Summer 2023 Catalogue


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164. [Film & Theatre] Novak, Kim. (b. 1933).
"Jeanne Eagles"—Signed Photograph

Signed promotional still from the 1957 Columbia film, a full-length portrait of the American actress scantily clad for a burlesque show.  Inscribed to Paul McMahon.  Copyright is "1957 Columbia Pictures," but the title of the film is not mentioned.  10 x 8 inches (25.5 x 20.4 cm).  Small tear to right margin; else in fine condition.  Read More...

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165. [Film & Theatre] Parker, Sarah Jessica. (b. 1965).
"L.A. Story"—Signed Photograph

Uncommon early signed promotional still of the American actress from the 1991 Tri-Star Pictures film.  Inscribed to Paul McMahon.  10 x 8 inches (25.5 x 20.2 cm).  In fine condition.  Read More...

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166. [Film & Theatre] Perkins, Anthony. (1932–1992).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the American actor best remembered for his role as Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 classic Psycho.  Perkins has inscribed "To Paul / Tony Perkins" in black ink.  Light creases to corners, tiny vertical tear along lower margin with image unaffected, toning to left edge of image, overall in fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

167. [Film & Theatre] Peters, Bernadette. (b. 1948).
Signed Photograph

Signed portrait of the American singer and actress in a nearly revealing pose, by Harry Langdon (b. 1935).  Inscribed to Paul McMahon.  10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm).  In fine condition. Read More...

168. [Film & Theatre] [Pin-Up] Monroe, Marilyn. (1926–1962).
"Golden Dreams" – Teaser Calendar

Cincinnati, Ohio: Kaeser & Blair Incorporated. [1957] . Original heavy cardstock tall format bi-folio "Exclusive! Teaser Calendar: Radically Different...Exotic...Tormenting..." 2 pp, 11 x 19 inches, advertising "The Revolutionary, Vivacious, Unique, Intriguing, K&B T's Calendars!" and featuring sample calendar pages with Marilyn Monroe's famous "Golden Dreams" photo by Tom Kelley opposite another pin-up image of an unidentified model titled "The Charmer," each with small silver overlays to the model's chest ("censored on samples only") and also including two colorful dress illustrations on plastic overlays, designed to further cover the exposed figures. Folder opens to two facing mounted black paper pages, each with a mounted color image, and also each including a sample January 1957 calendar sheet and featuring a sample text which might be ordered in a custom print run ("Highway Motor Service....Free Coffee to Truck Drivers"), the lower folder mount including pricing details for bulk orders. Separations along the spine, significant stains, edge and spine wear, small tears or chips, nevertheless a very unusual survival featuring an iconic Marilyn Monroe image in a highly amusing context.  Read More...

169. [Film & Theatre] Plummer, Christopher. (1929–2021).
"International Velvet"—Signed Photograph

Signed still of the Canadian actor from the 1978 MGM film, a belated sequel to the 1944 film National Velvet.  10.25 x 8.25 inches (25.8 x 20.8 cm).  Small creases to corners and edges; else in fine condition. Read More...

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170. [Film & Theatre] Poitier, Sidney. (1927–2022) [Belafonte, Harry. (b. 1927)].
Signed Photograph from "Buck and the Preacher"

Signed promotional still from the 1972 Columbia Pictures Western starring Sidney Poitier (who also directed) and Harry Belafonte, who are both depicted.  Signed and inscribed by Poitier to Australian television presenter Jim Whaley: "To Jim Best always Sidney Poitier."   Oblong format, 10 x 7.25 inches (18.6 x 25.3 cm).  In very fine condition.Vincent Canby of the New York Times has written that in this, the first film directed by Poitier, he 'showed a talent for easy, unguarded, rambunctious humor missing from his more stately movies'.  The film broke Hollywood Western traditions by casting Black actors as central characters and portraying both tension and solidarity between African Americans and Native Americans in the late 19th century.

171. [Film & Theatre] Price, Vincent. (1911–1993).
Signed Photograph

Signed close-up portrait still of the American actor with a cigarette in his right hand, issued by RKO Radio Pictures and dated 1951, apparently a promotional shot from the film noir His Kind of Woman, starring Robert Mitchum and Jane Russell.  Inscribed to Paul McMahon.  10.25 x 8 inches (25.8 x 20.2 cm).  Crease to upper left corner; else in fine condition. Read More...

172. [Film & Theatre] Reeve, Christopher. (1952-2004).
"Monsignor" – Signed Promotional Photograph

Signed promotional still from the 1982 film Monsignor, distributed by Paramount. The American actor, best known as the lead of Superman (1978), wearing a catholic priest's habit. 8 x 10 inches (20.1 x 25.1 cm). Lower right corner bent, else fine.  Read More...

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173. [Film & Theatre] Rivera, Chita. (b. 1933).
Signed Photograph

A very attractive signed portrait of the American actress and dancer best known for creating the role of Anita in West Side Story in 1957.  Inscribed to Paul McMahon and with a small drawing of a flower.  8 x 10 inches (25.3 x 20.6 cm).  In fine condition.  Read More...

