Winter-Spring 2021 Catalogue


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141. [Dance] Danielian, Leon. (1920–1997).
Three Signed Photographs

Grouping of two signed glossy photographs and one signed half-tone photograph from the American ballet dancer.  Photographs signed "Sincerely, / Leon Danielian," half-tone photograph inscribed "To Paul / L. Danielian."  One-inch horizontal tear to right edge of half-tone photograph, else fine.  Photographs 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.), half-tone photograph 8.5 x 11.25 inches (21.6 x 28.6 cm.). Read More...

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Original 9 x 13.5 inch photograph of the two dance legends, stamped by the photographer Ken Regan on the verso. A few light creases to edges, overall in fine condition. Read More...

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143. [Dance] Robbins, Jerome. (1918–1998).
Early Signed Photograph

Uncommon early signed photograph of the great dancer and choreographer, who has inscribed "Musical Americana / Walla Walla 1954 / Your Jerry Robbins."  In fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).

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144. [Dance] Robbins, Jerome. (1918–1998) [Vechten, Carl Van. (1880–1964)].
Original Van Vechten Photograph of Robbins in "Three Virgins and a Devil."

Original silver gelatin print of American theater producer, director, and choreographer Jerome Robbins as "Youth" in the 1941 Agnes de Mille ABT production of "Three Virgins and a Devil," set to music by Respighi. The photographer's original credit stamp on its verso along with the title "Jerome Robbins" and unique roman numeral archive number "VII T 10." Embossed bottom right recto "Photograph by Carl Van Vechten" blindstamp. 11 x 14 inches, printed on a thick weight matte stock, in fine condition aside from some trivial nicks to slightly trimmed edges.

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145. [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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146. [Dance] Taglioni, Marie. (1804-1884).
"I am sorry I cannot tell you immediately when I will come to Munich." - Signed Letter to August von Frays

Signed letter from the most famous Italian ballerina of the Romantic ballet era, a central figure in the history of European dance, about a planned guest performance at the court theater in Munich. 1 p. (3rd page of bifolium), dated Blevio [Lombardy], 9 March 1847. In German, the body of the letter composed in a secretarial hand, with autograph signature "Marie Taglioni" from the dancer herself.  In part: "I hasten to report to you than I accept your offer of sharing the revenue... I am sorry I cannot tell you immediately when I will come to Munich; I have to wait for a few letters, which hopefully will not be delayed much longer. Once I have received them, I will tell you immediately the time period during which I can visit Munich." Unsigned draft of answer in an unknown hand on p. 1 of the same bifolium, in German, dated 22 March 1847. Taglioni is asked to come to Munich before the royal court will leave the city in early May. Top outer corner bent; usual horizontal creases; otherwise fine. 8vo. Read More...

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147. [Dance] Taglioni, Marie. (1804-1884).
"Unfortunately I will not be able to arrive in Munich at the time specified by you." - Autograph (?) letter signed in full to August von Frays

Signed letter from the most famous Italian ballerina of the Romantic ballet era, a central figure in the history of European dance, about a planned guest performance in Munich. 1 p., dated Blevio [Lombardy], 31 March 1847. In German, the body of the letter composed in a secretarial hand, with autograph signature "Marie Taglioni" from the dancer herself.  In part: "Unfortunately I will not be able to arrive in Munich at the time specified by you. All I can do is that I arrive on 25 April after a precise calculation of my schedule and then try to proceed to the orders and rehearsals for my guest performance immediately." Unsigned draft of answer from the theater directory in an unknown hand on verso, in German, n.d. Taglioni is welcomed to arrive in Munich on 25 April. Usual creases; generally very fine. 8vo. Read More...

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148. [Jazz & Song] [Baker, Josephine. (1906-1975)] Metropolitan Opera House.
"A Tribute to Josephine Baker" - Original 1976 Poster

A stunning original serigraph poster designed by William McCaffery presenting a special One-Night-Only Tribute to Josephine Baker at the Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center on November 7th, 1976. The show celebrated the legendary entertainer little more than a year after her death on April 12, 1975, and featured performances by a star-studded cast including the Alvin Ailey Company, Muhammad Ali, Jacques d'Amboise, Ingrid Bergman, Myrna Loy, Jeanne Moreau and others.  The poster is printed in black and copper ink, presenting Baker with a decorative winged background, a reference to her many extravagant feathered showgirl costumes.  A few tears along the edges, else fine. Measures 24 x 36 inches (60.9 x 91.4 centimeters). Read More...

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149. [Jazz & Song] Baker, Josephine. (1906–1975).
Signed Photograph

Large format signed photograph of the American-born French entertainer, French Resistance agent, and civil rights activist who became a symbol of the decadent Jazz Age and played a leading role in the advancement of African Americans in the arts. A luminous image of the entertainer with her hands and arms artfully placed across her bare body, vintage glossy 6.5 x 8.5 photo by Studio Piaz of Paris, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "A Monsieur Emile Dretinier, en souvenir de Josephine Baker, Paris, 1933.” In very good to fine condition, with trimmed edges, tack holes to the corners, light silvering, and mottled foxing.  Baker's response to her own nudity: 'I wasn't really naked. I simply didn't have any clothes on.' 

