Fall 2021 Catalogue


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141. [Jazz & Song] Bailey, Pearl. (1918 - 1990) .
Collection of Original Photographs

Grouping of thirteen original photographs from Bailey's personal collection, showing her alone and with her husband, the great drummer Louie Bellson, and with other family members musical and film figures. Various sizes and formats, most approx. 8 x 10 inches, all in fine condition.

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142. [Jazz & Song] [Beatles] Lennon, John. (1940–1980) [Jann Wenner].
"Lennon Remembers: The Rolling Stone Interviews" - Signed With a Drawing

San Francisco: Straight Arrow Books. 1971. Second printing. 8vo. Publisher's cloth in original dust jacket. Illustrated with photographs, 191 pp. Signed in blue ballpoint ink by John Lennon with a small self-portrait on the title page. Jacket toned, loss at head of jacket spine costing some lettering, else fine. 8.25 x 5.5 inches (21.5 x 14 centimeters).  Read More...

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143. [Jazz & Song] [Beatles].
Miniature Photo Album Necklace

Amusing tiny photograph book album measuring 2.5 cm, bound in crimson gilt-stamped leather and containing 11 photographs of the band on an accordion foldout. A necklace chain is attached, lest you find yourself ever without it.

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144. [Jazz & Song] [Beatles].
Original Photograph with Maharishi Mahesh

Original vintage Keystone Press photograph, dated 8-8-1967 on the verso and with affixed press stub reading: "Three Of The Beatles Attend Lecture By Maharishi Mahesh Yogi: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi who is in London for a farewell visit on his eighth and final world tour, after which he is retiring from public life, last night spoke on the essential role of transcendental meditation in modern life at a public lecture at the Hilton Hotel in London. Among those listening to him were three of the Beatles, Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison. Maharishi lived as a recluse for many years in the Himalayas, but became concerned by the increasing tensions, suffering and strife in the modern world, that he left his seclusion to come out and teach the technique of transcendental meditation."  8.25 x 6.25 inches. Very fine.

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145. [Jazz & Song] Cole, Nat King. (1919–1965).
Signed Photograph

Signed Bruno of Hollywood General Artists Corporation promotional photograph of Nat King Cole and the King Cole Trio.  The popular jazz vocalist has inscribed "To Patty / With all my best / to you / Nat King Cole" to the left side of the image.  Corners lightly dinged, else in fine condition.  10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.).

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146. [Jazz & Song] Bechet, Sidney. (1897 - 1959).
Signed Photograph

Original Disques Vogue publicity photograph, signed in blue ink by the innovative clarinetist and saxophonist regarded as one of the greatest wind players in the history of jazz. 3.5 x 5.5 inches [9 x 14 cm]. Two small corner creases, otherwise in fine condition. Scarce.

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147. [Jazz & Song] Dylan, Bob. (b. 1941).
Certificate of Insurance for his Mustang Convertible

Certificate of Insurance from the State of New York Department of Motor Vehicles issued to "Robert Dylan, Bearsville, New York," providing proof of continuous insurance coverage on his 1966 Ford Mustang convertible from January 25, 1966 to October 15, 1966.  Signature to lower right recto corner is from the authorized representative of his insurer.  In overall fine condition, with expected office wear.  7.25 x 3.25 inches (18.4 x 8.2 cm.). Read More...

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148. [Jazz & Song] Ellington, Duke. (1899-1974).
Signed Photograph to John "Skipper" Mills - "the cause of it all."

Historic signed photograph of the important American jazz composer, bandleader and pianist who remains the most significant composer of the genre. 8 x 10 inch black and white William Morris promotional photograph, boldly signed and inscribed in blue fountain pen ink to John "Skipper" Mills, bass voice of the Mills Brothers: "To my Friend - the Cause of it All / the Great Skipper / good luck / Duke Ellington." Surface creases around the edges, small pinhole in top margin, otherwise fine. An important association. Read More...

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149. [Jazz & Song] Garland, Judy. (1922–1969).
Signed Photograph to the Lighting Designer at the Palace Theatre

Signed portrait photograph of the American actress and singer inscribed to David Bines, the longtime lighting designer at the Palace Theatre.  Garland has written in blue ink "David dear— / thank you for helping to make the palace such a beautiful home for me. / Love, Judy."  Wear to corners, spot of toning to lower left corner, light surface crease to right of image, moderately poor ink adherence, overall in fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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150. [Jazz & Song] Gillespie, John Birks "Dizzy." (1917-1993).
Signed Photograph with Max Roach

Original Carol Friedman for A+M Modern Masters Jazz Series promotional photograph signed by the influential American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, singer and composer who is shown with drummer Max Roach and who has signed (alone) boldly in blue ink, adding the year of [19]90. 8 x 10 inches. Very fine.

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151. [Jazz & Song] [Jazz & Song] Armstrong, Louis. (1901–1971) [Goffin, Robert. (1898–1984)].
Horn of Plenty - INSCRIBED BY MANY

New York: Allen, Towne & Heath, Inc.. 1947. First edition. Story of Louis Armstrong, inscribed by Armstrong beneath his photograph opposite the title, "Best Wishes from Louis Armstrong," and on the verso title and half title by Jack Teagarden, Barney Bigard, Cozy Cole, Arvall Shaw, Earl "Fatha" Hines, Otis Rene, and Velma Middleton. First edition in English, published in French, in Paris, in the same year. Hardcover, original blue bloth, title in gilt to spine, treble clef embossed to the upper board. Portrait frontispiece, 304 pp. Endpages heavily toned, somewhat shaken but solid. Remnants of DJ only. Read More...

