Summer 2023 Catalogue


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Signed doubleweight half-length silver gelatin portrait of the legendary Russian ballet dancer in a relaxed pose by Roy Round, London.  Signature dated 1971 and stamped by the photographer on verso.  10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.2 cm).  In fine condition.  Read More...

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124. [Dance] Platt, Marc. (1913–2014).
Signed Photograph

Doubleweight photograph of the American ballet dancer performing.  Inscribed, "To Paul / McMahon / Sincerely / Max Platt."  7 x 5 inches (17.5 x 12.8 cm).  Small stains around edges, else in fine condition. Read More...

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125. [Dance] Primus, Pearl. (1919–1994) [Lindquist, John. (1910–1985)].
"Excerpts from an African Journey" - Signed Photograph from Jacob's Pillow

A rare signed photograph from the influential American dancer, choreographer, and anthropologist who played an important role in the presentation of African dance to American audiences. Inscribed "To Paul /Best Wishes / Sincerely / Pearl E. Primus" in black ink to the lower right corner.  The photograph was taken by dance photographer John Lindquist, the longtime photographer for Jacob's Pillow.  Photographer's stamp to verso.  Some surface crazing, small crack to upper right edge, overall in fine condition. 10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.). Read More...

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126. [Dance] Primus, Pearl. (1919–1994) [Peterich, Gerda. (1906-1974)].
"African Ceremonial" - Signed Photograph

A rare signed photograph of the influential American dancer, choreographer, and anthropologist who played an important role in the presentation of African dance to American audiences. An exceptional original photograph by Gerda Peterich, Primus is shown in "African Ceremonial," her first choreographed work of dance and the work in which she made her professional debut in NY in 1943. Inscribed "To Paul /with Best Wishes / Sincerely / Pearl E. Primus" in black ink to the lower left corner. Photographer's stamps to verso.  In very fine condition. 10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.). Read More...

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128. [Dance] Chaplin, Charlie. (1889-1977) .
Original Photograph

An unusual and visually striking original 1927 doubleweight photograph of the great comedian. This image was later reproduced in the Chicago Tribune, under the headline "Movie Comedian Says He'll File Cross Bill: Charlie Chaplin and his Jap valet about to board Twentieth Century in Chicago on his way to see New York lawyer." 7.5 x 9.75 inches. Edges slightly chipped, stamps and notations on verso, else fine. Read More...

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129. [Dance] Conti, Bill. (b. 1942).
"Gonna fly now" - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed

AMQS by the celebrated film composer, "Gonna fly now" from Rocky; one staff with header.  No date.  Upper half of sheet cut from a spiral-bound 12-staff pad.  4.5 x 8.5 inches (11.6 x 21.5 cm).  In fine condition.

Rocky (1977) may be Strauss's best-known film score.  "Gonna Fly Now" has become a staple of American popular culture and is particularly popular at sports events.  The lyrics are by Carol Connors and Ayn Robbins. 


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130. [Dance] Costner, Kevin. (b. 1955).
"Field of Dreams"—Signed Photograph

Signed promotional still of the American actor from the 1989 Phil Alden Robinson baseball film nominated for three Academy Awards and selected in 2017 for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.  Inscribed to Paul McMahon.  10 x 8  inches (25.3 x 20.1 cm).  In fine condition.  Read More...

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131. [Film & Theatre] Coward, Noël. (1899-1973).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the British playwright, actor, singer and composer seated at the piano.  Inscribed to Paul McMahon.  Handstamp to verso, "Bonard Productions... presents Noël Coward's new musical comedy 'Sail Away'..."  10 x 8  inches (25.4 x 20.6 cm).  Punch holes from staples to corners; else in fine condition.  Read More...

132. [Film & Theatre] Crabbe, Buster. (1908–1983).
Signed Photograph

Signed "poster-card" full-length portrait of the American swimmer and actor in the 1933 film King of the Jungle,  "no. 206" of a later postcard series by Trilby Posters, Venice, Calif.  Inscribed to Paul McMahon.  No date; verso has printed note, "place 5-cent stamp here."  8 x 5 inches (20.3 x 12.8 cm), with rounded corners.  In very good condition. Read More...

133. [Film & Theatre] Crisp, Quentin. (1908–1999).
"Resident Alien"—Signed Photograph

Signed still of the British humorist, wearing his trademark fedora, from the 1991 Greycat Films documentary about him.  Inscribed to Paul McMahon.  10 x 8  inches (25.4 x 20.6 cm).  Edges slightly worn; else in fine condition.  Read More...

