Bonhams in Los Angeles are holding an auction on 8th June, 2021 and the full catalogue can be viewed at http://www.bonhams.com/26882
Of interest to vintage Hollywood fans is the private stills collection of postal worker Stanley Simon (1945-2017).
A total 10,000 photographs reflected Mr.Simon’s film interests The collection is described as the most extensive collection of Hollywood images in private hands.
If only the new Hollywood museum was able to buy the entire collection and keep it intact.
Examples of the bid prices:
- 78 photos of Humphrey Bogart. $1500- $2500.
- 94 photos from The Wolf Man.$5000-$7000.
- 99 photos of Katharine Hepburn.$3000-$5000.
- 22 photos of Claude Rains in The Invisible Man. $1000-$1500.
- 57 photos of James Cagney. $1000-$1500.
Here are some samples of the stills on sale:
Claude Rains gets his hair-do as Prince John for THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD. .
With a photo of Claude for reference on the table.
Amazing outfit worn by Claudette Colbert in CLEOPATRA.
Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea. PRIVATE WORLDS.
Mitchell Leisen, Claudette Colbert on the Paramount lot while shooting NO TIME FOR LOVE.
Frank Capra gets up close to Jack Carson, Jean Arthur , Thomas Mitchell in MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON.
Katharine Hepburn surrounded by some of the cast and crew of THE PHILADELPHIA STORY.
Ruth Hussey bottom left, John Howard to Kate’s right, George Cukor , James Stewart .