Late Summer 2021 Catalogue


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210 items in this catalogue total,
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141. [Film & Theatre] Merman, Ethel. (1908–1984).
Signed Photograph

Signed doubleweight photograph of the American actress and singer known for her distinctive, powerful voice and leading roles in musical theatre.  Merman has lightly inscribed "To Paul McMahon / from / Ethel Merman" to the upper left corner.  Poor contrast to signature, else very fine.  5 x 7 inches (12.7 x 17.8 cm.). Read More...

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142. [Film & Theatre] Merrick, David. (1911–2000).
Typed Letter Signed

TLS from the legendary American theatre producer to the treasurer of the Majestic Theatre regarding a change to box office policy concerning tickets purchased with a charge card.  July 27, 1981;  1 pp. on A4 personal stationary.  In part, "I want all tickets ordered and/or paid for by Charge Cards to have the appropriate Charge Card presented at the box office window at the time the tickets are picked up, so that the purchaser's signature may be verified."  Mailing folds, else fine.

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143. [Film & Theatre] Moreno, Rita. (b. 1931).
Signed Photograph

Striking early 20th Century-Fox promotional photograph of the Puerto Rican actress and dancer, who has inscribed "To Paul / Rita Moreno."  Fine.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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144. [Film & Theatre] Novak, Kim. (b. 1933).
Collection of Photographs

Collection of 38 vintage original unsigned photographs and one postcard photograph of the two-time Golden Globe winning American actress, including promotional photographs for the films Pal Joey with Frank Sinatra, Vertigo with Jimmy Stewart, and Just a Gigolo with David Bowie, together with photographs and stills from Jeanne Eagels, Picnic, The Mirror Crack'd, Liebestraum, and the made-for-television films Of Human Bondage and Boys Night Out.  Generally original period prints, overall in fine condition.  Postcard 4 x 5.75 inches (10.2 x 14.6 cm.), else 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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145. [Film & Theatre] O'Neill, Barbara. (1910–1980) & Homolka, Oscar. (1898–1978).
Signed Photograph in "I Remember Mama"

Signed publicity still from the 1948 RKO Radio picture I Remember Mama, boldly signed by both stars in blue ink.  Crease to upper left corner, minor toning to edges, else fine.  10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.).

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146. [Film & Theatre] Parker, Mary-Louise. (b. 1964).
Signed Photograph

Early signed Twentieth Century Fox promotional photograph of the actress in a scene from the 1991 film Grand Canyon.  Parker has inscribed "To Paul / Love / Mary."  Very fine.  10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.). Read More...

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147. [Film & Theatre] Peters, Bernadette. (b. 1948).
Signed Photograph in "Pennies from Heaven"

Signed MGM promotional photograph of the Broadway star in costume for her role as Lulu in the 1981 film Pennies from Heaven.  Peters has inscribed "To Paul / Love / Bernadette Peters" to the lower left of the image.  Two spots of toning to upper image, else very fine.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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148. [Film & Theatre] Peters, Bernadette. (b. 1948).
"There are snails on her plate!" - Signed Photograph in "The Jerk"

Signed Universal Studios promotional photograph of the Broadway star in costume for her role as Marie Kimble Johnson in the 1979 film The Jerk.  A typewritten press blurb to verso reads, in part, "There are snails on her plate!  Marie (BERNADETTE PETERS) refuses to look at them, in Universal's rags to riches to rags story The Jerk."  Minor edgewear, else fine.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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149. [Film & Theatre] Rivera, Chita. (b. 1933) [Porter, Cole. (1891–1964)].
Signed Photograph in "Can-Can"

Signed photograph of the American actress, dancer, and singer in costume for the 1988 touring production of Cole Porter's Can-Can.  Rivera has inscribed along the crinoline of her dress "To Paul / Love / Chita Rivera."  A press release for a week of performances at the Wang Center in Boston is affixed to verso.  Very fine.  8 x 10 inches (20.7 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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

Signed United Artists promotional photograph of the actress and model, one of Hollywood's leading sex symbols of the 1940's and 50's.  The ever-glamourous Russell is shown in a sultry floor length dress for her role as Joan Kenwood in the 1946 film Young Widow.  Mild toning, small tear to the lower margin; overall in fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).

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151. [Film & Theatre] Sarandon, Susan. (b. 1946).
Signed Photograph

Signed and inscribed photograph of the film actress best known for her roles in Thelma & Louise, Atlantic City, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.  Light edge wear, else in fine condition.  7.75 x 9.75 inches (19.7 x 24.8 cm.). Read More...

