Monday, May 30, 2016

Artifacts: Original Dezo Hoffman Beatles photo contact sheets

Via Heritage Auctions:
Two 10" x 8" b&w photo sheets, each containing twelve 2.25" square images made from original Kodak Safety Film negative strips. One of the sheets consists of twelve images of Ringo seated and the others gathered around and includes the shot used for the American "I Want To Hold Your Hand" picture sleeve. This one has small red numbers handwritten on each image and a "Copyright Photo/ Dezo Hoffman Ltd. rubber stamp on the verso. It is in Very Fine condition with only light wear. The other contact sheet consists of three standing gag shots and nine images of them seated in four different chairs. There are numbers and crop marks on various of these images. Multiple rubber stamps on the verso, both Dezo Hoffman's and Rex Features Ltd. Wear and light creases, Very Good. The third item is a glossy postcard-size photo with individual headshot images and facsimile autographs with a Dezo Hoffman stamp on verso.




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