Fall 2018 Catalogue


Showing items 181 to 200

239 items in this catalogue total,
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181. [Film & Theatre] Fellini, Federico. (1920–1993).
Typed Letter Signed regarding a musical adaptation of "La Strada"

Typed letter signed from the important Italian filmmaker to opera and film director, artist and designer Beni Montresor. 1 p., Rome, January 18, 1986. Fellini expresses his approval for Montresor's idea of adapting his 1954 film La Strada into a musical or opera, and advises him on how to proceed. Large vertical tear through the center of the sheet, repaired on the verso with masking tape, with some toning. Some notes on the verso. Overall in good condition. 7.75 x 11 inches (19.5 x 28.2 cm). Read More...

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182. [Film & Theatre] Held, Anna. (1872-1918).
Autograph Signature

Autograph signature of the Polish-born French stage performer and singer most often associated with impresario Florenz Ziegfeld, her common-law husband.  Daughter of a German-Jewish glove maker, Held began performing as a singer in Paris and met Ziegfeld in London; she returned with him to New York, where she enjoyed Broadway success and helped him to establish the Ziegfeld Follies. She has signed a small card with slight mounting remnants on the verso; otherwise in very fine condition.  10.4 x 6.5 cm.

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183. [Film & Theatre] Kelly, Grace. (1929 - 1982).
Signed Photograph

Attractive vintage glossy photograph of the American actress who later was Princess of Monaco. A beautiful image of Kelly, with a trimmed autograph signature "Grace de Monaco" affixed to the image. 11 x 18 cm.

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184. [Film & Theatre] Lee, Spike. (b. 1957).
Typed Letter Signed about "Malcolm X"

Typed letter signed from the American filmmaker, thanking his correspondent for a letter of support and mentioning that "production on my latest film, Malcolm X is keeping me very busy, but it's definitely worth it!" 1 p.; October 21, 1991. On letterhead of his production company 40 Acres and a Mule, with the motto "Ya-dig / sho-nuff" at the lower right. Very fine. 8.5 x 11 inches (21.7 x 28 cm).

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185. [Film & Theatre] [Oklahoma] Hammerstein, Oscar. (1895-1960).
"Oklahoma has Tenth Birthday" - Original 1953 Photograph

Original press photograph of the tenth birthday celebration of the beloved musical in 1953, with Hammerstein and original cast members Alfred Drake, Bambi Lynn, and Owen Martin cutting the birthday cake together.  Original press caption on the verso dated April 2, 1953. One slight fingerprint in the margin; otherwise in very fine condition. 22.9 x 18.3 cm.

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186. [Film & Theatre] Porter, Cole. (1891-1964) [Kern, Jerome. (1885-1945)] .
Autograph Letter to Peggy Wood, on her role in The Cat and the Fiddle

ALS signed “Cole,” two pages both sides, 5.25 x 7.25, The Travellers letterhead, February 8, 1932. Letter to singer-actress Peggy Wood, in part: "I saw by the papers, &, last night, lear'd from Cockie, that you rehearsing in the Cat & the Fiddle. I can't tell you how happy I am. It's a great show &, I'm sure, even better for London than for New York. And you will make a great person of that part. I have been so worried about you. And this is the reason I write you. For no one ever behaved as beautifully as you did during the long delays of our dead Star Dust. If I can, I shall be there to cheer you on your opening night." In fine condition. Less than a month later, on March 4, 1932, the Jerome Kern-Otto Harbach musical The Cat and the Fiddle made its London debut, with Peggy Wood playing the role of Shirley Sheridan. A fantastic musical association piece.   Handwritten letters from Porter are notoriously uncommon.

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187. [Film & Theatre] Styne, Jule. (1901 - 1994) [Burnett, Carol. (1933-)].
Signed Playbill Cover of "Fade Out - Fade In"

Original playbill cover from the 1964 musical Fade Out - Fade In, signed by the composer, Jule Styne, celebrated British-born American songwriter who wrote the scores for many Broadway shows, most notably Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Bells Are Ringing, Gypsy, Do Re Mi, Funny Girl, Sugar, and the Tony-winning Hallelujah, Baby!. On the cover is the show's star, legendary comedian and singer Carol Burnett.  Left edge rough and some chipping around the corners; otherwise in fine condition.  1 page, removed from program. 15 x 23 cm. Read More...

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188. [Film & Theatre] [Theatre & Arts].
Collection of Signed Photographs

An interesting collection of signed photographs from actors and other noted figures of the early twentieth century. Included are signed photographs of actors and theatre figures David M. Murray (2 photographs by Baker Art Gallery of Columbus, 6.5 x 8.75), Wilson R. Todd (halftone photograph tipped to a paper mount, 8 x 10), W. S. James (2 photographs: one portrait and one photograph in costume as "Uncle Dave," both by Black of Jamestown, N.Y., 5.75 x 9.75), John Arthur (Siegel Studio of Chicago, 6 x 9), Arthur Snader (Sarony of New York, 8 x 11), Harry G. Keenan (Stanford of San Francisco, 6.75 x 8.75), Frank E. Walsh (Samarijian of Boston, 7 x 10), and C. G. Cohn (mount embossed with coat of arms, 12 x 15), and piano manufacturer Joseph Hall Chase (Harris-Ewing of Washington DC, 7 x 11), as well as one unsigned photograph of an unidentified man in a military uniform (Pinero Studio of Philadelphia, 4 x 6.5). In good to very fine condition. *Please note that the partially visible photograph upper right corner in the lot photograph is not included.

