Summer 2021 Catalogue


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19th century miniature painted portrait of Vestris, "the God of dance," after an original painting by Romany.  In metal ovular frame, some backing remnants to verso, else very fine.  1.75 x 2.25 inches (4.3 x 5.7 cm.). Read More...

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Rare signed program from a 1956 out-of-town tryout of the musical comedy Li'l Abner at the Shubert Theatre in Boston.  The title page is signed by much of the cast, including Peter Palmer, who played Abner in both the stage and film versions of the show, and Edie Adams, who would go on to win a Tony for her performance as Daisy Mae.  16 pp.  In very fine condition, 6 x 9 inches (15.2 x 22.9 cm.). Read More...

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163. [Film & Theatre] [Beefcakes] Campbell, Louise. (1911–1997) & Payne, John. (1912–1989).
1937 Promotional Photograph

Paramount Pictures promotional photograph of the American actress surrounded by a retinue of handsome young men, including a pre-fame John Payne third from the left (best known for his role as Fred Gailey in Miracle on 34th Street), as well as by James Ellison, Lee Bowman, Richard Denning and James Craig. 1937.  Fine.  10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.). Read More...

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164. [Film & Theatre] [Books!] Laughton, Charles. (1899–1962).
Original Photograph

Press photograph of the English stage and film actor, a mischievous look upon his face as he carries a sizable stack of books.  Pencil markings to verso indicate the image was used in the Music section of a Sunday, December 3, 1950 newspaper, the words "Charles Laughton to perform tonight" written to the upper edge.  White in-painting for contrast in later printing along right side, creases to lower right corner, moderate edgewear, overall in fine condition.  8 x 10 inch (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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165. [Film & Theatre] Clair, René. (1898–1981).
"The Author of Films, This Unknown" - Autograph Letter Signed

ALS from the French filmmaker to Professor Irma Antonetto of the Associazione Culturale Italiana, written a few months after Clair had completed a speaking tour of Italy.  13 May 60; 1 pp., on personal stationary.  Translated from the French, in part: "Your beautiful book once again makes me deplore my ignorance..." Two holes to left margin, else fine.  5.5 x 8.25 inches (14 x 21 cm.).  Together with an Italian-language document titled "The Author of Films, This Unknown," which provides details of Clair's March 1960 speaking dates and an unattributed French-language article with quotations from the director, stapled to a biography.   Read More...

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166. [Film & Theatre] Crawford, Joan. (1905–1977).
Collection of Photographs

Collection of 47 unsigned photographs and one postcard photograph of the screen legend, including promotional photographs for the films The Best of Everything, Female on the Beach with Jeff Chandler, Flamingo Road, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, Goodbye, My Fancy, The Damned Don't Cry, Possessed, It's a Great Feeling, Sudden Fear, A Woman's Face, Torch Song, and Fashion Tie-Up, along with a television appearance on ABC's The Hollywood Palace.  Generally original period prints, many with 1950s date stamps on the verso, overall in fine condition.  Various sizes, predominantly 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).  Read More...

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167. [Film & Theatre] Crawford, Joan. (1905–1977).
Original 1930 Candid from Shooting of "Our Blushing Brides"

Unusual M-G-M Grimes candid photograph of the film icon preparing to shoot a scene for the 1930 film Our Blushing Brides.  Label to verso reads "....Fastening the last snap on her gown, Joan is ready to go into the scene with Robert Montgomery for the first 'Shot' of the day.."  Stamp "Kindly Credit M-G-M / Photo By Grimes" in purple. Wear to edges and some creasing in corners, overall very good.  7 x 9 inches (17.8 x 22.9 cm.). Read More...

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168. [Film & Theatre] [Davis, Bette. (1908–1989) & Sandburg, Carl. (1878–1967) & Merrill, Gary. (1915–1990)].
"The World of Carl Sandburg" - Original Program

Bifold program from a performance of The World of Carl Sandburg, a stage presentation of selections from the poetry and prose of the Swedish-American Pulitzer Prize winner.  The production, which toured nationally from 1959–1960, starred Bette Davis and her then-husband, Gary Merrill.  4 pp.  In fine condition, 6 x 9 inches (15.2 x 22.9 cm). Read More...

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169. [Film & Theatre] Harrison, Rex. (1908–1990) & Palmer, Lilli. (1914–1986).
Signed Photograph from "Main Street to Broadway"

Signed MGM promotional photograph of the actors in costume for their roles in the 1953 film Main Street to Broadway.  Stamp to verso dated May 27 1953.  10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.). Read More...

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170. [Film & Theatre] Hunter, Tab. (1931–2018).
Signed Photograph

Charming early signed portrait photograph of the Hollywood heartthrob, who has signed boldly in ink to the left.  Mild toning; overall fine.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.8 cm). Read More...

