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
Providence, R.I: Providence Press Company, ca. 1850. Evidently Romance of a Poor Young Man was an adaptation of an Octave Feuillet play, originally writen in French. Read More about Broadside advertising Women of the Day and Lester Wallack's Romance of a Poor Young Man. Two...
on Damon Runyon stationary, nd. Reading in part: "You will never know how happy it made us to hear from you...we spent our honeymoon in California..." With a note in Patrice's hand above. Read More about ALS. To Aurora
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Comapny, . First American edition. Read More about The History of the Harlequinade
Philadelphia: 1823. An attractive broadside advertisement for a production of Much Ado about Nothing at the New Theatre in Philadelphia, starring the English-born actor Henry John Wallack (1790-1870, brother of the actor James William Wallack), who had a long and successful theatrical career in America beginning in 1819. For this..... Read More about New Theatre ... Tuesday Evening, January 21, 1823, Will be presented, (by particular desire)...
np: Thursday, no year. The great actress Sarah Siddons writes a humourous letter to one of her confidants to decline an invitation, and also to report a scare of scarlet fever at her daughter's school. In part:"'Time Time' Oh that one could but make Time as the people make gass!..... Read More about Autograph Letter Signed ("S. Siddons,") to "The Hon. Miss [Sophia] Upton",...
Kinderhoek, St. James, New York: September 13, 1957. "I am more than happy to give you permission to use the quote from my letter to Clifton Fadiman in the promotion of his delightful book...." Read More about Typed letter signed ("Cornelia Otis Skinner") to a Miss Salinger
New York: April 24, 1949. Read More about Portrait photograph of Jessica Tandy as Blanche in "A Streetcar Named Desire"
Dartmouth [UK]: Oct. 9 [circa 1930]. A short and somewaht melodramtic letter fom the English actor best know for his titular role as Grumpy, a retired barrister turned sleuth, that Maude made famous on the stage, and eventually the big screen. Reading in part: "…I don't know you well enough..... Read More about Typed letter signed "Cyril Maude" To "Mr. Halpern "Seymour Halpern" in...
London and New York: John Tallis & Co, November, 1850-June, 1851. First edition. Read More about Tallis’s Dramatic Magazine and General Theatrical & Musical Review
[California]: September 7, 1936. Reading in part: "Not having heard from you I took it for granted that you are not producing the show in the near future and as the grocery bills are still coming thick and fast I signed to do a picture, out here."Vaudeville and Broadway musical..... Read More about Typed letter signed ("Joe Cook") to theatrical producer Phil Dunning
Denmark House Kew: Wednesday, Aug. 30, 1893. According to her 1936 obituary in the New York Times, Kathleen Lucille Foote (1868-1936), was once a famous American and European stage actress. Her fall from grace, after three marriages and the squandering of several small fortunes, found her on the streets of..... Read More about Autograph Letter Signed ("Kathleen Lucille Foote") to Editor of The "Lady"...
New York: August 30, 1930. A letter from the American songwriter best known for co-writing the pop standard "Poor Butterfly." Reading in part: "Success in anyone's life is generally the result of a certian amount of talent or aptitude for a chosen work, plus an enormous amount of application, and..... Read More about Typed letter signed "John Golden" to "Mr. Halpern" (Seymour Halpern) in reply...
n.p [New York]: February 9, 1930. An autobiographical letter from the journalist turned playwright briefly sketching his interests as a school boy, to his transition to a professional playwright. Reading in part: “A great American has written that the man is only half himself, the other half is his expression..... Read More about Typed letter signed "Augustus Thomas" to "Seymour Halpern" in response to...
Brunswick, North Carolina: 15 June 1768. THE FIRST PROFESSIONAL THEATRICAL GROUP TO PERFORM IN CANADA. Tryon’s letter to Rhode Island Governor Samuel Ward reads in part: "Mr. Mills, who is the manager of a Company of Commedians, intends to solicit your permission to act in some parts of your Government..... Read More about Autograph Letter, Signed, to Governor Ward
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1860. First American edition. Read More about Leaves from an Actor’s Note-Book; With Reminiscences and Chit-Chat of the Green-Room and the...
Chicago: Virginia, June 30, '93. English Actor. Read More about Letter, Signed
New York: Printed at the DeVinne Press, 1897. No. 104 of 120 copies printed on American hand-made paper. Read More about Recollections of a Player
Reading: "To Alfred:Bread is Food-Water is drinkBut an atographIs justr some ink!Walter WinchellSept 9/44N.Y.C. Read More about ANs. To Alfred Eisenstaedt
Boston: James R. Osgood and Co, 1882. No. 49 of 100 large paper copies. The American Actor Series, edited by Laurence Hutton. The lives and careers of Thomas Jefferson, Joseph Jefferson, Elizabeth Jefferson, Joseph Jefferson II, Charles Burke, and Joseph Jefferson III, including a detailed account of the latter’s roles..... Read More about The Jeffersons
London: Chatto & Windus, 1906. First Edition. Read More about The Annals of Covent Garden Theatre from 1732 to 1897