Lot # 54: Bobby Jones' Personally Owned "Hollywood" Photograph by Elmer Fryer [PSA Type 1]

Category: Photographs

Starting Bid: $500.00

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Item was in Auction "Premier Auction",
which ran from 11/3/2023 5:00 PM to
11/19/2023 8:00 PM

Offered here is a PSA Type 1 photograph of what we call Bobby Jones' "Hollywood" portrait. This high grade photograph by Elmer Fryer was personally owned by Bobby Jones himself, and is being consigned to this auction by Bobby Jones' heir. 

Jones famously retired at the age of 28 in 1930. The lifelong amateur was finally able to cash in on his fame, which took him to California to film the popular "How I Play Golf" series for Warner Bros. While out west, Bobby Jones sat for a photography session with famed Hollywood photographer Elmer Fryer. You've no doubt seen Fryer's images before - of 1930s movie stars like Errol Flynn, Clark Gable, and Bette Davis. Fryer's unique style of photography is now widely appreciated by the photography community, and his photos regarded as genuine works of art. 

This original 8x10" photograph is embossed on the lower right with "Elmer Fryer." This photograph was part of Bobby Jones' estate after he passed away in 1971, which means Jones almost certainly received this photo from Elmer Fryer back in the early 1930s, and kept it for the rest of his life.

Authenticated and encapsulated by PSA as a Type 1, which means it was printed from the original negative at the time of the event.