174. [Film & Theatre] Russell, Jane. (1921–2011).
"The Paleface" – Signed Promotional Photograph

Signed still from the 1948 comedy, distributed by Paramount, of the actress in "Wild West" costume in the role of Calamity Jane.  Russell, one of Hollywood's leading sex symbols throughout the 1940's and 50's, has signed in blue ballpoint pen to the lower left.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm). In very fine condition. Read More...

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175. [Film & Theatre] Shore, Howard. (b. 1946).
Signed Photograph

Color photograph of the Canadian composer and conductor noted for his film scores, boldly signed with his name alone in silver ink. 8 x 10 inches and in very fine condition.  Read More...

176. [Film & Theatre] Spielberg, Steven. (b. 1946).
"Raiders of the Lost Ark" - Signed Promotional Photograph

Paramount promotional photograph of the American director, the most commercially successful director in the history of film, who has signed his name in black ballpoint to the lower right corner.  The accompanying press blurb reads, in part, "Director Steven Spielberg watches a rehearsal at work on Raiders of the Lost Ark."  In very fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

177. [Film & Theatre] Strouse, Charles. (b. 1928).
"The Sun will come out tomorrow" - Autograph musical quotation signed

AMQS by the celebrated Broadway composer, "The Sun will come out tomorrow" from Annie; one staff with text.  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.

Annie (1977) may be Strauss's best-known musical; the lyrics are by Martin Charnin.


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178. [Film & Theatre] Swanson, Gloria. (1899–1983).
Two Signed Photographs

Two signed photographs of the legendary film star, an American actress and producer who first achieved fame acting in dozens of silent films in the 1920s and was nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Actress, most famously for her 1950 return in Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard, which also earned her a Golden Globe Award. Read More...

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179. [Film & Theatre] West, Mae. (1893-1980).
Mae West for President - COLLECTION OF PROP SIGNS FROM A 1950s NIGHTCLUB ACT

Wonderful group of prop signs from the collection of the American actress and sex symbol .  A collection of four handpainted on card stock signs from Mae West's 1950s nightclub act. Three signs are double-sided. Slogans include "Mae West for President," "Win with West," "Elect Mae West," "Have the Best Have Mae West" and "West Front Forward."  27 by 21 by 1/2 inches.

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180. [Film & Theatre] Basquiat, Jean-Michel. (1960–1988).
1986 Gallery Bruno Bischofberger Exhibition Announcement - SIGNED

Küsnacht/Zürich: Bischofberger. 1985. Excised front cover of the May 1986 issue of "Artforum International" magazine, the verso of which is a full page color advertisement for the artist's 1986 "Drawings" exhibition at Gallery Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland. Signed by the artist in black felt tip. Some toning and wear to edges, light bumps to corners, with a few minor tears along the right edge; overall in fine condition. 10.75 x 10.75 inches (27.3 x 27.3 cm.).

181. [Film & Theatre] Cadmus, Paul. (1904-1999) [Kirstein, Lincoln. (1907 - 1996)].
"Paul Cadmus" - Signed

New York: Imago. 1984. First. 4to.  144 pp.  Hardcover in dustjacket. The artist has inscribed "To Paul McMahon with good wishes on the occasion of our first meeting / Paul Cadmus / 23 July 1992" in black ink to the title page.  Slightest toning to extremities of jacket's edges, price clipped.  Fiine in a near fine dust jacket.  Read More...

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182. [Film & Theatre] Cadmus, Paul. (1904-1999) [Schendler, Virginia. (1960–2018)].
Signed Photograph

Signed portrait of the American painter and graphic artist by Virginia Schendler for Midtown Payson Galleries, New York.  Inscribed to  Paul McMahon.  No date.  Label with credits mounted to verso.  Square frame (7 x 7 inches) printed to oblong 8-by-10-inch (25.7 x 20.2 cm) photo paper.  Inscription slightly smudged, else in fine condition. Read More...

183. [Film & Theatre] [Calligraphy] Shakespeare, William. (1564–1616).
200 Citate aus Shakespeares Werken. Album with quotations from Shakespeare's plays in German translation

Elaborate calligraphic album with 200 alphabetically ordered hand-painted quotations from Shakespeare's plays in German translation (translators not identified). 71 leaves; writing on recto pages only, verso pages blank. Text in Fraktur. Lowercase letters and punctuation in black ink; capital letters oversized (like initials) and highly ornate in red and blue ink; lines in blue ink. Title pages for each letter of the alphabet with the letter as a large glyph in red ink, silver and gilt (no entries beginning with C, Q, X, Y, Z; I and J are treated as one letter). Rhymed dedicatory statement to leaf preceding title by the compiler (translated from German): "To stop boredom, to prevent from whimsies, quotations from Shakespeare's works are intended to soothe pain and strengthen the nerves. If I have succeeded in doing so here and now, I have achieved what I intended, Jos. Goldschmidt, May 1922." Dark brown marbled boards with padding; dust jacket of light brown, parchment-like paper. 7.5 x 6.75 inches (19 x 17 cm). Front endpaper crushed, with some loss. Multiple leaves torn, with occasional slight loss; most tears repaired. Read More...

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