134. [Film & Theatre] Curtis, Tony. (1925–2010).
"The Prince Who Was a Thief"—Early Signed Photograph as "Anthony"

Early signed promotional still of the American actor from the 1951 Universal film.  Inscribed to "Harry," with the very uncommon early signature "Anthony Curtis."  Handstamp, "Anthony Curtis appearing in Universal-International Pictures," to verso.  10 x 8.25  inches (25.4 x 20.7 cm).  In fine condition.  Read More...

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135. [Film & Theatre] [Davis, Bette. (1908-1989)] Cotten, Joseph. (1905-1994).
"Beyond the Forest" – Signed Promotional Photograph

Signed promotional oblong still from the 1949 film distributed by Warner Bros., showing the American actor in a scene with Bette Davis (who did not sign the photograph) and boldly signed by Cotten. 10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.4 cm). Punch holes from stapling to all four corners. Otherwise in good condition. Read More...

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136. [Film & Theatre] Davis, Bette. (1908-1989).
Signed Photograph

Signed promotional still from an unidentified film, showing the American actress alongside an unidentified male actor. 8 x 10 inches (20.7 x 25.3 cm). Paper brittle with creases and cracks to photographic emulsion but otherwise very good. Read More...

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137. [Film & Theatre] Davis, Bette. (1908–1989).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the American actress, captured by Bert Six for Warner Brothers, 1940s, her famous sparkling eyes as captivating as ever.  10 x 8 inches (25.5 x 20.6 cm).  Upper corners slightly bumped, else fine. Read More...

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138. [Film & Theatre] Delon, Alain. (b. 1935).
Signed Photograph

Signed knee-length photograph of the French actor in his early years wearing a sweater and jeans, somewhat out of focus, with lighting from the right only,  a still from an unidentified film. Signed in French to Paul McMahon. 8 x 10.25 inches (20.3 x 25.8 cm). In fine condition. Read More...

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139. [Film & Theatre] [Dietrich, Marlene (1901-1992)] Claxton, William. (1927-2008).
Original Photograph in her dressing room at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas, 1955.

Original William Claxton photograph of the iconic singer and actress in her dressing room prior to a performance at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas, 1955.  Photographer's stamp to verso, together with a second stamp denoting that this particular print was Claxton's "Private Copy."  Light wear to upper corners, overall in very fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

140. [Film & Theatre] Dietrich, Marlene. (1901-1992).
Signed Photograph

Signed oblong headshot of the iconic German actress and singer lying on a chaiselongue, with her left hand near her head and and holding a cigarette. "From the collection of Robert Pearlstein" printed to back. 8 x 10 inches (20.5 x 25.5 cm). In fine condition.

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141. [Film & Theatre] Divine [Milstead, Harris Glenn]. (1945–1988) & Hunter, Tab. (1931–2018).
Autograph Signatures and "Polyester" Promotional Photograph

Pair of signed 5 x 3 inch cards and a secretarially signed promotional photograph (9.75 x 8 inch) from the 1981 film Polyester. In fine condition. Read More...

142. [Film & Theatre] Fairbanks Jr., Douglas. (1909–2000) [Bailey, Pearl. (1918–1990)].
Autograph Letter Signed to Pearl Bailey

Ebullient ALS from the American actor and producer to actress and singer Pearl Bailey, thanking her for sending him a copy of her recent memoir, The Raw Pearl.  New York, 30 September 1968;  3 pp. on personal stationary.  Fairbanks, best known for his roles in Gunga DinThe Prisoner of Zenda, and Sinbad the Sailor, writes, in part, "Pearl Dear, / I just returned to town last night—and what did my wondering eyes behold but the copy of your book which my secretary had left in the center of my desk so it would be the first thing I noticed on my homecoming! / I'm longing to read it and will start as soon as I can.  But it is the inscription at the front which I prize most!  Adlai Stevenson once said something to the effect that flattery is fine as long as you don't chew on it.  Well, I'm determined to chew on that most flattering inscription till the end of my days! Oh, I'm so proud! And so grateful! And so touched! And, even more than ever, / Yours ever, / Douglas."  The letter also includes a lengthy postscript and four empty photo corners to the lower portion of the second leaf.  Expected mailing folds, else in very fine condition. 7.5 x 10.75 inches (19 x 27.3 cm.).

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143. [Film & Theatre] Garland, Judy. (1922–1969) [Arlen, Harold. (1905–1986)].
The Story of Judy Garland - INSCRIBED TO HAROLD ARLEN

Large format booklet The Story of Judy Garland inscribed on the cover "To Harold/with my deep admiration and lots of love thrown in/Judy" and additionally inscribed by Sid Luft who has dated the program December 2nd 1952. 12 x 9 inches (31 x 23 cm); with a portrait of Judy Garland to the cover, the booklet illustrated with photographs by Richard Avedon and others. Minor handling wear, an old glassine jacket is present, possibly original, which has small losses. Read More...

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