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Auction Description for Nate D Sanders Auctions: Nate D. Sanders Entertainment, Space & Historical Auction

Nate D. Sanders Entertainment, Space & Historical Auction (1246 Lots)

by Nate D Sanders Auctions

1,246 lots | 1229 with images

July 23, 2013

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Oscar Awarded to Broderick Crawford for Best Actor as Willie Stark in ''All The King's Men'' -- The Performance That Trumped John Wayne in ''Sands of Iwo Jima''

Description: Broderick Crawford's Best Actor Oscar from ''All The King's Men'', the 1949 drama that also won Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress. Crawford delivered his Academy Award-winning performance as Willie Stark, a politician who is gradually corrupted. Interestingly, Crawford was up against John Wayne for his role in ''Sands of Iwo Jima'' - Wayne had declined the role of Stark, which he felt was unpatriotic. Oscar statue is the iconic knight figure, standing upon a film reel and made of solid metal, mounted to a metal base. Affixed to the front of the base is a plaque engraved, ''Academy First Award / To / Broderick Crawford / For His Performance In / 'ALL THE KING's MEN'''. Statue measures 13.25'' in total height. Base diameter measures 5''. Weighs 6 pounds, 1 ounce. Heavy rubbing to finish of statue and base, and a subtle dent to the bottom rim of the base. Extra wear to the finish on statue's lip, nose and chest on the left side. In good condition.

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Hollywood Legend Gloria Swanson's Official 1950 Best Actress Academy Award Nomination for ''Sunset Boulevard''

Description: Gloria Swanson's 1950 Best Actress Academy Award nomination for her immortal role as the faded silent film star, Norma Desmond, in Billy Wilder's legendary noir ''Sunset Boulevard.'' Swanson lost the Oscar that year to Judy Holliday for the latter's role in ''Born Yesterday,'' making this award the only nod by the Academy for Swanson's performance, which remains legendary in the Hollywood canon. Plaque reads in full: ''Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Certificate of Nomination for Award / Be it known that / Gloria Swanson / was nominated for an Academy Award of Merit / for Outstanding Achievement / Best Actress / 'Sunset Boulevard' / This judgment being rendered with reference to Motion Pictures First Regularly Exhibited in the Los Angeles district during the year ending December 31, 1950''. Certificate is signed both by then-president and secretary of the Academy and includes an official gold Academy seal affixed to lower left. The figure of ''Oscar'' appears gilt-embossed in the background of the nomination. Certificate is inlaid in wood to an overall size of 12'' x 13.5''. Near fine.

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Actress Gillian Anderson Personally Owned & Signed High Heels

Description: Gillian Anderson personally owned and signed high heels. Here, the famed ''X-Files'' actress signs the bottom of each shoe, ''Gillian Anderson'' in silver pen. ''Mauro Erre'' brand black high heel pumps are patent-leather, size 37. Shoes have been worn and have some scuffing, else fine condition. With provenance from a celebrity auction benefiting the Lancaster, New York Opera House.

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Lot of 100 Personal Checks Signed by Hollywood Film Star Mary Astor

Description: Lot of 100 personal checks signed by ''Mary Astor'' and made out in her hand. Checks in the lot are dated 1973, and bear her Huntington Beach address. Astor won an Academy Award in 1941, the same year she starred opposite Humphrey Bogart in ''The Maltese Falcon,'' which earned her the admiration of the public that withstood scandal in her personal life. Measuring 6'' x 2.75'', checks bear standard cancellations and are in very good condition.

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Contract Signed by Celebrated American Performer Gene Autry

Description: American legend Gene Autry contract signed in connection with acts that he booked at his famous Palm Springs hotel. This Orange Belt Musicians Association contract, dated 25 October 1979, concerns a performance by The Family Waye at the Gene Autry Hotel. Two 8.5'' x 11'' pages, front and verso, signed clearly by Autry on the verso in blue ink. Very good condition.

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