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152. [Jazz & Song] [Jazz & Song] Martin, David Stone. (1913–1992).
Two Signed Jazz Prints

Set of two lively jazz prints by the celebrated jazz illustrator whose work graced many of the Verve, Mercury, Clef etc. jazz album covers of the 1950s, one showing a drummer and the other a trombonist, each signed at the bottom in pencil, "David Stone Martin." Both prints bear facsimile signatures inherent to the image.  General toning and light wear to the edges, otherwise in fine condition.  Each 14.75 x 16.5 inches (37.5 x 42 cm.).

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153. [Jazz & Song] Prima, Louis. (1910 - 1978).
Signed Photograph

Original Murray Korman of New York photograph of the Sicilian American singer, actor, songwriter, and trumpeter, signed and inscribed to Betty Melnikoff (née Peskin), "To Betty / 'Be Happy' / Louis # Prima." In fine condition. 7 x 5 inches.

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154. [Jazz & Song] Tharpe, Sister Rosetta. (1915–1973).
Signed Photograph with Her Husband

Uncommon signed photograph of the pioneering gospel singer, songwriter, and guitarist ca. 1953.  Tharpe, whose mixture of spiritual lyrics and electric guitar was an important early influence on rock and roll, has inscribed "May God / Bless / You / Always / Sister Rosetta Tharpe Morrison" in blue ink to the upper right portion of the image, which shows her seated and holding a Gretsch Anniversary model electric guitar while her manager and third husband, Russell Morrison, stands next to her with a cigarette in hand.  General toning and a few small light stains, several creases and small tears, mostly to margins but with two extending slightly into the image, one just touching the word "May" at the start of the inscription. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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155. [Dance] Alonso, Alicia. (1920–2019).
Photograph taken following her return from Mexico

Original photograph of the Cuban ballerina taken immediately after disembarking a Cubana de Aviacion airplane.  A typed caption to verso, translated from the Spanish, reads "Alicia Alonso arrives at the Rancho Boyeros airport after the triumph of the Ballet Cubano in Mexico," and a handwritten label dates the photograph to May 1968.  Alonso can be seen just to right of center, laden with bouquets.  Wear to edges, surface crease to left margin, crease to lower right corner, else in fine condition.  10 x 7 inches (25.4 x 17.8 cm.).

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156. [Dance] Astaire, Fred. (1899–1987) [Berk, Sammy. (1894–1983)] [Jones, Jonah. (1919–2004)] .
"My! My! Didn't that show kill 'em!!!!?!" - Two Signed Letters

Pair of letters from the American dancer and actor to Sammy Berk, a former vaudeville entertainer who managed Cab Calloway, Jonah Jones, and Duke Ellington.  The first letter (autograph letter signed; "Saturday," otherwise undated; 1 p. on personal stationary) reads in full "Dear Sam, / Thanks for your letter.  I was very glad to hear from you. / Give my best to the great Jonah and to the boys – please.  I miss him a lot. / It was sure a great time we all had.  My!  My!  Didn't that show kill 'em!!!!?!  Don't know when I'll be able to get at another one but when I do – I sure hope to get Jonah! / All best Sam / -Fred."  The letter almost certainly refers to An Evening with Fred Astaire, the 1958 NBC television special that featured the Jonah Jones Quartet, revived Astaire's career, and won a staggering nine Emmy awards.  Vertical and horizontal mailing crease, overall in very good condition.  5.5 x 7 inches (14 x 17.8 cm.). Read More...

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157. [Dance] Astaire, Fred. (1899–1987) & Rhodes, Erik. (1906 - 1990).
Signed Photograph in The Gay Divorcee

Glossy photograph still from the 1934 Hollywood film The Gay Divorcee, signed and inscribed in blue and black felt tip ink by co-stars Fred Astaire and Erik Rhodes to "Dana."  Very fine.  10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.). Read More...

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158. [Dance] [Astaire, Fred. (1899–1987)] Rogers, Ginger. (1911–1995).
Signed Photograph in "Shall We Dance"

Halftone photograph of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in the 1937 film Shall We Dance, signed and inscribed "Blessings from Ginger Rogers."  An unsigned still of Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh in Gone with the Wind to verso.  Light wear to edges, else fine.  8 x 10.75 inches (20.3 x 26.2 cm.).

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159. [Dance] Bates, Clayton "Peg Leg". (1907–1998).
Signed Photograph

Uncommon signed photograph of the one-legged dancer, who has inscribed: "To Bill Spears- / My sincere wishes to you.  Montreal / is filled with / nice people like / you. / Peg Leg Bates."  Toning and water damage, with small tears and surface losses to the upper corners, else good.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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160. [Dance] [Cake-Walk] [Florida Creole Girls].
"Danse du Cake-Walk" – Postcard Photograph Set

Group of five Walery of Paris postcard photographs depicting members of the Florida Creole Girls dance troupe, ca. 1902–1903, including Miss Shippert (the founder of the group), Miss Hobson, Miss Adams, Miss Hall, and Miss Fitch.  Some light edge wear, else very fine, approx. 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm.). Read More...

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