Spring 2020 Catalogue


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160 items in this catalogue total,
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121. [Dance] Pavlova, Anna. (1881–1931) & Shankar, Uday. (1900–1977).
Three Original Photographs in "Oriental Impressions"

Three original photographs of the great ballerina together with Indian dancer Uday Shankar in their ballet "Oriental Impressions," ca. 1923. Stamped on the verso and blind-stamped at the lower corner by Stephenson Studio of Atlanta, and with typewritten captions to the verso. Some light soiling and edge wear; one with some small edge losses; overall very good. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.3 cm). Read More...

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122. [Dance] Pavlova, Anna. (1881–1931).
Original 1915 Photograph

Original photograph of the great ballerina, who is shown in a profile portrait with her name and the date of 1915 at the head. Stamped on the verso by photographer Eugene Hutchinson of Chicago and with the typewritten caption: "Anna Pavlowa / The Incomparable / and her / Ballet Russe." Small loss at the right edge; otherwise fine. 7.75 x 9.75 inches (19.8 x 24.8 cm).

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123. [Dance] Pavlova, Anna. (1881–1931).
Vintage Photograph

Vintage photograph, ca. 1915, of the great ballerina, who is shown in a portrait wearing a flowered headdress. Typewritten caption on the verso reads: "Mlle. Anna Pawlowa, Saison Ballet Russe, Century Opera House, Beginning Tues., Feb 2nd." A few small creases and light toning; overall fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.3 cm).

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Two vintage promotional photographs, ca. 1915, of the great ballerina dancing with Bolshoi principal Alexandre Volinine. The two appeared in a "Saison Ballet Russe" at the Century Opera House in New York in January 1915. Typed captions to the verso. Some light soiling; overall very good. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.3 cm).

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125. [Dance] Pavlova, Anna. (1881–1931).
Vintage Press Photograph with the Sphinx

Vintage press photograph, ca. 1923, of the great ballerina seated on a camel in front of the Great Sphinx of Giza. Press caption affixed to the foot of the image (partially missing) reads: "The 'round-the-world tour of the incomparable Anna Pavlowa and her Ballet Russe ended in Egypt [...] While there Mme. Pavlowa interviewed the Sphinx..." Stamped on the verso by manager Sol Hurok. Loss to the upper left corner, one pin hole, some light soiling; press caption torn. Overall very good. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.3 cm).

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126. [Dance] Plisetskaya, Maya. (1925–2015).
Signed Photograph with Rodion Shchedrin

Signed photograph of the Soviet-born ballerina, choreographer, director, and actress who embodied the Bolshoi Theater in the second half of the twentieth century. She is shown with her husband, composer Rodion Shchedrin, both seated back-to-back on the piano bench as he plays. She has signed at the lower right. Some light edge wear; overall fine. 10 x 8 inches (25 x 20.2 cm). Read More...

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127. [Film & Theatre] [Film].
Group of Film Transition Photographs

Group of eleven ca. 1930's–1940's black and white photographs, with graphic design featuring rolls of film, bands, instruments, dancers and singers, and musical notation. These transition or background photographs were used in an unidentified, evidently music-themed, film, to transition from one sequence to another, or possibly in a film credits montage. Edge wear and rather buckled; overall very good. Each 11 x 14 inches (35.3 x 28 cm).

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128. [Film & Theatre] Brown, Johnny. (b. 1937) [Davis Jr., Sammy. (1925–1990).
Signed "Golden Boy" Playbill

Original playbill from the 1964 musical Golden Boy, signed on the cover by the American actor and singer Johnny Brown, who played the supporting role of Ronnie. The cover shows the play's star, Sammy Davis Jr. 32 pp. Fine. 6 x 9 inches (15.2 x 23 cm).

Brown's role in Golden Boy earned him early recognition; he was to go on to perform as a comedian on Laugh-in and as building superintendent Nathan Bookman in the 1970's sitcom Good Times.


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Vintage photograph of the three stars of the 1945 Technicolor musical Anchors Aweigh. Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly, as sailors, exchange a glance while Kathryn Grayson goes in for a kiss. Some marks to verso; otherwise very fine. 10 x 8 inches (25.3 x 20.3 cm).

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130. [Film & Theatre] Leigh, Janet. (1927–2004).
Early Signed Photograph

Early signed photograph from the American actress known for her role in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. She is shown in a small photograph wearing a checked dress and has signed and inscribed at the right. Very fine. 3.25 x 4 inches (8.3 x 10.7 cm).

