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Sidney Poitier Paycheck for Porgy & Bess

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Sidney Poitier Paycheck for Porgy & Bess

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Original Check issued to Sidney Poitier from Samuel Goldwyn Productions. The check is dated May 31, 1958 and is for $2,984.75. Believed to be Poitier's weekly salary check for the film Porgy and Bess, a Samuel Goldwyn film released in 1959. Check in excellent condition and measures 4 x 6.5". Includes COA.

A Cinema Apart, or the Beverly and Larry Richards Collection, was amassed by Larry Richards over a number of many years. A respected historian and a librarian at the Philadelphia Free Library, and author of the book African American Films Through 1959: A Comprehensive, Illustrated Filmography, Mr. Richards was deeply passionate and knowledgeable about African-American culture and history. In 2008, Mr. Richards tragically and suddenly died quite young, leaving behind his collection of hundreds of motion picture posters featuring African-American stars and addressing African-American issues, as well as rare broadsides, window cards, and ephemera. Additionally, he possessed items relating to African-American and slavery history. His collection has been deemed so culturally important that a section of it is now in the collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. His wife, Dr. Beverly Richards, now oversees the collection, and has lectured on and exhibited the items both nationally and internationally.
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Sidney Poitier Paycheck for Porgy & Bess

Estimate $800 - $1,200
Jul 25, 2018
Starting Price $300
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0264: Sidney Poitier Paycheck for Porgy & Bess

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Est. $800 - $1,200Starting Price $300
African American Historic & Cultural Treasure
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Lot 0264 Details

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Original Check issued to Sidney Poitier from Samuel Goldwyn Productions. The check is dated May 31, 1958 and is for $2,984.75. Believed to be Poitier's weekly salary check for the film Porgy and Bess, a Samuel Goldwyn film released in 1959. Check in excellent condition and measures 4 x 6.5". Includes COA.

A Cinema Apart, or the Beverly and Larry Richards Collection, was amassed by Larry Richards over a number of many years. A respected historian and a librarian at the Philadelphia Free Library, and author of the book African American Films Through 1959: A Comprehensive, Illustrated Filmography, Mr. Richards was deeply passionate and knowledgeable about African-American culture and history. In 2008, Mr. Richards tragically and suddenly died quite young, leaving behind his collection of hundreds of motion picture posters featuring African-American stars and addressing African-American issues, as well as rare broadsides, window cards, and ephemera. Additionally, he possessed items relating to African-American and slavery history. His collection has been deemed so culturally important that a section of it is now in the collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. His wife, Dr. Beverly Richards, now oversees the collection, and has lectured on and exhibited the items both nationally and internationally.

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