Fall 2019 Catalogue


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121. [Opera] Schwarzkopf, Elisabeth. (1915–2006).
Signed Photograph at Carnegie Hall

Signed photograph of the great soprano, who is shown taking her bows with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Gerald Moore after a recital at Carnegie Hall. She has penned across the image: "Italienisches Liederbuch Carnegie Hall 1964 / Elisabeth Schwarzkopf." The three performed Hugo Wolf's collection of lieder in Carnegie Hall in November 1964. Rather poor contrast to the signature, but otherwise very fine. 10 x 8 inches (25.3 x 20.3 cm).

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122. [Opera] Sutherland, Joan. (1926–2010).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of La Stupenda, who is shown in a glamorous studio portrait and his signed and inscribed across the foot of the image to Paul McMahon. Very fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.5 x 25.5 cm). Read More...

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123. [Opera] [Sutherland, Joan. (1926–2010)] Norkin, Sam. (1917–2011).
La Fille du Regiment - Original Caricature Drawing

Amusing original caricature drawing of "La Stupenda" as Marie in La Fille du Régiment, drawn by the noted American illustrator and caricaturist Sam Norkin. Signed "Norkin" on the drawing and captioned in pencil: "Joan Sutherland in 'The Daughter of the Regiment,' Sun. April 2, 1972." Black and blue ink on card; some light wear, overall very fine. 14.5 x 22 inches (36.5 x 57 cm). Read More...

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124. [Opera] Tucker, Richard. (1913–1975).
Signed Postcard Photograph in Un Ballo in Maschera

Signed postcard photograph of the the popular and powerful American tenor, in costume for Un Ballo in Maschera. Stamped on the verso by Foto Fiorenza. Very fine. 4 x 6 inches (10.4 x 14.7 cm).

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125. [Opera] Wagner, Siegfried. (1869–1930).
Signed Photograph to "our excellent Waltraute, First Norn and Magdalene!"

Signed photograph of the German composer and conductor, son of Richard Wagner, and director of the Bayreuth Festival from 1908 to 1930. He is shown in a profile portrait and has signed and inscribed in pencil on the mount to alto Lotte Dörwald (translated from the German): "To Frau Dörwald, our excellent Waltraute, First Norn and Magdalene! / Siegfried Wagner / 1925." Also signed by the photographer on the mount. Matt rather toned, with some light water damage at the left edge; overall fine. Photograph 6.5 x 8 inches (16.2 x 20.6 cm), overall size 9.25 x 12.5 inches (23.5 x 32 cm).

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126. [Dance] [Ballets Russes] Knight, Laura. (1877–1970).
Twenty-One Drawings of the Russian Ballet - SIGNED

London: Davis & Orioli. 1920. A large portfolio of 21 looseleaf drawings of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes by the English painter Laura Knight. Publisher's folio, contents loose (as issued), containing title leaf (signed and limited on verso) and 21 sheets of drawings, including one in color. From an edition of 350 copies, of which this is no. 25, signed below this number by the artist. The drawings primarily depict Tamara Karsavina and Léonide Massine in Massine's "Le Tricorne." From the collection of Lady Colefax, with a gift inscription to the front pastedown, dated 1920 (Christmas). Spine torn and covers very worn and soiled. Contents vary, some sheets with creased corners, 5 leaves toned, 2 water-stained, 4 with remnants of mounting tape to verso. Overall good. 13 x 16.5 inches (33.5 x 41.5 cm).

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127. [Dance] [Bolshoi Ballet] Plisetskaya, Maya. (1925–2015).
Group of Signed Photographs

Large group of signed promotional photographs from the principal ballerinas of the Bolshoi Ballet on their second tour of the United States in 1962. Included are signed photographs of: Nicolai Fadeyechev and Maya Plisetskaya in Swan Lake; Ekaterina Maximova in Giselle; Ekaterina Maximova and Stainslov Vlasov in the pas de deux "Spring Waters" (signed by Maximova only); Natalia Ryzhenko; Maya Samokhvalova in Gayane; Nina Timofeyeva in Swan Lake; Nina Sorokina in Chopiniana; Natalia Bessmertnova in Giselle; Nina Sorokina in the pas de deux "Flames of Paris"; and Natalia Bessmertnova in an unidentified role. Each photograph stamped on the verso by Sol Hurok and with a typewritten caption identifying the dancer and role. Some light edge wear; overall fine. Each ca. 9.5 x 11.5 inches. Read More...

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Group of six signed promotional photographs from the principal ballerinas of the Bolshoi Ballet on their second tour of the United States in 1962. Included are signed photographs of Maya Plisetskaya (shown as Giselle), Plisetkaya with Vladimir Tikhonov in Don Quixote, Plisetskaya with Nicolai Fadeyechev in Swan Lake, two signed photographs of Ekaterina Maximova (one in an unidentified role, one in Walpurgis Night), and Maya Samokhvalova. Stamps and typed press captions to the verso of each photograph. Each 8 x 10 inches. Fine. Read More...

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129. [Dance] [Dervishes].
Vintage Photograph

Interesting vintage albumen photograph of a group of dervishes, standing with their arms raised, and surrounded by a group of other Sufi men, including musicians. Caption in the image at the lower left reads: "Derviches Tourneurs." Very fine. 9.75 x 8 inches (25 x 20 cm).

