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161. Massenet, Jules. (1842-1912).
"Manon" - Signed and Inscribed with AMQS to his Doctor.
Paris: Au Menestrel, Heugel et Cie. Opéra comique en 5 Actes et 6 Tableux. Piano-vocal score. 391 pp. Lithographed. [PN] H. et Cie. 7067 & G.H.1386. A remarkable copy, boldly inscribed in purple ink opposite the title page with an AMQS from ACT V, "à Mon cher et excellent Docteur + ami Dr. Poyet. Massenet. 1881. 1895." Quarter red leather, red marbled boards. Inner front joint splitting, overall strong and otherwise in very fine condition throughout.

The opera was first performed at the Opéra-Comique in Paris on January 19, 1884 with enormous success and has remained Massenet's most popular and enduring opera. Sold.

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162. Mistinguett [Bourgeois, Jeanne.] (1875-1956).
Original 1910 Photograph.
Provocative and rare original performance photograph of the great French actress and singer, shown in a stage routine with Fred Wright, both of them lying on their backs, legs fully up in the air! 10 x 15 cm, on thin photo paper, mounted to a slighly larger album page and in very fine condition.

Her risqué routines captivated Paris and she went on to become the most popular French entertainer of her time and the highest paid female entertainer in the world. In 1919 her legs were insured for the then astounding amount of 500,000 francs. Sold.

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163. Mistinguett [Bourgeois, Jeanne.] (1875-1956).
Postcard Photograph.
An unusual vintage French postcard photograph of the great French actress and singer, shown smoking a pipe! In very fine condition.
$50.00
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164. Mistinguett [Bourgeois, Jeanne.] (1875-1956).
Signed Photograph.
Signed original Teddy Piaz photograph of the great French actress and singer, shown wrapped in an enormous fur coat. 18 x 24 cm, boldly signed and inscribed in blue ink and in very fine condition.
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165. Nemeth, Maria. (1897 - 1967).
Signed Photograph.
Signed postcard photograph of the superb Hungarian soprano, particularly associated with the Italian repertory, one of the leading dramatic sopranos of the inter-war period. 9 x 14 cm and in very fine condition. $150.00
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166. Nevada, Emma. (1859 - 1940).
Signed Visiting Card.
Original printed visiting card, signed and inscribed by the great American 19th century soprano on both sides to Mr. Mackenzie and signed "E.Nevada Palmer." 2.5 x 4 inches, in good condition. Florence [c.1890-1900].

Ne Wixom, later Nevada-Palmer, she was celebrated for her performances in operas by Bellini and Donizetti and the French composers Ambroise Thomas, Charles Gounod, and Lo Delibes. Considered one of the finest coloratura sopranos of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, her most famous roles were Amina in La Sonnambula, and the title roles in Lakm, Mignon, Mireille, and Lucia di Lammermoor. $165.00
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167. Nin, Joaquin. (1879 - 1949).
Signed Photograph.
Large signed Studio Lorelle of Paris photograph of the Spanish-Cuban pianist and composer. 22.5 x 29 cm, crease in upper left margin, small tear to right margin, else fine and boldly signed in purple ink.

A student of Moritz Moszkowski, he toured as a pianist and was known as a composer and arranger of popular Spanish folk music. Nin was a member of the Spanish Academy and the French Legion of Honor and, with singer Rosa Culmell, was the father of Thorvald Nin, composer Joaquin Nin-Culmell, and writer Anaïs Nin. $400.00
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168. Nureyev, Rudolph. (1938-1993).
Large Signed Photograph.
Stunning original 11 x 14 inch color photograph of Nureyev and Fonteyn, boldly signed by Nureyev. Very fine. Sold.

