Winter-Spring 2024 Catalogue


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165. [Jazz & Song] Calloway, Cab. (1907–1994).
Signed Photograph

Superb signed 1951 photograph of the singer, composer, and bandleader, shown in a conducting pose with his baton. He has boldly signed in black ink and inscribed to Paul McMahon.  Light wear to corners, stray ink mark to lower margin, otherwise in very fine condition. 8 x 10 inches (20.5 x 25.5 cm). Read More...

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New York : Bourne: 1951. Song for piano and voice, with chords for guitar and tablature for ukulele. Quarto. 12 x 9 inches (30.5 x 22.8 cm). 4 pp., unpaginated. PN 2365-2. 9 x12 inches. Somewhat browned, with minor tears to edges, but in fine condition overall. Read More...

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

Superb signed General Artists Corporation promotional photograph of the great jazz singer and pianist, shown in full song at the microphone. He has boldly signed in black ink and inscribed to Paul McMahon.  In very fine condition. 8 x 10 inches (20.5 x 25.5 cm). Read More...

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168. [Jazz & Song] Davis Jr., Walter. (1932–1990).
Collection of Original Photographs

Collection of five original black and white photographs of the American hard-bop pianist.  Two larger prints, one of them in oblong format (8.75 x 13.25 inches / 22 x 33.3 cm) showing him seated in a chair, the other one, in upright format (13 x 8.5 inches / 33 x 21.2 cm) in a close-up at the piano, face and torso only (no hands).  Three smaller prints, two of them upright (10 x 8 inches / 25.5 x 20.3 cm), showing him seated at the piano, the third, in oblong format (8 x 10 inches / 20.3 x 25 cm) seated on the ground with a miniature piano.  The three smaller photos are in fine condition except for a crease to the upper left corner of the oblong one.  The two larger photos have a few minor cracks, and the oblong one is slightly stained along the left edge. Read More...

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Autograph full score accomplished in pencil in the hand of Louie Bellson and titled on the outer wrapper in red pencil "The Hawk Talks / Original / By Louie Bellson / 1/17/51. / For Harry James Band" and again at the top of the first page of music, " The Hawk Talks." Oblong. 15 large pages, each page with 8 measures scored in full for 18 players (Saxophones, Trumpets, Trombones, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums), noting specific parts intended for ‘Jimmy’ [Cook]‘Corky’ [Corcoran] and ‘Harry’ [James]. The score bound with three staples along the left margin, final page verso serving as the title wrapper (so upright folio when score is foldedin half). Crease from prior folding through center, final 2 pages with tape staining and some damage along crease, otherwise fine. 45 x 35 cm fully opened; 347 x 453 mm, large 19 stave score sheets by King Brand with eight bars per page. [With:] a typewritten publishing agreement for the composition The Hawk Talks between Tempo Music, Inc. and composer Louie Bellson, dated 25 May 1951, signed in blue ballpoint pen by Bellson, 4pp., 356 x 216 mm. [And:] a leaflet for the Duke Ellington Society of Southern California, Inc., signed and inscribed in black ink to Rolling Stones drummer, Charlie Watts ‘To Charlie – peace + love, Louie Bellson’.  Housed in a modern custom red cloth solander box.  Provenance: Collection of Charlie Watts.  Read More...

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170. [Jazz & Song] [Ellington, Duke. (1899–1974)].
Signed program of the Duke Ellington Orchestra from its 1933 British tour

Souvenir program from the first British tour of the Duke Ellington Orchestra, which took place in June and July 1933 (publication without date or place).  24 pp.  Cover, titled "A Concert of the Music of Duke Ellington / Presented by Jack Hilton /By arrangement with / Irving Mills," signed by the following band members:  Joe Nanton, Fred Guy, Juan Tizol (ball-point pen), Barney Bigard, Johnny Hodges, [illegible], Otto Hardwick, Sonny Greer; all signatures in pencil except Tizol's, which is in ink.  In between, there is a signature by "Richard Jones"; this calls the jazz pianist Richard M. Jones  (1892–1945) to mind, but there is no Richard Jones listed in the biography section of the program.  Includes biographies of all musicians and annotations to all of the 33 pieces performed; the lineup is listed in the center of the program, pp. 12–13.  "Chronological List of the Compositions of Duke Ellington" to inside back cover.  Cover measures 12 x 9 inches (20.5 x 23 cm); pages proper of program measure 11 x 8.75 inches (28 x 22.3 cm).  Brown, sugary stains (cola?) to cover; inner bifolia detached; frayed at edges; tear to foot of back cover; still, a well-preserved copy. Read More...

