AN 18 PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION FROM THE ESTATE OF HOLLYWOOD PRODUCER LAWRENCE K. BROWN. ALL ORIGINAL VINTAGE PHOTOS ACQUIRED DIRECTLY FROM HIS ESTATE! VIEW THE ENTIRE ALBUM IN THIS SLIDESHOW. EMAIL TRISH@TRISHAUTOGRAPHS.COM TO PURCHASE THE COLLECTION OR TO PURCHASE INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS. WWW.TRISHAUTOGRAPHS.COM
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LUNCHEON OF FOREIGN COMMITTEE OF MOTION PICTURE SOCIETY FOR THE AMERICAS, 1945
LUNCHEON OF FOREIGN COMMITTEE OF MOTION PICTURE SOCIETY FOR THE AMERICAS, JULY 19, 1945.
OUTSIDE GROUP LEFT TO RIGHT:
BERNIECE MASON, PRC; SAUL OPPENHEIM, WARNER BROS; BOB CHUST, BRAZILIAN PRODUCER-DIRECTOR; LUIGI LURASCHI, PARAMOUNT; WM. GORDON, RKO; LUIS CESAR AMADORI, ARGENTINE PRODUCER-DIRECTOR; JACK CUTTING, WALT DISNEY PRODUCTIONS; HAROLD HOPPER, PRESIDENT, MPSA; C. MERWIN TRAVIS, EXECUTIVE SECRETARY AND TREASURER, MPSA; JOSE PLAZA, ECUADORIAN CONGRESSMAN; CHARLES LAPWORTH, MGM; JACK RUNYON, DIRECTOR, RADIO DIVISION, OIAA; STANLEY SINCLAIR, HOWARD G. MAYER & ASSOCIATES; FRANK FOUCE, SPECIAL CONSULTANT, OIAA; JANE FOLEY, ASSISTANT SECRETARY, MPSA.
INNER GROUP LEFT TO RIGHT:
STEVE GOODMAN, REPUBLIC; CARL SCHAEFER, WARNER BROS; HAROLD SUGARMAN, UNIVERSAL; LOU GREENSPAN; RALPH DE LARA, 20TH CENTURY FOX; EDMUNDO BAEZ, MEXICAN NEWSPAPER MAN; LAWRENCE K. BROWN, RESEARCH DEPT., MPSA; JOSE ARENAS AGUILAR, MEXICAN NEWSPAPER MAN; GEOFFREY SHURLOCK, HAYS OFFICE.
STAFF OF MOTION PICTURE SOCIETY FOR THE AMERICAS / 1945
STANDING: GEOFFREY SHURLOCK, BOB CHUST, JANE FOLEY, R. EDGAR DANSIE, ALBA PERRY, LAWRENCE K. BROWN, MARY DUCKWORTH, FRANK FOUCE, JACK RUNYON.
SEATED: C. MERWIN TRAVIS, Y. FRANK FREEMAN, HAROLD HOPPER.
THIS PHOTO IS FROM THE ESTATE OF LAWRENCE K. BROWN, IT IS AN ORIGINAL PHOTO THAT BELONGED TO HIM. THE BACK OF THIS PHOTO IS STAMPED “PHOTO BY GENE LESTER”
MEASURES 8 X 10 INCHES BLACK AND WHITE IS IN OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION CONSIDERING AGE.
GIFFORD PINCHOT AUTOGRAPH SIGNED CARD 1911, SS. CELTIC
TOP RIGHT IS SS. CELTIC, MARCH 13, 1911
ADDRESSED TO A PERSON IN CLEVELAND, OHIO
DEAR SIR, I AM DELIGHTED TO SEND YOU WITH THIS “????” MY BEST “????” FOR YOUR LETTER WHICH REACHED ME MARCH 6TH, AND WOULD HAVE BEEN ANSWERED EARLIER HAD I NOT BEEN ABOUT TO SAIL. IT GAVE ME REAL PLEASURE. SINCERELY YOURS, GIFFORD PINCHOT.
BIOGRAPHY OF GIFFORD PINCHOT:
(August 11, 1865 – October 4, 1946) was the first Chief of the United States Forest Service (1905–1910) and the Governor of Pennsylvania (1923–1927, 1931–1935). He was a Republican and Progressive.
Pinchot is known for reforming the management and development of forests in the United States and for advocating the conservation of the nation’s reserves by planned use and renewal. He called it “the art of producing from the forest whatever it can yield for the service of man.” Pinchot coined the term conservation ethic as applied to natural resources.
Asked how to say his name, he told The Literary Digest “as though it were spelled pin’cho, with slight emphasis on the first syllable.”
ALFRED HITCHCOCK ON THE SET OF LIFEBOAT, VINTAGE 11 X 14
“Except for a cameo appearance in Stage Door Canteen, Tallulah Bankhead had not appeared in a film since Faithless in 1932. She was paid $75,000 for her work in Lifeboat.”
