Winter-Spring 2021 Catalogue


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161. [Film & Theatre] Fairbanks Jr., Douglas. (1909–2000).
Signed Photograph

Signed right facing bust portrait photograph of the American actor best known for his roles in Gunga Din, The Prisoner of Zenda, and Sinbad the Sailor.  In fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).

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162. [Film & Theatre] Goulet, Robert. (1933–2007).
Signed Photograph in pre-Broadway tryout of "Camelot"

Signed photograph of the American actor and singer performing as Sir Lancelot, the role that made him famous, in Lerner & Lowe's 1960 musical Camelot.  Goulet has inscribed "Good luck Al / Robert Goulet."  Photographer's stamp to verso identifies photographer as Will Rapport, a theatre and dance photographer active in the Boston area, this photograph having been taken during the out of town tryout before the show opened on Broadway.  Rippling to upper and lower edges, else fine.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.) Read More...

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163. [Film & Theatre] Redgrave, Vanessa. (b. 1937) & Redgrave, Lynn. (1943–2010).
Signed Photographs

Pair of signed photographs, each bearing the signature of a Redgrave sister.  Vanessa shown doing yard work in a Universal Studios promotional photograph copyright 1979, inscribed "To Paul / My very best / Vanessa Redgrave."  Edgewear, else fine.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).  Lynn pictured alongside two unidentified men in an undated photograph inscribed "To Paul / Hooray for nostalgia— Thanks Lynn Redgrave."  Light edgewear, else fine.  10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.). Read More...

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164. [Film & Theatre] Renoir, Jean. (1894-1979).
"I am up to my neck in production of a film, 'Le Caporal épinglé'" - Two Typed Letters Signed

Interesting pairs of typed letters from the French director to Professor Irma Antonetto of the Associazione Culturale Italiana, responding to invitations to speak.  In the first letter (Paris, 31 August 1961;  1 pp. on A4 personal stationary), signed "Jean Renoir," he writes, in part (translated from the French), "I am up to my neck in production of a film, "Le Caporal épinglé" ["The Elusive Corporal"] and will be working on that until the spring.  At that time I should in principle begin another film." In the second letter, unsigned, (3 May 1963;  1 pp. on A4 paper), Renoir reflects back on their "too short conversations in Rome," discusses participation in a conference whihc depends on an awaited reply from a producer, notes his commitment to give some courses at the University of California etc.  Expected mailing folds, two holes to left margin, else fine. Read More...

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165. [Film & Theatre] Russell, Jane. (1921–2011).
Signed Photograph

Signed glossy photograph of the actress and model, one of Hollywood's leading sex symbols of the 1940's and 50's.  Very fine.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).

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166. [Film & Theatre] Russell, Rosalind. (1907–1976).
Signed Photograph

Candid photograph signed by the American actress best known for her performance opposite Cary Grant in His Girl Friday as well as for her portrayals of Mame Dennis in Auntie Mame (1958) and Rose in Gypsy (1962).   Bold signature in blue ink quite smudged at the start, else fine.  3.5 x 4.75 inches (8.9 x 12.1 cm.).

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167. [Film & Theatre] Scott, George C. (1927–1999) & Van Devere, Trish. (b. 1941).
Signed Photograph on "The Mike Douglas Show"

Signed photograph of the married couple appearing on The Mike Douglas Show, a television talk show they guest hosted for the week of February 17, 1975.  In fine condition.  10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.).

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Group of autographs, photographs, letters, drawings and other ephemera from many important actors and actresses of the nineteenth century, including: Gabrielle Réjane (signed full-page program photograph, dated 1907); Helene Odilon (signed original pencil portrait drawing and typed letter signed with envelope, dated November 27, 1925); Ellen Terry (two signed portrait photographs and autograph note, dated Liverpool, 1902); Tilla Durieux (original caricature portrait drawing, signed by the artist, Emery Gondor); Ethel Barrymore (clipped ink signature); Eva Le Gallienne (signed bookstore receipt, dated November 24, 1970); Henry Irving (clipped ink signature, dated 1905 (?), mounted to a larger paper clipping); Alla Nazimova (clipped ink signature); Katharine Cornell (signed original program for "The Dark is Light Enough); Mrs. Beerbohm Tree [Helen Maud Holt] (original postcard photograph by the Philco Publishing Co.); Ernst Deutsch (signed and inscribed original postcard photograph by Elfi Hess); Brendan Gill (typed letter signed on The New Yorker letterhead with envelope, dated February 14, 1966); Ruth Marton, née Mühsam (collection of six signed photographs, inscribed to the German actress and writer); Adolf von Sonnenthal (autograph quotation on card, dated February 24, 1908); John Drew (clipped ink signature, signed 1896); Jean Coquelin (signed program photograph) & John Raitt (signed original program for "Man of La Mancha," dated 1979, with 8 x 10 photograph). In fine condition overall.

