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Monday, February 28, 2011

The Academy Awards

 Hey Everyone!

     Actually, this is not about last night's awards show. I didn't even watch. I only looked at a couple of the fashion pages this morning.....
     This is about an incredible score, obtained while shopping my boyfriend's house. I had actually seen this a while ago and then it disappeared. I was a little beside myself, I wanted it back so badly!!! Chris (you're my hero, babe) found it with his packed books yesterday. The item?

A collection of drawings featuring " for the first time...A COMPLETE PORTRAIT COLLECTION OF ACADEMY AWARD WINNERS: BEST ACTOR AWARD and BEST ACTRESS AWARD. SUITABLE FOR FRAMING" by artist Nicholas Volpe.

Oh, be still my heart! Sixty-six beautiful portraits of old Hollywood players, all award winners from 1928 through 1961. This collection was published in 1962 and cost $3.00 for the entire set. Below is a small sampling of what is inside.



Audrey Hepburn 1953

Burt Lancaster 1960

Charlton Heston 1959

Elizabeth Taylor 1960

Grace Kelly 1954

Janet Gaynor 1928


Lionel Barrymore 1931

Mary Pickford 1929

Simone Signoret 1959
     Aren't these pictures incredible??

1 comment:

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

That is an awesome score. Imagine framing all of them and doing a whole wall, it would look incredible. Although you'd need a big room!