Heritage will auction items from the Stanley Kramer Estate

Karen here … due to the timliness of this announcement, I didn’t want to wait until next week’s Auction Extra …

Director/Producer of Judgment at Nuremberg, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, High Noon, and More

DALLAS, Texas —
In their upcoming Music and Entertainment Signature auction, to be held April 5, 2008 in Dallas, Texas, Heritage Auction Galleries will offer personal memorabilia, awards, documents, and more from the estate of movie icon Stanley Kramer, Hollywood’s first independent director and producer whose socially charged filmmaking moved generations. As Al Gore noted, Kramer “brought powerful social issues to the screen that touched our sense of moral responsibility ,” winning an NAACP Vanguard Award and an Irving G. Thalberg in the process. His cinematic credits read like an Academy Award chronology; from the masterpiece Judgment at Nuremberg, to his provocative cultural examination Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, to the hilarious It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, cinema would never be the same after Stanley Kramer.
 
“This fascinating collection includes Kramer’s Thalberg and NAACP awards, signed and annotated scripts, and personal gifts from Spencer Tracy and John Wayne,” said Doug Norwine, Director of Music and Entertainment Auctions for Heritage.   
 
“It has been a great honor to work with Kramer’s wife, Karen Sharpe Kramer, in bringing these extraordinary items to collectors,” said Norwine, “and to pay homage to a man who sought so consistently to inspire, explore, and challenge. Stanley Kramer was a truly courageous filmmaker, and this material will certainly prove highly desirable to his many fans worldwide.”
 
More information about this auction, along with enlargeable, full-color images of each lot and complete catalog descriptions, can be found at www.HA.com where bids can also be placed online. 

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