New York: 3 December, 1936. Variant of the portrait from the same session as published in PORTRAITS: the... Read More about Portrait photograph of John Gielgud
New York: Albert & Charles Boni, [co. 1930]. First edition. The origin of “Frankie and Johnny”. Read More about Frankie and Johnny
New York: Albert & Charles Boni, . First edition. The origin of "Frankie and Johnny" Read More about Frankie and Johnny
[Montreux, Switzerland: ca. 1965]. The Wingèd Coward. A famous image of the playwright in his Swiss chalet, taken by the celebrated Swiss photographer Horst Tappe, INSCRIBED to the novelist (aka "Patrick Quentin") and librettist HUGH WHEELER, who wrote the book for musicals SWEENEY TODD, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, and CANDIDE:"For..... Read More about Portrait photograph of Noel Coward seated in his living room, framed by angel's wings
London & Toronto: J. M. Dent & Sons Limited, 1913. Read More about Towards a New Theatre. Forty Designs for Stage Scenes with Critical Notes by the Inventor
Dublin: John Barlow, 1804. Second edition with considerable additions. Irish Theatre. "These celebrated Epistles... raised a tremendous storm in Dublin theatrical society, and were the cause of many pamphlets" (Lowe). Read More about Familiar Epistles of Frederick J---S, Esq. on the present state of the Irish stage
Bing Crosby to Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt. Read More about Autograph Inscription Signed to Alfred Eisenstaedt on Crosby's memo paper, Hillsborough, CA June...
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
New York: Brisban and Brannan, 1806. First American Edition. Read More about Memoirs of Richard Cumberland. Written by Himself. Containing An Account of His Life and...
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: April 12, 1951. Read More about Portrait of actor Ossie Davis in costume as Gabriel, Green Pastures
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"
Sept. 25, 1962. Read More about Portrait photograph of Ruby Dee
New York: September 25, 1962. Read More about Portrait photograph of Ruby Dee
New York: November 15, 1961. Read More about Portrait photograph of Ruby Dee
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
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