An archive of material which belonged to TV producer Hugh Burnett about the famous series of Face to Face interviews which he created and produced in the early 1960s is to be sold at Bonhams Fine Books, Atlases, Manuscripts and Photographs Sale on 12 November in London.

Face to Face ran on BBC2 between 1959 and 1962. The interviewer was the journalist John Freeman and his guests included many leading figures of the day.  Freeman’s quiet, polite style belied a forensic, penetrating technique which persuaded interviewees to reveal more about themselves than they had perhaps intended.  The television personality Gilbert Harding, for example, broke down in tears when recalling his relationship with his mother.

London—A collection of annotated D.H. Lawrence biographies owned by his lover and fiancé Louie Burrows reveal a fascinating insight into the impact Lawrence had on the woman in his life and how passionately they felt about him. The books will be auctioned on Thursday 23rd October during the sale of 20th Century Books and Works on Paper at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ Mayfair saleroom. 

Although often surprisingly overlooked, Louie Burrows (1888-1962) and Lawrence had a profound effect on each other. They became friends whilst they were studying together in 1902 and eventually became engaged in 1910, a few days before the death of Lawrence’s mother. The engagement lasted until 1912, when Lawrence met Frieda Weekly, the woman who would eventually become his wife. The two eloped together to the continent that year, and his engagement to Burrows was broken off.

October 20, 2015, Boston, MA—On January 5, 2015, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, PBS's most-watched series, kicks off Season 19 with a home-run appraisal of an early Boston baseball archive for $1,000,000.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW's new season features 35 never-before-seen episodes of its signature cross-country treasure hunt. Host Mark L. Walberg welcomes viewers to join ROADSHOW in sharing a new year of America's hidden treasures and untold stories starting Monday, January 5 at 8/7c on PBS.

Philadelphia, PA—October 20, 2014—Recognizing the increasing globalization of the art and antiques market, Freeman's has launched two exciting online initiatives to reach collectors: a responsive design website with enhanced features; and a new relationship with eBay's live auctions as a premier house, which will introduce 149 million active consumers to Freeman's more than 30 annual auctions.  

"Both our website and our collaboration with eBay extends our reach online. In select auctions, up to 70% of clients are bidding via the Internet. The website offers an intuitive user experience to our present clients, while live auctions will provide eBay's high-end collectors and art enthusiasts with the ability to bid in Freeman's auctions," said Thomas B. McCabe IV, vice president business development and web director.


BOSTON, MA—A collection of 13 original negatives from the wedding of John F. and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy sold on Wednesday night for $34,073 according to Boston, MA based RR Auction.

John and Jacqueline Kennedy were married on September 12, 1953, at St. Mary’s Church in Newport, Rhode Island.

Among the negatives are images of the wedding party, both the newlyweds outside the church, and the couple cutting their wedding cake.

The images were found in the darkroom of Arthur Borges, by a family member after his passing in 1993.


CLOSTER, N.J.—“It will creep you out,” warned Sterling Associates’ owner, Stephen D’Atri, describing the vast contents of the estate to be auctioned on Wednesday, October 22nd. “By day, Mark Falk was a government worker who went to church regularly and played music as a hobby. All of his friends say he was a wonderful, interesting guy. But what made him different was that he also had a fascination with death.”

Falk’s harmless but unusual obsession led to his amassing an extraordinary collection of sheet music, books, photographs, artwork and other objects—even human bones—that had a connection to death.

New York, NY, October 17, 2014—The Morgan Library & Museum will celebrate the 2014 holiday season with an entertaining exhibition of rarely-seen handmade cards created by twentieth-century artists for their friends and family. Drawn from the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art, the exhibition will include nearly sixty seasonal cards made by such important artists as Helen Frankenthaler, Milton Avery, Alexander Calder, Ad Reinhardt, Philip Guston, and Saul Steinberg. The exhibition will open on November 21 and will be on view through January 4, 2015. 

Spanning the decades from the 1920s to the 2000s, the works in the exhibition are tangible reminders of meaningful relationships among friends and colleagues, many of whom formed bonds through the practice of making art. They succeed in evoking romance, peace, humor, and joy in the most personal of ways—directly from the hand of the artist.


YORK, Pa.—From Mickey Mouse to Picasso, Spider-Man to JFK, Hake’s will make a stop at nearly every popular collecting corner during its November 11-13, 2014 auction, with a few unexpected surprises along the way. A trusted source for entertainment memorabilia and historical Americana since 1967, Hake’s consistently lives up to its reputation as a knowledgeable, trustworthy source for authentic pop-culture collectibles. Their November absentee-auction event includes a number of antique and vintage items that even Hake’s own experts have never handled before.

The political memorabilia category is summarized by a statement from none other than Hake’s founder, Ted Hake, who described it as “…the overall best political section we have cataloged in 47 years of operation.”


SAN MARINO, Calif.—  Curators at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens announced today that they have uncovered in the library collection a volume comprising two sections of the largest book ever written in China, and one of the most important: the Yongle Encyclopedia (Yongle dadian 永樂大典), dating from around 1562. The book had been shelved, uncatalogued, at The Huntington since 1968 after it was presented to the institution by the daughter of a missionary who had lived in China.

Staff at the time did not recognize the significance of the work, so they stored it away for later examination. It took the arrival of archivist Li Wei Yang to bring the true nature of the volume to light. He tentatively identified it as containing two of the sections of the renowned encyclopedia and proceeded to seek the expert advice of Liu Bo, a scholar on staff at the National Library of China.


Light Work is pleased to announce “Where Objects Fall Away,” an exhibition spanning the career of photographer and book artist Raymond Meeks. The exhibition is on view from Nov. 3-Dec. 17 in the Kathleen O. Ellis Gallery at Light Work, located at 316 Waverly Ave. in Syracuse, N.Y. Meeks will deliver a gallery talk on Thursday, Nov. 13, at 5 p.m. A reception will be held from 5-7p.m. on the same evening. All events are free and open to the public.

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