Capital Art Auction on Paddle8 - A Benefit Auction for Dress for Success

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Capital Art is pleased to present an iconic and rare collection of fine art photography featuring renowned actresses who have made significant contributions in business, sciences, arts and philanthropy during Hollywood's Golden Era. Auction proceeds will benefit Dress for Success and their mission to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women.

Iconic and rare collection of fine art photography featuring some of the greatest female stars from Hollywood's Golden Era

Capital Art and Dress for Success are pleased to present an iconic and rare collection of fine art photography featuring some of the greatest female stars from Hollywood’s Golden Era (http://paddle8.com/auction/dfs/). Actresses like Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Sophia Loren are captured in stunning photographs by renowned photographers such as George Hurrell, Ernest Bachrach and Bud Fraker. These timeless works capture the classic beauty of an era that continues to inspire film, fashion and arts to this day.

In addition to their accomplishments in the movie industry, the featured actresses made significant contributions in business, science, the arts and philanthropy. Hedy Lamarr invented a frequency-hopping system used during WWII that prevented the Axis powers from jamming Allied communications. Audrey Hepburn devoted much of her life to UNICEF, work she was inspired to do after witnessing the atrocities of WWII as a child. Dolores Del Rio was the first internationally recognized Latin American female star, and founded various organizations in Mexico protecting and promoting the arts. These women not only entertained the world, they made it a better place.

Proceeds from this auction benefit Dress for Success, and support their mission to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women.

The auction will be live on Paddle8 (http://www.paddle8.com) June 22nd - July 6th, 2015.

Auction Link: http://paddle8.com/auction/dfs/

ABOUT CAPITAL ART
Established in 1938 in New York City, Capital Art (formerly Movie Star News) owns one of the largest photographic collections in the world. The collection of over 1.5 million images and original negatives features icons of theater, film, television, music, fashion, pin-up, sports and politics, shot by renowned photographers such as Frank Worth, George Hurrell and Bud Fraker.

ABOUT DRESS FOR SUCCESS
Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to almost 140 cities in 19 countries. To date, Dress for Success has helped more than 850,000 women work towards self-sufficiency. Visit http://www.dressforsuccess.org to learn more.

ABOUT PADDLE8
Paddle8 is the premier online collecting destination, presenting auctions of extraordinary art, design, jewelry, watches, and collectibles. Using innovative technology, Paddle8 has streamlined the collecting experience, combining the excitement and expertise of an auction house with efficient operational solutions and an international perspective. In addition, Paddle8 has partnered with over 350 non-profit organizations worldwide to present benefit auctions to our global community of 500,000 collectors, helping each organization expand its fundraising results. Founded in 2011, Paddle8 has over 100 employees worldwide, with teams in New York, L.A., and London. Paddle8 is funded by the investors behind Uber, Vimeo, Buzzfeed, Paperless Post, Warby Parker, and Bonobos, among others, as well as art-world insiders including artist Damien Hirst, art dealer Jay Jopling, and Matthew Mellon. paddle8.com

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Sarah O’Donnell
T: 310.430.3369
Sarah(at)CapitalArt(dot)com
Capital Art
343 Knickerbocker Ave, #3A
Brooklyn NY 11237
http://www.CapitalArt.com

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