Last Updated on 12/17/2007 by bidz

Hollywood memorabilia lure big bids in auction

Times Union – Albany NY
Associated Press
First published: Monday, December 17, 2007

CALABASAS, Calif. — A photograph of Soviet film pioneer Sergei Eisenstein and a poster from an early Bette Davis movie (1938 film “Jezebel” – it sold for $70,000) commanded huge prices last week at the opening day of an auction of Hollywood memorabilia.

The photo of Eisenstein (it sold for $70,000), the silent movie director and film theorist, was taken by famed photographer Man Ray, said Joe Maddalena, president of Profiles in History, which put on the auction.

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