Group of three signed programs from Helen Traubel, Jan Peerce, and Ezio Pinza, who all appeared in recitals presented by the Civic Music Association ca. 1940's. The programs are also signed by accompanists Frederick Kitzinger and Gibner King. Each 4 pp. Toning and foxing; overall very good. 5.5 x 8 inches (14 x 20.3 cm).
Original early photographs of the superstar Italian tenor in costume for various productions, including a Giovanni Consoli portrait of Pavarotti as Lord Arturo Talbo in Bellini's I puritani, Rodolfo for a production of Puccini's La bohème, three as the Duke of Mantua in Verdi's Rigoletto. Photographs for La bohème and Rigoletto (2) are marked "Teatro alla Scala," with copyright stamp to verso by E. Piccagliani, third Rigoletto by Lilla foto. Light wear in corners and mild warping, else fine. All 5 x 7 inches (12.7 x 17.8 cm.).
Original period Piccagliani of La Scala photograph of the superstar Italian tenor in costume as Nemorino in a production of Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore. Copyright stamp to verso by E. Piccagliani. Light edge wear and warping, else fine. 4.125 x 5.75 inches (10.5 x 14.6 cm.)
Pair of original period Piccagliani of La Scala photographs of the superstar Italian tenor in costume as Rodolfo for a production of Puccini's La bohème. Copyright stamp to verso by E. Piccagliani. Small creases in corners, light warping, else fine. 4.125 x 5.75 inches (10.5 x 14.6 cm.)
Trio of original period Piccagliani of La Scala photographs of the superstar Italian tenor, two in costume as Rodolfo for a production of Puccini's La bohème and the third as Nemorino in Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore. Copyright stamp to verso by E. Piccagliani. Small creases in corners, light warping, else fine. 4.125 x 5.75 inches (10.5 x 14.6 cm.)
Trio of original period Piccagliani of La Scala photographs of the superstar Italian tenor, in costume as the Duke of Mantua in Verdi's Rigoletto, Rodolfo for a production of Puccini's La bohème, and Nemorino in Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore. Copyright stamp to verso by E. Piccagliani. Small creases in corners, light warping, else fine. One 5 x 7 inches (12.7 x 17.8 cm.), two 4.125 x 5.75 inches (10.5 x 14.6 cm.).
Enormous signed photograph of the Brazilian opera star, one of the best-loved stars of the Met. Sayao is shown as Adina in Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore. Minor dings to corners and surface scrape to the the upper right corner, otherwise fine.
Mounted on poster board and measuring and astonishing 24" x 36" - almost surely the largest signed photograph of her you'll ever see! Extra shipping fees will apply.
Uncommon original program from a December 13-14, 1916 performance of the Ballets Russes at the Convention Hall in Kansas City, MO, from the first American tour of the storied company. On the first night, Nijinsky performed with Lopokova in Le Spectre de la Rose and, with Lopokova, Sokolova , Bolm and others, in Carnival; Price Igor and Cleopatre were also performed. The following evening, Nijinsky performed with Lopokova, Sokolova, Wasilewska and others in Les Sylphides and in L'Apres Midi D'un Faune, the evening also including performances of Thamar and a repeat of Cleopatre. 4 pp, crease to lower spine, toning and foxing to lower cover, two small holes likely from a program binder, else fine. 6 x 9 inches (15.2 x 22.9 cm.).
[Ballets Russes]. Souvenir Serge De Diaghileff's BALLET RUSSE - Original 1916 Tour Program
Original 1916 souvenir program from the first American tour of the Ballet Russe, featuring a cover illustration of Nijinsky in Scheherezade by Robert Montenegro and many full-color costume designs and other illustrations by Leon Bakst and others. The contents also include a photographs of Nijinsky in Spectre de la Rose, Bakst's Nijinsky as Faun, Adolf Bolm, Flore Revalles, and groups of dancers in Scheherezade, Prince Igor, and L'Après-Midi d'un Faune; ballet descriptions, an itinerary, and advertisements. Pages are of thick ivory uncoated paper, cover is thick mottled grey paper, with embossed gold art and letters. This is the more desirable variant of this program in that it features the superb illustration of Nijinsky in Scheherezade by Robert Montenegro on the cover; the tour program is more commonly found with a different cover illustration. Wrappers unfortunately mostly detached, with some losses to the cover; internal block intact with decorative cord binding; overall in good condition. 36 pp. 9.25 x 12.25 inches (23.2 x 31.2 cm).
Signed program for the 1952–53 season of Mia Slavenska and Frederic Franklin's dance company, Ballet Variante. Includes full page photographs of all principal dancers, with signatures to their respective images from Salvenska, Franklin, Alexandra Danilova, and Nicolas Orloff. 20 pp., 8.5 x 11 inches (21.6 x 28 cm.), light wear along spine and spotting on front and rear cover, else fine.
A striking original photograph, signed by the great Russian dancer "To dear Frances / with my admiration and love / Choura." In very fine condition. Stamped by the photographer George Platt Lynes on the verso and also with a slightly larger protective sleeve also with his printed name. 9 1/2" x 7 3/4". Read More...
Original photograph postcard showing the Russian dancer and choreographer in costume as Faun in the Debussy-Nijinsky ballet Afternoon of a Faun. Photographed by Strelecki of New York. One crease and damage to the lower right corner; overall in very good condition. 3.5 x 5.5 inches (8.7 x 13.8 cm). Read More...
Original photograph of the great dancer signed across the image "Many best wishes / Rudolf Nureyev" and by the photographer "Reilly" on the verso. Low contrast signature, else fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).
Original ca. 1910 photograph of The Musical Blacksmiths, a regular feature of the American and English Vaudeville circuit, performing their "Sensational Transformation Spectacle." Inscribed in black fountain pen ink "Staley + Birbeck/ Musical Blacksmiths Transformation Act." Small tear along upper left edge, notch to lower right edge, crease to lower left corner, light scattered surface creases, else fine. 8 x 6.5 inches (20.3 x 16.5 cm.)
Original carte de visite photograph of the 19th-century American humorist and lecturer, perhaps second only to Mark Twain as a humorist during the late 19th century. On the original mount of a New York photographer, with the photographer's name trimmed away at the lower edge, otherwise a crisp image in fine condition. 2.5 x 4 inches (6.3 x 10.1 cm).
Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. 1970. Critical study of the great Spanish filmmaker's body of work, covering the period from Un chien andalou - his disturbing and influential 1929 collaboration with Salvador Dali - through to his 1967 success Belle de jour, signed and inscribed on the title page in black ballpoint, "To Stephen C. Adamson, Luis Buñuel." Paperback (original edition published 1968). 16mo, 152 pp. Light wear to spine, else fine. 6 x 6.5 inches (15.2 x 16.5 cm.). Read More...
Signed photograph of the acclaimed English stage and screen actress whose career has spanned more than fifty years. Dench has signed on the verso of a postcard of her portrait, photographed by Jane Bown shortly after her appointment to Dame of the British Empire in 1988. In very fine condition. 14.7 x 10.5 cm.
Signed richly illustrated program from an "evening of memories" presented by the 67-year-old renowned French actress and cabaret singer on December 24th, 1932, inscribed: "A Madame Tarquini d’Or en Vielle et fidèle sympathie. Yvette Guilbert / 1936." The evening's program, printed in the midst of 11 pages of caricatures and portraits of Guilbert by many important artists of the period, presents her in performances from various periods in her famous career, beginning with "Quelques souvenirs du Chat Noir et de ses Collaborateurs." 24 x 28 cm. In fine condition throughout. Read More...