Vintage glamour photographs: A glimpse of old Hollywood goes up for sale
Wednesday 13 January 2010
A slice of old Hollywood is up for grabs as a multi-million dollar collection of original glamour photography is put up for sale.
An iconic Vanity Fair portrait of Jean Harlow lounging on a bearskin rug is among the tens of thousands of pieces in the Michael H. Epstein and Scott E. Schwimer collection, set to hit the auction block on March 25 2010.
The auction catalogue reads like a who’s who of old Hollywood with the photographic lots including stars such as Clark Gable, Veronica Lake, Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo captured in the evocative sepia tones of the day.
“It’s time for Scott and me to share the fruits of our 25-year collection with the rest of the world,” collector Epstein remarked.
“I am certain that Scott and I will be back collecting once the auction is over.”
Master prints of works by Man Ray, Cindy Sherman, Helmut Newton and Richard Avedon will also be available at the auction, hosted by California-based house Profiles in History.
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