Angus McBean photograph auction also features over 1,000 autographs


2015-06-26 13:09:36


Angus McBean photograph auction also features over 1,000 autographs

Angus McBean's photos of the stars will auction alongside his autographed visitor book

Angus McBean was noted for his photographs of the world's biggest stars, which rank alongside those of Cecil Beaton and David Bailey -and now collectors have thechance to acquire his portfolio in an April 12 auction in the UK.

Angus McBean photo auctionMcBean created thecover shotfor the Beatles' Please Please Me, though the original transparencies were thrown in the bin at the EMI headquarters

Alongside photos of stars such as Marlene Dietrich and Richard Burton, his studio visitor book will also be sold, containing the autograph of almost every celebrity that passed through itsdoors. Included within its pages are examples from all four Beatles, Laurence Olivier, Cliff Richard and many more.

The remarkable lot carries an estimate of 5,000-10,000 ($7,825-15,651), a steal considering Cecil Beaton's photograph of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton went to auction with a 12,000 ($18,000) high estimate in May 2012.

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