Sunday, September 30, 2007

Donnie Dunagan Goes to Auction

Mr. and Mrs. Donnie Dunagan recently sent us the following message, which it is now time for me to share with all readers of Video WatchBlog:

Well Hello, Everyone!

To all of our friends who are fans of SON OF FRANKENSTEIN and BAMBI, here is a heads-up. Donnie has consigned with Heritage Auction House for the sale of his original memoribilia from his childhood movie days, beginning OCTOBER 6, 2007. The address is

Up for auction are many personal items from his early days as a child star, all one-of-a-kind. Included are his original signed contract for BAMBI, SON OF FRANKENSTEIN, and others. There are signed original 8x10's from stars like Boris Karloff, Basil Rathbone, Jackie Moran, Ian Hunter, Nan Grey, and others. There are even some actual 35mm film clips from SON OF FRANKENSTEIN.

If you know of anyone who is an avid collector, please let them know. This will be the only time these one-of-a-kind items will be available. Check Heritage Auctions on the web for more info.

Let us hear from you all!

Donnie & Dana Dunagan

Here's a link that will take you directly to the fabulous Dunagan items up for grabs at Heritage Auctions, including a remarkable signed letter in which Donnie Dunagan (age five) fires his agent!
For your information, the photographs included in these lots are the same ones used to illustrate Tom Weaver's Rondo Award-winning interview with Donnie Dunagan, as it appeared in VIDEO WATCHDOG #112 and our unique VIDEO WATCHDOG SIGNATURE EDITION #1. Bear in mind that Donnie was not only the voice of Bambi, but he's the last surviving cast member of the last film to star Boris Karloff as the Frankenstein Monster, and the actor with the closing line in the last film of the Karloff Frankenstein trilogy. These artifacts are remarkable beyond belief and -- like the gentleman himself -- their like will not pass this way again.

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