Holiday 2016 Catalogue


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161. [Opera Singers] Sembrich, Marcella. (1858-1935).
Original 1915 Bohemians Club Dinner Menu with Ribbon

An attractive original menu from a dinner given on April 11, 1915, in honor of the great coloratura soprano known as the "Polish Patti," star in more than 450 performances at the Met. The cover features a red and white ribbon alongside a medallion with an image of Sembrich and her facsimile signature; on the internal pages, the menu is printed below an elaborate engraving of a landscape, surrounded by ribbons bearing the names of her operas. The officers and board of governors of the New York Musicians' Club in 1914-1915 appear on the back cover. Some light edge wear; overall in fine condition. 9.75 x 13 inches (25 x 33 cm).

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162. [Opera Singers] Sembrich, Marcella. (1858-1935).
Signed Mishkin Photograph

Original signed Mishkin of New York photograph of the great coloratura soprano known as the "Polish Patti," who sang in more than 450 performances at the Met. Elegantly signed and inscribed at the lower right to the pianist and composer Sigmund Herzog and dated April 1917. In very fine condition. 8 x 10 inches (20 x 25.3 cm).

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163. [Opera Singers] Steber, Eleanor. (1914-1990) & Monaco, Mario del. (1915 - 1982).
Signed Photograph in La Fanciulla del West

Original signed photograph of the important American soprano in her role in La Fanciulla del West, pointing a gun at her costar, the Italian tenor and so-called "Brass Bull of Milan." Both Steber and Monaco have signed the image, Steber especially boldly. Photographed by Victor Saxl for the Chicago Sun-Times. Mounting remnants on the verso; otherwise in very fine condition. 10 x 8 inches (25.3 x 20.5 cm).

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164. [Opera Singers] Storchio, Rosina. (1876-1945).
Signed Hand-Colored Postcard

A beautiful hand-colored postcard of the Italian lyric soprano who created many Puccini, Leoncavallo, and Mascagni roles, and was the first Madame Butterfly at La Scala. She has signed very boldly across the hand-colored and embellished image, dated Buenos Aires, 1904. Addressed on the verso to the collector, Ramona Imaz Otaño, with original stamp and postmark: August 10, 1904. In very fine condition. 5.5 x 3.5 inches (13.8 x 8.7 cm). Read More...

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165. [Dance] [Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo].
Bound Volume of Deluxe Souvenir Programs, 1933-1940

A bound volume of six deluxe souvenir programs from British and American tours of the various incarnations of the celebrated Russian ballet company between 1933 and 1940, billed as the "Ballet Russe de Monte-Carlo," "Col. W. de Basil's Ballets Russes" or "Col. W. de Basil's Ballets Russes (de Monte Carlo)," "Covent Garden Russian Ballet Company," and "Original Ballet Russe." The four American and two British tour programs contain not only numerous portraits of the artistic leadership, choreographers and dancers, but also many plates of set and costume design by Christian Bérard, Cecil Beaton, Picasso, Leon Bakst, Raoul Dufy, Natalia Gontcharova, J. M. Sert, Joan Miro, and others. 346 pp. in total. Hardcover with green cloth binding; programs trimmed to size with occasional slight losses to the edges, approx. 30 pp with light dampstaining on the foreedge, some of those pages also with small tears and chipping on the outer edge,  otherwise in fine condition. 9.5 x 12 inches (24 x 30.5 cm). Read More...

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166. [Dance] [Ballets Russes].
Souvenir Serge De Diaghileff's BALLET RUSSE - Original 1916 Tour Program

An important piece of ballet history, an original 1916 souvenir program from the first American tour of the Ballet Russe, with full-color illustrations of costumes by Leon Bakst (and others). 9 x 12 pages. 36 pages, with many full-color illustrations and photographs, including a photograph of Nijinsky in Spectre de la Rose and Bakst's Nijinsky as Faun. Program includes ballet descriptions, an itinerary, and 2 pgs of ads. Pages are of thick ivory uncoated paper, cover is thick mottled brown paper, with embossed gold art and letters. Program is complete and in fine condition, with light wear to the edges and a small surface loss on the cover (face). This is a particularly rare copy, in that it features the superb illustration of Nijinsky in Scheherezade by Robert Montenegro on the cover. This is the more uncommon variant of the program, which is more commonly found with a different illustration on the cover.

