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On the first anniversary of its tragic closing comes the opportunity to take home a memento of the Biograph Theater. Among the charms of the moviehouse were the many autographed glamour shots of Hollywood greats displayed on the lobby walls. Biograph founder Alan Rubin decided that this treasure trove should hang on other people’s walls instead of being hidden in boxes, so he is contributing 77 original photos to today’s Auction of Advertising Posters, Memorabilia, and Hollywood Photographs. You may bid on single lots (a rare Walt Disney or Grace Kelly), and thematic groupings: Academy Award winners, tough guys, silent stars, or Janet Leigh, Tony, and Jamie Lee Curtis. Also on the block are lithographs, signs, and promotional objets that formerly hung in Quigley’s, Jenkins Hill, Slick Willie’s, and other D.C. watering holes. Get there early, before CVS swoops in and grabs them all. Bidding begins at 10 a.m. at Weschler’s, 905-9 E St. NW. FREE—but bring your checkbook. (202) 628-1281. (Dave Nuttycombe)