Rare Irving Klaw Photos Were Up For Auction

Rare pinup and movie stills belonging to Irving Klaw were auctioned this past weekend in NYC. Guernsey’s auction included photos from Klaw’s work with Betty Page, and stills collected as part of the Movie Star News Collection (which showcased photos of Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando, and James Dean to name a few). Click above to see larger.

Klaw was in hot water in Washington over his Page photos, earning him a special invite (if you will) to attend hearings on pornography. The photographer would tragically destroy 80% of his negatives and prints–and only his sister had the foresight to save some of the best images of Page.

images via the movie star news auction/guernseys


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