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169. [Film & Theatre] Welles, George Orson. (1915–1985).
In the Studio for "War of the Worlds" - Vintage Press Photograph

Vintage press photograph of the young actor and director, at the microphone for his legendary 1938 broadcast of "War of the Worlds." Welles' adaptation and narration of H. G. Wells' novel was famous for causing mass panic among listeners who believed it to be a news broadcast. Press photograph is stamped on the verso with a 1978 date, when the 1938 photograph was republished. Some wrinkling and scratches, a few light surface creases, overall in good condition. 10 x 8 inches (25.5 x 20.5 cm.)

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170. [Film & Theatre] Wray, Fay. (1907–2004).
Signed Photograph

Signed and inscribed photograph of the actress best known for her role in the 1933 film King Kong. Very fine.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).

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171. [Literature & Art] Avedon, Richard. (1923–2004) [West, Mae. (1893–1980)].
Mae West and Mr. America, 1954

Gelatin silver print by the great American photographer of Mae West posing alongside Mr. America, Mr. Dick Dubois, 1954, with whom she appeared (as well as with 8 other "muscle boys"!) in Las Vegas singing "The Strongest Men in the World." Original period print, cropped from the original full format image.  Unfortunately marred by significant ink stains across several areas, with small pinholes in each corner and some wear to the margins, but nevertheless quite striking. Some pencil notations on the verso, unstamped. 10.5 x 11.25 inches. 

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172. [Literature & Art] Capote, Truman. (1924–1984).
Archive of Letters to his Spanish Translator, including one about "In Cold Blood"

An interesting archive including two autograph letters and an autograph postcard from author Truman Capote to Dr Ramon Garcia-Castro, who translated Capote's work into Spanish and also penned a critical volume on the author, "Truman Capote: de la Captura a la Libertad". The first letter (on stationary from "Gemini", the Florida home of "Swan" Gloria Guinness, 4 February 1964) reads: "Dear Senior Castro- Thank you very much for your kind letter. I very much look forward to reading your essay. With good wishes -- Truman Capote." The second letter (on Capote's own Tiffany & Co stationery, 30 April 1964) reads: "Dear Sir- Thank you for your letter. Yes, I received your book and was pleased to do so, through unfortunately my Spanish is so very poor that I cannot read it with any degree of real appreciation. However, a friend of mine, a student of Spanish literature, has promised to read it for me, and if you could send him a copy, I will give it to him. I have been working for five years on a new book; it is quite long (for me), but I expect it to be finished by September. I am very excited about it (usually I am _not_), and I hope you will like it. It's called "In Cold Blood." With good regards T. Capote." The postcard (postmarked Jun 17, 1968) reads: "When you arrive in the United States please let me know and I will be very pleased to see you. My address is 870 United Nations Plaza, New York, N.Y. Sincerely, T. Capote."  Read More...

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173. [Literature & Art] Chagall, Marc. (1887-1985), [After] .
CARMEN - Signed Metropolitan Opera Poster

Lithograph printed in colors on Arches wove paper with text, 1966, signed in black crayon and numbered in white lower right (there was also an edition of 200 without text and a poster edition of 3,000).  Printed by Mourlot, Paris, published by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York. 40 x 26 inch sheet, 40.75 x 27 inch frame.  In bright and fine condition with age toning along the edges and to the verso, edges with three small stray ink marks from the printing plate. Slight wear along the lower edge from framing, but overall in fine condition with the pigments wonderfully preserved and bright as ever. Literature: See Charles A. Riley II, Art at Lincoln Center, p. 129; "Chagall's Posters, A Catalogue Raisonne" by Charles Sorlier page 108. Read More...