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189. [Film & Theatre] Toole, John Lawrence. (1830-1906).
Signed Calling Card

Original calling card signed by the English comic actor, actor-manager and theatrical producer famous for his roles in farce and in serio-comic melodramas and the first actor to have a West End theater named after him.  The card gives his address as the Gaiety Theatre, where Toole was based from 1868 to 1877.  One corner of the card has been trimmed and a small albumen photograph of the actor affixed. Very slight spotting and mounting remnants on the verso; otherwise in fine condition.  10.4 x 6.2 cm.

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190. [Film & Theatre] Tucker, Sophie. (1884-1966) & Chevalier, Maurice. (1888-1972).
"Old Pros Ham It Up" - Original 1959 Photograph

Charming original press photograph of the two great veteran entertainers, faux-kissing for the cameras at a 1959 Golden Globe awards dinner. Tucker, the legendary vaudeville singer known as the "Last of the Red-Hot Mamas," and Chevalier, known for his boater hat and French charm, "brought down the house a few minutes later with a duet, 'Some of These Days,' done in rock 'n roll style."  Original press caption printed below image. Slight tear and creases to upper edge; overall in fine condition. 19.2 x 25.4 cm.

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191. [Literature & Art] Adams, Robert. (b. 1937).
"Alkali Lake, Albany County, Wyoming" - Signed Gallery Card

Signed gallery card of the American photographer's work "Alkali Lake, Albany County, Wyoming, 1977." He has signed below the image. On a folded card advertising his join exhibition with David Kaminsky at Atlanta Gallery of Photography. Fine. 6.75 x 5.5 inches (17.3 x 13.8 cm).

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192. [Literature & Art] Arman. (1928 - 2005).
Cello Fragment, 1999

India ink on paper. Work: 30.5 x 23.5 in (77.47 x 59.69 cm); Frame: 37.5 x 29.75 in (95.25 x 75.57 cm). In artist's original frame with studio label on verso. Offered with certificate of authenticity from Arman Studio Archives. Read More...

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193. [Literature & Art] Artschwager, Richard. (1923–2013).
Autograph Note on a Postcard

Autograph postcard from the American painter, illustrator and sculptor. August 15, 1978. On a postcard of the illuminated castle in Heidelberg, he has penned: "Dear Steve, Not my work but I thought you might dig the picture. Happy days - Richard Artschwager." 5.75 x 4 inches (14.8 x 10.5 cm).

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194. [Literature & Art] Auerbach, Frank. (b. 1931).
"Primrose Hill" - Signed Postcard

Signed postcard of the German-British painter's work "Primrose Hill." He has signed on the verso. Very fine. 5.75 x 4 inches (14.8 x 10.5 cm).

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195. [Literature & Art] Avedon, Richard. (1923–2004).
Autograph Letter

Boldly penned autograph letter from the important fashion and portrait photographer to journalist Jeff Goldberg: "Dear Jeff, Anything you or 'People' can do around Sept. 7th to 10th (the show opens on the 10th) to help bring people's attention to it would be greatly appreciated by me." N.d.; 2 pp. on Avedon's letterhead, with original envelope postmarked July 2, 1975, and a copy of the press release announcing the new photography department of the Marlborough Gallery in New York and the inaugural exhibition of Richard Avedon's work (2 pp., June 16, 1975). In fine condition. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.3 cm). Read More...

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196. [Literature & Art] Bakst, Léon Samoilovitch. (1866–1924).
Autograph Letter to Frantz Jourdain

Autograph letter from the Russian painter and scene and costume designer, known for his extensive work for the Ballets Russes. 1 p. June 21, 1915. To architect and art critic Frantz Jourdain (1847–1935), Bakst writes (translated from the French): "Dear maître, I am very touched by your kind letter and thank you sincerely. I will act according to your advice. Until then, please believe my devoted and cordial sentiments. Leon Bakst." In very fine condition. 4.5 x 7 inches (11.3 x 17.3 cm).

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197. [Literature & Art] Baldessari, John. (b. 1931).
"Three Figures (With Manhole)" - Signed Postcard

Signed postcard of the American conceptual artist's work "Three Figures (With Manhole.)" He has signed on the verso. Slight smudge to the signature, otherwise fine. 4 x 6 inches (10.5 x 15 cm).

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198. [Literature & Art] Bearden, Romare. (1911–1988).
Bicentennial Poster - Signed Postcard

Signed postcard from the American artist, showing his work "Come Sunday," an art poster created for the Bicentennial of the USA. He has signed at the foot of the image. In fine condition. 4 x 6 inches (10 x 15.3 cm).

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199. [Literature & Art] Beuys, Joseph. (1921–1986).
"Grassello" - Signed Postcard

Signed postcard of the German Fluxus, happening, and performance artist's print "Grassello - CA (OH)2 + H2O" which accompanied his April 1979 performance piece of the same name. He has signed across the image and inscribed at the foot in German. Stamped on the verso by the German environmentalist party Die Grünen. Very fine. 4 x 6 inches (10.5 x 15 cm).

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200. [Literature & Art] Beveridge, Kühne. (1874–?).
Signed Photograph

Signed jumbo cabinet photograph of the sculptor Kühne Beveridge, who is shown in a striking portrait wearing a tartan cape. Photographed by Marceau of San Francisco and signed at the head. Toning and corner losses; overall very good. 7.5 x 13 inches (18.8 x 32.8 cm).  Read More...

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