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167. [Dance] [Dance Instructions] Becker, W. G..
"Taschenbuch zum geselligen Vergnügen" - Early 19th Century Annual

Leipzig: Johann Friedrich Gleditsch. 1814.

Early 19th century German annual with 11 engraved plates, 6 line engravings, and 8 pages of elegant diagrams illustrating dance figures. The "Tanztouren," with two pages of explanation, show the figures for three Angloise dances and three Ecossaise dances, as well as more complicated Quadrille, Douze, and Seize figures. Original printed boards, hand-colored, with gilt edges and marble slipcase. Slipcase and binding worn, some splitting at corners and joints; foxing; overall in good condition. 376 pp. 4.75 x 3.5 inches (12 x 8.5 cm.)  Read More...


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168. [Dance] [Graham, Martha. (1894-1991)] Morgan, Barbara. (1900 - 1992).
"Letter to the World (Swirl)" - Original Barbara Morgan Photograph

Signed, titled, and dated by the photographer in ink in the lower margin; her signature, title, creation and print dates (1940; c. 1980) on the reverse. In fine condition. 13 1/4" h x 15 1/2" w (image), 21 1/4" h x 21 1/4" w. Read More...

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169. [Dance] [Kirstein, Lincoln. (1907 - 1996)] Robbins, Jerome. (1918-1998) .
Autograph "Happy Birthday" Note

Autograph note sending "a big hug + lots of love on your HAPPY BIRTHDAY" from the great dancer/choreographer Jerome Robbins to Lincoln Kirstein, the American writer, impresario, art connoisseur, and cultural figure in New York City who, with George Balanchine, founded the New York City Ballet (first known as the "Ballet Society") in 1948. Penned on Robbins' letterhead notecard and signed "Jerry." Undated [ca. 1990-1995]. One tear at the right edge; otherwise in very good condition. 5 x 3.5 inches (12.4 x 8.8 cm).

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170. [Dance] Nureyev, Rudolph. (1938-1993).
Original Signed Photograph

Original close-up portrait photograph of the great dancer and choreographer, boldly signed in blue at the foot. Stamped by the photographer Fred Bornet on the verso and in fine condition. 7.5 x 9.5 inches (19.2 x 24 cm).

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171. [Dance] Nureyev, Rudolph. (1938-1993).
Signed Photograph in "La Fille Mal Gardée"

Original signed photograph of the great dancer in Frederic Ashton's "La Fille Mal Gardée" in 1974. He has signed boldly at the left. Photographed by Leslie E Spatt. In very fine condition. 8 x 10 inches (19.7 x 24.6 cm).

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172. [Dance] Nureyev, Rudolph. (1938-1993).
Signed Photograph in "Romeo and Juliet"

Original photograph of the great dancer taking his bows after a performance of Kenneth MacMillan's "Romeo and Juliet" in 1977. He has signed boldly at the left. Slightly poor contrast on the signature, but otherwise In very fine condition. 8 x 10 inches (20.2 x 25.3 cm). Read More...

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173. [Dance] Pavlova, Anna. (1881-1931) [Frank H. Read].
Original Photograph

Striking original photograph of the great dancer leaning backwards in a Grecian tunic.  From the collection of ballerina Joan Van Wart (1900-1987) who toured with Anna Pavlova and her company, collected Pavlovaiana assiduously, and who loaned her collection to the Victoria & Albert Museum for their 1956 Pavlova Commemorative Exhibition. With the photographer's stamp of Frank H. Read, London, and Van Wart's signature on the verso. A few scuffs; overall in fine condition. 6.25 x 8 inches (15.8 x 20.9 cm).

