Lot 826: Exceptional pair of oversized portraits signed and inscribed during production of Gone with the Wind to camera operator and future Academy Award–winning cinematographer Arthur E. Arling: first, a handsome 10 x 13 portrait of Gable, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "To Art, Best wishes always, Clark Gable"; and second, a stunning 10.25 x 13.25 close-up of Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "For Arthur—With admiration & my very best wishes, Vivien Leigh." Both are covered in a heavy laminate, with slight fading to signatures and trimmed edges to the Leigh photograph, otherwise overall fine condition. From the noted Gone with the Wind collection of James L. Tumblin. Arthur E. Arling later won the 1946 Oscar for Best Cinematography for The Yearling. A fantastic pairing of these scarce oversized portraits, with a wonderful Hollywood association to a distinguished member of the film's crew.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 462
Wednesday, 14th October 2015
Write a response...