Cary Grant Collectibles And Memorabilia

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Cary Grant Collectibles And Memorabilia

Cary Grant Collectibles And Memorabilia are items relating to the Hollywood actor Carry Grant.

 

Brief history/biography

Cary Grant, (born Archibald Alexander Leach) was born on January 18th, 1904 in Bristol, England, and died on November 29th, 1986.

Grant was declared as the second Greatest Male Star of All Time via the Film Institute, and was awarded with an Honorary Oscar at the Academy Awards in 1970.

Some of the most notable films Grant starred in include That Touch of Mink (1962), North by Northwest (1959), The Grass Is Greener (1960), To Catch a Thief (1955), Bringing Up Baby (1938), Notorious (1946), Suspicion (1941), Topper (1937) and His Girl Friday (1940), and some of his earliest movies which helped catapult his career include Madame Butterfly (1932), The Eagle and the Hawk (1933), and Gambling Ship (1933).

Types of memorabilia

Clothing/costumes

Profiles in History in Calabasas Hills, California sold Grant's sport coat from To Catch a Thief for $15,000 in June of 2011.

Guernsey's in New York sold Cary Grant's fur coat for $1,000 in March of 2008.

Posters

Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas sold:

  • a Notorious movie poster which was released in France under the title Les Enchaines for $10,000 in November of 2008
  • an Only Angels Have Wings poster featuring Grant and co-star Jean Arthur on the front for $15,000 in July of 2011
  • a His Girl Friday poster for $5,500 in July of 2008
  • a Bringing Up Baby poster for $5,500 in July of 2008
  • a Suspicion poster for $4,000 in July of 2011 and another Suspicion poster for $2,400 in July of 2011
  • a Madame Butterfly poster for $4,250 in July of 2008
  • a His Girl Friday poster for $3,250 in July of 2008

The Last Moving Picture Co. in Kirtland, Ohio sold a Notorious poster for $2,000 in September of 2008, a His Girl Friday film poster for $4,000 in May of 2006, and a Topper film poster for $1,200 in May of 2006.

Documents

Profiles in History in Calabasas Hills sold a contract agreement for the film Touch of Mink which was signed by Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn for $1,900 in December of 2008, and a film contract for The Grass is Greener which was signed by Cary Grant, Charlton Heston and Frank Sinatra for $1,400 in December of 2008.

Christie's in London sold a collection of 28 letters between Grant and Ljuba Otasevic (his Yugoslavian lover) for £3,750 in December of 2008.

Photographs

Profiles in History in Calabasas Hills, California sold:

  • a collection of 80 Fredric March and Cary Grant stills from The Eagle and The Hawk for $2,500
  • a collection of 45 stills of Cary Grant, Benita Hume Jack La Rue and Glenda Farrell from Gambling Ship for $2,000
  • a collection of 79 photos of Sylvia Sidney and Cary Grant from Madame Butterly for $2,500 in July of 2008
  • a collection of 70 stills of Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint in North by Northwest for $2,250
  • a collection of 150 stills of Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, and Ronald Colman from The Talk of the Town for $2,000 in December of 2008
  • a collection of 95 stills of Cary Grant, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr, and Joan Fontaine from Gunga Din for $2,250 in December of 2008
  • a collection of 33 stills of Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, and Rita Hayworth from Only Angels Have Wings for $2,250 in December of 2008

Guide for collectors

Memorabilia that was once used, signed or owned by Cary Grant while he was filming some of his most notable films, such as Notorious, Touch of Mink and To Catch a Thief are considered to be the most valuable and rare among collectors.

Movie posters with Carey Grant on the cover that were distributed in the early 1940s are considered to be the most rare.

Restoration of an authentic film poster starring Grant or any of Grant's clothing and/or costumes is not recommended.

For more information regarding where to find Cary Grant memorabilia, visit www.carygrant.net.

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