JERRY LEWIS SIGNED GOLF BALL AND DOLLAR BILLDESCRIPTION: A Jerry Lewis stamped golf ball and signed dollar bill. CIRCA: 20th Century ORIGIN: USA DIMENSIONS: L. 1.5" CONDITION: Good condition. See lot description for details on item condition. More detailed condition requests can be obtained via email (email@example.com) or SMS (305) 333-4134. Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Akiba Antiques shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.
TADE (TADEUSZ) STYKA (POLISH 1889-1954)TADE (TADEUSZ) STYKA (POLISH 1889-1954)
Portrait of Jayne Manners , circa 1940-1945
oil on canvas
104.5 x 76.5 cm (41 1/8 x 30 1/8 in.)
signed lower left
Gift of the artist to the sitter; sitter's collection until 1991
Thence by descent in the family
Born in 1889 in the southern Polish city of Kielce into the family of famed historical painter Jan Styka (a student of Jan Matejko), Tadeusz Styka was, from a tender age, enveloped in the arts. Under his father’s tutelage, Tadeusz, together with his brother Adam (who likewise went on to become a painter, best known for his Orientalist portraits) began painting around the age of six. In 1900, the family relocated to Paris. Not two years later, Tadeusz — aged thirteen — had already exhibited at the Paris Salon, showing a copy of his father’s portrait of Leo Tolstoy (who later wrote to them both with thanks). By fifteen, he counted three exhibitions at the Salon.
Simultaneously, Tadeusz collaborated with his father on a series of preparatory paintings for illustrations to the novel Quo Vadis . Recognizing his son's talent as an animalist, Jan Styka eventually put Tada in charge of the animal figures. The completed series was exhibited at the St. Louis Purchase Exposition of 1904, together with five independent works by the younger Styka. Although eleven of the fifteen paintings in the cycle were destroyed in a fire at the Exposition, the father-and-son duo received laudable reviews in the American press, which was particularly enamoured with the preteen artist. In a 1905 article dedicated to the elder Styka in Hearst’s International magazine, author Annabel Parker McCann named Tada "the wonder of European artists", who seems to have been born with so remarkable a perception of art and so great facility of the hand, so sure an eye for form and color, that the years of drill which most artists must spend in learning how to achieve technical facility are needless for him .
The same attention followed Tadeusz throughout his early career and grew exponentially when he began spending time between Europe and the United States in the 1920s. By then he was largely sought after for his socialite portraits, frequently likened in style to those of Giovanni Boldini. Particularly sensationalized in the press was his portrait of and relationship with film star Pola Negri, especially when the latter became engaged with Charlie Chaplin. Famed actresses Marion Davies and Dolly Grey likewise sat for him. So did Sara Delano Roosevelt, who in 1934 — having perhaps come across Styka thanks to his recent exhibition at the Wildenstein & Co. Gallery — commissioned a portrait as a gift for her son, president Franklin D. Roosevelt, for the White House. Though the Great Depression took a toll on Styka's finances, and though his renown gradually abated, he continued appearing on the New York social scene (often accompanying heiress Huguette Clark) and receiving high-profile commissions, such as that of President Harry S. Truman.
The present painting depicts American Broadway actress Jayne Manners, née Jane Oppermann in Monticello, Georgia in 1908. In 1925, aged seventeen, the singer-actress relocated to New York, where she performed at the Shubert Theatre. Selected here are images of her billed (as "The Unpredictable" Jayne Manners) alongside the iconic Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis comedy duo, as well as posing beside Ray Bolger (best known for his role as Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz ) during the 1942 production of "By Jupiter." It was during her early Broadway career that Manners likely met Styka, who made the numerous nude études and a painting of the young Jayne included here. The two remained in contact throughout Manners' lifetime, as evidenced by the present portrait, produced at least a decade following their acquaintance, as well as later sketches of her brother, sister, and parents. Shown here en face , her graceful hands holding the sleeve of a fur coat draped over one shoulder, Manners epitomises not only the classic "American beauty" type Styka preferred to paint, but the vitality of colors and brushstrokes for which he was so sought after in his lifetime and remembered for today.
Observed in frame, the painting appears in excellent original condition. Minor surface abrasions apparent in limited areas around the perimeter (lower left and right, upper right edge). Inspection under UV light shows no apparent signs of restoration. N.B. The painting is unvarnished.
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GROUP OF THREE LLADRO CLOWN FIGURES, TO INCLUDE TWO JER...Group of Three Lladro Clown Figures, to include two Jerry Lewis clown busts, one clown playing the saxophone, tallest height 13 inches. Provenance: Estate of James Wadhams
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AMERICAN CELEBRITY SIGNED QUILTmid 20th century, white backing, constructed from 48 individual squares stitched together, notable retraced autographs include Lucille Ball, Ed Sullivan, Art Linkletter, John Wayne, Eddie Fisher, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Doris Day, as well as former Presidents Dwight Eisenhower, Herbert Hoover, and Harry Truman, 72 x 90 in.
