Fall 2020 Catalogue


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161. [Dance] Nijinsky, Waslaw. (1889–1950).
Original Postcard Photograph in Les Sylphides

Rare original period Russian photograph postcard of the great Ballets Russes dancer as he appeared in the historic first production of Fokine's Les Sylphides by Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, premiered 2 June 1909 at Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, together with Tamara Karsavina, Anna Pavlova, and Alexandra Baldina.  Light toning, scratches, wear to lower left corner, small fold to upper right, else fine.  3.5 x 5.5 inches (8.8 x 13.5 cm). Read More...

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Moscow: Imprimerie des Theatres Imperiaux (Edouard Hoppe) [Imperial Bolshoi Theatre]. 30th May [18th May], 1883. Very rare and impeccably preserved delicate printed program for the ballet produced at the Imperial Bolshoi Theatre as part of the festivities surrounding the coronation of Tsar Alexander III and Tsarina Maria Feodorovna, which had taken place three days prior to the premiere.  20 pp., very fine, crisp condition, approx. 5 x 6.75 inches (12.7 x 17.1 cm.). Read More...

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163. [Dance] Sizova, Alla. (1939–2014).
Signed Photograph

Signed and inscribed photograph of the great Russian ballerina in costume for a production of The Sleeping Beauty. Stamp on the verso identifying Sizova as a member of the Leningrad Kirov Ballet (Formerly the Maryinsky Ballet). 7.25 x 9.25 inches (18.5 x 23.5 cm.), light surface marks, else fine.

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164. [Jazz & Song] Andrews, Julie. (b. 1935).
Signed Photograph

Early signed photograph of the beloved British star of stage and screen, who has signed "Sincerely/ Julie Andrews" to the bottom of the image.  Pinhole to upper margin,light toning to right edge, else in fine condition. 8  x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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165. [Jazz & Song] Armstrong, Louis. (1901–1971).
Signed Portrait

Signed photograph postcard featuring a portrait of the great American trumpet player, who has inscribed "To Geo Gaber/ Satch/ Louis Armstrong" in green ink.  Dated by the recipient "Bell Telephone 1/1/60" to lower right corner.  Mounting remnant to verso, else fine.  3.5 x 5 inches (8.9 x 12.7 cm.). Read More...

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166. [Jazz & Song] Baker, Josephine. (1906-1975) [André Rivolet].
Josephine Baker: Une Vie de Toutes les Couleurs - SIGNED

Grenoble: B. Arthaud,. 1935. Softcover color illustrated wraps; 118 pp., plus 8 plates.  Signed and inscribed in ink on the half title by Rivolet "A Madame Marcelle, l'amie, l'aide et le conseil des jours de toutes les couleurs..." and signed additionally by Josephine Baker herself.  Wrappers heavily worn, spine half torn, edge reinforced with tape, separated from the block; stain to upper right corner which continues to decreasing degree through about page 8 but is also visible throughout on the upper fore-edge.  A troubled copy but nevertheless uncommon when signed by the legendary dancer, singer, and actress.

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167. [Jazz & Song] Bellson, Louie. (1924–2009).
Signed Photograph to George Gaber

Signed photograph of the American jazz drummer, who has inscribed "To George/ a great percussionist/ Louie Bellson."  Additional clipped signature and inscription mounted to upper left corner: "To George Gaber/ Thanks for a lifetime of dedicated excellence/ Louie Bellson."  Tape remnant and associated surface loss along lower margin, else fine.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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168. [Jazz & Song] Calloway, Blanche. (1902–1978).
Signed Photograph

An uncommon signed photograph from the singer, composer, and bandleader, inscribed: "To Doris/ A fine artist/ Wishing you the best of everything./ Sincerely, Blanche Calloway."  Wear and pinholes along edges and corners, small crease in upper right corner, else fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).

Blanche Calloway was the older sister of Cab Calloway, finding fame and success before her brother.  She was the first woman to lead an all-male band.


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169. [Jazz & Song] Calloway, Cab. (1907–1994).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the American jazz singer, bandleader and dancer, shown wearing a white tuxedo while standing in a spotlight with baton in hand, a mischievous smile upon his face. He has inscribed and signed in blue ink above his printed facsimile inscription. Slightly deckled edges, else fine.  3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm).

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170. [Jazz & Song] Chevalier, Maurice. (1888-1972).
"The King Is Back" - Signed Program

Visually striking signed program for cabaret performance at the Waldorf-Astoria's Empire Room by the French entertainer, who has inscribed in upper margin to George Gaber.  Dated by the recipient  "5/20/58" to lower left hand corner of front cover.  In very fine condition.  5 x 7 inches (12.7 x 17.8 cm.). Read More...

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

Vintage 3 x 8.25 clipped magazine head-and-shoulders photo of a young Dylan, signed in black felt tip. Photo is affixed to a slightly larger card, which is in turn affixed to a 4 x 9.5 inch piece of off-white cardstock. In fine condition, with two light horizontal creases. Photo was originally signed in the 1960s for collector Norman Paar and comes with a 2015 JSA COA, as well as (obviously!) our own Schubertiade Guarantee of Authenticity. 

