books # VIII
The auction of The Gene Andrewski Collection of Cinema Part VIII includes what has become the ongoing mix of movie posters, inserts, lobby cards, press books, exhibitors campaign books, original scripts, photographs by the Hollywood celebrity photographers, ISP's and autographs. Also included in this sale is The Andrewski Library of rare first editions. Although we had been given a first edition of Gone With the Wind and Hilton's Lost Horizon which were sold in a recent auction, we were unaware that an entire library of rarities existed. Gene Andrewski was introduced to classic literature by his mother at age seven and soon developed his own flair for writing. He would later serve as the first managing editor of The Paris Review working alongside George Plimpton and others. We have just discovered a box of rare sheet music which we will begin to introduce. There are thousands of items included in the approx. 340 lots of this auction. Included are some items from the Cinema Collection of the late Buddy McDaniel. All of us at Mid-Hudson Galleries mourn his recent passing. As has become our tradition, following the conclusion of the internet auction we will offer about 100 lots to those gathered in the room as a thank you to those who come to the auction and participate live. In the past, this has been fun and the buying is great.