New York: July 15, 1941. Read More about Portrait photograph of Tallulah Bankhead, with her lion cub Winston Churchill
Philadelphia: Dorance and Company, 1925. First edition. Inscribed to Douglas Fairbanks. Inscribed to Douglas Fairbanks: "To Douglas Fairbanks in hearty good will from the Author. Oct/25." With stamp on pastedown of Douglas Fairbanks Pictures Corp. Read More about Bogus or Bonus Lives
London: 12, 13, 14, November, 1951. Three Distinguished Brits. Incriptions to Life photographer Eisenstaedt from three distinguished Brits: (1) Henry Hallett DALE , co-winner of the Nobel Prize in 1936 with Loewi for identifying the chemical acetylcholine as a neuro-transmitter ("for a relatively painless operation"); (2) Whitney STRAIGHT, the American-born..... Read More about Autograph inscriptions signed, to photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt
Paris: Hachette, 1898. First edition. One of the great modern, comprehensive books by the painter and traveller, Vuillier (1844-1915). Read More about La Danse
Los Angeles, Calif: February 15, 1955. Dorothy Dandridge in Hollywood. A complex contract with the legendary Dandridge and the studio, coming on the heels of her triumph in Carmen Jones, for which she won an Academy Award nomination for best actress — the first Afro-American woman to be so honored..... Read More about Typed Contract signed between Dorothy Dandridge and Twentieth-Century Fox, to "render...
[California: 1947-ca.1954]. SCRAPBOOK KEPT BY BETTE DAVIS. A scrapbook kept by Hollywood star Bette Davis (1908-1989) following the birth of her only biological child, Barbara Davis Sherry (b.1947), documenting her first seven years of life and providing a portrait of Davis as affectionate mother. Sherry's father was William Grant Sherry..... Read More about Childhood srapbook of Barbara Davis (B.D.) Sherry, daughter of Bette Davis, documenting her first...
New York: March 18, 1941. Published in PORTRAITS: the Photographs of Carl Van Vechten, (1978), edited by Saul Mauriber. Fine portrait of the young choreographer in her first major successful work. Read More about Portrait photograph of Agnes de Mille in "Three Virgins and a Devil"
Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1982. A Wonderful Association. Inscribed on half-title to Canadian Actress Colleen Dewhurst who played Marilla Cuthbert in "Anne of Green Gables" and "Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel" from Kevin Sullivan, the Executive Producer and Writer: "Colleen, I am indebted to you for your influence in..... Read More about Spirit of Place. Lucy Maud Montgomery and Prince Edward Island
Signed as Mrs. George C. Scott. Colleen Dewhurst (1924-1991), Montreal-born stage and screen actress who made her debut in O'Neill's "Desire under the Elms" in 1952 and won acclaim for her performance in Agee's "A Death in the Family" (1961). She had prominent roles in Annie Hall (1977) and the..... Read More about U.S. Passport of Colleen Dewhurst Scott 1969-1974, Signed "Colleen D. Scott" on photo...
London: Henry Colburn, 1827. First edition. Read More about The Reminiscences of Thomas Dibdin, of the Theatres Royal, Covent Garden, Drury-Lane, Haymarket,...
New York: Alfred Knopf, 1921. First edition. An unusual anthology of poems on the dance from ancient times up to the present, with 15 halftone plates from photos by photographer Edward Dickson, pupil of Clarence H. White. The style of the photography, the poses, the costumes, all very much reflect..... Read More about Poems of the Dance: an Anthology [1500 B.C - 1920 A.D
New York: April 23, 1948. Fine image of the dancer, and rare -- the Library of Congress collection of Van Vechten portrait contains no image of Diehl. Inscribed to Mauriber on image. Read More about Portrait photograph of Crandall Diehl in Anthony Tudor's ballet, SHADOW OF THE WIND
n.p: Ca. mid-1940s. Exotic Signed Photograph of Costumed Marlene Dietrich. The legend: gorgeous, exotic, inscrutable. Read More about Fine black and white portrait photograph of Marlene Dietrich
N.p: November 7, 1947. The letter reads: “Gentlemen: In consideration of the publicity to be given to me and which may arise herefrom, my consent is hereby irrevocably given to you, your assignees and licensees, and to the Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate, Inc., and its subscribers and licensees, to..... Read More about Typed letter signed (“Marlene Dietrich”) to the News Syndicate Co., Inc. of New York City...
[London]: “Drawn, Etched & Pub. by Dighton”, December, 1806. Angelica Catalini (1780-1849) was one of the leading sopranos of the day. Read More about Hand-colored engraved caricature: “Madame Catalani in Semiramide. her first Appearance in...
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1941. Third printing. Walt Disney's Bambi. Read More about Walt Disney's Bambi
London: John Cawthorn, 1805. Unusual. Read More about "Artiste Anglais"
N.p. [New York]: Thursday 12 December 1907. Prototype of the ‘matinee idol’ of the American theater in the early twentieth century. “If it possesses a tithe of the interest and charm of your other works, I know I shall peruse it with delight.”John Drew (1853-1927), born in Philadelphia to a...... Read More about Autograph Letter, Signed, to author and journalist Alfred Henry Lewis, acknowledging receipt of a...
N. P: Printed in the Year, 1717. First published in 1668. This play was strongly influenced by de Scudery's “Aratamene, ou Le Grand Cyrus”. Read More about Secret Love; or the Maiden-Queen as it is Acted at the Theatre-Royal by His Majesty's Servants
London: Printed by T. Warren for Henry Herringman and are to be Sold by Jacob Tonson, Francis Saunders, [and Thomas Bennett, 1698]. First edition published in 1668. Read More about Secret-Love: or, the Maiden Queen: As it is now Acted by His Majesty's Servants
New York: October 5, 1937. Published in PORTRAITS: the Photographs of Carl Van Vechten, (1978), edited by Saul Mauriber. Read More about Portrait photograph of Raoul Dufy
New York: Leslie-Judge, 1916. First Edition. The Movies in 1916. A rich storehouse of movie photos, interviews, anecdotes, stills, and other material from the two-reeler days. Includes D.W. Griffith, Pickford, Fairbanks, Barrymore, Chaplin, Norma Talmadge, Fatty Arbuckle (in the days before his banishment from the silver screen) as well as..... Read More about Film Flashes: The Wit and Humor of a Nation in Pictures
Chicago: 22 March 1993. The film critic responding to the most commonly asked questions: “How did you get started in journalism; How did you get t be a movie critic?; Did you study film in college?; What are the job prospects for someone who wants to be a movie critic?;..... Read More about Typed letter, signed “Roger Ebert”
Nelson Eddy and Paulette Goddard to Alfred Eisenstaedt. Gracious notes from the stars, following photo sessions, Eddy writing,“May all your dark rooms have silver linings”. Read More about Autograph Note Signed to Alfred Eisenstaedt, n.p., 1938 [with, on verso:] GODDARD, Paulette, “+...
September 11, 1894. Edison and the Birth of Film. A letter dating from the birth year of motion picture exhibition, from the inventor of the medium, Edison, to one of the first motion picture distributors and producers, Norman C. Raff, mentioning a third important figure in the history of film..... Read More about Autograph Letter Signed ("Edison"), to Norman C. Raff, relating to the early efforts in...
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1940. First edition. By the author of Drums Along the Mohawk. This book was made into amovie with Dorothy Lamour and Henry Fonda. Read More about Chad Hanna