25 February 2006

"With Best Wishes...
Stanley Kubrick"

Stanley Kubrick
A genuine Stanley Kubrick signature (on a Christmas card, circa 1978), of which I'm now the very proud owner.

3 comment(s):

Heli0tr0pe said...

Very nice indeed. I have one as well -- I think. About 15 years ago, a French customer at the NYC video store where I worked told me a friend of his had opened a small chain of video stores in Paris, and that somehow this guy knew Kubrick, who had furnished him with a signed 8x10 still for each store.

Anyway, for whatever reason, this guy had brought one back, didn't want it -- and very kindly gave it to me! I couldn't believe it at the time and still don't. It's an action still from "FMJ" (of Pvt. Cowboy being carried away after he's wounded), inscribed "Good luck with the video!" and autographed. The signature looks authentic, exactly like the one you have...

However, I've always wondered if the "Kubrick" who signed it might have actually been that wacky impersonator guy, who could well have been on the scene in Paris in the early-to-mid-'90s.

Oh well. Again, it certainly looks authentic -- and either way it's a keeper!

runaway said...

Hey there, I have 4 christmas cards signed by kubrick and I was curious at how much they would usually go for. Not that I'm planning to sell them because they were sent to my dad when he worked for stanley and I'd rather own them. purely curious that's all.


Matthew Hunt said...

Hi Tom, my guess is that they would be worth several hundred pounds each.

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