David O. Selznick

David O. Selznick Signed Selznick Corporation Stock Certificate

David O. Selznick Signed Selznick Corporation Stock Certificate


1p "Selznick Corporation" stock certificate signed by David O. Selznick (1902-1965), the son of company founder Lewis J. Selznick (1869/70-1933), in his role as company secretary as "David O. Selznick" at lower left. Also signed by company vice-president Sam E. Morris. Signed on January 20, 1922. The stock certificate was partly printed and partly handwritten on watermarked cream paper. It granted 28 shares to "Miss Mary Cree Porter". Embossed seal at lower left. Stock transfer section blank verso. Expected light paper folds and a few scattered pencil inscriptions from a former collector, entirely reversible. Else near fine. 11" x 7.625".


Selznick Corporation, founded by early motion picture industry producer Lewis J. Selznick, was incorporated on May 1, 1920. The 1,200,000 share company produced films on three studio lots in Fort Lee, New Jersey, and also distributed films to 7,000 American theaters nationwide. Though initial earnings reports exceeded $1 million in net income, the company encountered serious financial reversals and finally folded in 1923.


Certificate signee David O. Selznick was the 21-year-old youngest son of Lewis J. Selznick, and brother of talent agent Myron Selznick. David O. Selznick would go onto become one of Hollywood's most famous movie producers, and established his own production company, Selznick International Pictures, in the mid-1930s. David O. Selznick produced Academy Award-winning films such as A Star is Born (1937), Gone with the Wind (1939), and Rebecca (1940).


This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.



Item: 67791

Price: $400.00
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