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    Cocoanuts (Paramount, 1929). (18) Stills (8" X 10") and (2) Autographed Stills (11" X 14"). Shelby Chapman was the sound mixer on the Marx Brother's first film "The Cocoanuts" while working at the Paramount Long Island Studios. Included in this lot is an 11" X 14" sepia-toned Hal Phyfe portrait of the female lead Mary Eaton inscribed "Best to Chap from his favorite 'Cocoanut' Mary Eaton." Also included is an 11" x 14" sepia-toned Hal Phyfe still autographed by the romantic male lead, Oscar Shaw. It is inscribed "For Shelby Chapman, Cheerio, Oscar Shaw." Included are also eighteen 8" X 10" stills from the set of "The Cocoanuts." All of these stills are original with a typed notation on the back, or a written notation in Chapman's hand. One is a tremendous group shot of the Marx Brothers and another is marked in Chapman's hand and says "The four Marx Brothers welcome great French artist to the set where they are making 'The Cocoanuts' Chico, Harpo, Maurice Chevalier, Groucho, Zeppo." There is also a beautiful sepia toned print of Chapman with Harpo Marx and includes one of Chapman's business cards. This rare find includes what are probably unpublished photos from the set of this early classic film. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA. Very Fine+.

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