Remember Harry Wiseman, Bad Hat Harry in Jaws and Jaws 2? Well, Alfred Wilde the actor who played Harry Wiseman created a scrapbook throughout his time on Jaws. This fantastic look into the production of the original Jaws motion picture is being auctioned off on Saturday March 18, 2017 by Blackwell Auctions of Clearwater Florida. The never before seen collection holds nearly three dozen pages of photographs and autographs including personal inscriptions by Steven Spielberg, Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss and Robert Shaw (and signatures of nearly the entire cast and crew), as well as Peter Benchley, the author of Jaws. Also included are an original shooting call page, original script pages, tickets from the premiere showing in Martha’s Vineyard (where the feature was filmed) and more. Not one of 100 or so original candid photos from the Jaws scrapbook have ever been published.
The original PR highlights:
1) Steven Spielberg wrote a complimentary inscription to Wilde, signed it “Steve Spielberg” and, under his name, in parentheses, wrote “Director of JAWS.”
“It’s like looking at Steven Spielberg’s rookie card,” said auctioneer Edwin Bailey, one of Blackwell’s owners. “He identified himself as the director because back then, darn near nobody would have had a clue who ‘Steve Spielberg’ was.”
2) Unlike many movie memorabilia items or collections, which may change hands many times within years (or months) of a major movie’s release, this collection has never been offered for sale in all the years since the movie was released in 1975, and it has never been on public display.
“Honestly, this is a hard item to offer up,” Bailey said. “It’s such a significant piece of movie history, and it will be tough to see it go, no matter what it brings. But this is an auction gallery, not a museum.”
SOURCE Blackwell Auctions LLC
Take a look for yourself with the slide show/ Enjoy
Jaws is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley’s 1974 novel of the same name.