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1. Anderson, Marian. (1897-1993).
"Music means love and understanding" - Autograph Quotation.
Beautifully penned autograph signed quotation from the great African American contralto who writes "Music means love and understanding" and signs "Marian Anderson" on a card measuring 12.5 x 9 cm. Fine.

Anderson was a great favorite of Toscanini and, in 1955, broke the color barrier by becoming the first African-American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera. She remains a legendary figure in the history of opera, remembered for, among other highlights, her Lincoln Memorial concert and her performances at the inaugurations of both Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy. $250.00
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2. Armstrong, Louis. (1901-1971).
Original Photograph drinking Cognac from the Bottle.
Vintage doubleweight black and white photograph by Ed Lawless, showing the great Satchmo smoking and drinking directly from a Cognac bottle! 5 x 7 inches and in fine condition. Stamped by the photographer on the verso. Unusual! $175.00
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3. Armstrong, Louis. (1901-1971).
Signed Steinweiss LP Cover.
Vintage LP cover (Hot Jazz Classics King Louis Columbia Records set C-28.) with a striking image of the great Satchmo with his trumpet in hand, signed and inscribed in green ink . Edges worn, signature a couple shades light, otherwise fine. Three of the four recordings themselves are included. The striking cover design is by Alexander Steinweiss (1917 - 2011), the graphic designer credited with inventing album cover art. Sold.

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4. Bachauer, Gina. (1913 - 1976).
Signed Photograph and Christmas Card.
Vintage photograph of the celebrated Greek pianist, signed on the mount "Affectionately Gina / 1970" and sold together with a 1970 printed Holidays card from Bachauer and her husband, Alec Sherman. Small pinhole to card, else fine. $125.00
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5. Baker, Josephine. (1906-1975).
Vintage Photograph.
Vintage 8 x 10 inch doubleweight original photograph of the great singer/dancer "in a happy good mood when she arrives at London airport" in 1959. Fine.

Baker was most noted as a singer, while in her early career she was a celebrated dancer. She was given the nicknames the "Black Venus" or the "Black Pearl", as well as the "Créole Goddess" in anglophone nations, while in France she has always been known in the old theatrical tradition as "La Baker." $150.00
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6. [Ballets Russes] Beaumont, Cyril. (1891–1976) [Sevier, Michel].
La boutique fantasque - SIGNED.
London: C. W. Beaumont, 1919. First edition. Rare volume from the "Impressions of the Russian Ballet" series, one of only 40 deluxe copies printed on japan vellum, with hand-coloured illustrations throughout. 16 pp. 8° (250 x 180mm). Original pink wrappers, with printed label on the upper cover. Wrappers somewhat soiled and dinged, otherwise fine within. Signed and inscribed beneath the limitation by Beaumont to H. D. Browne.

A scarce copy of this remarkable privately published volume from the influential British dance historian and critic, who from 1910 to 1965 owned and operated a world-famous dance bookshop in Charing Cross Road. Beaumont's meticulous attention to detail make his publications valuable documents of the productions as he "repeatedly viewed the ballets to ensure accurate descriptions and had his illustrators look closely at the actual sets and costumes to ensure correct documentation."(ODNB)

"La Boutique fantasque" is a ballet conceived and choreographed by Leonide Massine to music by Ottorino Respighit based on piano pieces of Rossini. It was premiered by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes in a production designed by Andre Derain at the Alhambra Theatre in London on June 5, 1919. Sold.

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7. Barbirolli, John. (1899-1970).
Signed Tchaikovsky Score Page.
Single page removed from the full score of Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony signed by the beloved English Conductor "Rememberance / John Barbirolli." 5.25 x 7.25 inches. Fine. Sold.

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8. Berlin, Irving. (1888-1989)).
Signed "White Christmas" FDC.
First Day Cover cancelled Christmas, 1969 and boldly signed in blue ink by the composer of the beloved holiday favorite, "White Christmas."

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the version sung by Bing Crosby is the best-selling single of all time, with estimated sales in excess of 50 million copies worldwide. Sold.

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9. Bernstein, Leonard. (1918-1990).
Signed Photograph with Pope John Paul II, inscribed to Jack Gottlieb.
Exceptional vintage 8 x 10 inch color photograph of the composer/conductor shaking the hand of Pope John Paul II, inscribed and signed in white ink “For Jack with love, Lenny B. [hebrew'] 1983.” Photographer's tag on the verso (Foto Felici, Roma), very fine, an unusual and perhaps unique image with a remarkable association.

