(Rosenkrantz, Linda, ed.)
Title Auction [magazine] (February 1971) [cover: Robert Mitchum and Shirley MacLaine]
Book Condition Very Good+
Edition (Vol. IV, No. 6)
Publisher New York Auction Communications, Inc. 1971
Seller ID 23357
[very light external wear, approximately a 1/2" split at bottom of binding]. (B&W photographs, ads) In this issue: "Going, Going West," an article about the current auction market in Southern California, with special mention of the opening of Sotheby-Parke-Bernet's first permanent auction house in Los Angeles (their first venture of which was the 1971 sale of props from 20th Century-Fox); "The Hazards of Collecting Chinese Paintings, and How to Avoid Them," by Wango Weng; "Collecting Period Furniture [Part] 2: The Golden Age of Cabinet Making," by John Smith; "The Norman Rockwell of the Pagans, or The Return of Alma-Tadema: The Candid Cameraman Collects," an article discussing the current marketplace for the paintings of Alta-Tadema, with a focus on the collection of Allen ("Candid Camera") Funt, then the leading collector of the artist's work. The 6-foot champagne glass pictured on the cover (containing Mitchum and MacLaine), one of the props to be sold in the Fox auction, was used in the film WHAT A WAY TO GO!
Antiques Auction Houses Twentieth Century-Fox