Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Bringing Up Baby (RKO, 1938). Very Fine-. Hardcover Photo Album (40 Pages, 12.25" X 15").
    Offered in this lot is an amazing archive from the estate of the late Katharine Hepburn of photos, collages, and other items for Bringing Up Baby, Howard Hawks' classic screwball comedy. The photos are not only publicity and scene photos, but also rare behind-the-scenes photos from the making of the film, many unpublished, as well as personal snapshots of Hepburn. Cary Grant, Nissa the Leopard, Asta the dog, and others also make appearances alongside Katharine within the pages of this photo anthology. The album consists of seven pages from the 1937 RKO Production Book pertaining to the film, twelve photo collage pages, sixteen vintage gelatin silver, single and double weight glossy finish photos, two 1955 reissue lobby cards, a 1955 reissue uncut pressbook, and five photo copies of Hepburn's original scrapbook. This assortment of items displays very well, showing slight edge wear, mild creases, unobtrusive stains, and some toning. The lobby cards have staining with surface rippling, and one of the photos has a small piece of cellophane tape in the border. A few photos have minute paper lifts. Very Fine-.

    Estimate: $2,500 - $5,000.

    Please see full-color, enlargeable images above for more details.

    View movie details on IMDB
    View movie details on AllMovie

    Auction Info

    Bidding Begins Approx.
    5th Friday
    Auction Dates
    27th-28th Saturday-Sunday
    Proxy Bidding Begins Approx.
    15 Days
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: N/A
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 97
    Auction Type
    Signature®:  Heritage Live®:After Internet bidding closes, live bidding will take place through Your secret maximum bid placed prior to the live event will compete against the live bids. To maximize your chances of winning, enter realistic secret maximum bids on our site. Many of our proxy bidders are successful at winning lots in these auctions, and usually below their secret maximum. You can also place last minute bids directly with us by e-mailing or calling 1-866-835-3243. (Important note: Due to software and Internet latency, live bids may not register in time, so enter realistic proxy bids.)

    Signature® Floor Sessions
    Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session. During the live auction event, bidding in person is encouraged, and Heritage Live includes streaming audio and often video during the event.

    Track Item