Elizabeth Taylor/Sophia Loren/Gina Lollobrigida
A collection of jewellery, signed photographs and notes given to Renée Heimer by various film stars, comprising:
-- an eighteen carat gold flower spray set with rubies and diamonds, accompanied by a typescript note on Mr. and Mrs. Richard Burton printed stationery Darling Rene, [sic] Thank you again. It's so super working with you. It always seems like being with a member of my family. Touch wood, we've both been very lucky because all the films have been such good [the word good scored out and replaced in blue ballpoint pen with the word fun] ones to work on, haven't they? Much love, signed in blue ballpoint pen Elizabeth; a pair of yellow metal ear clips modelled as birds of prey, one engraved on the reverse Elizabeth Taylor, the other engraved on the reverse Renee, with corresponding box printed with gilt lettering To Renee, With appreciation, Elizabeth Taylor, accompanied by a black and white publicity photograph of Taylor signed and inscribed To Rene, [sic] Thank you for being so nice - for as many years, Love, Elizabeth -- 11¼x9¼in. (28.6x23.5cm.) and a black and white publicity photograph of Richard Burton signed and insribed in blue felt pen Do you know Rene [sic] you look exactly the same as when I first met you, Love Disgraceful Richard B. -- 6¾x4¾in. (17.2x12cm.); and an autograph letter, signed, from Taylor, on M.G.M headed stationery [n.d.], to Renée thanking her....I loved working with you again. I didn't have time to buy a little pressy so would you please buy yourself one with this for me, signed God Bless, Elizabeth 1p.
-- an Italian yellow metal circular disc pendant, one side engraved SOPHIA LOREN, the other side engraved BRIEF ENCOUNTER, 1974, accompanied by a black and white publicity photograph of subject signed and inscribed in blue ink To Rene [sic] with much affection Sophia Loren, London 1966 -- 12x10in. (30.5x25.4cm.) and two autograph thank you notes to Renée from Loren, 1960s, one signed Sophia, the other Sophia Loren, both with corresponding envelopes; and a yellow metal pendant modelled as a clapperboard, one side engraved WOMAN OF STRAW, 1963, the other side engraved Gina Lollobrigida, accompanied by a black and white publicity photograph of Lollobrigida, signed and inscribed in black ink Alla cara René [sic] ricordo della "donna di paglia" effettuosamente, Gina Lollobrigida, Londra, 1963 -- 9¼x7in. (23.5x17.8cm.) (a lot)