Dudley Moore

Dudley Moore

Reference number:

10085
£60.00

Description:

An original photograph, signed and dedicated (Best Wishes to Jonathan) in ballpoint by Dudley Moore

Certification:

One of an absolutely outstanding mostly in-person autograph collection of over 500 items obtained by JD in Brighton & London during the late 1970's to 1990s. The majority being pop music acts of the period, along with actors and entertainers. The autographs are on records / fanzine magazine photographs and autograph book pages. Many are dedicated along with messages to the collector (Jonathan) and include dates & venues where they were obtained. There is a copy of a letter from him included (if required) that details his almost obsessive collecting exploits and memories of the time. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

25x20cm Sized Photograph

Condition:

Average. View Images. Skipping to ballpoint pen but still clearly readable. Price reflects this.

Arthur

Reference number:

8776
£250.00

Description:

Three clearly signed pages & cards by all three main characters ; Dudley Moore (Arthur Bach) / Liza Minelli (Linda Morolla) and John Gielgud (Hobson).

1) DUDLEY MOORE d2002. English actor, comedian, composer and musician. He first came to prominence as one of the four writer-performers in the ground-breaking comedy revue Beyond The Fringe during the early 1960s and then became famous as half of the highly popular television double-act Pete & Dud and Derek & Clive with Peter Cook. His fame as a comedic film actor was later heightened in the 70s and 80s by success in hit Hollywood movies 10 with Bo Derek and Arthur. He received an Oscar nomination for the latter role. He was frequently referred to in the media as "Cuddly Dudley" or "The Sex Thimble", a reference to his short stature and reputation as a "ladies' man". In later life he suffered with poor health and died of pneumonia aged 66 in 2002.

2) LIZA MINELLI. American actress & singer and the daughter of Wizard Of Oz legend Judy Garland. A multi-award winner including ; three Tonys, two Golden Globes, one Emmy and an Oscar winner (for the classic 1972 film Cabaret). Other best known roles include "Arthur" with Dudley Moore. She has been married four times with her signature song being "New York New York".

3) SIR JOHN GIELGUD d2000. English actor and theatre director whose career spanned eight decades. Along with Ralph Richardson & Laurence Olivier, one of the trinity of actors who dominated the British stage for much of the 20th century. During the 1930s, he was a stage star in the West End and on Broadway appearing in new works and classics. He began a parallel career as a director and set up his own company at the Queens Theatre London. He is regarded by many as the finest Hamlet of his era and was also known for high comedy roles (such as John Worthing) in The Importance of Being Earnest. In the 1950s Gielgud feared that his career was threatened when he was convicted and fined for a homosexual offence, but his colleagues and the public supported him loyally. When avant-garde plays began to supersede traditional West End productions in the later 1950s, he found no new suitable stage roles and for several years he was best known in the theatre for his one-man Shakespeare show "The Ages of Man". During the first half of his career he did not take the cinema seriously. He made his first film in 1924 and had successes with The Good Companions (1933) and Julius Caesar (1953), but he did not begin a regular film career until his sixties. Between Becket (1964) (for which he received an Oscar nomination) and Elizabeth (1998), he appeared in more than sixty films. As the acid-tongued Hobson in Arthur (1981), he won an Academy Award for best supporting actor. He has the rare distinction of winning an Oscar / an Emmy / a Grammy and a Tony. He was knighted in 1953 and the Gielgud Theatre is named after him. He died peacefully at home aged 96 in 2000. 

Double mounted for fine display with photographs.

Certification:

The autographs are from the extensive collection of Lee D of Birmingham obtained by him all over the UK during the 1970-80s. Many of the signatures are dedicated to him. There is a general typed letter included more fully detailing the history of his collecting the autographs. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

13x10cm Sized Autograph Book Pages

20x16in >> Acid Free Mount >> Unframed

Condition:

Good. View Images. Dedications have been matted out. Image of the mount has been taken with an Iphone hence the poorer quality image.

Dudley Moore

Reference number:

7799
£78.00

Description:

An original (circa 1970s) autograph book page, clearly signed in ballpoint by Dudley Moore.

Double mounted for fine display with photograph.

Certification:

AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

8x5cm Sized Autograph Book Page

18x12in >> Acid Free Mount >> Unframed

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About Dudley Moore

Dudley Moore

DUDLEY MOORE d2002. English actor, comedian, composer and musician. He first came to prominence as one of the four writer-performers in the ground-breaking comedy revue Beyond The Fringe during the early 1960s and then became famous as half of the highly popular television double-act Pete & Dud and Derek & Clive with Peter Cook. His fame as a comedic film actor was later heightened in the 70s and 80s by success in hit Hollywood movies 10 with Bo Derek and Arthur. In Arthur, he starred as the eponymous Arthur Bach, a drunken New York City millionaire, on the brink of an arranged marriage to a wealthy heiress, but ends up falling for a common working-class girl from Queens (Liza Minelli). It was the first and only film directed by Steve Gordon who died in 1982 of a heart attack aged just 44. Arthur earned nearly $96 million domestically, making it the fourth highest grossing film of 1981. Dudley received an Oscar nomination for his role. He was frequently referred to in the media as "Cuddly Dudley" or "The Sex Thimble", a reference to his short stature and reputation as a "ladies' man". In later life he suffered with poor health and died of pneumonia aged 66 in 2002.

