1960s-70s "Best of the Best" Muhammad Ali Original Negatives/Transparencies with Rights (75)
Incredible series are the cherry picked "best of the best" from the archive of Muhammad Ali photographer Lowell Riley. Some of the finest shots you will ever see, these are handpicked from a collection of over 5,000. These "Type I" vintage original negatives and color transparencies are by the personal photographer of Ali's manager Herbert Muhammad. Unpublished, they have not seen the light of day for five decades. Recently discovered, they come with photographer’s rights and can be used to make prints and products of the finest quality and huge scale. Most are either thrilling action shots or gorgeous, posed, highly professional portraits. 1) FULL COLOR TRANSPARENCIES (nearly all are action shots): Ali Near Death in his corner "Thrilla in Manila" (2), Ali-Norton III (3), Ali-Bugner II (3), Ali Bugner I (2), Ali Patterson (2), Ali-Shavers (2), Ali-Inoki (4), Ali and Don King in Zaire (2), Zaire "Rope-A-Dope (2), Ali-Young (4), Ali-Holmes (2), Ali-Wepner (3), Ali-Coopman (4), Ali-Evangelista (4), Thilla In Manilla (5), Ali-Quarry (3), Ali-Frazier. Total of 47. 2) NEGATIVES (B/W unless noted): Ali 1960s gym training w/vintage prints (2), Ali Zaire press conference wearing "Ali" pinback button, Ali-Folley w/vintage prints (2), Ali-Norton sparring on Johnny Carson Show, Ali w/Elijah Muhammad strip of three w/vintage prints, Mobutu strip of five at Zaire fight concert, full color strip of four getting hands wrapped w/vintage prints, gorgeous full-color formally dressed "bowtie" portraits strip of four w/vintage prints, full color strip of four of Ali posed at Zaire statue, Muhammad Ali on the set of the "Dirty Dozen" w/vintage print (Ali/Jim Brown/Clint Walker/Herbert Muhammad). Total of 28. Overall 75 pieces plus contact strips.