Lot 305. 1933 and 1940 Newspapers with Football, Boxing and Interesting Non-Sport Content. The publications are the Oct. 21, 1933 issue of the “Mid-Week Pictorial” from the “New York Times” and a Dec. 15, 1940 special section of the “Minneapolis Star Journal” focusing on the “Giddy Years,” 1920-25. Game action between Southern Cal and St. Mary’s is in the “Mid-Week Pictorial” issue, which grades vg to vg-ex, with the letter “v” added twice to the front cover. The pages offer a two-page spread of action photos, with teams representing Pitt, Navy, Michigan, Cornell, Penn, Columbia (with Cliff Montgomery), Virginia, Northwestern, Stanford, Harvard, Georgia Tech and Auburn. Also, Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Goose Goslin, Hitler (twice on a full page), Babe Ruth, Jimmy Foxx, Carole Lombard, Bill Terry, Joe Cronin and Lefty O’Doul. The Minneapolis newspaper has large photos of Knute Rockne’s and Notre Dame’s “FOUR HORSEMEN,” and JACK DEMSEY in his 1923 title bout with Tommy Gibbons. It also offers photos of President Warren Harding, Vice President Calvin Coolidge and their wives: Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford; Rudolph Valentino, Charlie Chaplin, Bobby Jones, Tin Pan Alley and the new government in Turkey. Vg.
Winning Bid $20
Lot 419. 1956 “Bold” Magazine with Betty Page on the Cover and 5 Pages of Photos Inside. In the 1950s, few pinup models were more widely recognized or more popular than Page. She was already popular when Hugh Hefner made her “Playboy’s” Jan. 1955 Playmate of the Month. After that, her popularity grew. She was named 1955 “Miss Pinup Girl of the World.” Her color photo is on the cover of the 4” x 6” April 1956 issue of “Bold.” The cover has some chips along the bottom edge. The pages inside have rust at the staples; her two-page image is slightly affected.
Winning Bid $30
Lot 420. 1940 NY World’s Fair Program for Billy Rose’s Aquacade Featuring Tarzan and Jane. The second largest U.S. World’s Fair of all time ran from April 30, 1939 through Oct. 31, 1940. The Aquacade, a show presenting music, dance and swimming, was the fair’s most popular entertainment attraction. Produced by showman and lyricist Billy Rose, the show originally starred Johnny Weismuller and Eleanor Holm. By 1940, Buster Crabbe replaced Weismuller. Both Holm and Crabbe were Olympic swimming champions. She won a gold medal in the 100-meter backstroke at the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles, and he captured gold in the 400-meter freestyle. Holm and Crabbe presented 39 Aquacade shows each week. Crabbe played Tarzan in a 1933 serial and went on to play Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon. These three characters were the top syndicated comic strip heroes of the 1930s, and only Crabbe played all three. Holm was Jane in the 1938 movie “Tarzan’s Revenge,” with Glenn Morris as Tarzan. Rose is in the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, for writing such songs as “Me and My Shadow” and “It’s Only a Paper Moon.” In 1938, Rose divorced Fanny Brice, and in 1939, married Holm. The 32-page program has vintage artwork on the cover and at least one page each devoted to Rose, Holm and Crabbe. Fred Waring’s “Glee Club” was part of the show. The program was lightly folded vertically and has an ex appearance.
Winning Bid $15
Lot 421. 56 Actor and Celebrity Photos – Sinatra, Cagney, Kidman, Parton, Jackson, Etc. Ranging from 3. 5” x 4.25” to 4.5” x 6”, these photos are predominantly about 4” x 6”. Most are nm second-generation portraits; color photos are noted with an asterisk (*): Maya Angelou, Chuck Berry, Honor Blackman (2 different), James Cagney, (4 different, one color), Lois Chiles (2), Sammy David Jr., Johnny Depp* (2), Jimmy Dickens (3), Sandy Duncan, Farrah Fawcett*, Rhonda Fleming, James Garner, Thor Heyerdahl (3, two different, all very distant shots), Lena Horne, Michael Jackson*, Deborah Kerr and Burt Lancaster (2), Nicole Kidman*, David Letterman* (3), Michael W. Smith* (2), Nancy McKeon* (2), Mitch Miller (5, cartoon caricatures), Gena Lee Nolan* (2, in-home snapshot), Dolly Parton* (2), Paul Reubens (as Pee-wee Herman), Simone Simon, Frank Sinatra (4), Prince William (3), Renee Zellweger (pre-cosmetic surgery), possibly Jonathan Winters and one other.
Minimum Bid $20
Lot 422. Circa 1960s Bobble Head and Bank for California Oranges. This 5.5” nodder promotes oranges from California and serves as a bank. It is complete with a removable straw hat that brings its height to 7”. The bobbing head shows wear on the underside of the head; it is free of cracks. Some stitching is loose on the hat. Ex-m.
Winning Bid $40