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171. [Film & Theatre] Kelly, Grace. (1929 - 1982).
Flowers - Original Lithograph Artwork SIGNED

Color offset lithograph by the American actress who later became Princess of Monaco, signed in pencil "Grace de Monaco" and numbered 78/150.  From the collection of Joseph Cicio, originally a gift of Princess Grace of Monaco.  Toned, unexamined out of frame but apparently in otherwise fine condition.  Sight 22 x 18 inches (55.9 x 45.7 cm.); Frame 30.5 x 26.5 inches (77.5 x 67.3 cm.).

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172. [Film & Theatre] [Kelly, Grace. (1929–1982) & Pasco, Richard. (1926–2014)].
"Birds, Beasts, and Flowers" – Program

Program for an unusual spring 1978 performance at Harvard University's Loeb Drama Center starring Richard Pasco and Her Serene Princess Grace of Monaco.  Described as "a programme of poetry and prose," the evening consisted of selected readings about nature, including excerpts from works by William Blake, William J. Turner, D.H. Lawrence, Robert Frost, and many others.  The performance was part of a series of readings that marked Kelly's return to live performance almost 20 years after marrying Prince Rainier III.  10 pp.  Fine.  6.5 x 9 inches (16.5 x 23 cm). Read More...

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173. [Film & Theatre] [Laurel, Stan. (1890–1965) & Hardy, Oliver. (1892–1957)].
Mechanical Moving Cardboard Advertisement

Cardboard advertisement featuring the beloved comedy duo Laurel & Hardy, with mechanical motion whereby the movement outwards of Stan's leg cause the pair to take turns doffing their caps and raising their necks to comedic heights.  The illustration by Cvellar, advertising text to bottom for "La Aasa / El Ccafé / Logroño," advertising a café in the Spanish city.  Light wear, overall in very fine condition given age.  Approx. 6 x 9 inches (15.2 x 22.9 cm.) Read More...


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174. [Film & Theatre] Mamet, David. (b. 1947).
"Glengarry Glen Ross" - Signed Program

Playbill program from a 1986 production of Glengarry Glen Ross starring Peter Falk and Joe Mantegna at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston. The playwright has inscribed to title page "Best wishes to Paul– / David Mamet / 12 Feb '86."  28 pp.  In very fine condition.  6.5 x 9 inches (16.5 x 23 cm). Read More...

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175. [Film & Theatre] Marshall, Kenneth. (b. 1950).
"Marco Polo: The Historic Adventure Based on the Television Spectacular" - SIGNED

New York: Random House. 1982. First Edition . Signed copy of the storybook version of the ambitious Italian 1982 television mini-series, Marco Polo (1982), which featured music by Ennio Morricone and performances by Burt Lancaster and Leonard Nimoy. Ken Marshall, who played the titular 13th-century Venetian merchant and explorer, has signed and inscribed the title page "To Paul, may all your journeys / be as fruitful as 'Marcos'.' / Ken Marshall" to Paul McMahon. 61 pp. Hardcover; color illustrations; overall in fine condition. 8.25 x 11.25 inches (21 x 28.5 cm). Read More...

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176. [Film & Theatre] Poitier, Sidney. (b. 1927).
Signed Photograph

Signed original Ica Vilander of Berlin photograph of the celebrated actor, the first black man to win an Academy Award for Best Actor. Signed to lower left in blue ballpoint ink, scattered creases and light scratches, the image intentionally grainy, in overall very good condition and stamped by the photographer to verso.  10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.).

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177. [Film & Theatre] Rainer, Luise. (1910–2014).
"The Good Earth" - Signed Souvenir Program

Souvenir souvenir program from the 1937 film The Good Earth, signed to cover by lead actress Luise Rainer, who won an Academy Award for her performance and has inscribed "To Paul / all the best / Luise Rainer."  In fine condition.  9 x 12 inches (22.9 x 30.5 cm.).  Together with numerous newspaper clippings related to the film, primarily reviews. Read More...

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178. [Film & Theatre] Reiner, Carl. (1922–2020).
Signed Photograph

Uncommon early signed photograph of the actor, author, producer, director, and creator of The Dick Van Dyke Show, who has inscribed "To George / A real pleasure / knowing you + / working to / your drumming / Sincerely / Carl Reiner."  Light vertical crease to right side, else fine.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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179. [Film & Theatre] Rich, Matty. (b. 1971).
"Straight Out of Brooklyn" - Signed Photograph

Signed Samuel Goldwyn promotional photograph of the film director and screenwriter on the set of his breakthrough 1991 film, Straight Out of Brooklyn.  Rich's inscription reads "To Paul / Thanks for your time / always / Matty Rich."  Very fine.  10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.). Read More...

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Playbill program for the 1953 Broadway production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Me and Juliet at the Majestic Theatre, signed to title page by cast members Hayes and McCracken.  40 pp.  In fine condition, 7.5 x 9.5 inches (19 x 24.1 cm). Read More...

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