Summer 2020 Catalogue


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Original New York City Ballet souvenir program, titled inside "The Ballet as Photographed by Radford Bascome," including numerous black and white photographs of principal dancers, some of which are signed in pencil and ink, including André Eglevsky, Francisco Moncion, Herbert Bliss, Roy Tobias, and Jacques d'Amboise. 9 x 12 inches (22.86 x 30.48 cm), some moisture damage and foxing to covers and handful of interior pages at edges; otherwise very good. Several of the portraits are inscribed to Paul McMahon, whose ownership signature appears on front cover.  Read More...

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142. [Dance] Nijinsky, Waslaw [Vaslav]. (1889–1950) [Nijinsky, NEE de Pulszky, Romola. (1891 - 1978).
Autograph Letter - "I hope that in attending the rehearsals of my new works, you will have the occasion to discover new perspectives on modern ballet."

Autograph letter composed in the hand of Romola Nijinsky on behalf of Waslaw Nijinsky and signed by Waslaw Nijinsky. 2 pp (recto/verso), dated 30 September, 1916 and addressed to Frederick Herman Martens (1874-1932). On stationary for The Biltmore in New York, translated from the French, in full: "Dear sir, I just now received your letter from the 23rd, and I appreciate your lovely offer to dedicate your book to me. I accept with pleasure, and I hope that in attending the rehearsals of my new works, you will have the occasion to discover new perspectives on modern ballet./ With best remembrances,/ W. Nijinsky".  Signed letters from Nijinsky, are of the utmost rarity.  Read More...

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143. [Dance] Nijinsky, Waslaw. (1889–1950).
Life-Size Photograph as Petrouchka

Enormous Mishkin of NY photographic portrait of Nijinsky in the title role of the ballet Petrouchka, 1911. Photograph printed at a later date, likely last quarter of the 20th century, for use in an unidentified exhibition. Mounted edge to edge on board to the astounding larger-than-life dimensions of 40 x 88 x 2.5 inches! With numerous small nicks and tears and abrasions to the edges, but overall in very good condition. To stand in front of this image, printed to such a scale, is an experience not to be forgotten!  **Please note that this work will require professional crating and shipping at a cost to be billed to the buyer separately.  Read More...

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144. [Dance] Pavlova, Anna. (1881–1931).
Group of Programs

Group of 8 original programs, ca. 1920–1923, from the great ballerina. Included are a brochure for Pavlova's 1923 North American tour (printed in orange, with several photographs) and a single-sheet program from an appearance at the Strand Theatre on November 8 [1923], mentioned on the brochure; one program from an April 11 [1916] appearance at the Boston Opera House; two programs from a November 1920 appearance at Boston's Symphony Hall; two programs from a March 1921 appearance at Symphony Hall, one with two pages of handwritten notes, including some stick figure drawings of choreography; and one program from an October 1921 appearance at Symphony Hall.  Some handwritten notes to the programs; toning, wear, some small tears. Overall very good.

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145. [Dance] Pavlova, Anna. (1881–1931).
Original Photograph in "The Dumb Girl of Portici"

Original photograph of the great ballerina in the 1916 silent film "The Dumb Girl of Portici," in which she starred as Fenella. Stamped on the verso by photographer Eugene Hutchinson of Chicago, as well as by the Boston Grand Opera Co. and Pavlowa Ballet Russe. Copyrighted by Hutchinson in the print at the lower right, and dated 1915 at the upper right. One corner crease with small chip, and some slight edge wear; overall very good. 7.75 x 9.5 inches (19.7 x 24.1 cm). Read More...

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146. [Dance] Plisetskaya, Maya. (1925–2015) [Roslavleva, N.].
Maya Plisetskaya - SIGNED

Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House. 1956. Signed volume from the Soviet-born ballerina, choreographer, director, and actress who embodied the Bolshoi Theater in the second half of the twentieth century. She has signed and inscribed on the title page to Paul McMahon: "Paul McMahon / M. Plisetskaya." Unpaginated. Black and white illustrations throughout. Softcover, staple binding with dust jacket. Dust jacket heavily rubbed on the spine; areas of toning; overall very good. 6.5 x 8.75 inches (17 x 22 cm). Read More...

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147. [Dance] Shawn, Ted. (1891–1972).
Signed "Credo."

[1960]. "I believe that DANCE is a way of life, which will lead humanity into continually higher and greater dimensions of existence." Read More...

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Signed ca. 1960's brochure titled "Ballet Stars," containing photographs and biographies of some of the most important Soviet dancers of the era. Signed on their respective pages by Natalia Dudinskaya (dated December 2, 196[4?], Konstantin Sergeyev, Maya Plisetskaya, and Nikolai Fadeyechev. Some toning and light wear; overall fine. 6.75 x 9.5 inches (17.3 x 24.5 cm). Read More...

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149. [Dance] Tharp, Twyla. (b. 1941).
Signed Program

Signed program from a 1978 gala performance by the Twyla Tharp Dance Foundation benefiting the Boston University Summer Dance Residency. Tharp has signed in black ink on the front page. 6 x 9.25 inches (15.25 x 23.5 cm.). In fine condition.

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150. [Dance] [The Red Shoes].
Two Promotional Photographs

Two vintage promotional photographs showing scenes from the classic 1948 dance film The Red Shoes with Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring and Moira Shearer. Some light creases and one small edge tear; overall very good. 10 x 8 inches (26 x 20.3 cm).