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150. [Jazz & Song] [Carnival of Jazz].
"Necking time...on the spacious dance floor" - Original Photograph

Original Keystone Press Photograph of a couple engaged in a passionate embrace on the floor of the Royal Albert Hall, taken during the London Carnival of Jazz in January of 1959.  Press label to verso reads in part "More than 3,500 teenagers went to the Royal Albert Hall on Friday night, for the third all-night Carnival of Jazz. / It's 5:30 am, and necking time for this couple on the spacious dance floor.  As the dancing goes on and on, at the Royal Albert Hall- home of the Proms."  Edge wear, sizing notations to verso, overall fine.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).

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Signed deluxe oversized 1962 Jazz at the Philharmonic program, signed to two interior photographs by Ella Fitzgerald, as well as by the members of the Paul Smith Trio (Paul Smith, Wilfred Middlebrooks, and Stan Levey).  Interior pages separated, with tape to interior edge throughout, else fine.  26 pp.  11 x 10.25 inches (27.9 x 26 cm.). Read More...

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152. [Jazz & Song] Hampton, Lionel. (1908–2002).
Early Signed Photograph

Signed Bruno of Hollywood photograph of the American jazz vibraphonist, percussionist and bandleader, who is shown playing the vibraphone. An early photograph, ca. 1935, inscribed "Best of luck to phippie young/ Lionel Hampton". 6.5 x 8.75 inches (16 x 22 cm). Irregularly trimmed to accommodate signature, scattered surface creases, lower left corner perished, otherwise good. Read More...

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153. [Jazz & Song] Holiday, Billie. (1915–1959).
"Billy Holiday at Jazz at the Philharmonic" - Signed 10" LP

Billy Holiday at Jazz at the Philharmonic, with title spelled as "Billy" on the front and "Billie" on the verso, boldly signed by Lady Day herself in blue ink on the front cover.  Album includes live recordings of "Body and Soul," "Strange Fruit," "Gee Baby Ain't I Good to You," "Billie's Blues," and others. 10" LP, small split on bottom seam, else fine. Read More...

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154. [Jazz & Song] Mingus, Charles. (1922–1979).
"Changes Two" - Signed LP

Signed Changes Two LP (Atlantic SD 1678) with inscription to verso of sleeve reading "3–12–76 / Pamela I wish you everything / Charles Mingus."  Jacket in very good condition, with ringwear, staining, wear to edges and corners.  LP visually in good condition, with numerous scuff marks on both sides. Read More...

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155. [Jazz & Song] Rondoliers Trio.
Signed Photograph

Signed Bruno of Hollywood NYC photograph of the Rondoliers Trio with signatures from Bass-Baritone Edmond Karlsrud, Tenor David Kennedy, and Baritone Max Mendenhall, signed additionally by the opera director and conductor "Norman Johnson" in the bottom margin.  Negligible creases in corners, else fine, 10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.). Read More...

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156. [Film & Theatre] Churchill, Sarah. (1914–1982) & Sterling, Robert. (1917–2006).
"Gramercy Ghost" – Signed Program

Signed program for an April 1951 performance of John Cecil Holm's (1904–1981) Gramercy Ghost at the Plymouth Theatre in Boston, signed by Churchill and Sterling along with fellow cast members Mabel Paige, Harry Townes, and Richard Waring.  Light wear along spine, small fold in upper right corner, else fine, 6.25 x 9.25 inches (16 x 23.5 cm.).

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157. [Film & Theatre] Crawford, Joan. (1905–1977).
Monogrammed Handkerchief with Typed Letter Signed

White cotton handkerchief monogrammed with the legendary actress's name in blue thread, together with boldly signed TLS (August 9, 1974; 1 pp. on personal stationary) reading, in full, "Dear Tommy, / Thank you for your very nice letter and the two dollars.  I am enclosing one of my monogrammed handkerchiefs that you may add to your collection.  I hope you and the children will like it. / Bless you, and my very best wishes to you. / [Signature]."  Handkerchief includes a gold seal that reads "RN. 16102 / All Cotton / Made in Switzerland."  It is safe to assume that Tommy, a fan of Crawford's, had included $2 to cover the cost of the kerchief.  Rather remarkably, Miss Crawford has elected to accept the payment.  Letter 6.25 x 7 inches (15.9 x 17.8 cm.), handkerchief opened 11 x 11 inches (27.9 x 27.9 cm.).

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158. [Film & Theatre] Davis, Bette. (1908–1989).
Candid Photograph

Unusual candid doubleweight photograph of the screen legend out walking her dog.  Very fine, no photographer information given.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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159. [Film & Theatre] Davis, Bette. (1908–1989).
Signed Photograph

Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Davis wearing a plaid shirt, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).

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160. [Film & Theatre] [Davis, Bette. (1908–1989)].
"Two's Company" - Original Playbill

Original Playbill for the Broadway production starring Davis in the 1952 musical revue Two's Company at the Alvin Theatre.  44 pp.  Wear to spine and edges, else fine.  6.5 x 9 inches (16.5 x 23 cm). Read More...

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