Summer 2018 Catalogue


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161. [Jazz & Song] Bruguière, Francis. (1879–1945).
Original Jazz Revue Photograph

Striking original photograph, ca. 1930, from the American photographer best-known for his experimental multiple-exposure and abstract photographs. The photograph shows a scene from a jazz revue, with figures posing provocatively around a large piece of scenery depicting a face with horns. Gelatin silver print with studio stamp to the verso. One small loss to the lower right corner; some light edge wear and silvering around the edges; overall fine. 10 x 12.75 inches (25.2 x 32.7 cm). Provenance: The Collection of Ileana Sonnabend, thence by descent. Read More...

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162. [Jazz & Song] [Coltrane, John. (1926-1967)] Marshall, Jim. (1936-2010).
Original Photograph

Original 8 x 10 doubleweight photograph of Coltrane emotionally playing his tenor sax, by great music photographer Jim Marshall. In very fine condition, with the photographer's stamp and date on the verso. Read More...

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Original photograph of Miles Davis together on stage with bandleader Harry James, as captured by the great music photographer Jim Marshall. 8 x 10 inches. Some light crop marks in red pencil in the margins; overall in fine condition, with the photographer's stamp on the verso. Read More...

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164. [Jazz & Song] Durante, Jimmy. (1893–1980).
Original Press Photograph at the Beach

Large original press photograph of the Italian-American singer, pianist, comedian and actor known for his clipped gravelly speech, comic language-butchery, jazz-influenced songs, and large "schnozzola" (nose!) Durante is shown in swim trunks and a sailor hat at the beach, photographed by Russell Ball for M.G.M. Original press caption on the verso reads: "As a sea nymph... I'm magnanamous... says Jimmy Durante, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer featured player and comedian... who spends most of his spare time at the beach studying the moods of the sea when not working in pictures." Stamped Nov. 1934 on the verso. Some light corner creases; overall in fine condition. 10 x 13 inches (25.2 x 32.7 cm).

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165. [Jazz & Song] [Hodges, Johnny. (1907-1970)] Marshall, Jim. (1936-2010).
Original Photograph

Original photograph of the alto saxophonist known for his solo work with Duke Ellington's big band, captured by great music photographer Jim Marshall. 11 x 8 inches, affixed to a same-sized mount. Some light edge wear, but overall in fine condition with the photographer's stamp on the verso. Read More...

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Signed photograph from the influential English pop/rock group, best known for their pioneering and distinctive three-part vocal harmony style. The band is shown ca. 1966–1968 in an exuberant pose, and all five members have signed boldly over the image. Shown clockwise from top left are: Allan Clarke, Tony Hicks, Bernie Calvert, Bobby Elliott, and Graham Nash. One corner lightly bent; overall in fine condition. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.7 cm). Read More...

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167. [Jazz & Song] King, Carole. (b. 1942).
Signed Liner Notes from "Music"

Signed liner notes from the American singer-songwriter's 1971 album "Music." The 4-page fold-out insert gives the lyrics and the beginning of the melody for each song; King has signed boldly in black marker to the left of the lyrics. Fine. 11.5 x 11.5 inches (29.3 x 29.3 cm).

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168. [Jazz & Song] [Monk, Thelonious. (1917-1982)] Marshall, Jim. (1936-2010).
Original Photograph

Original 1982 photograph of the great jazz pianist and composer seen from behind at the piano, as captured by the great music photographer Jim Marshall. 8 x 10 inches. In very fine condition, with the photographer's stamp and date on the verso. Read More...

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Signed photograph of the American heavy metal band's original line-up: Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, and Mick Mars. The four are shown in a promotional photograph by Randee St. Nicholas for Elektra Entertainment and have signed boldly in black marker. Slight smudge to Mars' signature and some ink stains to the verso; otherwise very fine, 10 x 8 inches (25.3 x 20.6 cm).

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170. [Jazz & Song] Osbourne, Ozzy. (b. 1948).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the English heavy-metal singer, known as the lead vocalist of Black Sabbath and later as a reality TV star. He is shown in a promotional photo for Epic Records, ca. 1990's, and has signed at the foot. Very fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm).

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171. [Jazz & Song] Shaw, Artie. (1910-2004).
Collection of Typed Letters Signed

Three typed letters signed from the American jazz clarinettist, bandleader, composer and arranger, addressed to "Albee." March 28, 1956, June 10, 1956, December 6, 1958. In the first letter, Shaw apologizes for a miscommunication with his correspondent before going on to describe at length his travels through Europe and eventual decision to build a house in Spain: "But what a house! All stone—great big terraces, fireplaces in practically every room—all glass along the front to take advantage of that crazy landscape [...] the entire business, land and all, won't cost much more than it would cost you to build a hlafway decent two car garage around New York." The second letter asks "How about letting a guy hear from you once in a while, now that I'm finally more or less settled down here," while the third letter, written two years later, picks up: "...I gave up quite  along time ago on ever hearing from you again" and continues to share news of Shaw's remarriage and life in Spain. Overall toning, folding creases and some small tears; overall in very good condition. 8.5 x 11 inches (21.7 x 27.7 cm). Read More...