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174. [Literature & Art] Cocteau, Jean. (1889–1963).
Autograph Letter Signed regarding "La dame à la licorne"

ALS from the important French director to Irma Antonetto of the Associazione Culturale Italiana, written shortly after the Munich premiere of La dame à la licorne, a ballet Cocteau directed and for which he designed the scenery and costumes. In full: "I've returned very tired from Cannes and from Munich where I had to do the scenery and costumes of the ballet "La dame à la licorne" without any help. But the production and the success were superb. I think I will be by the sea when you arrive in Nice. I will be from the 27th in Rome where I will speak at the Picasso exhibition. Keep me current with your dates. With all my heart, Jean C."  15 May 1953;  1 pp.  6 x 7.5 inches (15.2 x 19 cm.). Together with a telegram expressing regret that he would no longer be able to speak at the ACI ("Alas health obliges me to no longer do conferences. I would have loved with all my heart to participate. ")  Expected mailing folds, two holes to left margin, else fine. Read More...

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175. [Literature & Art] Ferber, Edna. (1885–1965).
Original 1930 Photograph

Original candid press photograph of the American novelist, short story writer and playwright whose popular novels include So Big (1924), winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Show Boat (1926), the source material for the Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein musical, and Giant (1952), adapted into the 1956 Hollywood movie starring James Dean and Elizabeth Taylor.  International Newsreel Photo stamp and label to verso, reading in part "Edna Ferber...as she appeared today upon her arrival on the S.S. Ile de France.  The writer has just completed a European vacation. / 8-25-30."  Rippling to lower edge, else fine.  5 x 7 inches (12.7 x 17.8 cm.).

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176. [Literature & Art] [Fraser's Magazine] Froude, James Anthony. (1818-1894).
Original CDV Photograph

An original carte de visite photograph of the English historian, novelist, biographer, and editor of Fraser's Magazine.  Photographed by a New York photographer and on the original mount, with the lower edge slightly trimmed obscuring the photographer's name, otherwise in fine condition. 2.5 x 4 inches (6.3 x 10.1 cm).

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An important archive of materials related to art and visual culture in turn-of-the-century Paris.  From the collection of French culinary writer Curnonsky, this large grouping pertaining to French artists of the early twentieth century includes almost 40 vernissage invitations and exhibition programs received by Curnonsky, many with his name handwritten on the recipient line, for exhibitions by Toulouse-Lautrec, Claude Monet, Henry Somm, Adolphe Willette, and many others.  Overall in fine condition.  Some of the highlights include: Read More...

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178. [Literature & Art] Haring, Keith. (1958–1990) [New York City Ballet].
1988 American Music Festival Poster - SIGNED

Original color screenprint poster created for the 40th Anniversary of the New York City Ballet 1988 American Music Festival, one of a series of 11 artist's posters, from the unnumbered edition of 800, this copy signed and inscribed in black ink by the American artist, "For John + Jane, With Love, Keith 88" to the lower left corner.  Printer's imprint: "Printing courtesy of Phillip Morris Companies Inc." 35.5 x 24 inches.  Minor bumping to edges and corners, else fine.

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179. [Literature & Art] Lawrence, Jacob. (1917–2000).
Autograph Letter Signed

Highly intriguing ALS from the American painter regarding some of the "greatest satisfaction[s]" of his career.  May 31, 1961.  1 pp. on blank paper.  In part, "As to what I consider the greatest satisfaction of my career— there are several. Among them being— the first time I sold a painting; 1938— A Rosenwald Fellowship grant in 1941— And my association with the Downtown Gallery (1941–53), where I came in contact with many of the countries [sic.] most outstanding artists."  Together with a small color image of one of his paintings.  In fine condition.  8.5 x 11 inches (21.5 x 28 cm.).Uncommon.  Read More...

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Group of autograph and typed letters signed from the German author Julius Stinde, the British-born German philosopher Houston Chamberlain, and cultural critic Ernst von Wolzogen, and an autograph postcard written to the Austrian Jewish pacifist and journalist Alfred Fried. In fine condition overall. Read More...

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