These lots have been imported from outside the EU for sale using a Temporary Import regime. Import VAT is payable (at 20%) on the Hammer price. VAT is also payable (at 20%) on the buyer’s Premium on a VAT inclusive basis. Where applicable Customs duty will be charged (per rate specified by HMRC guidance) on the Hammer price and VAT will be payable at 20% on duty. When a buyer of such a lot has registered an EU address but wishes to export the lot or complete the import into another EU country, he must advise Christie's immediately after the auction.
Please note 5% Import VAT applies to this Lot, not 20% as the catalogue implies.
A Life photographer, Bob Landry, was commissioned to do a story on this rising star and took a number of pictures of her dressed in a black and white silk negligée kneeling on what appears to be a hotel bed. The editors liked the pictures but they thought they were to risqué to be a cover shot. This pin-up, published in the August 1941 issue, became one of the most popular pin-ups for the American soldiers of WWII.