New York: September 5, 1933. Read More about Portrait photograph of Carlotta O'Neill
New York: July 5, 1946. reproduced in Mauriber's PORTRAIT: The Photography of Carl van Vechten (from this print). Read More about Portrait photograph of Pearl Bailey in "St. Louis Woman"
London: Printed for Messr. Rivingtons, 1782. New Edition, usual cancels. Read More about Biographia Dramatica, or, A Companion to the Playhouse: containing historical and critical...
Copenhagen: 1928. Inscribed "Josephine Baker, Copenhagen 1928" in pencil. Baker's (1906-1975) first performed in Copenhagen in June 1928 in the show "Wien, Wien – Oh Josephine" at the Dagmar Theatre. Her performance, which included her famous banana skirt dance, caused a sensation. The Danish avant-garde embraced her, while the conservative..... Read More about Autograph: "Josephine Baker, Copenhagen 1928"
[New York: The Dancy Davis Press, c. 1923]. La Chauve-Souris (French: The Bat) was the name of a touring revue during the early 1900s. Originating in Moscow and then Paris, and directed by Nikita Balieff, the revue toured the United States and Europe. The show consisted of songs, dances, and..... Read More about Balieff's "Chauve-Souris" Bat Theatre, Moscow. American Season under the Direction of...
[New York]: Metropolitan Ballet Company, 1916. First edition. A fragile souvenir of the first United States tour in 1916 of Diaghileff's now legendary Ballet Russe. Read More about Serge De Diaghileff's Ballet Russe. Souvenir
New York: vd. Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo was an influential ballet company founded by René Blum and Colonel Vassily de Basil in 1933. The company followed Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. Read More about S. Hurok Presents Col. W. de Basil's Ballets Russes De Monte Carlo 1937-1938 October -April 5th...
Paris: M. de Brunoff, [1922?]. Bakst, Léon. An outstanding visual record of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes and Ida Rubinstein's Galas Russes in their most influential years, lavishly illustrated with the works of Bakst, Gontcharova, Larionov, Picasso, Matisse, Massine, Derain, and others. The collection is comprised of special issues of the theatrical..... Read More about Collection des plus Beaux Numéros Comoedia Illustré et des Programmes consacrés aux Ballets...
n.p: January 1975. Self-portrait of Balliett playing the drums, the kick labeled “Big Sid Catlett,” done at the request of collector Burt Britton. INSCRIBED “Dreams of glory don’t / ever really die. / Whitney Balliett / January 1975”. Read More about Self-portrait
New York: July 15, 1941. Read More about Portrait photograph of Tallulah Bankhead, with her lion cub Winston Churchill
London: Richard Bentley, 1839. First Edition. Read More about Memoirs of John Bannister, Comedian
London: Princes Theatre, St. James's Square, n.d [received 20 Nov. 1849]. Notifying the editor of Fraser's that he and a friend will be places on the Dramatic Free List of the Theatre and that they would appreciate his friendly support. Morris (1800-1856) was an actor and also wrote several comedies..... Read More about Autograph letter in the third person “Mr. Morris Barnett and Mr. John Barnett”
New York: Charles Scirbner's Sons, 1923. First edition. Burgess Meredith's Copy. Read More about Holland under Queen Wilhelmina. With a Forword by Edward W. Bok
Victoria Hotel, Southport: July 2d/'82. Barnum on His Reciepts from the Barnum & Bailey Circus. Barnum writes to his lecture manager, Major James Pond, declining an invitation to lecture in England and revealing his gross receipts from his Barnum & Bailey’s show. Reading in part, “Thanks for your offer for..... Read More about Autograph Letter, signed (“P.T. Barnum”), to Major James Pond
New York: December 25, 1862. Barnum Encourages the Wedding of General Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren. Barnum encourages Henry Beach of the New York Sun to write favorably of the marriage between General Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren. Reading in part: “If you will at the same time quietly suggest..... Read More about Autograph Letter, signed (“P.T. Barnum”), to “My dear Henry” [Henry D. Beach] about Miss...
New York: Dec 24, 1952. Published in PORTRAITS: the Photographs of Carl Van Vechten (1978), edited by Saul Mauriber. Read More about Portrait photograph of Jean-Louis Barrault and Madeleine Renaud
New York: December 24, 1952. Barrault, 1910-94, French actor and director. A pupil of Charles Dullin, he joined the Comédie Française in 1940. After World War II he organized his own company at the Théâtre Marigny with his wife, actress Madeleine Renaud. Barrault's precise, imaginative physical style was influenced by..... Read More about Portrait photograph of Jean-Louis Barrault
New York: 12 Dec., 1937. Published in PORTRAITS: the Photographs of Carl Van Vechten, (1978), edited by Saul Mauriber. Read More about Portrait photograph of Ethel Barrymore
New York: Harper & Brothers, . First edition, Number 221 of 265 copies, Signed by the Author, on special paper. Signed Limited. Read More about Memories: An Autobiography
Hollywood: Spurr, [ca. 1926]. “For 'Doug' Jr”. Superb, large portrait of the great John Barrymore (1882-1942) by the well-known Hollywood photographer of the the silent era, Melbourne Spurr, inscribed lower right to Douglas Fairbanks, Jr, (whose signature is on the verso), “For 'Doug' Jr with sincerest good wishes from his..... Read More about Portrait photograph of John Barrymore, inscribed by Barrymore to Douglas Fairbanks, Jr
n.p. [Paris?]: n.d [ca. 1920-1954]. Inscribed to his Sister. A lyrical piece in A minor, with a central section in A major, composed for the piano and inscribed by Lionel Barrymore to his sister:“Dédieé à Mlle. Ethel Barrymore.”Barrymore composed a variety of music, from solo pieces to large orchestral works..... Read More about Autograph music manuscript, "Ossity Hongroise, op. trente"
New York: July 19, 1933. Richard Barthelmess, Born 9 May 1895 in New York, New York, USA, as Richard Semler Barthelmess. Died 17 August 1963 in Southampton, New York, USA, of throat cancer.Married actress Mary Hay 18 June 1920; divorced 1927. Married Jessica Stewart Sargent 1928,together until his death. Richard..... Read More about Portrait photograph of Richard Barthelmess "Richard Barthelmess at Malibu"
New York: July 19, 1933. Richard Barthelmess, Born 9 May 1895 in New York, New York, USA, as Richard Semler Barthelmess. Died 17 August 1963 in Southampton, New York, USA, of throat cancer. Married actress Mary Hay 18 June 1920; divorced 1927. Married Jessica Stewart Sargent 1928,together until his death..... Read More about Portrait photograph of Richard Barthelmess, "Richard Barthelmess at Malibu"
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1950. First edition. The basis for the 1948 Italian neo-realistic film, The Bicycle Thief by Vittorio De Sica. Read More about Bicycle Thieves. Translated by C.J. Richards
New York: Knopf, 1976. First Edition. SIGNED. Signed by the damcer on the half-title. Read More about Baryshnikov at Work