Jack Gottlieb (1930 - 2011) was an important composer, teacher and long time associate of Leonard Bernstein. Although he is primarily remembered as Leonard Bernstein’s ‘right hand man’ he was an important teacher and composer in his own right, particularly of music for the synagogue. Bernstein described Gottlieb as "one of the most important talents on the American musical scene.” $600.00
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10. Björling, Jussi. (1911-1960).
Signed Photograph.
A rare signed 8 x 10 inch photograph from the great Swedish tenor, regarded by many as the greatest tenor in history. Vintage glossy RCA promotional bust portrait, boldly signed and inscribed and dated 1948. Slight smudging, barely affecting the actual autograph which is bold and clear. $1200.00
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11. Brahms, Johannes. (1833-1897).
Autograph Note on Calling Card.
Autograph Note, in German, on the front of Brahms' engraved visiting card, 50 x 90 mm (3.25 x 2 in), no date. Nicely matted with a vintage postcard photograph of Brahms to an overall size of 9 x 12 inches. In fine condition. Sold.

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12. Busch, Adolf. (1891 - 1952) & Serkin, Rudolph. (1903-1991).
Signed Program.
Signed 1940 Columbus Civic Concert recital program from the legendary violin and piano duo who have both boldly signed. Upper edge a little wrinkled, otherwise fine. Signed programs of this pair are very elusive. $175.00
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13. [Bust Insurance].
Original Photograph of Sabrina applying for "Bust Insurance."
Vintage original 1957 10 x 8 inch doubleweight photograph of the actress as she "insures her famous bust for 100,000: Sabrina who made a name for herself as a 'dumb blonde' - with a big bust insured that bust for 100,000. She has broken away from the ''dumb'' angle and is making records and personal appearances as a singer etc.." The images shows Sabrina as she "supplies the 'vital statistics' for insurance agent John E. Keevil - while arranging for the insurance." $175.00
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14. Cage, John. (1912-1992) & Long, Lois.
"Mud Book. How to make Pies and Cakes." - SIGNED.
New York: Abrams, 1988. Small format (13.5 x 13.5 cm) hardcover volume, signed and inscribed by the composer on the front free endpage. A humorous and illustrated collection of "perfect" recipes for the production of mud pies and mud layer cakes, with pebble filling. Small tear to rear dj, otherwise in very fine condition. $250.00
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15. Callas, Maria. (1923-1977).
Signed "Gioconda" Libretto.
Vintage oversize LP libretto from Callas's Cetra recording of Ponchielli's "La Gioconda," boldly signed in fountain pen ink on the front cover "Maria Meneghini Callas." A large signature, in fine condition.

"Cetra had contracted Callas to record three operas before Walter Legge signed her up to an exclusive contract with the Columbia (Angel in the USA) label in July 1952. Cetra in fact recorded only two operas under their contract, this Gioconda and La Traviata, both made in September 1952....Callas only ever sang the part of Gioconda thirteen times on stage. These included her Italian operatic debut, at Verona in 1947, reprised with the tenor and conductor of this recording in 1952. The demanding and highly complex character of the eponymous heroine requires just the skills that the diva evinced in abundance in this period of her career." (Robert J. Farr, notes to the Naxos/Ward Marston remastering) Sold.

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16. Calloway, Cab. (1907-1994).
Autograph Quotation "Hi-di-Ho!"
Autograph signature inscribed "Hi-di-ho" from the American jazz singer and bandleader strongly associated with the Cotton Club in Harlem, New York City where he was a regular performer. $85.00
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17. Caruso, Enrico. (1873-1921).
Original Mishkin Photograph "Fanciulla del West."
Original photograph of the great tenor in one of his most famous roles. 16.5 x 22 cm. Fine. Sold.

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18. Caruso, Enrico. (1873-1921).
Signed Photograph as Don José.
Signed postcard photograph of the great tenor in the role of Don José in Bizet's Carmen, boldly signed in black ink "Enrico Caruso." The first part of the signature slightly smudged, otherwise in fine and crisp condition.

Caruso famously sang this role in San Francisco in 1906 on the eve of the great earthquake. Sold.

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19. Churchill, Winston. (1874 - 1965).
Inscribed New Year's Photograph.
Nice photograph of the Prime Minister looking customarily resolute. 4 x 3.5 inch half-length, unsigned, but inscribed in fountain pen on mount beneath the image, "Souvenir New Year 1942" in the Prime Minister's hand in fountain pen. Minor silvering at photo edges, otherwise fine. Contained under glass within simple wood frame. Overall 5 x 6.5 inches.

A good example from the British politician known chiefly for his leadership of the United Kingdom during World War II. He served as Prime Minister from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. A noted statesman and orator, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, an historian, writer and artist. To date, he is the only British Prime Minister to have received the Nobel Prize in Literature, and the first person to be recognised as an Honorary Citizen of the United States. $850.00
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20. Conti, Bill. (b. 1942).
Autograph Musical Quotation, "Rocky."
A boldly penned AMQS from the Italian-American film music conductor who is frequently the conductor at the Academy Awards ceremony. 2 measures from his 1976 score to "Rocky," the popular "Gonna Fly Now" which topped the Billboard singles chart in 1977. Signed and inscribed on a 10.5 x 15.5 cm card. In very fine condition. Sold.
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