Note: This quilt was made by and for a little girl named Judy, the first of Jerry Lewis' "kids" to appear on his televised fundraising telethon for his muscular dystrophy organization. Judy sent solid color cotton squares to television and radio celebrities of the era to autograph. The autographs were then embroidered and the squares joined together into a quilt.
Provenance: Property sold to benefit the American Folk Art Museum
overall wear commensurate with age, some light areas of staining or discoloration
RON LEE JERRY LEWIS COLLECTON CLOWN SCULPTURERON LEE, 1947-2017, limited edition clown in front of billboard "Fabulous Las Vegas Road to Riches This Way", #27/5000. Labeled on bottom "I Shall Retun", JL007. Signed on the stone base. Sculpture measures approx. 13 1/2" tall x 8 1/2" x 7", areas of minor paint and gold beading loss. shipping info This item will need to be shipped by a packing company of your choice. We maintain a list of reliable shippers, or you may choose your own.
RON LEE JERRY LEWIS COLLECTION CLOWN SCULPTURERON LEE, 1947-2017, limited edition clown in front of billboard "Fabulous Las Vegas Road to Riches This Way", #27/5000. Labeled on bottom "I Shall Retun", JL007. Signed on the stone base. Sculpture measures approx. 13 1/2" tall x 8 1/2" x 7", approx. 14 lbs. Some areas of minor paint and gold beading loss. shipping info This item will need to be shipped by a packing company of your choice. We maintain a list of reliable shippers, or you may choose your own.
1940S TO 1960S COMIC BOOKS GOLDEN AGERichie Rich, Little Dot, Little Lolita, Casper, Dagwood, Blondie Gold Key Munsters, Man From U.N.C.L.E., Classic Illustrated, Mighty Comics Group Super Heroes Versus Super Villains 1. Red Circle Comics The Super Cops 1. American Comics Group Unknown Worlds. Charlton Comics Strange Suspense Stories and Time for Love. DC Comics My Greatest Adventure, All American Men of War, Dobie Gillis, Young Love, Jerry Lewis, Bob Hope, Swing With Scooter and Binky. Blondie, Boy Illustories, Doll Man, Don Winslow of the Navy, Fightin' Air Force, Fightin' Navy, The Flintstones at the World's Fair and Fantastic Adventures, Donald Duck, Beverly Hillbillies, Get Smart. Many more. Most in Poor condition. Covers detached, folds, tears, cutouts and writing.
JERRY LEWIS. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED TO JIM MURRAY, 1964 10 1/2 X 7 1/4 IN. (26.67 X 18.42 CM.)JERRY LEWIS. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED TO JIM MURRAY, 1964, [Autographs] on Jerry Lewis stationery, dated February 21, 1964, signed in red ballpoint pen 'Jerry'. Paper watermarked 'Weston Opaque Bond.' With PSA letter of authenticity dated August 11, 2005 (2) Dimensions: 10 1/2 x 7 1/4 in. (26.67 x 18.42 cm.)
(21) Classic TV & movie signed 8x10 photos, all Iconographs certified, including "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" cast including Gene Wilder, single Gene Wilder, "Young Frankenstein" Wilder/Boyle, "Happy Days" cast , B&W Dean Martin/Jerry Lewis, Gene Kelly, "Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid" Redford/Newman, Betty White, (2) Johnny Carson, Funicello/Avalon, James Garner, Mary Tyler Moore/Dick Van Dyke
Fred Williams (1922-1990); "We Love You Too" Lewis family pet portrait, 1962; pastel on board; 20" x 26"; signed and titled lower. Framed under glass. Williams was a Hollywood film makeup artist and painter who worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Commissioned portraits include James Cagney, John Wayne, Yul Brynner, Peter Lorre, and Jerry Lewis as the Sad Clown. Property of the Patti Lewis Estate.
15 pieces. Movie Posters (Jerry Lewis & Dean Martin Features & C.): "My Friend Irma Goes West." Paramount, 1950. 3 copies. Color litho insert format, 36 x 14 inches (915 x 355 mm). Minor wear. Condition A-. * "At War With The Army." Paramount, 1951. Format as preceding; repair to verso, 2 inch close tear at bottom center, other small close tear, occasionally dusty. C. * "The Caddy." Paramount, 1953. Format as preceding; a few repairs to verso. B+. * "Living It Up." Paramount, 1954. 2 copies. Format as preceding; small repair on verso. B+. * "Money from Home." Paramount, 1954. Format as preceding; small repair on verso. B+. * "Pardners." Paramount, 1956. 2 copies. Format as preceding; small repaires to versoes. B+/A-. * "That's My Boy." Paramount, 1951. Format as preceding; light wear. B+. * "3 Ring Circus." Paramount, 1954. 2 copies. Format as preceding; repairs to verso edges, minor creasing. B/B+. * "Artists and Models." Paramount, 1955. Format as preceding. B+/A-. * "The Bell Boy." Paramount, 1960. Format as preceding; light wear. A-.
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