Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Philadelphia, PA, United States
DoneThu, Sep 8, 2005 8:15 PM GMT
Animation, Courtroom and Journalism Art
BARRY S. SLOSBERG INC. has the pleasure of offering for auction: An outstanding collection of over 200 lots of Animation, Courtroom and Journalism Art. The Animation art consists of Warner Brothers, Hanna / Barera, Disney and King Features / Fleisher Studios original artwork, production cels, sericels, litographs and drawings. Many Limited Editions and signed (Including sports and other celeberty-autographed). The Courtroom and Journalism Art comes from a private collector who focused upon the work of Freda Reiter. Freda Reiter was a mid-20th century courtroom sketch artist. While working for The Philadelphia Inquirer she covered the Silver Abortion Case in 1949, the Ethel Kravitz Murder trial and the Elmo Smith Murder trial in the 1950s. Reiter went to New York and ABC-TV in 1966. Her first assignment was the Carswell Hearing in 1967. Among her other assignments were the Patty Hearst Trial, the Gary Gillmore Execution, The Chicago 7 Trial, the John Hinckley Trial, the Tricia Nixon Cox wedding, the Falkland Islands War debate in Parliament, Watergate, as well as numerous Congressional and Supreme Court Hearings. After the Iranian hostages were released in 1980, Freda spent a month in Paris, recreating the events leading to that seige, with 200 drawings. She received a Television News Emmy for her work.