Yvonne De Carlo 40s Joseph Jasgur Pin-up Photo Gorgeous Pose Playing Ping-pong
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Yvonne De Carlo 40s Joseph Jasgur Pin-up Photo Gorgeous Pose Playing Ping-pong :
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Grapefruit Moon Gallery just acquired an important collection of the original vintage file copy photographs from the estate of Joseph Jasgur, the now legendary Hollywood photographer who was active during the 1940s - 60s. The photographer died in 2009 in Orlando Florida a couple of days before his 90th birthday and his estate contents were sold in 2011 at a Hollywood sale to pay off creditors. Among the lots sold at this sale were previously unseen early images of Marilyn Monroe (she was just 19) taken by Jasgur during her Blue Book Model Agency Norma Jean days when she was an aspiring model and actress. These broke sale records, selling for a whopping $352,000.00, and increasing the visibility of the photographer substantially. Jasgur is credited with creating the urban legend or myth that Marilyn Monroe had six toes, sadly he died penniless--a victim of poor business deals and scams that kept him from profiting from his groundbreaking earlier work. We will be selling hundreds of the photographer's archived file copy proof photographs featuring pin-up models and bathing beauties and erotic nudes that date to the 1940s - the zenith of the pin-up craze. PLEASE NOTE, THIS IMAGE DOES NOT COME WITH COPYRIGHT CONTROL--WE ARE SELLING THE IMAGE ONLY!!
Joseph Jasgur cruised Hollywood night spots such as the Trocadero on Sunset Strip and the legendary Brown Derby, looking for and photographing celebrities such as Lauren Bacall, Humphry Bogart, Betty Grable, Ronald Reagan and Jane Russell. He also staked out crime scenes, turning up at the scene of homicides in his tricked-out Lincoln Zephyr, which had running water, a cot in the back and a radio-telephone, a rarity in the 1940s. This noir inspired, Weegee-like grittiness can be seen throughout his work and it clashes to great effect with the beautiful models and pin-up girls Jasgur captured without pretense in varying degrees of dress and undress. This is a spectacular collection of first generation vintage gelatin silver photographs direct from the estate of Joseph Jasgur -- all sell ! ITEM : You are offerding on an original 1940s view of the gorgeous and always photogenic Men's magazine pin-up model Yvonne De Carlo, showing off her pretty smile and alluring figure as she plays ping-pong. This is a fine example of Jasgur's work, capturing the deeply alluring personality of the sitter (who would go on to become one of the most imposing beauties of TV in The Munsters) as a Hollywood starlet and model working her way up the ladder to fame. A first generation gelatin silver pin-up photograph, with art deco cheesecake style and appeal.
This measures a complete 7 1/2" x 9 1/4" and was mounted on a slightly larger card stock with rounded edges for file copy storing and presentation display purposes (as are many examples in this collection). Verso is marked Yvonne De Carlo - presumably in the photographer's hand, and has various inkstamps Jasgur used over the year's and he dated this in 1985 to maintain his copyright - although this impression and still is much earlier.This was Jasgur's archived and stored original proof copy.
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CONDITION: This vintage original photograph is in very good - fine condition with but slight handling and soiling the professional mount is free of any bubbling or rippling or defects and is flawless.
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Here is the photographers obituary in the L.A.Times:
Joseph Jasgur, the photographer who shot pictures of Marilyn Monroe when she was just a 19-year-old brunet hoping to break into modeling, has died in an Orlando, Fla.-area nursing home.
Jasgur had been ill for months. He died of natural causes Saturday, two days before his 90th birthday.
He spent the last years of his life trying to win back the legal rights to those photos, as well as hundreds of others that he shot in golden-era Hollywood during the 1940s and '50s.
Back then, he cruised night spots, such as the Trocadero on Sunset Strip and the legendary Brown Derby, looking for and photographing celebrities:Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Betty Grable, Ronald Reagan, and Jane Russell.
He also staked out crime scenes, turning up at the scene of homicides in his tricked-out Lincoln Zephyr, which had running water, a cot in the back and a radio-telephone, a rarity in the 1940s, said Marty Stanonik, his legal guardian.
But it was the Monroe photos that earned him the most acclaim.
Jasgur was just 26 when Monroe, then known as Norma Jean Dougherty, walked into his Los Angeles photo studio in 1946.
She had no money but wanted to become a model. Jasgur led her into the alley and snapped several shots.
"She was a plain, ordinary girl with two sets of clothes -- one she had on, one in the laundry," Jasgur said in an interview three years ago.
During the next three weeks, Jasgur shot dozens more: Norma Jean in the Hollywood Hills, Norma Jean at the beach.