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174. [Film & Theatre] Brice, Fanny. (1891-1951).
Signed Photograph with Baby Snooks Photograph, Paper Doll, and Magazine Cover

Signed photograph of the popular comedienne, singer, theatre and film actress, who made many stage, radio and film appearances and is known as the creator and star of the top-rated radio comedy series, The Baby Snooks Show. She is shown in her Baby Snooks hair bow and trademark goofy smile, and has inscribed the photo and dated 1947. Together with a fine original late-1930's press photograph of Brice as Baby Snooks lighting a firecracker, a 1938 cover of Stage magazine showing Baby Snooks and her teddy bear, and a die-cut paper doll of the Baby Snooks character dating from 1950. A charming collection of items from the actress who inspired Barbra Streisand's character in Funny Girl! Read More...

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175. [Film & Theatre] [Cannabis/Dope/Marijuana].
"MARIHUANA - ASSASSIN OF YOUTH" ANTI-MARIJUANA MATCHPACK

Complete 1.5 x 4" promotional matchpack for the 1939 re-release of the 1936 "Daring Marihuana Expose" anti-marijuana film, also released as "The Marijuana Story." The exterior features a great graphic of a shadowy smoking man and swooning woman in front of a "Reefer" cigarette, the wonderful text reading "Deals Wild, Mad Thrills At A Price - A Puff...A Party...A Tragedy." Interior has imprint for film showings at State Theatre [Mahanoy City, PA] beginning Sept. 4 [1939].  The matches themselves are even printed with an image of large hand holding a swooning woman in a revealing gown. Our example is unused and in really pristine condition, very rare as such.

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176. [Film & Theatre] Disney, Walt. (1901-1966).
Walt Disney: The Art of Animation. The Story of the Disney Studio Contribution to a New Art. - Inscribed by Walt Disney

New York: Simon and Schuster. 1958. First Edition. Large quarto (10 15/16 x 8 inches; 278 x 203 mm.). [5-7], 8-181, [182-188]. Publisher's quarter light gray cloth over buff boards, front cover pictorially decorated and lettered in black and white, spine lettered in black and red. Profusely illustrated from photographs and animation stills. Boldly signed and inscribed in black ink by Walt Disney on verso of front free endpaper. Read More...

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177. [Film & Theatre] [Walt Disney Studios].
Sorcerer's Apprentice Brooms, from Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Sorcerer's Apprentice Brooms, from Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, 1988. Stamped "The Walt Disney Company" l.l., identified on a Disneyana certificate affixed to the backing. Production cel, sight size 10 x 15 in., framed. Condition: Not examined out of frame.

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178. [Film & Theatre] [Film & Theatre] Chaplin, Charlie. (1889-1977).
My Trip Abroad - INSCRIBED

New York & London: Harper & Brothers. 1922. First. Chaplin's account of what Europe did to world's most popular movie actor, illustrated with photographs and bearing a scarce signed inscription by the author on the front endpaper: "To my friend Karl Schmidt / From the author / 'As the saying goes' / Charlie Chaplin / Jun 15th 1922." Copyright 1922 with the two-letter code of "B-W" indicating the time of print (February, 1922) and identifying this as a first edition. Read More...

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179. [Film & Theatre] Guilbert, Yvette. (1865 - 1944).
Signed Photograph

Striking original postcard photograph boldly signed the renowned French actress and cabaret singer who was immortalized in a number of works by prominent Belle Époche poster artists Henri Toulouse-Lautrec and Jules Cheret. In very fine condition. 9 x 14 cm.

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180. [Film & Theatre] Hirschfeld, Al. (1903-2003).
"Movieland, 1954" - Signed Hirschfeld Caricature

Signed print of the American caricaturist's intensely detailed drawing of the most notable characters of 1950's Hollywood. Visible, among many others in the crowd, are Charlie Caplin, Laurel and Hardy, Bette Davis, Clark Gable, Groucho, Harpo and Zeppo Marx, Mae West, Fred Astaire, Katharine Hepburn, Oscar Levant, Buster Keaton, and Milton Berle. Signed at the bottom right in Hirschfeld's trademark narrow capital letters. Printed caption at the foot. In very fine condition.  Printed on cardstock, signed within the image and then in blue ink by hand lower right. 11 x 8.5 inches (28 x 21.5 cm).

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