Late Summer 2021 Catalogue


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209 items in this catalogue total,
currently filtered to 201


147. [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...

148. [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...

149. [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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150. [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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151. [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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152. [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...

153. [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...

154. [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 a likely secretarial signature in black felt tip "Arthur Miller". In fine condition.

155. [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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156. [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.


157. [Film & Theatre] 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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158. [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...

159. [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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160. [Literature & Art] [Avedon, Richard. (1923–2004)].
"Petra Alvarado, factory worker"

Photograph printed or prepared in 1987 for promotional use by the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art, "Petra Alvarado, factory worker, El Paso, Texas, on her birthday, 4/22/82."  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.  Very fine.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).

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161. [Literature & Art] Bryant, William Cullen. (1794–1878).
Original Cabinet Photograph

Original cabinet photograph of the American romantic poet, journalist, and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post.  Photographed by L. Alman of New York and on the original mount, slightly trimmed at the lower edge; otherwise in fine condition.  4.25 x 6.5 inches (10.7 x 16.1 cm).

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162. [Literature & Art] [Camus, Albert. (1913–1960)].
Typed Letter Signed from His Publisher Regarding an Invitation to Speak

TLS written on behalf of the French author and philosopher by a secretary at Gallimard, Camus' publisher, to Professor Irma Antonetto of the Associazione Culturale Italiana, declining an invitation to speak.  Paris, 9 October 1950;  1 pp. on Gallimard stationary.  In part (translated from the French), "Sadly, Monsieur Albert Camus, ill for the last year, is currently convalescing, and his health does not allow him the movement and fatigue involved in a conference."   Expected mailing fold, two holes to left margin, else fine.  5 x 8 inches (12.7 x 20.3 cm.). Read More...

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163. [Literature & Art] Cooper, James Fenimore. (1789–1851).
Original CDV Photograph

An original carte de visite photograph of a portrait drawing of the prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century best known for his Romantic novel The Last of the Mohicans.  On an original mount, with the lower edge slightly trimmed, partially obscuring his name, and some light spots; otherwise in fine condition. 2.5 x 4 inches (6.3 x 10.1 cm).

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164. [Literature & Art] D'Annunzio, Gabriele. (1863–1938).
Early Cabinet Photograph

Early Henri Le Lieure cabinet card photograph of the profligate Italian poet, playwright and journalist, ca. 1880s.  A few stray marks, lower right edge broken, markings on verso, overall very good.  4 x 6.4 inches. Read More...

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165. [Literature & Art] Fantoni, Marcello. (1915–1911).
Untitled (figure) - Original Drawing

Rare original drawing by the important sculptor, ceramicist, metalworker, multi-media artist and designer. Accomplished in green ink on paper, signed in pencil to the upper right corner. Fine, 8.6 x 13 inches (22 x 33 centimeters). Read More...

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166. [Literature & Art] Ginsberg, Allen. (1926–1997).
"Kaddish and Other Poems" - SIGNED

San Francisco: City Lights Books. February 1969. Ninth Printing. Signed copy of the important Beat poet's 1961 poetry collection, encompassing work written between 1958 and 1960, with inscription on title page: "For Louis Mandel/ Tucson, Ariz./ Aug. 1969/ Allen Ginsberg."  16mo, 100 pp.,  small spot and block of toning on front cover, mounting stains to inside cover, small horizontal tear to back cover, else fine.  4.75 x 6.25 inches (12.1 x 15.9 cm.).

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