The glamour shots worked. They were part of the portfolio that Monroe showed to 20th Century Fox, Stanonik said.
She became rich and famous. Jasgur did not.
After she became a star, "She shunned him," said Stanonik, of Beach Park, Ill.
Still, Jasgur owned those photos, and he spent much of his later years trying to capitalize on them.
The beach photos, in particular, would years later create a sensation: They appeared to show a sixth toe on Monroe's left foot, something many Hollywood historians have dismissed as an optical illusion.
In 1991, the photos appeared in a coffee-table book, "The Birth of Marilyn: The Lost Photos of Norma Jean."
In the late 1990s, Jasgur moved to Florida, and, in 2000, he signed away control of the photos to an Orlando drywall contractor.
That deal quickly soured. Jasgur accused the buyer of cheating him. The buyer said the same thing about Jasgur. The dispute wound up in Bankruptcy Court, and there it remains after more than eight years.
In the end, Jasgur died penniless and bedridden at the Palm Garden of Orlando nursing home, his mind clouded by dementia.
"He was a good man, basically a good man and a talented professional," said longtime friend Tom Endre. "He was not a very good businessman."
Liz Green, an Orlando bankruptcy attorney, is one of the lawyers who tried to get the photos back.
"He really did love what he did," she said. "He would just light up when he talked about it."
Mini Biography Yvonne De Carlo was born Peggy Yvonne Middleton on September 1, 1922, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (while some sources have her first name as Margaret, most agree it is Peggy). She was three when her father abandoned the family. Her mother turned to waitressing in a restaurant to make ends meet--a rough beginning for an actress who would, one day, be one of Hollywood's elite. Yvonne's mother wanted her to be in the entertainment field and enrolled her in a local dance school and also saw that she studied dramatics. Yvonne was not shy in the least. She was somewhat akin to Colleen Moore who, like herself, entertained the neighborhood with impromptu productions. In 1937, when Yvonne was 15, her mother took her to Hollywood to try for fame and fortune, but nothing came of it and they returned to Canada. They came back to Hollywood in 1940, where Yvonne would dance in chorus lines at night while she checked in at the studios by day in search of film work. After appearing in unbilled parts in three short films, she finally got a part in a feature. Although the film, Harvard, Here I Come! (1941), was quite lame, Yvonne shone in her brief appearance as a bathing beauty. The rest of 1942 and 1943 saw her in more uncredited roles in films that didn't quite set Hollywood on fire. In The Deerslayer (1943) she played Wah-Tah. The role didn't amount to much, but it was much better than the ones she had been handed previously. The next year was about the same as the previous two years. She played small parts as either secretaries, someone's girlfriend, native girls or office clerks. Most aspiring young actresses would have given up and gone home in defeat, but not Yvonne. She trudged on. The next year started out the same, with mostly bit parts, but later that year she landed the title role in Salome Where She Danced (1945) for Universal Pictures. While critics were less than thrilled with the film, it was at long last her big break, and the film was a success for Universal. Now she was rolling. Her next film was the western comedy Frontier Gal (1945) as Lorena Dumont. After a year off the screen in 1946, she returned in 1947 as Cara de Talavera in Song of Scheherazade (1947), and many agreed that the only thing worth watching in the film was Yvonne. Her next film was the highly regarded Burt Lancaster prison film Brute Force (1947). Time after time, Yvonne continued to pick up leading roles, in such pictures as Slave Girl (1947), Black Bart (1948), Casbah (1948) and River Lady (1948). She had a meaty role in Criss Cross (1949), a gangster movie, as the ex-wife of a hoodlum. At the start of the 1950s Yvonne enjoyed continued success in lead roles. Her talents were again showcased in movies such as The Desert Hawk (1950), Silver City (1951) and Scarlet Angel (1952). Her last film in 1952 was Hurricane Smith (1952), a picture most fans and critics agree is best forgotten. In 1956 she appeared in the film that would immortalize her best, The Ten Commandments (1956). She played Sephora, the wife of Moses (Charlton Heston). The film was, unquestionably, a super smash, and is still shown on television today. Her performance served as a springboard to another fine role, this time as Amantha Starr in Band of Angels (1957). In the late 1950s and early 1960s Yvonne appeared on such TV programs as "Bonanza" (1959) and "The Virginian" (1962). However, with film roles drying up, she took what turned out to be the role for which she will be best remembered--that of Lily Munster in the smash series "The Munsters" (1964). She still wasn't completely through with the big screen, however. Appearances in such films as McLintock! (1963), The Power (1968), The Seven Minutes (1971) and La casa de las sombras (1976) kept her before the eyes of the moviegoing public. On January 8, 2007, Miss De Carlo died at the age of 84. IMDb Mini Biography By: Denny Jackson