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Lot # 1536 (of 1866)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

Alfred Hitchcock Signed Psycho Book - Signature and Classic Caricature!

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,541

Film Classic Library edition of Psycho signed by Alfred Hitchcock on the front flyleaf. Ideally, Hitchcock's autograph, personalized "To Barry" in blue Sharpie (grading "10"), appears within a hand-drawn caricature of his famous profile. Hitchcock signed this book for noted paparazzi photographer Barry Talesnick, who met the famous director during one of his shoots. It was later obtained by our consignor directly from Talesnick. In addition to Hitchcock, Talesnick also managed to obtain the blue Sharpie signature ("10") of Martin Balsam (he played Detective Milton Arbogast in the film) on the interior front cover. This is a large-format book (8.5 x 11), which is important to note, because Hitchcock's autograph and caricature take up nearly the entire length of the page, making it an exceptionally large example of Hollywood's most distinctive autograph. The 256-page soft-cover book (Darien House, Inc., New York, 1974) provides frame-by-frame photographs of the movie, with dialogue printed below. It displays light handling wear and is in Very Good to Excellent condition. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,541

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