Christie’s is proud to present Pop Culture, showcasing important memorabilia from every decade of the past 120 years of popular culture.
Christie’s is proud to present Pop Culture, showcasing important memorabilia from every decade of the past 120 years of popular culture. Charting the history of cinema, pop and rock & roll, the sale will comprise 252 lots with estimates for individual items ranging from £600 to £50,000. The sale will also feature The Red Ronnie Collection of Rock & Roll Memorabilia; Red Ronnie, a well-known and much-loved radio personality in Italy, began his collection in 1990 and has amassed a diverse collection of music memorabilia. The collection features items relating to some of the most famous names from Rock and Roll history including: the Beatles, John Lennon, the Rolling Stones, Jim Morrison, Elvis Presley and Jimi Hendrix, among others.All items on offer will be available to view on exhibition at Christie’s Old Brompton Road galleries in South Kensington, London, from 22 to 26 June 2013.
JOHN LENNON entered the U.S.A. with Yoko Ono in August, 1971,on a non-immigrant visa and having decided to make New York his home, he petitioned for a Green Card when his visa expired in February, 1972. His application for a Green Card was denied, the official reason given being his November, 1968, conviction in the U.K. for possession of cannabis resin. Lennon hired renowned immigration lawyer, Leon Wildes to fight his deportation case and it was later revealed that Lennon’s immigration case was blocked by the Nixon administration because he was deemed to be anti-war and could harm the U.S. efforts in the Vietnam War. After nearly two years of court appearances and appeals, Lennon’s deportation order was finally overturned in October, 1975 and he was presented with his Green Card the following year. A two-piece tweed suit worn by Lennon during his immigration trial is expected to fetch between £15,000 and £25,000.
A piece of Buckingham Palace headed stationery, the white card printed with red lettering and the Royal crest, signed in blue ballpoint pen by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison, 1965
signed by The Beatles 1965 Estimate: £7,000 - 9,000