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    Sale 5238

    Film & Entertainment Memorabilia

    19 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 29

    Oliver Messel

    Price Realised  


    Oliver Messel
    The Thief of Bagdad, 1940 and others
    A graphite, watercolour and gold paint costume design for an attendant, signed and titled by the artist in pencil -- 21x14in. (53.25x35.5cm.), mounted and framed; and two unrelated graphite, watercolour and gold paint costume designs, both also by Messel and signed by the artist in pencil, both -- 14x9in. (35.5x23cm.), mounted and framed (3)

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    Pre-Lot Text

    The following four lots are from the Estate of the late Alan Sievewright (1945 - 2007) In a career spanning over forty years, Alan Sievewright progressed from working as a designer at Warner Brothers to producing acclaimed operas and award winning documentaries on stars such as Marlene Dietrich and Maria Callas. He was also responsible for bringing a young José Carreras to London. In later years Sievewright co-founded OnLine Classics and was involved with the launch of Classical Music TV. His contribution to the Arts was recognised in 2005 with a Royal Society of Arts fellowship.