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169. Oistrakh, David. (1908-1974).
Autograph Letter.
Interesting autograph letter from the legendary violinist to the composer Valerian Mikhailovich Bogdanov-Berezovsky (1903 - 1974). 2 pp. July 4, 1938, Leningrad. In part: "Forgive me that I forgot to answer your letter. This happened because the letter lay quietly in the mailbox at the door of my apartment in Moscow while I recovered at this time at the Datscha...I am happy that you have the intent to finish a whole series of pieces for violin. It pleases me even more that you want me to perform your new works if I haven't played the Tanzewalnaja Suite so far..." Letters from Oistrakh are rather uncommon.

A critic and composer, Bogdanov-Berezovsky entered the Petrograd Conservatory in 1919, where he was influenced by a circle of young fellow-composers that included his friend Shostakovich. At this time he also established himself as one of the city’s leading music critics. After graduating in 1927 he was a propagandist for contemporary music, both Western and Soviet, working closely with Asaf’yev and others. In 1940 he published his "Opernoye i baletnoye tvorchestvo Chaykovskogo" and "Sovetskaya opera" and was appointed principal teacher of the history of Soviet music at the Leningrad Conservatory. Sold.

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171. Pasternack, Josef Alexander. (1881 - 1940).
Large Signed Photograph.
A rare and attractive signed photograph from the well-known Czech-born conductor and composer in the first half of the 20th century. An original doubleweight sepia matte Freulich of NY photograph, signed and inscribed on the mount: "To Mrs. Orasky in gratitude and friendship, Josef A. Pasternack. New York 1915." Edges of mount nicked and somewhat creased, slightly trimmed along bottom margin, overall fine.

Hired as a violinist and later first viola at the Metropolitan Opera in 1902, he was chosen by Toscanini to be Assistant conductor there in 1909. In 1911 he returned to Europe as Conductor of the Bremen Opera, but the Metropolitan asked for his release and he returned to the Met as a Conductor for 1911-13. During the period 1913-26, he was Conductor of the Century Opera Company in New York, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the Philadelphia Philharmonic Society, where he introduced Marian Anderson as the first African-American singer to perform there. Starting in 1916 he also was Musical Director of the Victor Talking Machine Company (later RCA Victor) with Rosario Bourdon, where likewise he (Pasternack) introduced Marian Anderson, and the Stanley Company of America, owned by Warner Brothers. In his role at Victor and with several orchestras he made recordings and conducted programs for many famous singers of the day, most notably Enrico Caruso, and directed many of the famous musicians of the day, including Fritz Kreisler and Jascha Heifetz. From 1928 until his death in 1940 he conducted orchestras for NBC in the days of live radio, including a show with Nelson Eddy and The Carnation Contented Hour. He composed songs and music for motion pictures and radio, and wrote the lyrics for "Taps".

The present image is signed in pencil by the photographer, Jack Freulich, who was chief portrait photographer for the New York office of Underwood & Underwood and... [read more] Sold.

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172. Pavlova, Anna. (1881-1931).
Signed Photograph.
Vintage signed sepia postcard photograph, an elegant full length image of the legendary ballerina standing en pointe before a large wicker trunk bearing her name. Photograph by Abbe of Paris. Signed by Pavlova in bold, dark blue fountain pen ink with her name alone to the lower white border. Three minor corner creases, otherwise very fine.
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173. [Porter, Cole. (1891-1964) ].
1932 Transatlantique French Line Liste des Passagers.
An unusual piece of ephemera, being a 1932 passenger list from a French cruise ship, listing, among others, Cole Porter as a passenger. An attractive small volume, in fine condition. Sold.

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174. Porter, Cole. (1891-1964) .
Bingo Eli Yale.
New York: Jerome H. Remick, 1910. First edition. Upright folio. 5 pp. Light staining along left third, pages disbound, edges creased or with small tears reinforced with tape. In unfortunate condition, but nevertheless a very rare example of one of the composer's earliest published songs.