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171. [Jazz & Song] Fitzgerald, Ella. (1917–1996) [Araldo di Crollalanza (1914 - ?)].
Six Original Concert Photographs, Paris

A collection of six vintage, borderless photographs, of Ella Fitzgerald in Paris, ca. 1962, including one performing in front of a Europe 1 radio banner, each with the stamp of photographer Araldo Crollalanza on the verso. 8.5 x 10.5 inches. In fine condition, with some minor edge creasing and corner wear.

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Original gatefold pressing of the classic jazz album credited with popularizing bossa nova around the world, signed to front cover in blue felt tip by saxophonist Stan Getz. Verve Records Stereo V6-8545.  Covers, especially edges, quite worn but else in fine condition.  Record has not been playtested but appears to be NM+. Signed copies are very uncommon! Read More...

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173. [Jazz & Song] Kitt, Eartha. (1927-2008).
Signed Photograph

Bust portrait promotional photograph of the American actress, singer, and activist, signed in blue ink "Sincerely, Eartha Kitt."  In fine condition.  8 x 9.8 inches (20 x 25 cm.). Read More...

174. [Jazz & Song] Morgan, Russ. (1904 - 1969).
Signed Photograph

Uncommon signed Bruno of Hollywood photograph of the American big band leader, trombonist, and arranger during the 1930s and 1940s, best known for being one of the composers of the song "You're Nobody till Somebody Loves You" (with Larry Stock and James Cavanaugh) and who was the first to record it in 1944.  Signed and inscribed in 1949. Slight smudge to signature, else very fine. 8 x 10 inch (20.5 x 25.5 cm). 

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175. [Jazz & Song] [Parker, Charlie. (1920-1955)].
Signed club table-photograph from the Hi-Hat, Boston, ca. 1950

A spectacular piece of Parker memorabilia, a souvenir of a fine night out at one of Boston's leading jazz clubs, this is a most intriguing photograph of the legendary jazz saxophonist, pictured with a group of fellow musicians at the Hi-Hat Club, Boston, circa 1950, all considerably "lit up" and signed and inscribed to the recipients,  "Pete + Ginny," a couple who may be sitting largely obscured at the back corner of the booth; and also inscribed seemingly to Charlie Parker, by various members of the party including trumpeter Tommy Di Carlo, drummer Paul Drummond, bass player Sonny Dee, trumpeter Joe Gordon, and clarinetist and saxophonist Henry “Boots” Mussulli, who is shown opposite Parker and who appears to have signed under the nom de plume ‘Buddy Mack’ and noted his "respect to the greatest, Charlie Parker," with Di Carlo likewise inscribing "To the greatest ever," and Drummond writing "are you kidding 'Bird.'" Read More...

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New York: Bourne. 1950. Arrangement of the traditional song, originally a British folk dance, for voice and piano by the Sun Valley Trio. Quarto. 9 x 12 inches (30.5 x 22.6 cm). 6 pp.; 3 pages of music. The musicians of the Sun Valley Trio are depicted on the cover with their instruments and a reference to their recording, "Recorded by the Sun Valley Trio 4 Star Record No. 1505." Somewhat foxed, slightly bumped and creased but else in very good condition. Read More...

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Signed leaves with photos of (then) promising new actors and actresses cut from unidentified periodicals from the 1980s, all in black and white. Only some of the photos are signed, mostly with an inscription to Paul McMahon. Various formats; max. 9.5 x 7.5 inches (23.5 x 18.5 cm). In fine condition throughout. Signatures of the following (ordered by date of publication and, for each year, alphabetically): Read More...

