Born Free

Born Free

Reference number:

12164
£295.00

Description:

A rare set of five Born Free film related autographs ; 1) A 1960s autograph book page signed in ballpoint by Bill Travers d1994 (Timothy with my best wishes & good luck) 2) A 1960s autograph book page in ballpoint by Virginia McKenna 3) An autograph book page signed in ballpoint by Geoffrey Keen d2005 (John Kendall) 4) An autograph book page signed in ballpoint by Matt Monro d1985 (theme tune singer) (To John) and 5) A rare vintage autograph book page signed in ballpoint by Joy Adamson d1980 (writer).

Double mounted for fine display with photographs

 

Certification:

Joy Adamson was a naturalist, artist and author. Her 1960 book Born Free described her experiences raising a lion cub named Elsa. It was printed in several languages and made into a 1966 Academy Award winning film of the same name. She was murdered aged 69 in Kenya in January 1980. She is buried next to her beloved Elsa the lioness in Meru National Park Kenya. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

Various Sized Pages

20x17in >> Acid Free Mount >> Unframed

Condition:

Good. View Images

Virginia McKenna

Reference number:

10943
£30.00

Description:

An original typed letter (dated April 28th 2005) on Born Free headed paper, clearly signed in ink by Virginia McKenna

Certification:

From the wonderful collection of music / entertainment & pioneer autographs of John S of Newport who amassed a huge celebrity autograph archive during the 1980-90s. These were all collected by him in-person / at concert & theatre venues / through the post and via artist management during this 20 year period. There is a general covering letter and a copy of a newspaper article included which detail more about him. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

30x21cm Sized Letter

Condition:

Good. View Image

Born Free

Reference number:

8901
£85.00

Description:

An original circa 1970s cutting taken from a visitors book, clearly signed in ballpoints by both Virginia McKenna (adding not working !) and Bill Travers (adding only just !).

 

Certification:

From a 1970s Heathrow Airport Visitors book containing many notables of the period. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

21x3cm Sized Page

Condition:

Good. View Image.

Born Free

Reference number:

6236
£148.00

Description:

A cutting from a RMS Queen Elizabeth dinner menu dated Monday 22nd January 1968, clearly signed in ballpoints by both husband and wife stars of the film ; Bill Travers d1994 (adding very good wishes) and Virginia McKenna (who received a Golden Globe nomination for her performance).

Double mounted for fine display with photographs.

Desirable as from the 1960s and signed together on the same page.

The signature of Screaming Lord Sutch has been matted out.

Certification:

On a RMS Queen Elizabeth dinner menu dated Monday January 22nd 1968. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

24x16in >> Acid Free Mount >> Unframed

About

About Born Free

Born Free

BORN FREE. 1966 film based on the true life book by Joy Adamson chronicling her life in Kenya on a game reserve with orphaned lions. In particular the moving story of  her returning to the wild her favorite cub "Elsa". It won two Academy Awards for its music theme score and was the most popular film of the year at the British box office, later spawning 1970s sequels Living Free and Forever Free and publicising the now worldwide "Born Free Foundation". The two stars of the film (Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna) both later became prolific wildlife campaigners. On 3rd January 1980, Joy Adamson's body was discovered by her assistant, Peter Morson in the Shaba Nature Reserve in Kenya. He mistakenly assumed she had been killed by a lion and this was what was initially reported by the media. The police investigation found Adamson's wounds were too sharp and bloodless to have been caused by an animal and concluded she had been murdered aged 69. Paul Nakware Ekai (a discharged labourer formerly employed by Adamson) was found guilty of murder and sentenced to indefinite imprisonment. He escaped capital punishment as the judge ruled he might have been a minor when the crime was committed. Her husband George Adamson was murdered nine years later in 1989, near his camp in The Kora National Park, while rushing to the aid of a tourist who was being attacked by poachers.

Archive

Born Free

Reference number:

8076
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Description:

A rare set of six Born Free film related autographs ; An original Columbia pictures marked photograph, clearly signed by both Bill Travers d1994 (adding good luck) and Virginia McKenna (adding Good wishes). An autograph book page, clearly signed in ballpoint by Geoffrey Keen d2005 (John Kendall) and three autograph book pages, clearly signed in ink & ballpoints by John Barry d2011 (music composer) / Matt Monro d1985 (theme tune singer) and Joy Adamson d1980 (writer).

Double mounted for fine display with original Born Free music sheet and photographs.

Joy Adamson is a rare autograph.

Certification:

AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

6x4in Sized Postcard and various sized Autograph Book Pages

26x19in >> Acid Free Mount >> Unframed

Condition:

Good. View all images. Please note the image of the large mount was taken by an Iphone, so it is not the best quality.