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ERNIE KOVACS - EPHEMERA UNSIGNED - HFSID 282349

ERNIE KOVACS Three large, framed, unsigned documents honoring comedian Ernie Kovacs: two from companies whose products he promoted - Jack Daniels and Consolidated Cigar Corporation - and one from The Film Daily recognizing him as one of "Filmdom's Famous Fives". All three items are from the estate of Ernie Kovacs! Advertisement unsigned.

Sale Price $1,190.00

Reg. $1,400.00

Condition: lightly soiled, otherwise fine condition
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ERNIE KOVACS
Three large, framed, unsigned documents honoring comedian Ernie Kovacs: two from companies whose products he promoted - Jack Daniels and Consolidated Cigar Corporation - and one from The Film Daily recognizing him as one of "Filmdom's Famous Fives". All three items are from the estate of Ernie Kovacs!
Advertisement unsigned. B/w, 10¾x15½ (visible) with 9¼x10½ photo of Kovacs, framed to 11¾x16½ in a black frame. Full-page advertisement from page 49 of the May 25, 1960 issue of Variety. Captioned: "Congratulations, Ernie... They 'took a good look' and you won!/The first American TV Commercials Festival and Forum voted your wonderful, word-/less Dutch masters commercial on ABC-TV's 'Take a Good Look'/Best of Category - Cigarettes and Cigars/And a Special Citation for the Most Entertaining Commercial/Consolidated Cigar Corporation/Erwin Wasey, Ruthrauff & Ryan, Inc./Irving Mansfield & Peter Arnell". Lightly toned and rippled. Pinholes along right edge. Glass is lightly soiled. Black paint has rubbed and chipped off frame. Otherwise in fine condition. Frame is not in Gallery of History style. Items were not evaluated outside Frame. "As is" purchase. Accompanied by: 1) Deed unsigned. With signature of the president of Jack Daniel Distillery and two other unidentified signatures. 1 page, 11½x17½, framed to 12½x18½. March 18, 1960. Deed from the Tennessee Squire Association, conveying a plot of land on the property of the Jack Daniels distillery to Kovacs for his "avowed and generously expressed loyalty to and devotion for Jack Daniel's 'Charcoal Mellowed' Whiskey...". One of the benefits of becoming a Tennessee Squire is ownership of a tiny, unrecorded plot of land at Jack Daniel's distillery, as well as honorary membership in the distillery's home of Moore County, Tennessee. Lightly toned. Glass is lightly soiled. Black paint has rubbed and chipped off frame. Otherwise in fine condition. Frame is not in Gallery of History style. Items were not evaluated outside Frame. "As is" purchase. 2) Document unsigned. With signature of the publisher of The Film Daily. 1 page, 17½x13½, framed to 18½x14½ in a black frame. New York City, Dec. 30, 1957. Document recognizing Kovacs as one of "Filmdom's Famous Five", given "On behalf of the Country's Film Critics and Film Commentators of Radio and Television Who Have Included Him Among Those Whose Creative Contributions to the Screen's Progress Were Foremost in 1957." Lightly toned and rippled. Glass is lightly soiled. Black paint has rubbed and chipped off frame, which is lightly scratched and gouged. Otherwise in fine condition. Frame is not in Gallery of History style. Items were not evaluated outside Frame. "As is" purchase. All three of these pieces are from Kovacs' estate. Comedian, actor, author, composer and producer Kovacs (1919-1962, born Ernest Edward Kovacs in Trenton, New Jersey) pioneered the use of blackouts, trick photography and satire in television. The wise-cracking, cigar-smoking Kovacs starred in The Ernie Kovacs Show (1952-1953, 1955-1956) and The New Ernie Kovacs Show (1961-1962), and he made many guest appearances on other TV variety shows. Kovacs' film credits include Bell, Book and Candle (1958), It Happened to Jane (1959), North to Alaska (1960) and Sail a Crooked Ship (1961). He was only 42 when he was killed in an automobile accident in 1962.

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