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172. [Jazz & Song] Ellington, Duke. (1899–1974) & Hodges, Johnny. (1907–1970).
Three Photographs from "Jazz Party" Recording Session, 1959

Grouping of three photographs taken during the recording sessions for the 1959 Duke Ellington and His Orchestra LP Jazz Party, which took place on February 19 and 25 of that year.  Other prominent members of Ellington's band present include saxophonist Hodges, bassist Jimmy Woode (1926–2005), and drummer Sam Woodward (1925–1988), whose name is visible on the right kick drum in one photograph.  The musicians are in the process of recording either "Malletoba Spank" or "Tymperturbably Blue,"  both of which featured nine-piece percussion sections that included George Gaber, the previous owner of these photographs.  Light edge wear, small crease to upper left corner of one photograph, else in fine condition.  10  x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.). Read More...

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173. [Jazz & Song] Fitzgerald, Ella. (1917–1996).
Signed Postcard Photograph

Early signed postcard photograph of the legendary jazz singer,  who is shown in a Maurice of Chicago portrait and has inscribed: "To George/ Best Wishes / Ella Fitzgerald." Writing is lightly smudged, else fine.  3.5 x 5.5 inches (8.9 x 14 cm.).

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174. [Jazz & Song] Holiday, Billie. (1915–1959).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the legendary jazz singer, who is shown in an attractive promotional photograph for the Associated Booking Corp, posing with a cigarette in her hand. She has signed and inscribed at the left. Several small tape remnants and surface losses to the edges; otherwise in fine condition overall, nicely matted and framed with all described faults out of view. Read More...

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175. [Jazz & Song] [Holiday, Billie. (1915-1959)] Stern, Phil. (1919-2014).
Original Photograph recording the album Music for Touching, August 25, 1955

Large original photograph of the great jazz vocalist by the American photographer Phil Stern, noted for his iconic portraits of Hollywood stars. Billie is shown holding a cigarette in a relaxed pose, apparently mid-conversation during the recording the album "Music for Touching," August 25, 1955.  Signed by Stern on the verso. 16 x 20 inches. Simply framed and in fine condition.

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176. [Jazz & Song] [Hot Tuna].
Original 1971 Poster

Original 1971 poster from the American blues band formed in 1969 by guitarist/vocalist Jorma Kaukonen and bassist Jack Casady. The poster shows a smug-looking cat with the captions "What's that smell like fish oh baby? / HOT TUNA / first pull up, then pull down. electric recorded live on RCA records and tapes." Heavy toning, pin holes, edge wear, and one large water stain; overall good. 10 x 15.25 inches (25 x 39 cm), framed to an overall size of 15 x 19 inches (38 x 48 cm). Read More...

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Remarkable small autograph album containing signatures from many of the most important jazz musicians of the 1930s–1940s, each page accompanied by a note indicating the date and location of the performance.  A few signatures on cards or other formats laid down to the album sheets, wear to cover, else fine, 6.5 x 5 inches (15.2 x 12.7 cm.). Read More...

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Copy of Jazz magazine, Vol. 1, No. 3, dated August 1942, signed by numerous Jazz luminaries, including Dizzy Gillespie, Ben Webster, Benny Carter, Eddie Condon, Pee Wee Russell, Wilbur de Paris, Joe Bushkin, Gene Schroeder, Kansas Fields, Joe Grauso, Sterling Bose, Miff Mole, Josh White, Bobby Hackett, Hot Lips Page, Big Sid Catlett, Milton Mezzrow, and more. Included also in this grouping are various business cards and admission passes, many signed, and an unknown hand has written "On the opposite page are autographs of various jazz personalities I saw on my first visit to New York, 5/1/44" on the inside cover. Light staining, central vertical fold, and pages detached but all present, 5.75 x 8.75 inches (14.6 x 21.75 cm.)

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179. [Jazz & Song] Mitchell, Joni. (b. 1943) & Baez, Joan. (b. 1941) & Stills, Stephen. (b. 1945) & Nash, Graham. (b. 1942).
Signed 1969 Photograph from Big Sur Folk Festival

Remarkable photograph signed by Joni Mitchell, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills and Joan Baez, the autographs assembled by noted in-person collector Brad Byrne in Toronto, Canada between the years of 1998 and 2003. Sold together with a signed letter from Byrne recording the dates and locations of the autographs. 12 x 9 inches, nicely matted and framed to 19 x 16 inches overall. Read More...

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180. [Jazz & Song] [The Osmonds] .
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the American family music group with signatures of Donny, Merrill, Wayne, Alan, and Jay Osmond, inscribed by one of them"To Debbie Gaber/ Enjoyed your father so much!/ Heard a lot about your folk singing and guitar work!"  Two small surface creases, slight fraying to lower left corner, else in fine condition.  10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.). Read More...

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