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Dudley Moore

Reference number:

9255
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Description:

A good original photograph in his most famous role as "Arthur", clearly signed in black ink by Dudley Moore 

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:

18x12cm Sized Photo

Condition:

Average. View Image. There are two minor creases to both corners at the top of the photograph.

Dudley Moore

Reference number:

7607
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Description:

A very good 1992 autograph book page, clearly signed in ink by Dudley Moore.

 

Certification:

Obtained in person at The Albert Dock Liverpool in 1992. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Arthur

Reference number:

7554
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Description:

Three clearly signed pages & cards by all three main characters ; Dudley Moore (Arthur Bach) / Liza Minelli (Linda Morolla) and John Gielgud (Hobson).

1) DUDLEY MOORE autograph d2002. English actor, comedian, composer and musician. He first came to prominence as one of the four writer-performers in the ground-breaking comedy revue Beyond The Fringe during the early 1960s and then became famous as half of the highly popular television double-act Pete & Dud and Derek & Clive with Peter Cook. His fame as a comedic film actor was later heightened in the 70s and 80s by success in hit Hollywood movies 10 with Bo Derek and Arthur. He received an Oscar nomination for the latter role. He was frequently referred to in the media as "Cuddly Dudley" or "The Sex Thimble", a reference to his short stature and reputation as a "ladies' man". In later life he suffered with poor health and died of pneumonia aged 66 in 2002.

2) LIZA MINELLI autograph. American actress / singer and the daughter of Wizard Of Oz legend Judy Garland. Multi award winner with three Tonys / two Golden Globes / one Emmy and an Oscar winner for her role in the classic 1972 film Cabaret. Other best known roles include "Arthur" with Dudley Moore ; she has been married four times her signature song being "New York New York".

3) SIR JOHN GIELGUD d2000. English actor and theatre director whose career spanned eight decades. With Ralph Richardson & Laurence Olivier, he was one of the trinity of actors who dominated the British stage for much of the 20th century. During the 1930s, he was a stage star in the West End and on Broadway appearing in new works and classics. He began a parallel career as a director and set up his own company at the Queens Theatre London. He is regarded by many as the finest Hamlet of his era and was also known for high comedy roles such as John Worthing in The Importance of Being Earnest. In the 1950s Gielgud feared that his career was threatened when he was convicted and fined for a homosexual offence, but his colleagues and the public supported him loyally. When avant-garde plays began to supersede traditional West End productions in the later 1950s, he found no new suitable stage roles and for several years he was best known in the theatre for his one-man Shakespeare show "The Ages of Man". During the first half of his career he did not take the cinema seriously. He made his first film in 1924 and had successes with The Good Companions (1933) and Julius Caesar (1953), but he did not begin a regular film career until his sixties. Between Becket (1964) (for which he received an Oscar nomination) and Elizabeth (1998), he appeared in more than sixty films. As the acid-tongued Hobson in Arthur (1981) he won an Academy Award for best supporting actor. He has the rare distinction of winning an Oscar / an Emmy / a Grammy and a Tony. He was knighted in 1953 and the Gielgud Theatre is named after him.  

Double mounted for fine display with photograph.

Certification:

1) Dudley Moore on a 1981 BA First Class Menu (Miami-London). Dedication to Barbara and David has been matted out. We will include the rest of the menu in the sale to prove authenticity. 2) John Gielgud on a vintage autograph book page Opera House London 5th September 1938. 3) Liza Minelli on a page obtained at the Hyatt Hotel Birmingham 4th June 2008 after appearing at The Symphony Hall. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Dudley Moore

Reference number:

5787
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Description:

An original photograph in his most famour role as "Arthur", clearly signed in blue ink "All the best To Peter from Dudley Moore".

 

Certification:

AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Dudley Moore

Reference number:

6616
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Description:

A cutting from a 1970s visitors book, clearly signed in ballpoint by Dudley Moore.

 

Certification:

From a fantastic collection of visitors books dated between the mid 1960s to the mid 1980s, containing literally hundreds of celebrity signatures. The visitors books were collected by the staff and employees of Barclays Bank at Heathrow Airport during this period ; we assume this branch must have been located in or close to the VIP lounge. The autographs are almost all dated, many include the addresses of the signers and collectors notations / stamps by the original (bank employee) obtainers. There are also references to the bank and quality of service by some of the signers. By the very nature of the books the signatures really authenticate themselves and provide a fascinating insight and mix of famous British and American names of the period. High profile signers include ; Muhammad Ali / Robert De Niro / Jack Nicholson / Sid Vicious / Marlon Brando / Mick Jagger / Keith Moon / Sylvester Stallone / Roy Orbison / Thin Lizzy / Graham Hill etc etc. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK