Lot 72: Juan Peron was overthrown as president of Argentina in a 1955 coup d'etat. His wife, the hugely popular Eva Duarte, was the inspiration for the opera "Evita." During one of Peron's highly disputed elections, a photograph of him walking abreast of Gina Lolobrigida was doctored by opposition forces to create the appearance of Gina being in the nude. Juan Duarte, Eva's older brother became Peron's private secretary, gaining a reputation for filandry and corruption, committed suicide by a gunshot in the head. Archive includes original 5x4 photograph, small copy photo, copy enlarged to 6x5 two TLSs of Duarte on official engraved as "private secretary of the president of the nation Argentina" 4x6 Lopez Vaguil portrait of Peron receipt for contribution to the monument of Eva Peron cancelled Argentinian postal savings stamps. Eight items in all.
Oak Auctions' Rare Autograph and Manuscript Auction
Thursday, 19th November 2015
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