Curtain to rise on cinematic collection at Mid-Hudson Auction, Sept. 26

Signed ‘Oliver Hardy’ and ‘Stan Laurel,’ a photo postcard of the comedy team is considered rare. The 3-inch by 5-inch French sepia-tone print carries a $600-$800 estimate. Image courtesy of Mid-Hudson Auction Galleries.

Signed ‘Oliver Hardy’ and ‘Stan Laurel,’ a photo postcard of the comedy team is considered rare. The 3-inch by 5-inch French sepia-tone print carries a $600-$800 estimate. Image courtesy of Mid-Hudson Auction Galleries.

NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. – Mid-Hudson Auction Galleries will raise the curtain on Part VII of the Gene Andrewski Collection of Cinema and Rare Books on Sunday, Sept. 26, at 2 p.m. Eastern, The auction will include movie posters, lobby cards, autographs and photographs by the Hollywood celebrity photographers including Hurrell, Clarence Sinclair Bull, Otto Dyar, Willinger and Anita Harriet Louise. LiveAuctioneers will provide Internet live bidding.

Featured in the sale is an original MGM Wizard of Oz dialogue script ($800-$1000) and a four-page handwritten love letter from Judy Garland to Frank Sinatra on Garland embossed stationery, circa 1949 ($1,000-$2,000).

A collection of rare books from the Andrewski library will be auctioned first at 2 p.m.

Gene Andrewski was introduced to classic literature at age 7 by his mother. He would become the first managing editor of The Paris Review working alongside George Plimpton and others. A first edition of Dashiell Hammett’s Thin Man, New York, 1934, with dust jacket will be one of the highlights. It has a $200-$300 estimate.

Preview will be the day of the sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the auction site, 179 Temple Hill Road, New Windsor, N.Y., Suite 100B.

For details visit www.midhudsongalleries.com or call 914 882 7356.

 

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


‘Think about me because I shall be thinking of you always,’ wrote Judy Garland in this love letter sent to Frank Sinatra. The handwritten four-page letter on Garland’s personal stationery has a $1,000-$2,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Mid-Hudson Auction Galleries.

‘Think about me because I shall be thinking of you always,’ wrote Judy Garland in this love letter sent to Frank Sinatra. The handwritten four-page letter on Garland’s personal stationery has a $1,000-$2,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Mid-Hudson Auction Galleries.

A shooting script of the 1939 MGM film ‘The Wizard of Oz’ is nearly complete at 107 pages. It has an $800-$1,200 estimate. Image courtesy of Mid-Hudson Auction Galleries.

A shooting script of the 1939 MGM film ‘The Wizard of Oz’ is nearly complete at 107 pages. It has an $800-$1,200 estimate. Image courtesy of Mid-Hudson Auction Galleries.

Director William Wyler signed this title card for his 1955 film ‘The Seven Year Itch’ starring Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell. It has a $100-$200 estimate. Image courtesy of Mid-Hudson Auction Galleries.

Director William Wyler signed this title card for his 1955 film ‘The Seven Year Itch’ starring Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell. It has a $100-$200 estimate. Image courtesy of Mid-Hudson Auction Galleries.

A Joan Crawford autograph accompanies this George Hurrell glamour portrait of the Oscar-winning actress. The photograph measures 10 inches by 13 inches. The estimate is $300-$400. Image courtesy of Mid-Hudson Auction Galleries.

A Joan Crawford autograph accompanies this George Hurrell glamour portrait of the Oscar-winning actress. The photograph measures 10 inches by 13 inches. The estimate is $300-$400. Image courtesy of Mid-Hudson Auction Galleries.

A first edition in dust jacket of Dashiell Hammett’s detective novel ‘The Thin Man’ has a $200-$300 estimate. Image courtesy of Mid-Hudson Auction Galleries.

A first edition in dust jacket of Dashiell Hammett’s detective novel ‘The Thin Man’ has a $200-$300 estimate. Image courtesy of Mid-Hudson Auction Galleries.