In 1944, Alfred Hitchcock cast her as the cynical journalist, Constance Porter, in Lifeboat. The performance is widely acknowledged as her best on film, and won her the New York Film Critics Circle Award. Almost childlike in her immodesty, a beaming Tallulah accepted her New York trophy and exclaimed, “Dahlings, I was wonderful!”
Rumors about her sex life have lingered for years, and she was linked romantically with many notable female personalities of the day, including Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Marlene Dietrich, Eva Le Gallienne, Laurette Taylor, and Alla Nazimova, as well as writer Mercedes de Acosta, the wealthy Betty Carstairs, and singer Billie Holiday.
She was reportedly extremely excited when she was first able to meet the elusive Garbo, but whether they were sexually involved has never been determined beyond a doubt. The two women played tennis together often, and were said to have enjoyed one another’s company, but Garbo was extremely protective of her private life and secretive about her lovers.
Lifeboat is a 1944 World War II war film, directed by Alfred Hitchcock from a story written by John Steinbeck. The film stars Tallulah Bankhead, William Bendix, Walter Slezak, Mary Anderson, John Hodiak, Henry Hull, Heather Angel, Hume Cronyn and Canada Lee, and is set entirely on a lifeboat. The film received Academy Award nominations for Best Director, Best Original Motion Picture Story and Best Black and White Cinematography.
CAST OF LIFEBOAT:
* Tallulah Bankhead as Constance “Connie” Porter
* William Bendix as Gus Smith
* Walter Slezak as Willy
* Mary Anderson as Alice MacKenzie
* John Hodiak as John Kovac
* Henry Hull as Charles D. “Ritt” Rittenhouse
* Heather Angel as Mrs.Higley
* Hume Cronyn as Stanley “Sparks” Garrett
* Canada Lee as George “Joe” Spencer
* William Yetter Jr. as German sailor
ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATION “THE SHEEPMAN” STORY & SCREENPLAY
ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES
CERTIFICATE OF NOMINATION FOR AWARD
WILLIAM BOWERS AND JAMES EDWARD GRANT NOMINATED FOR STORY AND SCREENPLAY FOR “THE SHEEPMAN”
STORY BY JAMES EDWARD GRANT AND SCREENPLAY BY WILLIAM BOWERS AND JAMES EDWARD GRANT
THIS JUDGMENT BEING RENDERED WITH REFERENCE TO MOTION PICTURES FIRST REGULARLY EXHIBITED IN THE LOS ANGELES DISTRICT DURING THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1958.
SIGNED AT THE BOTTOM BY THE PRESIDENT OF ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES
GEORGE STEVENS, PRESIDENT FROM 1958 TO 1959
AND BY SECRETARY HAL ELIAS
The Sheepman is a tongue-in-cheek 1958 Western film directed by George Marshall and starring Glenn Ford, Shirley MacLaine and Leslie Nielsen.
Gambler Jason Sweet (Glenn Ford) wins a herd of sheep in a poker game and proceeds to take them by train into the middle of cattle country. It is not long before the townsfolk take notice, but Sweet is more than up to the challenge.
The first thing he does is pick a fight with the roughest, toughest man around, “Jumbo” McCall (Mickey Shaughnessy), and beat him up. He also reveals himself to be an expert with a gun. Dell Payton (Shirley MacLaine) doesn’t know what to make of him, but is attracted to him, as is he to her. Her suitor, local cattle baron “Colonel” Steven Bedford (Leslie Nielsen), is troubled by this and also because he and Sweet know each other. The newcomer recognizes Bedford as his old enemy, Johnny Bledsoe, a card sharp and gunfighter gone respectable.
When Bedford finds himself losing their battle for domination, despite having the whole town behind him, he brings in a professional gunman, Chocktaw Neal (Pernell Roberts), but Sweet has little trouble dealing with him. The final showdown comes down to Bedford and Sweet. Sweet is faster and smarter and Bedford ends up dead. Sweet gets the girl; then, to her utter astonishment, he sells the sheep. He only kept them because he refused to be pushed around by anybody.
* Glenn Ford as Jason Sweet
* Shirley MacLaine as Dell Payton
* Leslie Nielsen as “Colonel” Stephen Bedford / Johnny Bledsoe
* Mickey Shaughnessy as “Jumbo” McCall
* Edgar Buchanan as Milt Masters
* Willis Bouchey as Frank Payton
* Pernell Roberts as Chocktaw Neal
* Slim Pickens as Marshal
* Robert ‘Buzz’ Henry as Red
* Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez as Angelo
William Bowers and James Edward Grant were nominated for an Academy Award for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay – Written Directly for the Screen.
There were also two BAFTA nominations: Best Film from any source, and Glenn Ford for Best Foreign Actor.