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151. [Jazz & Song] Baker, Josephine. (1906–1975).
Signed Postcard Photograph in a Reptile Coat!

Sepia G.L. Manuel postcard photograph of the legendary dancer and singer, shown wearing an elaborately patterned reptile leather coat (identified lower right as "Manteau en Cuir de Reptile ALPINA"), inscribed "Josephine Baker/ 1920" and with the facsimile printed inscription "Au Revoir./ Josephine Baker." 3.5 x 5.5 inches (8.9 x 14 cm). Collection stamp on verso, overall very fine.

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152. [Jazz & Song] Bates, Peg Leg. (1907–1998).
Signed Photograph

Uncommon original James Kriegsman photograph of the one-legged dancer in top hat and tails, signed and inscribed: "For Tommy/ Each show that I have worked with you has been a grand pleasure. Keep your mouth open – you dig?/ Your pal/ Peg-Leg Bates/ April 1939."  8 x 10 inches. Surface creasing, tape remnants to all corners, small stain to upper edge, mounting remnants to verso.  Read More...

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153. [Jazz & Song] Bennett, Tony. (b. 1926).
Signed Poster

Wonderful 18 x 24 inch Columbia promotional poster of the legendary crooner, who has boldly signed in silver ink across the uncommonly large image, reproduced from an earlier period of his storied career. Some surface abrasions and crinkles/creases especially to lower half and upper right corner, else fine.

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154. [Jazz & Song] Brown, James. (1933-2006).
"James Brown Day" Proclamation Placard

Framed proclamation from the Office of the President of the Borough of Manhattan in the City of New York proclaiming Oct. 17, 1987 "James Brown Day", beginning, "Whereas: James Brown ranks among the world's most outstanding singers, the magic of his unique and innovative sound electrifying audiences from London, England to Atlanta, Georgia." Document, issued during the "I Love New York" Festival and signed by Borough President David Dinkins, bears embossed foil seal of the President of the Borough of Manhattan. Scattered aging and spotting, else fine. 10.75 x 17 inches (27 x 43 cm.) Read More...

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155. [Jazz & Song] Cole, Nat King. (1919–1965).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the great jazz singer and pianist, who is shown in a promotional portrait for General Artists Corporation and has signed and inscribed at the lower left. Tape remnants to the edges; tear to the lower right corner; some surface cracks. Overall very good. 8 x 10 inches (20.6 x 25.3 cm).

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156. [Jazz & Song] Coltrane, John. (1926–1967) Jones, Elvin. (1927–2004).
"Coltrane" - Signed LP

Autographed copy of the album Coltrane, released on Impulse! Records in 1962, signed on the interior of the gatefold cover by John Coltrane and drummer Elvin Jones, apparently at the nightclub Shelly's Manne-Hole on North Cahuenga Boulevard in Los Angeles. In worn condition, the interior also bears an ownership signature of one "Carl," dated [19]63, and it was he who was perhaps also responsible for the various ink notations around the song listings, identifying tempos ("3/4 medium tempo") etc. The edges and interior seam of the gatefold are split and with old tape affixed around them, evident also on the front and back of the album.  The record is untested but also exhibits signs of extensive wear and it should be noted the album is sold for the collectible nature of the signatures only. Despite the litany of apparent flaws, this well worn copy of Coltrane was evidently loved and indeed carries an unmistakable air of cool nostalgia about it, presenting as an attractive relic of an important moment in the history of jazz.  Read More...

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157. [Jazz & Song] Dylan, Bob. (b. 1941).
Signed Photograph

Vintage 3.25 x 4.76 inch clipped magazine head-and-shoulders photo of a young Dylan, signed in blue ballpoint ink. Photo is affixed to a trimmed index card, which is in turn affixed to an approximately 8 x 5.75 inch piece of white cardstock. In fine condition, sold together with a 2017 Roger Epperson COA, as well as (obviously!) our own Schubertiade Guarantee of Authenticity. 

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158. [Jazz & Song] Ellington, Duke. (1899-1974) & Strayhorn, Billy. (1915-1967).
"Blossom" - Original Signed Contract

Original contract for the song "Blossom," signed by the two jazz piano greats and co-authors Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, as well as Duke's sister Ruth James (as representative of Tempo Music) and his long-time mistress Mildred Dixon (as witness.) Dated February 2, 1954. The song "Blossom" was recorded in 1956 on the album "Ellington Showcase." 4 pp., attached at one short edge. In very fine condition. 8.5 x 16.25 inches (21.7 x 41.7 cm). Provenance: Duke Ellington Estate. Read More...

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159. [Jazz & Song] Garland, Judy. (1922-1969).
Judy Garland Award Proclamation from New York City Mayor Robert F. Wagner in Custom Presentation Folder

Original 1959 certificate for "distinguished and exceptional service," in presentation folder, signed by Mayor Wagner and dated 11 May, 1959.  Measures approx. 9.5 x 12.25 x .25 inches. Exhibiting age, handling, surface marring and edge wear.  Overall, in very good condition. From the collection of Liza Minnelli.  Read More...

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160. [Jazz & Song] Hampton, Lionel. (1908-2002) .
Used Vibraphone Mallet

Used mallet from the American jazz vibraphonist, percussionist and bandleader. Well-worn and used, "Good Vibes M - 235" printed to the wooden handle, obtained by our consignor directly from Hampton himself. Sold together with a marvelous original 1968 press photograph of Hampton jumping on top of a drum.

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