New York: January 5, 1933. Variant of the session portrait published in PORTRAITS: the Photographs of Carl Van... Read More about Portrait photograph of Grace Moore
New York: The Misses Selby, [c 1920]. Inscribed "To Isabelle Leighton, with best wishes, affectionately David Belasco. Nov. 22nd 1920. "Signed in pencil below image "The Misses Selby, N.Y." and with their label "The Misses Seby 628 Fifth Avenue." on the back. Read More about Portrait photograph of David Belasco writing with quill pen
[Los Angeles: July 20, 1938]. Press photos for use in publicity for Universal Pictures LETTER OF INTRODUCITON, with two images of Edgar Bergen with his creation Charlie McCarthy at the signing of their names in cement on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a shot of Bergen and McCarthy at..... Read More about Three press photographs of Edgar Bergen with Charlie McCarthy
Paris: Charpentier, 1907. Later edition. Read More about Ma Double Vie: Mémoires de …
London: John C. Nimmo, 1888. # 203 of 300 printed on fine deckle-edge Royal 8vo paper, with two states of the plates. Read More about "The Majesties' Servants" Annals of the English Stage from Thomas Betterton to Edmund...
[Atlantic City, N.J.]: . A handbill advertising a screening in Atlantic City, New Jersey, of what remains one of the most controversial American films, The Birth of a Nation, dating from the year of the film's release. The Birth of a Nation was banned in numerous cities, including Atlantic City..... Read More about New Nixon Theatre / Matinee Every Day / D.W. Griffith Presents / The Birth of a Nation / An...
New York: S. Booth, Printer, 1872. With a carte-de-visite of Genearl and Mrs Tom Thumb, with note that it was sold to Edith on March 8th, 1882 by Mrs. Thumb. Read More about Gen. Tom Thumb Three Years' Tour around the World. Accompanied by His Wife-Lavinia, Warren...
New York: January 4, 1947. A rare image of dancer/choreographer Todd Bolender (b. 1914), one of the icons of American dance history. There are no images at all of Bolender in the Library of Congress. Inscribed to Mauriber. Read More about Portrait photograph of Todd Bolender in Balanchine's THE FOUR TEMPERAMENTS
Remsenburg, Long Island: February 2 and March 31 [n.y. but 1961]. On his novel The Olympians. Bolton writes to World Publishing editor William Targ about his recent novel [not named, but The Olympians, 1961] which World brought out. In the letter of February 2 he writes, in part: "The jacket..... Read More about 2 typed letters signed ("Guy Bolton") to World Publishing editor William Targ
New York: April 23, 1948. Rare image of this important dancer (Balanchine, Tudor, et al) for the American Ballet Theater. There are no portraits of Braun at all in the entire Van Vechten collection of the Library of Congress. This print is inscribed by Braun to Mauriber. Read More about Portrait photograph of Eric Braun in Anthony Tudor's ballet, SHADOW OF THE WIND
Culver City, CA: Chartoff Winkler Productions, 1971. Revised draft February 1971, copy distributed to Jack C. Jacobsen, sound engineer on the film, with his name inked to title page along with the number 23. Screenplay for the film based on the Jimmy Breslin novel which in turn is based on..... Read More about The Gang that Couldn't Shoot Straight. A Screen Play by Waldo Salt from the novel by Jimmy Breslin
London: 21st. October, 1930. ‘Obstinate Patience’. A forthright letter one of the most successful English playwrights of the Victorian era, reading in part: “… I owe whatever success I have made in life to an obstinate patience … It may encourage those who fear they do not possess this quality..... Read More about Typed letter signed "Arthur Pinero" to "Mr. Halpern" (Seymour Halpern) in...
Philadelphia: ---Job Printing Office, 1878. Program lists musical events, theatrical excerpts, and curiosity pieces, such as the "Ethiopian Specialties" performed by E.M. Hall of the Carncross' Minstrels. Read More about Broadisde advertising an Extraordinary Entertainment, for the Benefit of the Yellow Fever...
September 6, 1876. Printed on Satin. Read More about Broadsheet on Satin: Chesnut St. Theatre. Souvenir of the 100th Performance of "Our...
[Oswego, NY]: 1838. A Musical Evening. Penned corrections and annotations changing dates, locations and price most likely for the printer to make other broadsides. Read More about Broadside for a Soiree Musical at the Academy Hall with Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Horn (the late Miss...
Paterson, N.J: Guardian Print, 1880. Broadside opens with an invitation "most especially to ladies and children, to our matinee, Saturday, when the entire programme will be given in strict adherence to all laws of gentility and modesty. Our motto: Please all and offend none." Entertainment includes farcicle sketches, acrobatics, singing..... Read More about Broadside program from Ward's Opera House (formerly Odeon
Boston: FA Searle Printing, 1869. RIP. James Henry Hackett (1800-1871) started playing Rip in 1830. Read More about Broadside: Boston Theatre. Benefit of Mr. Hackett New Year's Night. When he will perform, for the...
Boston: F.A. Searle, Thursday, May 2oth, 1869. JOSEPH JEFFERSON'S RIP. Joseph Jeferson (1829-1905) started playing Rip in 1859. Read More about Broadside: The Famous Comedian Joseph Jefferson will appear Every Night...in his unapproachable...
New York: Peabody & Co., 219 Broadway, 1833. First edition. Parmly Copy (from the family). "This classical poem was a marked literary production, considering the subject, and was extensively quoted at the time and favorably commented on by the best critics and writers in the profession, and had a great..... Read More about Dentologia: A Poem on the Diseases of the Teeth, and Their Proper Remedies. By Solyman Brown,...
Amsterdam: 1716. A very famous poet in his day. Read More about Aarnout en Adolf van Egmond, hertogen van Gelder. Treurspel
[Los Angeles]: University International, 1956. The Life of Lon Chaney. A fascinating account of the detailed costs involved in making this black and white production of Lon Chaney's life compiled November 15, 1956 by Robert Daley, of the Production Budget Department, with the inserted “Picture Cost Report” providing an update..... Read More about Production Budget for the making of “Man of a Thousand Faces” with James Cagney (as Lon...
A La Haye [i.e. Paris]: Chez J. Neaulme, 1754. First edition. A history of dance, describing its development from ancient civilizations to Louis XIV and the establishment of French opera. "One of the most important histories of the danse, quoted by Noverre and many danse histories" (Derra de Moroda 515)..... Read More about La Danse Ancienne et Moderne, ou traité Historique de la Danse
Hyattsville, Maryland: 24 February and 22 July, 1976. Cain writing of his current work "a child's book, a rewrite, for young consumption of one I ran across, that I never sent to the agent, about a child, a young girl, who was given a baby tiger to raise...tigers are a...... Read More about Two typed letters, signed "Jim", to columnist Cindy Adams
Hollywood or Beverly Hills: September 1938. WITH: Nancy Kelly (1921-1995), Actress ANS.Beverly Hills September 1938. WITH: Margaret Tallichet (1914-1991), Actress, wifec of William Wyler. ANS3 different inscriptions on one leaf from Eisie's notebook. Read More about ANS. To Alfred Eisenstaedt. WITH: Nancy Kelly ANS. WITH: Margaret Tallichet ANS