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172. [Jazz & Song] Taylor, James. (b. 1948).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the American singer-songwriter and guitarist. He is shown in a pensive pose and has signed at the upper right. Postcard-sized photograph on card stock, stamped on the verso with the address of the James Taylor Fan Club. Very fine. 4.5 x 6.25 inches (11.4 x 15.9 cm).

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173. [Jazz & Song] Vaughan, Sarah. (1924-1990).
In Concert in Berlin - Original 1954 Photograph

Striking original press photograph of the great American jazz vocalist and pianist, a gifted song stylist known for her rich voice and perfect pitch, in concert with horn players. Press caption on the verso, translated from the German, reads: "Sarah Vaughan brought hot stuff - The 1954/1955 Berlin jazz season began in the Sportpalast with Harold Davison's "Jazz-Parade." It centered around the black singer Sarah Vaughan, who came to Germany for the first time and, besides Ella Fitzgerald, is today's most important jazz singer. Sarah Vaughan was accompanied by Illinois Jacquet and his orchestra." Dated July 10, 1954. In very fine condition. 19.8 x 15.1 cm.

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174. [Dance] Cocteau, Jean. (1889–1963) [Lifar, Serge. (1905–1986)].
Serge Lifar in the role of Apollo - Original Drawing inscribed to Lifar

Original drawing by Jean Cocteau of the important dancer Serge Lifar as Apollo, in Balanchine's 1928 ballet. Inscribed by Cocteau to Lifar: "A mon Serge / Jean."  Drawn in pencil on a sheet of letterhead with the Parisian address "16. Rue de la Felicité. XVIIe." Some light toning and one soft diagonal crease; overall in fine condition. 8 x 10.5 inches (20.8 x 26.9 cm). Read More...

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175. [Dance] [Dance] LaVelle, Miriam. (b. 1927).
In Midair - Original 1944 Photograph

Striking original photograph of the acrobatic dancer who appeared in cabaret, film, and TV, including 1944's Cover Girl with Gene Kelly. Dated on the verso: March 25, 1944. Cropping marks in the margins; otherwise in fine condition. 18 x 22.8 cm.

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176. [Dance] [Dance].
Spiderweb Dancer - Original Photograph

Unusual vintage photograph of an unidentified dancer posing in a striking spiderweb costume, ca. 1900. Chips and one small tear to corners; otherwise in very good condition. 9.8 x 13.8 cm, mounted to 14.5 x 20.4 with tape on one corner of the mount.

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177. [Dance] Nijinsky, Waslaw. (1889–1950).
Original Postcard Photograph in "Giselle"

Rare original photograph postcard of the great Ballets Russes dancer, shown in costume for Albrecht in Act 1 of Giselle, which caused Nijinsky's dismissal from the Imperial Theatres, 1910.  Photographed by Leiser of Berlin and issued by Augener of London. Very fine. 3.5 x 5.5 inches (8.8 x 13.5 cm). Read More...

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178. [Dance] Nureyev, Rudolph. (1938-1993) .
Original Photograph with Miss Piggy and Kermit

Charming  1978 photograph of the great dancer together with Miss Piggy in a towel and Kermit in tails. With press caption on verso: "The World's Greatest Ballet Star, Rudolf Nureyev, Was The Muppet's Guest Star This Weekend -Sam The American Eagle Was Ecstatic That At Last The Show Was Introducing Some Culture And Insists That The Muppets Wear Tails And Ties, But Sam Was In For A Shock - Rudolf Surrendered Himself To Muppet Zaniness And The Result Was His Pas De Deux With A 500lb Pig To "Swine Lake," an Encounter In The Sauna With Miss Piggy To "Baby It's Cold Out There" And Finally He Dons "Top Hat -White-Tie And Tails" For A Song And Tap Dance To A Famous Number."  Small chips to edges, otherwise in fine condition. 25.3 x 20.5 cm.

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179. [Dance] Pavlova, Anna. (1881–1931).
Three Photographs from Original Negatives

Three doubleweight photographs of the great ballerina, printed from original glass negatives ca. 1980. She is shown arriving with her entourage at the Gare de Lyon, Paris; posing in her hotel room in Paris; and wrapped in an elegant fur coat as photographed by D'Ora of Paris. In very fine condition. Each 8 x 10 inches (20.4 x 25.3 cm).

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180. [Dance] Robbins, Jerome. (1918-1998) [Swope, Martha. (b. 1933)].
Choreographing "Goldberg Variations" - Original Photograph

Original 1971 doubleweight photograph by Martha Swope, official photographer of New York City Ballet, Martha Graham Dance Company, and Dance Theatre of Harlem whose portraits have become iconic images of 20th-century dance.  The image shows the great choreographer in rehearsal at the New York City Ballet, preparing for the 1971 premiere of his "The Goldberg Variations" with dancers Helgi Tomasson and Patricia McBride. A beautiful image, in very fine condition. 25.2 x 17.2 cm.

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