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152. [Film & Theatre] Shubert, Jacob J. (1879–1963).
"These bills are running higher and higher all the time" – Typed Letters Signed to John Yorke

Pair of TLS from the theater owner addressed to John Yorke at the Shubert Theatre in Boston, regarding unions and issues with properties in the city.  1 pp. each on A4 Select Theatres Corporation stationary.  In the first letter, dated October 1, 1956, Shubert writes to Yorke, in part, "not to make any commitments for help of any kind, for stagehands or any other help, as I look after that myself...All union matters I look after personally, which I have done for the many years.  I do not want any increases made until I pass on all these matters.  I do not pay very much attention to what they demand.  Our theatres are different.  We do not comply with the basic wage scale or anything of that sort.  All wage scales, etc. I look after personally."  The second letter, dated September 19, 1957, takes issue with an unusually large bill for a show, in part, "I notice in statement week ending September 7, 1957 bill for 'taking in, etc.' amounting to $2,948.50.  This is the most outrageous bill I have ever seen.  Please give me a full explanation of same. / I realize the company pays for it, nevertheless a condition of that kind should never take place.  There is no show in the world, playing the legitimate theatre, that should cost so much money to take in."  Mailing folds, else fine. Read More...

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153. [Film & Theatre] Stritch, Elaine. (1925–2014) [Coward, Noël. (1899–1973)].
Signed Photograph in "Sail Away"

Charming photograph of the theatre legend during her Tony-nominated performance as Mimi Paragon in the original 1961 Broadway production of Noël Coward's Sail Away.  Stritch has inscribed to verso "To Paul / love / Elaine Stritch."  Very fine.  7 x 5 inches (17.8 x 12.7 cm.). Read More...

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154. [Film & Theatre] [The Cotton Club] Hines, Maurice. (b. 1943).
Signed Photograph in "The Cotton Club"

Signed and inscribed promotional photograph for the 1984 Francis Ford Coppola film The Cotton Club, starring Maurice and Gregory Hines as brothers Clay and Sandman Williams. Somewhat low contrast to signature, else very fine.  10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.). Read More...

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155. [Film & Theatre] [The Misfits] Huston, John, (1906–1987) & Miller, Arthur. (1915–2005).
The Misfits - SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH

Glossy 8 x 10 behind-the-scenes photo from the 1961 film The Misfits, signed in blue felt tip by John Huston and with a spurious or secretarial signature in black felt tip "Arthur Miller". In fine condition.

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156. [Film & Theatre] Waring, Fred. (1900–1984).
Typed Letter Signed

TLS from the radio and television personality to John Yorke, manager of the Majestic Theatre, thanking him for helping with a recent trip to New York City.  June 23, 1981;  1 pp. on personal stationary.  In part, "Mrs. Waring joins me in thanking you for taking such good care of us last week."  Waring notes that he and his wife "were sorry to have missed Karen Prunczik," suggesting that York had set them up with tickets to 42nd Street.  Mailing crease, else very fine.  5.5 x 6.75 inches (14 x 17.1 cm.). Read More...

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157. [Film & Theatre] [Wong, Anna May. (1905–1961)] Lee, Ching Wah. (1901–1980).
Signed Postcard

Postcard photograph of Wong and Ella Raines chatting with actor Ching Wah Lee, who has signed in fountain pen in English. 5.25 x 3.5 inches (13.3 x 8.9 cm.)  Fine.
Wong was the first Chinese American movie star and the first Asian American to become an international star. Her long and varied career spanned both silent and sound film, television, stage, and radio.


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158. [Literature & Art] Anderson & Low (est. 1990).
NDGT [Danish National Gymnastic Team, 1998]

Toned gelatin silver print from the Anderson & Low series, showing a beautifully composed image of a Danish National Gymnastic Team athlete.  Signed, dated, titled and numbered from the edition of 25.  Not examined out of frame but in apparently fine condition.  Framed to 14.5 x 12 inches (36.8 x 30.5 cm.).  Read More...

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159. [Literature & Art] Avedon, Richard. (1923–2004) [Minnelli, Liza. (b. 1946) & Astaire, Fred. (1899–1987)].
Signed Portrait Contact Sheet from Vogue Photoshoot

Oversize portrait contact sheet of Liza Minnelli and Fred Astaire, in 12 images, photographed by Richard Avedon for the December 1974 issue of Vogue. Signed by Avedon at the lower right. Astaire and Minnelli are shown in several light-hearted posed portraits, and taking direction from Avedon in front of the camera. Original gelatin silver print on card stock. Virtually unhandled; very fine overall. Sight size 12.5 x 16 inches, matted and framed to an overall size of 16.75 x 21 inches. Read More...

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160. [Literature & Art] [Avedon, Richard. (1923–2004)].
"Juan Patricio Lobato, carney"

Photograph printed or prepared in 1987 for promotional use by the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art, "Juan Patricio Lobato, carney, Rocky Ford, Colorado. 8/23/80."  The original photograph was included in the exhibit In the American West: Photographs by Richard Avedon at the ICA in Boston from February 20 to April 26, 1987.  ICA label to verso.  Small chip to lower margin, else fine.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).

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