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Entertainment US Playboy Auction - Christie's to hold auction of Playboy memorabilia after gallery showings
TAPE: EF03/0669 IN_TIME: DURATION: 3:18 SOURCES: APTN RESTRICTIONS: DATELINE: New York, USA, July 23, 2003 SHOTLIST 1. Wide shot gallery with Playboy exhibit 2. Medium shot man looking at Playboy cover with Bo Derek 3. Close up famous Playboy cover with Bo Derek, photograph by John Derek, 1980, estimated 5,000-7,000 (US) dollars 4. Medium shot items from Hugh Hefner's desk 5. Close up Hefner "little black book" estimated eight to twelve thousand U-S dollars 6. Medium shot cartoon by Harvey Kurtzman and Will Elder, 'Little Annie Fanny: The Artist', estimated 6,000-8,000 (US) dollars 7. Close up detail from "Little Annie Fanny" 8. Close up pan across manuscript from Jack Kerouac, 'Before the Road', estimated 20,000-30,000 (US) dollars 9. Medium shot pan across advance proofs for Ian Fleming's 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service', estimated 18,000-24,000 (US) dollars 10. Close up detail Fleming advance proofs 11. Medium shot Herb Ritts photograph of Elle MacPherson, 1994, estimated 4,000-6,000 (US) dollars 12. Close up Ritts photo of MacPherson 13. Close up Andre De Dienes photograph, 'Marilyn in bed', 1960, estimated 3,000-5,000 (US) dollars 14. Wide shot pan across photographs 15. Medium shot Herb Ritts photograph of Cindy Crawford, 'Skinsuits', 1988, estimated 5,000-7,000 (US) dollars 16. Close up Ritts photo of Crawford 17. Setup shot Christie Hefner 18. SOUNDBITE: (English) Christie Hefner, Chairman and CEO, Playboy Enterprises: "Well I think in part perhaps this collection will educate people about how Playboy has been and belongs in art galleries, because of the quality of the fine art in the magazine as well as the quality of the photography. And I think it's in effect the old American hangup about 'well if it's erotic it can't be acceptable and serious,' and really, Playboy put to lie that division decades ago when it demonstrated the ability to be a great entertainment magazine as well as a magazine of ambitious ideas about important political and social subjects." 19. Medium shot tilt down on Martin Hoffman's 'Woman Eternal', 1972, estimated to bring 3,000-5,000 (US) dollars 20. SOUNDBITE: (English) Christie Hefner, Chairman and CEO, Playboy Enterprises: "What we're really hoping to do is to honour the vision of Playboy as a chronicler of pop culture for the last five decades and to reflect the breadth of the images and the ideas that have been the hallmark of the success of the magazine for the first fifty years of its life. So as much as anything we're really looking to touch lots of people through the opportunity to see the collection, buy the catalogue, visit it online and then ultimately a few hundred people will have the chance to own a piece of it." 21. Painting by LeRoy Neiman, "Bird (Charlie Parker)", 1957, estimated to sell for between 10,000-15,000 (US) dollars. 22. Wide shot pair of Alberto Vargas' "Vargas Girls" 23. Close up "Vargas Girl", estimated 25,000-35,000 (US) dollars 24. Medium shot Playboy Bunny Costume, 1960's, estimated 4,000-6,000 (US) dollars 25. Close up Bunny ears 26. Close up photograph of Hugh Hefner holding the first edition of Playboy from 1953, with Marilyn Monroe on cover PLAYBOY TREASURES GO UNDER THE HAMMER Playboy in an art gallery? Not what you might expect. But that's where you'll now find a travelling exhibit of Playboy art and memorabilia. The material will then be sold by Christie's auction house in New York in December. Christie's in New York is marking Playboy Magazine's 50th anniversary with an auction of books, cartoons, illustrations, manuscripts, memorabilia, paintings and photographs from the archives of Playboy Enterprises. The sale will feature a collection of literature, humour, interviews, photographs and artwork from the magazine, and offers a chronological cross-section of Playboy's historical contribution to popular culture during the last 50 years. The paintings section will showcase the core group of artists who contributed to Playboy's creative evolution and legacy, including LeRoy Neiman, Ed Paschke, Roger Brown and Patrick Nagel. The sale will also feature a carefully selected group of adult themes and nudity - the core of Playboy's identity. Significant literary contributions by such influential authors as Jack Kerouac, Ian Fleming, Vladimir Nabokov and Jean-Paul Sartre will appear next to historical examples from non-fiction, the "Playboy Interview" and "Dear Playboy". Further highlights include cartoons by Jack Cole, Eldon Dedini, John Dempsey, Erich Sokol and Shel Silverstein, as well as a selection of "Vargas Girls" by renowned pin-up artist Alberto Vargas. In addition, photographs will be featured by some of the most recognized contemporary and fashion photographers including Helmut Newton, Herb Ritts, Brett Weston and Lee Friedlander.