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A Collection of Photo Negatives
Fine. A collection of 119 photo negatives taken by Arthur Knight, along with all rights, of authors and screenwriters from the 1950s, including Aldous Huxley, Henry Miller, Ray Bradbury, Kenneth Patchen, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Louis L'Amour, and Philip K. Dick, whose photo negative included here was used on the first edition jacket of his science-fiction classic, The Man in the High Castle. The negatives measure 4" x 5" and are housed in individual sleeves labeled by Knight. They are accompanied by twenty-seven 8" x 10" proof sheets showing four images each; six 3.5" x 6" sheets with one image each; two 8" x 10" photos of Huxley; and five 8" x 10" photos of Patchen. Most of the proof sheets are marked in wax pencil and numbered; the proofs of Huxley and Patchen have Knight's stamp on the verso. Overall fine with about twenty of the negatives with holes punched through part of the image but not obscuring any of the faces. Knight was a writer, editor, and photographer who became involved in the Beat and counterculture scene as a young man in Southern California. He became interested in photography as a teenager and used his close proximity and personal relationships with several authors to open doors to other potential subjects. As a result, his photos have appeared on or in more than 200 dustwrappers and magazines, including several present in this collection. The most notable of the bunch is a photo negative of a young and clean shaven Philip K. Dick, which appeared as the author photo on the dustwrapper of the first edition of his 1965 Hugo Award-winning novel, The Man in the High Castle. An additional unpublished image of Dick from the same photo session is also included with this collection. Knight has included an eight-page list of all the photo negatives with comments about various writers including his first impression, how they met, and the situation in which they were photographed. For example, Knight remembers shooting Dick in his shabby apartment and how quiet and particularly unassuming he was: "It was almost as if he weren't there (or I wasn't) when I shot this." He recounts that writer Kenneth Rexroth asked for Knight's ex-girlfriend's phone number right after the latter broke up with her. Knight also describes waiting to photograph Huxley while the author ate dinner ("almost tearing at a steak"), and that Henry Miller said the final photograph gave Huxley "character he didn't possess." A wonderful collection of vintage photographic negatives, with their usage rights. Negatives: 1. HUXLEY, Aldous 2. VAN VOGT, A.E. 3. BLACKBURN, Tom 4. ALLEN, Henry (who wrote as Will Henry and Clay Fisher) 5. ALLEN, Henry 6. ALLEN, Henry 7. WELLS, Lee and Will Cook 8. COOK, Will 9. BLACKBURN, Tom 10. BLACKBURN, Tom 11. COOK, Will 12. CUNNINGHAM, John 13. CUNNINGHAM, John 14. JENNINGS, John 15. PIERCE, Dick 16. FINNEY, Jack 17. ROSCOE, Mike 18. ROSCOE, Mike 19. ROSCOE, Mike 20. SNOW, Charles 21. JENNINGS, John 22. JENNINGS, John 23. BRADBURY, Ray 24. BRADBURY, Ray 25. MILLER, Henry 26. BRADBURY, Ray 27. GEER, Andrew 28. GEER, Andrew 29. KYNE, Peter B. 30. KYNE, Peter B. 31. ROSE, Virgie E. 32. ROSE, Virgie E. 33. SHULMAN, Irving 34. SHULMAN, Irving 35. SHULMAN, Irving 36. TOMPKINS, Walker 37. TOMPKINS, Walker 38. CONRAD, Barnaby 39. CONRAD, Barnaby 40. CAEN, Herb 41. CAEN, Herb 42. CAEN, Herb 43. McCHESNEY, Mary (who wrote as Joe Rayter) 44. THOMPSON, Thomas, and family 45. McCHESNEY, Mary 46. CAEN, Herb 47. LOTT, Milton 48. LOTT, Milton 49. COOK, Will, L.P. Holmes, and Thomas Thompson 50. THOMPSON, Thomas and family 51. L'AMOUR, Louis 52. URIS, Leon 53. LIPMAN, Clayre and Michel 54. URIS, Leon 55. L'AMOUR, Louis 56. CHARTERIS, Leslie 57. PATCHEN, Kenneth 58. NORRIS, Kathleen 59. NORRIS, Kathleen 60. KUTTNER, Henry with his wife, C.L. Moore, also a writer 61. KUTTNER, Henry 62. Fictioneers Dinner (with William Campbell Gault and possibly Richard Matheson) 63. DICK, Philip K. 64. DICK, Philip K. 65. BURNETT, W.R. 66. PATCHEN, Kenneth 67. WEST, Jessamyn 68. HUXLEY, Aldous 69. WEST, Jessamyn 70. WEST, Jessamyn 71. WEST, Jessamyn 72. GRUBER, Frank 73. GAULT, William Campbell 74. GRUBER, Frank 75. GANN, Ernest K. 76. GANN, Ernest K. 77. GAULT, William Campbell 78. CHARTERIS, Leslie 79. MILLER, Henry 80. MILLER, Henry and Arthur Knight 81. WOLFE, Reese 82. GANN, Ernest K. 83. ACKERMAN, Forrest 84. CHASE, Borden 85. ELLISON, James Whitfield 86. FISHER, Steve 87. MARMUR, Jacland 88. TWIST, John 89. WILSON, Neal 90. WOLFE, Reese 91. REXROTH, Kenneth 92. MILLER, Henry and Eve 93. MARMUR, Jacland and wife 94. FERLINGHETTI, Lawrence 95. REXROTH, Kenneth and Marthe 96. BRADYBURY, Ray 97. L'AMOUR, Louis 98. MILLER, Henry and Eve 99. MILLER, Henry and Margaret Fisher 100. MILLER, Henry 101. MILLER, Henry 102. WEBB, Jack 103. WEBB, Jack 104. WEBB, Jack 105. BALLARD, Todhunter 106. BALLARD, Todhunter 107. STONE, Irving 108. STONE, Irving 109. MOODY, Ralph 110. Fictioneers Meeting (with William Campbell Gault and possibly Richard Matheson) 111. Fictioneers Meeting (Les Savage in middle) 112. MOODY, Ralph 113. MOODY, Ralph 114. VAN VOGT, A.E. 115. ANDERSON, Poul 116. ANDERSON, Poul 117. ANDERSON, Poul 118. WILSON, Neal 119. Fictioneers Meeting (with possibly Richard Matheson).
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