Massive Collection of Vintage Movie Memorabilia Up for Auction 12/17 with Profiles in History
The scheduled December 17th, 2014 auction will be a one-time opportunity, for collectors to possess the ultimate best of the best. Included in the forthcoming auction, are over 196,000+ vintage movie lobby cards, posters and other ephemera from over 44,000 films from 1907 to present day. A pre-auction estimate of $6,000,000 - $8,000,000 is projected for the world's largest single most comprehensive private collection of genuine movie memorabilia extant.
From his start over 50 years ago, Morris Everett, Jr. is recognized to be the only individual in history who set-out with great determination to meticously acquire as many original motion picture film posters as possible, from nearly every film ever made, making sure to pick up and collect a few more along the way--building the world's most comprehensive collection of the greatest and "truly precioius" movie art to be in existence.
While many of the items will be immediately obvious concerning rarity, equality, and value (e.g. Metropolis, The Golem, Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Frankenstein/ Bride of Frankenstein, every Universal horror, Potemkin, Napoleon, Gone With the Wind, Sunrise, 20th Century, Canary Murder Case, Cocoanuts, Animal Crackers, Wizard of Oz, Tabu, etc.), the collection also includes near-complete coverage of the beginning of the careers on legendary stars like Garbo, Crawford, Gable, Bogart, Stanwyck, Monroe, etc., all of which bear significant historic and monetary value. The most essential and unique value of this collection (only this collection and absolutely no other known to exist) is its inclusion of virtually every vital and incredibly obscure early appearance for icons like Lon Chaney Sr., Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Buster Keaton, Laurel and Hardy, Harold Lloyd, The Three Stooges, Houdini, Babe Ruth, Jack Dempsey, etc., plus incredibly important early films by directors like Erich von Stroheim, Joseph von Sternberg, Oscar Micheaux, D.W. Griffith, Victor Seastrom, F.W. Murnau, etc. It is often the case for early "character" appearances of great-stars-to-be that only one (if even that) lobby card from a usual set of eight will include Chaney, Karloff, Lugosi, Bogart or other such luminaries.
"The Morris Everett Jr. Collection is the most substantial and significant vintage movie collection in the world and will feature several-one-of-kind treasures never before offered to the collecting public", noted Joseph Maddalena, President and Chief Executive Officer of Profiles in History. "The items exemplify classic Hollywood, reflecting the true lure of Hollywood's Golden Age. These limited distribution pieces were produced for a number of Hollywood's greatest movies and are seldom seen today. Without question, Morris Everett Jr. single handedly mounted an incomparable historical archive on 100 years of cinema for which no institutional holdings currently compare."
Over 7,500 highlights are physically present in the vault at the offices of Profiles in History in Calabasas for viewing by appointment only.
About Profiles In History: Founded in 1985 by Joseph Maddalena, Profiles in History is the world's largest auctioneer& dealer of original Hollywood Memorabilia, historical autographs, letters, documents, vintage signed photographs and manuscripts. www.profilesinhistory.com