"Porter enrolled at Yale in 1909 at 18...and became a campus hero as a sophomore with Bingo, Eli Yale. The Yale Daily News had sponsored a competition for a new football song (Down the Field referred to the great Tackle Jim Hogan, who had since graduated), and Porter's contribution was outstanding in its avoidance of verse that could become dated. The song also was decidedly easy to memorize:

Bingo! Bingo!
Bingo! Bingo! Bingo!
That's the lingo....

Introduced near the end of Yale's undistinguished 1910 football season, Bingo became an instant campus favorite when it was sung at baseball games the following spring. It was even published by Remick, the leading New York sheet-music company." (Robert Cantwell, "Sing a Song for Alma Mater," Sports Illustrated, 9/6/76) $400.00
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175. [Porter, Cole. (1891-1964) ].
COLE PORTER: The Life That Late He Led.
University of Southern California, 1967. First edition. 8vo. A transcript of a February 12, 1967 symposium on the composer / lyricist. The program participants included Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Ethel Merman, and Alan Jay Lerner. Includes all the speeches, song lyrics and events of the evening from beginning to end. 43 pp. Stapled red softcover binding, edges lightly worn, overall fine. Scarce. Sold.

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176. Porter, Cole. (1891-1964) .
"Kiss Me Kate," SIGNED.
Rare original program book from the National Company tour of Porter's celebrated musical, boldly signed on the cover by the composer, "Best wishes from Cole Porter." Scattered light spotting to the covers, otherwise fine. 9 x 12 inches.

Structured as a play within a play, where the interior play is a musical version of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, "Kiss Me, Kate" was Porter's biggest hit and the only one of his shows to run for more than 1,000 performances on Broadway. It won the first Tony Award presented for Best Musical, in 1949. Sold.

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177. Porter, Cole. (1891-1964) .
Program From Porter's First NYC Show, "See America First."
Rare Scrapbook page with the cast and credits page, as well as the cast list, list of scenes and musical numbers performed from the March 28, 1916 Opening Night performance (with the date having been underlined in pen and "Opening Night" written in pen below the date) of the comic opera "SEE AMERICA FIRST" at Maxine Elliott's Theatre in NYC where it opened on March 28, 1916, closing after only 15 performances. Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter (his Broadway debut). 9.25 inches x 13.75 inches and has the cast and credits page, cast list, list of scenes and musical numbers performed pasted to the left of the scrapbook page, with 2 promotional clippings from "See America First" pasted to the right of the scrapbook page. Some wear to scrapbook, the program itself mostly fine, pasted down. $125.00
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178. Porter, Cole. (1891-1964) .
"Red Hot and Blue" - Rare Pre-Broadway Tryout Program.
October 19th, 1936 playbill from the six-night, Pre-Broadway engagement of the Cole Porter, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse musical comedy "Red, Hot and Blue!" at the Shubert Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut. The production would officially open October 29th, 1936 at the Alvin Theatre in New York City and run for 183 performances, starring Ethel Merman, Jimmy Durante and Bob Hope in what had been one of the most publicized billing disputes in Broadway history. All three wanted top billing and finally agreed to formatting their names in the now familiar "X" above the title, as shown in the program here.

16 page playbill measures approx. 6 x 9 inches and includes full production credits, cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers, schedule of upcoming attractions etc. $150.00
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179. Porter, Cole. (1891-1964) .
Two Original 1953 Photographs.
A wonderful pair of original doubleweight glossy 8 x 10 inch photographs of Porter visiting the set during the filming of MGM's 3-D film version of his "Kiss Me, Kate." One featuring Cole Porter & Dorothy Kingley and the other featuring Cole Porter, Kathryn Grayson and Howard Keel. Both in very fine condition. Sold.

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180. Porter, Cole. (1891-1964) .
Two Rare Childhood Photographs, c. 1893.
A pair of rare photographs of the great composer/lyricist as young boy, 11 x 13 cm. Though the prints are not dated, they were likely printed in the 1950s from the originals. $125.00
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