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131. [Film & Theatre] [Little People Performers].
Two Vintage Postcards

Two original ca. 1920's-30's postcards of little people performers, the musical ensemble "Bob Hermines' Midgets Band" and the entertainment troupe "Johnny J. Jones Midget Troupe." The "troupe" consisted of "French, Belgian and American midgets," each of whom performed under a royal or noble name. The band appeared at the New York World's Fair in 1939–40. Some light soiling and creases; overall very good to fine. 5.5 x 3.5 inches (14 x 9 cm).

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132. [Film & Theatre] Martin, Mary. (1913–1990) & Boyer, Charles. (1899–1978).
"Kind Sir" - Signed Program

Signed program from the October 1953 production of Norman Krasna's comedy Kind Sir, starring Mary Martin and Charles Boyer. Martin and Boyer have both signed on the cover, and the program is also signed on an internal page by actors Dorothy Stickney, Margalo Gillmore, Frank Conroy, and Robert Ross. 18 pp. Right edge curled, front cover detached with some losses and edge tears. Overall good. 7.25 x 9 inches (18.5 x 23.5 cm). Read More...

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133. [Film & Theatre] Merman, Ethel. (1908–1984).
Clipped Signature

Clipped signature from the American actress and singer known for her distinctive, powerful voice and leading roles in musical theatre. Trimmed close to the signature from a deposit slip. One small tear. Very good. 3.5 inches (9.5 cm) long.

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134. [Film & Theatre] Monroe, Marilyn. (1926–1962).
Group of Original Candid Photographs

Group of four original candid snapshots of the legendary actress. She is shown in two photographs in a spaghetti-strap dress, coming out of a car and smiling in front of a brick wall; in a collared shirt printed with birds; and in a white feathered boa. Each 3.5 inches (9 cm) square and printed on Kodak paper. Very fine. Read More...

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135. [Film & Theatre] Monroe, Marilyn. (1926–1962).
Group of Postcard Photographs

Group of six vintage postcard photographs of the legendary actress, each stamped on the verso by Twentieth-Century Fox. She is shown in three glamorous portraits, one full-length portrait in a corset and feathered headdress, one nude photograph from her famous 1949 calendar shoot, and one half-length photograph standing nude in the water. Very fine. 3.5 x 5.5 inches (8.8 x 13.8 cm).

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136. [Film & Theatre] Monroe, Marilyn. (1926–1962).
Two Postcard Photographs

Two vintage postcard photographs of the legendary actress in The Prince and the Showgirl and There's No Business Like Show Business. Published in Berlin and with the titles of the films on the versos in German. Fine. Each 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm).

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137. [Film & Theatre] Warhol, Andy. (1928–1987) [Monroe, Marilyn. (1926–1962)].
Signed Marilyn Monroe Postcard

Postcard print of one of Warhol's iconic Marilyn Monroe images, boldly signed in black marker at the foot by the artist. Monroe's face is rendered in shades of green and gray in the image usually known as Marilyn Monroe, 1967 (black). Matted and framed. Sight size 4 x 5 inches, matted framed to an overall size of 10 x 11 inches (26 x 28.5 cm). Fine.

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138. [Film & Theatre] [Musical Theater].
Original Photograph

1950 photograph of a student cast and orchestra, identified on the verso as "Cast of 'Front Page' and orchestra / Taken in winter 1950 at Stevens." Very good. 10 x 8 inches (26 x 20.4 cm).

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139. [Film & Theatre] Reagan, Ronald. (1911–2004) & Roman, Ruth. (1922–1999).
Two Original Snapshots

Two small original snapshots of the American actor, later president, with fellow actor Ruth Roman ca. 1950. Reagan was between his first marriage to Jane Wyman (1940–1949) and his second marriage to Nancy Davis (1952), during which time he went out several times with Roman. Fine. 2.5 x 3.5 inches (6.4 x 8.8 cm).

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140. [Film & Theatre] [Theatre & Film] Spurr, Ervin Willard. .
Group of Original Photographs with Signed Self-Portrait

An interesting group of twelve large original photographs of actors, actresses, and others, ca. 1920's, from the Pasadena-based photographer Ervin Willard Spurr, and including a signed self-portrait of Spurr. Among the subjects portrayed are radio executive Glen Rice and one of the country singers he promoted, identified as Hubert; a man dressed in Arctic furs, identified on the verso as John Herman Flyn (two photographs), and an actor identified as R. J. Maclean, shown in two photographs dated 1926 as Richard III and Brutus. Varying sizes, ranging from 11 x 14 inches (Spurr's self-portrait) to 16 x 19 inches. Some light toning, soiling, and edge wear; overall fine. Read More...

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