Born Harold Elias in Brooklyn, NY. In addition to serving for 37 years on the board of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and 25 as one of its officers, Elias was head of MGM’s cartoon and short subjects productions. During his tenure in that position, the studio’s “Tom and Jerry” series won eight Academy Awards.
Honorary Award 1979 For his dedication and distinguished service to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Winner presented a Statuette.
DON BOSSELER AUTOGRAPH SIGNED MEDIA GUIDE, WASHINGTON REDSKINS
1960 WASHINGTON REDSKINS MEDIA GUIDE AUTOGRAPHED COVER BY DON BOSSELER, EXCELLENT CONDITION. 84 PAGES AND MEASURES 7 X 4-7/16″
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Donald John Bosseler (born January 24, 1936 in Wethersfield, New York) is a former American football fullback who played in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins from 1957 to 1964. He played college football at the University of Miami and was drafted in the first round (ninth overall) of the 1957 NFL Draft. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1990.
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RECEIPTS FROM MRS. JOHN F. KENNEDY
BONWIT TELLER RECEIPT DATED 4/19 NO YEAR. CHARGE TO MRS. JOHN F. KENNEDY, THE WHITE HOUSE, WASHINGTON, D.C. MEASURES 4″ X 6-11/16″
WOODWARD & LOTHROP WASHINGTON D.C. RECEIPT, CHARGE TO MRS. JOHN F. KENNEDY, 1600 PENNSYLVANIA AVE., D.C., $2.29 FOR QUANTITY OF 7 PAPER NAPKINS. MEASURES 7-3/8 X 3-1/4″
HISTORY OF BONWIT TELLER:
Bonwit Teller was a department store in New York City founded by Paul Bonwit. Now defunct, it was one of a group of department stores that catered to the carriage trade on Fifth Avenue, including Peck & Peck, Saks Fifth Avenue and B. Altman and Company.
HISTORY OF WOODWARD & LOTHROP:
Woodward & Lothrop was a department store chain headquartered in Washington, D.C. Woodward & Lothrop was Washington, D.C.’s first department store, opening in 1887. Woodies, as it was often nicknamed, maintained stores in the Mid-Atlantic United States. Its flagship store was a fixture of the shopping district in downtown Washington, with Garfinckel’s, and in the late 1990s the center of controversy over competing visions for DC’s urban renewal.
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DON BUDGE AUTOGRAPH SIGNATURE 1962
John Donald (“Don” or “Donnie”) Budge (June 13, 1915 – January 26, 2000) was an American tennis champion who was a World No. 1 player for five years, first as an amateur and then as a professional. He is most famous as the first man to win in a single year the four tournaments that comprise the Grand Slam of tennis. Budge was considered to have the best backhand in the history of tennis, at least until the emergence of Ken Rosewall in the 1950s and 1960s.
LETTERS FROM THE WHITE HOUSE 1947 & 1951 SECRETARY SIGNATURES
FROM WHITE HOUSE ADDRESSED TO MR. LEONARD LYONS DATED OCTOBER 20, 1947
MEASURES 9-1/4 X 6-1/4 WHITE HOUSE LETTERHEAD SIGNED BY PRESIDENTS SECRETARY MATTHEW J. CONNELLY
MEASURES 6-1/2″ X 3-5/8″ RETURN ADDRESS “THE WHITE HOUSE” POSTMARKED OCT. 20, 1947
FROM WHITE HOUSE ADDRESSED TO MR. LEONARD LYONS DATED JULY 20, 1951 SIGNED BY PRESIDENTS SECRETARY JOSEPH SHORT
MEASURES 9-1/4 X 6-1/4 WHITE HOUSE LETTERHEAD
MEASURES 6-1/2″ X 3-5/8″ RETURN ADDRESS “THE WHITE HOUSE” POSTMARKED JULY 21, 1951
BIOGRAPHY AND INFO ON LEONARD LYONS:
Leonard Lyons (born Leonard Sucher; 10 September 1906, New York City; died 7 October 1976, New York City) was an American newspaper columnist.
Leonard Sucher grew up in a large family of Jewish immigrants from the town of Horodenka in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. His father Moses, a tailor, died when he was six. His mother sold cigarettes and candy on the Lower East Side. He graduated from the High School of Commerce, where his classmates included Lou Gehrig. He graduated from the City College of New York and was in the first class of graduates from St. John’s University School of Law. He was admitted to the New York State bar in 1929, and practiced law for five years.
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH FROM HARRY TRUMAN LIBRARY WEBSITE
1906 (September 10)
Born, New York, N. Y.
Attended City College of New York
Received his Bachelor of Law degree from St. John’s University College of Law
Admitted to the New York Bar
Admitted to the Federal Bar
Practiced law in New York City
1934 (November 29)
Married Sylvia R. Schonberger
Wrote “The Lyons Den,” a syndicated column for the New York Post
Special Assistant Attorney General in New York
1976 (October 7)
Died, New York, N. Y.