Whitney Houston Memorabilia Auction will support Overture's Diversity and Inclusion Initiative
Unique & candid photograph of Houston was taken on the "Greatest Love of All" music video set
Overture Center is holding an auction for unique Whitney Houston memorabilia with all proceeds to support the Diversity and Inclusion Initiative.
This photograph of Whitney Houston was taken on the set of the music video for “Greatest Love of All” at the Apollo Theater in 1986. The photograph was taken by Sheila O’Neal.
The memorabilia, collected in this one-of-a-kind Shadow Box Presentation, is donated by Camera Operator Robin Buerki (also pictured in the photo). The photograph is a unique look at Whitney behind the scenes early in her career, preparing to shoot the video, “Greatest Love of All.”
Robin’s recollection of the filming was that at the time Whitney was not very well-known. He had to be convinced to film the video. One of his friends told him repeatedly that this young lady was special and after several requests, Robin was convinced to come on board as a member of the camera crew to shoot the video.
The film mag was used by Robin when shooting the video, as shown in the photograph. The camera was an Arri 35-III, and the mag is the Cinema Products 1977 re-design with modification specifically for use on the Steadicam. A limited number of these mags were made, and at the time cost between between $8,000 and $9,000 each. These items have been in Robin’s possession until now.
To bid on the memorabilia click the button below. The auction is open now through FRI, AUG 17 at 5 PM.
We sincerely appreciate the donation of this priceless piece of pop culture memorabilia. We remember Whitney as one of the most brilliant voices of our time.
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