Lot 395: Tom Saywer signed by movie cast members

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2016-11-16 15:41:13

Lot 395

Author: Twain, Mark [pseud. of Samuel L. Clemens]; Title: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - inscribed by eleven members of the movie cast to director Norman Taurag; Place Published: New York; Publisher: Heritage Press; Date Published: Date Published: [1936]; Description: Tipped in color plates by Norman Rockwell. 24.2x15.5 cm (9½x6¼"), burlap-covered boards, slipcase.This is the copy presented by cast members at the end of the filming of the 1938 feature film of Tom Sawyer to director Norman Taurog. The inscriptions, on the half-title and the facing endpaper verso, are by:Tommy Kelly (Tom Sawyer)Ann Gillis (Becky Thatcher)May Robson (Aunt Polly)Walter Brennan (Muff Potter)Victor Jory (Injun Joe)David Holt (Sid Sawyer)Cora Sue Collins (Amy Lawrence)Mickey Rentschler (Joe Harper)Philip Hurlic (Little Jim)Jackie Moran (Huckleberry Finn)Marcia May Jones (Mary Sawyer)Also signed by legendary cameraman James Wong HoweTommy Kelly, a Bronx fireman's son, was selected for the title role through a national campaign waged by producer David O. Selznick. This was the fourth film version of Tom Sawyer, and the first filmed in Technicolor.Condition: Frontispiece with lower corner bent; else very good or better.

Estimate: $2000-3000

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