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Extraordinary Vintage Boxing Film Collection (24)

Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $10,575.00

And in this corner....hailing from the famed Barry Halper Collection, are twenty-three full-length boxing films featuring rare and complete footage of many of the most famous bouts in history. Beginning with three of Jack Johnson's classic heavyweight title fights from the turn of the century, this collection spans seven decades of boxing history and ends with the famed "Thrilla in Manila" between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. As previously noted, all of these films originate from the Barry Halper Collection. Barry had a great appreciation for the history of boxing as well as baseball because his uncle Lou Halper was a topflight welterweight in the 1920s and 1930s. Among the many legendary fighters featured in this collection are Jack Johnson, Jack Dempsey, Sugar Ray Robinson, Rocky Marciano, Joe Louis, Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Joe Frazier, Max Baer, Rocky Graziano, Primo Carnero, and "Two Ton" Tony Galento. All of the films are 16 mm and appear to be in stable condition. Each is accompanied by a protective metal canister. 1) Jack Johnson vs. Burns. 2) Jack Johnson vs. Jeffries. 3) Jack Johnson vs. Jess Willard. 4) Tommy Burns vs. Jack O'Brien & Joe Gans vs. Herman. 5) Dempsey vs. Tunney (first fight). 6) Fight Thrills (Dempsey vs. Sharkey and Louis vs. Levinsky). 7) Dempsey vs. Firpo. 8) Dempsey vs. Willard, 9) Ray Robinson vs. Turpin (second fight). 10) Baer vs. Galento, 11) Joe Louis vs. Conn (first fight). 12) Louis vs. Baer. 13) Louis vs. Carnero. 14) Pep vs. Sadler. 15) Marciano vs. Moore. 16) Marciano vs. Walcott (first fight). 17) Ezzard Charles vs. Bascom. 18) Zale vs. Graziano (third fight). 19) Patterson vs. Johannson (second fight). 20) Louis vs. Sharkey. 21) Clay vs. Liston (first fight). 22) Ali vs. Jones. 23) Ali vs. Foreman (Rumble in the Jungle). 24) Ali vs. Frazier (Manila). Films of history's most classic boxing matches, particularly early films, are rare. We assume these films have value for potential commercial use as well as for personal viewing. We have never before seen such a substantial and comprehensive collection offered. From the Barry Halper Collection. Total: 24 films. Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $10,575.00

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