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130. [Dance] Destiné, Jean-Léon. (1918–2013).
Signed Photograph

Unusual signed photograph of the Haitian-born American dancer and choreographer, who is shown in a dramatic costume photograph and has signed and inscribed to Paul McMahon at the lower left: "Pour Paul / merci et mes meilleurs voeux / J. L. Destiné." Fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.5 x 25.4 cm). Read More...

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131. [Dance] Fosse, Bob. (1927–1987).
Signed Photograph

Signed original photograph of the legendary choreographer, dancer, and director, who is shown in an early photograph dancing with a female dancer. He has signed and inscribed at the lower right: "For Harry - My sincere best wishes / Bob Fosse." Stamped on the verso by photographer Will Rapport. Slight corner crease, a little light wear and fingerprints; overall fine. 5 x 7 inches (13 x 17.7 cm).

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132. [Dance] Golovine, Serge. (1924–1998).
Signed Photograph as Petrouchka

Original Michel Petit signed photograph of the French dancer and pedagogue as Petrouchka. He has signed and inscribed across the image to Paul McMahon. Stamped on the verso by the photographer. Very light corner wear; overall fine. 7.75 x 9 inches (17.4 x 23 cm). Read More...

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New York: Dance Horizons. 1966. Republication of editor and designer Merle Armitage's 1937 volume on the important dancer and choreographer, signed and inscribed by Graham on the first page: "To Paul McMahon / Sincerely, Martha Graham." 132 pp. Softcover. Spine faded, small split to front gutter; overall fine. 5.25 x 8 inches (13.5 x 20.3 cm). Read More...

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134. [Dance] Greco, Jose. (1918–2000).
Signed Photograph

Large signed photograph of the important flamenco dancer and choreographer, who is shown in a still from the 1956 film Around the World in 80 Days and has signed and inscribed across the image to Paul McMahon. Some light edge wear and corner creases; overall fine. 13.25 x 10 inches (33.8 x 25.8 cm). Read More...

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135. [Dance] [Helpmann, Robert. (1909–1986)] Brahms, Caryl. (1901–1982) .
Robert Helpmann: Choreographer

London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd.. 1943. Volume on the Australian ballet dancer, actor, director and choreographer. Black and white photographs throughout. Lengthy gift inscription to the front free endpaper. Hardcover, only one flap of dust jacket remaining. Overall fine. 7.5 x 10 inches. Read More...

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136. [Dance] [Jacob's Pillow] Lindquist, John. (1910-1985).
Collection of Jacob's Pillow Dance Photographs

A large and important collection of original signed and unsigned dance photographs from the Jacob's Pillow Festival, ca. 1940's–1960's, most by the photographer John Lindquist, from the collection of Paul McMahon. The collection contains fourteen 11 x 14 photographs, including images of Carmen de Lavallade (two signed photographs), Niels Kehlet (three signed photographs), James Clouser (five signed photographs), Robert Powell (one signed and one unsigned photograph), a signed photograph of a dancer in American Indian dress, and an unsigned photograph of Ted Shawn and his Men Dancers in mid-air; a signed 8 x 10 photograph of La Meri and Matteo in "Swan Lake," sixty-one 8 x 10 photographs of dancers, most stamped on the verso by John Lindquist; five smaller photographs; two autograph notes from John Lindquist, and invitations to exhibitions of his work. Other dancers pictured in the collection include Ruth St. Denis, Ted Shawn, Foster Fitz-Simons, Valerie Bettis, Alexandra Donilava, José Limón, Iva Kitchell, Mario Delamo, Iris Mabry, Tatiana Grantzeva, Beatrice Seckler, Margaret Severn, Katherine Sergava, Mia Slavenska, Seiko Sarina, Zachary Solov, Joseph Scoglio, Alicia Markova, and many others. In fine to very fine condition overall. Read More...

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137. [Dance] [Lifar, Serge. (1905–1986)] Serov, Alexander. (1820–1871).
Rogneda - Piano Arrangement - FROM THE COLLECTION OF SERGE LIFAR

Moscow: A. B. Gutheil. [ca. 1870]. Arrangement for solo piano of Alexander Serov's opera Rogneda (1865). [PN] A. 2480 G. 133 pp. Softcover. Serge Lifar collection stamp and further stamps to the title page. Wear and some losses to front wrapper; tape repairs to spine and wrapper; overall very good. Read More...

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138. [Dance] Makarova, Natalia. (b. 1940).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the Soviet-Russian prima ballerina, considered by the 1981 History of Dance "the finest ballerina of her generation in the West." She has signed and inscribed across the image to Paul McMahon. A clipped biography is mounted on the verso. Fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.7 x 25.5 cm). Read More...

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Vervieres: Gerard & Co.. 1955. Signed volume on the British ballerina and choreographer, inscribed on p. 5 to Paul McMahon. In French. 46 pp. Black and white photographs throughout. Softcover. Partial split to the spine and light shelf wear; overall very good. 5 x 7.25 inches (13.2 x 18.5 cm). Read More...

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140. [Dance] Martins, Peter. (b. 1946).
Signed Photograph

Large original John Lindquist photograph of the Danish dancer and choreographer who would later become ballet master in chief of the New York City Ballet, signed and inscribed to Paul McMahon. Martins is shown dancing, shirtless, against a white background. Stamped and signed on the verso by photographer John Lindquist. Slightly warped, with a small area of soiling at the right; overall very good. 11 x 14 inches (27.8 x 35.5 cm). Read More...

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