Profiles in History to conduct three huge auctions, December 7- December 11, featuring vintage movie posters, lobby cards, Annette Funicello’s personal items all donated by her husband to benefit The Annette Funicello Research Fund for Neurological Diseases, and the largest and greatest selection of Frank Frazetta paintings and drawings ever offered for sale in the world
It’s going to be a very busy week for Profiles in History, the world’s largest auctioneer of Hollywood memorabilia. Their hard work will turn into holiday presents for movie, television, animation Disney, Sci-Fi and fantasy fans around the world.
On December 7-9, Profiles in History will present Morris Everett, Jr. The Auction: Part 2. Following The Morris Everett, Jr. Collection, Part 1 auction, which rang up nearly $2 million in sales, this second auction will provide collectors with another great opportunity to bid on 1500 lots from Mr. Everett’s vast collection of vintage movie lobby cards and posters, representing every film genre.
Highlights of items offered to bidders as part of Morris Everett, Jr. The Auction: Part 2 include:
“Mad Love”—two of only a handful of original release cards known to exist; “The Bride of Frankenstein”—one of the best cards in the set; Classic Universal material from “Frankenstein,” “Dracula,” “The Mummy” and more, featuring Boris Karloff lobby card from ”Frankenstein”; numerous Lon Chaney Sr. rarities including “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” and “The Phantom of the Opera”; Legendary German expressionist classics “The Golem,” “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” and “The Man Who Laughs”; extensive early comedians including Harold Lloyd, Buster Keaton, The Marx Brothers and The Three Stooges with “Curly”, featuring a Marx Brothers lobby card from “Cocoanuts” and career-wide coverage of Laurel & Hardy, including their extraordinary 1st appearance together in “The Lucky Dog.”
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire an incredible and unprecedented selection of posters and lobby cards that will be sold in our final auction of Morris Everett’s legendary collection – an assemblage which took him over five decades to meticulously build,” said Joe Maddalena, President/CEO of Profiles in History.
Then, on December 10, Profiles in History will present a unique auction of animation and Disneyana, highlighted by Annette Funicello’s personal, historic Disney items, including her Disney Legends Award and her dancing shoes for “The Mickey Mouse Club,” all donated by Ms. Funicello’s husband, Glen Holt, to benefit The Annette Funicello Research Fund for Neurological Diseases. 100% of the hammer price for each of these items will be used to fund research into the cause, treatment, and cure of Multiple Sclerosis and other neurological diseases.
Additional auction highlights include production cels and pan production background featuring the “Bella Notte” scene from “Lady And The Tramp”; a vintage Disneyland “Haunted Mansion” stretch painting; a Disneyland 1967-era Mark VII “Autopia” Car; the original set of blueprints for “Walt Disney’s Riverfront Square”—a proposed Disney theme park In St. Louis and the first “Ronald McDonald” statue Installed at the first McDonaldland location.
“We are both honored and thrilled to be working with The Annette Funicello Research Fund. The monies generated from the sale of Annette’s personal items are going to a cause very near to her heart – the treatment and cure of MS,” said Maddalena.
Profiles in History’s week of auctions is capped off on December 11, with the legendary “Doc Dave Winiewicz Art Collection,” featuring the largest and greatest selection of Frank Frazetta paintings and drawings ever offered for sale in the world.
Frank Frazetta’s influence over the highest echelon of today’s greatest artists, creative professionals and lovers of fantasy and sci-fi art cannot be overstated. His historically significant life body of work has been featured on paperback book covers (his drawings of Tarzan invigorated the paperback book industry, triggering record sales numbers never achieved before), magazines (Mad, Playboy), comic books (“Shining Knight,” “Buck Rogers,” “Lil Abner,” “Flash Gordon”) movie posters (What’s New, Pussycat?, The Night They Raided Minsky’s, Conan the Barbarian, The Gauntlet) and record album covers (Molly Hatchet; Herman’s Hermits, Nazareth, Dust).
Most of Frazetta’s art has been sold privately. Notable sales results include: “Conan the Destroyer” – $1.5 million, “Conan the Conqueror” – $1 million, Weird Fantasy #29 cover – $380,000, John Carter/Swords of Mars – $350,000, Land of Terror – $275,000 and Escape on Venus – $251,000. Winiewicz states, “These results point to one thing, namely, when Frazetta artwork of significant quality is released in the marketplace, it invariably attains significant prices. Outstanding works by Frazetta will always bring top dollar results. He is the finest blue-chip investment in this field. Collectors and investors are strongly drawn to the unique life and energy that radiates from such works. This quality of art is profoundly satisfying.”
Also included in the auction will be works of art by Roy Krenkel, Hal Foster, Hannes Bok, Hank Ketcham, Al Williamson, George Herriman, Jack Kirby and Walt Kelly.
Bidding starts at 11 a.m. Pacific Time each day. Interested bidders from around the world can participate at the auction in person at 26662 Agoura Road, Calabasas, CA 91302, by telephone, fax, submit absentee bids or participate online in real time from anywhere with Internet access across the globe.
For more information, please visit www.profilesinhistory.com.