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178. [Film & Theatre] [Film Stars].
Lists of 1940s Hollywood Addresses and Telephone Contacts for Party Invitations

An intriguing typed document, 3 pages, first and third of which dated October 3, 1941, on thin typewriter paper, providing three lists of names and their addresses and phone numbers (pages 2-3), evidently an internal studio document. The first page titled "List of names from Fox for their premiere of 'A Yank in the R.A.F." and including names from A - M, among which are Eric Blore, Ray Bolger, Charles Coburn, Ray Milland and others; the second page "Names and Addresses for Milton Berle's Party--Fox" and including such names as Cary Grant, Edgar Bergen, Mickey Rooney, 3 Stooges, John Garfield, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Desi Arnaz and others; final sheet "Names and Addresses for Jilton[sic] Berle's Party--Fox" and including contacts for, among others, Eleanor Powell, Lana Turner, Dorothy Lamour, and the Andrews Sisters, with the address of Laraine Day crossed out and labeled "wrong." Folds, else fine. Those must have been some parties!

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179. [Film & Theatre] [Film, Theatre and Entertainment] [Various].
Signed title pages cut from books; other autographed items (64 in total)

Signed pages cut from books (title page if not stated otherwise), inscribed to Paul McMahon if not noted otherwise. In excellent condition if not noted otherwise. As follows (in alphabetical order): Read More...

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180. [Film & Theatre] Flynn, Errol. (1909–1959).
Signed Photograph

Vintage matte finish doubleweight 11 x 14 inch studio portrait photograph of the Australian-American actor and one of Hollywood's greatest heartthrobs, who has signed, "Hello Bertha! / All the best / Errol Flynn", in blue ink.  Light silvering along lower section, otherwise in fine condition.

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181. [Film & Theatre] [Gone with the Wind] Gable, Clark. (1901–1960).
Screen-used Andiron

Original screen-used figural lion andiron from the 1939 Civil War epic, sold together with an original period production still (SIP-108-P229; 10 x 8 inches) depicting Clark Gable seated by the fireplace with this andiron clearly visible. The lower portion of the andiron as shown in the image has been separated from the section on offer here and is no longer extant, but the very heavy piece is in otherwise fine condition with moderate wear and some rust from age and use. An uncommon item from an important part of film history. Together with an A1 reproduction poster for the classic film, one in a series of five posters included with The Times newspaper as part of a 2006 promotion with Turner Classic Movies.  Original folding creases, else in fine condition.  23.25 x 33.25 inches (59.4 x 84.1 cm.). Read More...

182. [Film & Theatre] Guinness, Alec. (1914–2000).
Signed Photograph by Cecil Beaton

Signed halftone photograph of the legendary British actor by the eminent British photographer and stage/costume designer Cecil Beaton (1904–1980). Probably cut page from unidentified book; unevenly cut to the right. Inscribed "To Paul — good wishes / Alec Guinness." 8.5 x 5.25 inches (21.5 x 13.3 cm). In fine condition. Read More...

183. [Film & Theatre] Kinskey, Leonid. (1903 - 1998).
Signed Photograph

Uncommon signed photograph of the Russian-born movie and television actor who enjoyed a long career.  Best known for his role as Sascha in the film Casablanca, it has been said he was given the role in part because he was Bogart's friend and drinking companion. A few surface creases in the upper section, moderate soiling along lower edge and some smudging to the inscription and signature, but nevertheless a quite attractive period example. 8 x 10 inch (20.5 x 25.5 cm). 

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184. [Film & Theatre] [Surrealism] Lupino, Ida. (1918–1995) [Welbourne, Scotty. (1907-1979)].
"It Is Doubtful If Ida Lupino Can Explain Why a Hollywood Cameraman Took Her Picture Against a Surrealistic Backdrop" - Portrait Photograph

A most unusual portrait photograph by Scotty Welbourne of the actress and singer in front of an unsettling surreal backdrop prominently featuring a disembodied human eye.  Newspaper clipping mounted to verso reads "It Is Doubtful If Ida Lupino, the Movie Star, Can Explain Why a Hollywood Cameraman Took Her Picture Against a Surrealistic Backdrop Made Up of Converging Lines and a Disembodied Over-sized Human Eye."  There are several stamps to verso, including the date May 30, 1943, and stamps from Acme Newspapers and The American Weekly.  Areas of overpainting, staple marks to corner margins, light rippling to upper edge, else in fine condition.  7 x 9 inches (17.8 x 22.9 cm.).  Read More...

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