Sugarman Auction announces Auction of "Father Knows Best" items

Auction of items from the Personal Collection of Lauren Chapin better known as "Little Kitten".
By: Sugarman Auction Corp
 
Father Knows Best
Father Knows Best
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - June 14, 2019 - PRLog -- Sugarman Auction Corp. announces an Incredible Auction of Father Knows Best items from the personal Collection of Lauren Chapin. Lauren best known for her character Kathy Anderson on the long running show. Chapin was affectionately called "little kitten by the shows mother and father characters played by the late Robert Young and Jane Wyatt.

Lauren Ann Chapin (born May 23, 1945, Los Angeles, California) is an American former child actress, most remembered for her role as the youngest child "Kathy Anderson" (nicknamed "Kitten") in the television show Father Knows Best,[1] which was produced between 1954 and 1960. She appeared in 196 episodes of the 203 in the series. Chapin was awarded five Junior Emmys for Best Child Actress. Two of her older brothers were also child stars, Billy and Michael Chapin

Father Knows Best is an American sitcom starring Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elinor_Donahue), Billy Gray (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Gray_(actor), and Lauren Chapin (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lauren_Chapin). The series, which first began on radio in 1949, aired for six seasons with a total of 203 episodes. The series debuted on CBS (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CBS) in October 1954. It ran for one season and was canceled the following year. The series was picked up by NBC (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NBC), where it remained for three seasons. After a second cancellation in 1958, the series was picked up yet again, by CBS, where it aired until May 1960.

All the items in the Auction come from the personal collection of Lauren Chapin. There are many rare items most notably the shooting schedule and screenplay for the cult movie "The Kid from Left Field" starring Billy Chapin who plays the bat boy until he is named the head coach as a publicity stunt , with such stars as Anne Bancroft and Lloyd Bridges.

"I've never been so close to television history as when I walked into Laurens home. I was mesmerized  looking at all the pictures, dresses and scripts. It was like a Fathers Knows Best museum which I remember as the most wholesome family ever ! said Scott Grasso owner of Sugarman Auctions. I know there are thousands and thousands of fans who would like to get their hands on these items. When asked how much he thought items would bring under the hammer. "I guess the buyers will decide," was his final answer.

Items Include:

Fabric chair seat back used during filming by Lauren Chapin.

Original screenplay "The Night of The Hunter" used by Billy Chapin.

Gown by Lily Rubin that Lauren wore while presenting at the Emmy Awards and worn at the Governors Ball.  Framed paperback book written by Lauren Chapin.

Billy Chapin's script from "Indian Paint".

Autographed photos of Lauren Chapin as Kathy Anderson.

Scott Paper annual meeting report 1955 with image of Kathy Anderson.

Original cast signed photos from the series "Father Knows Best" featuring Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Lauren Chapin, Billy Gray and Elinor Donahue

Laurens personal vintage Toy Collection.

These items and more will be auctioned Saturday, June 15, 2019  |  5:00 PM Eastern

Online. The sale can be found at www.sugarmanauction.com or on Proxibid

https://www.proxibid.com/J-Sugarman-Auction-Corp/From-the-Personal-Collection-of-Lauren-Chapin/event-catalog/161579?srch=&srchloc=true&ipp=100&sort=0

For more information visit www.jaysugarman.com

Scott Grasso 954-464-3434

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