Robert Shelton’s Old Tucson Studios Collection among items in Hollywood memorabilia up for auction

The Old Tucson Studios Collection of Robert Shelton is among a 600-piece Hollywood Auction from Boston-based RR Auction. Robert “Bob” Shelton was a cinematic industry icon and all-around Tucson, Arizona legend best known for literally bringing Hollywood to the desert. When Bob purchased Old Tucson in 1958, his original intentions were for a Western theme park, but to the benefit of us all, the story took an unexpected, albeit befitting turn. The intricately authentic set, originally built for 1940’s film Arizona, starring Jean Arthur and William Holden, ended up becoming the filming home to over 300 motion pictures, all under the masterful helm of Shelton. Born in Columbus, Ohio on March 21, 1915, Shelton was—first and foremost—an incredible person. His friends will passionately tell you no one ever had a bad word to sayThe Old Tucson Studios Collection of Robert Shelton is among a 600-piece Hollywood Auction from Boston-based RR Auction. Robert “Bob” Shelton was a cinematic industry icon and all-around Tucson, Arizona legend best known for literally bringing Hollywood to the desert. When Bob purchased Old Tucson in 1958, his original intentions were for a Western theme park, but to the benefit of us all, the story took an unexpected, albeit befitting turn. The intricately authentic set, originally built for 1940’s film Arizona, starring Jean Arthur and William Holden, ended up becoming the filming home to over 300 motion pictures, all under the masterful helm of Shelton. Born in Columbus, Ohio on March 21, 1915, Shelton was—first and foremost—an incredible person. His friends will passionately tell you no one ever had a bad word to say […]Read More

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