Description

    Two License Plates from the Godfather Movie from Sonny's Death at the Toll Plaza and Cemetery Scenes, with Related Photographs, circa 1971
    6-1/4 inches high x 13-1/2 inches wide (15.9 x 34.3 cm) (plates)

    Property from the Estate of Charles Schalebaum

    Lot comprising:
    License plate from 1940 Cadillac limo used as the get-away car during the scene of Sonny Corleone's death at the Long Beach Causeway toll plaza. Note: this plate does not appear directly on-screen but is identifiable in the photos of the limo taken on-set at the toll scene;
    License plate from 1950 Cadillac limo used at the Cemetery and Christening scenes;
    Correspondence between car owner and Paramount Pictures Corporation for rental along with payment statement(s);
    Various photos of the film settings in production including scenes where plates are used.


    Condition Report*:

    License plates as manufactured for studio production with some flaking, wear, and bending.

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    September, 2017
    22nd-25th Friday-Monday
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