New York: Delilah Books, 1981. Book by Neal Peters and David Smith; signed by Ann-Margret. Profusely illustrated with color and black-and-white photographs. 256 pages, 4to, silver-stamped white boards, dust wrapper (edge-worn). New York: Delilah Books, (1981). A very good copy in a very good(-) dust wrapper. Boldly inscribed in purple marker on a preliminary blank page: "For David~ Affectionately, Ann-Margret."
1962. Unaccredited matte-finish black-and-white 10 x 8-inch half-length image of Bailey, no place, no date, circa 1962. Inscribed: "To Helen, My Very Best, Love Pearl." Tiny creases on the lower corners but still in very good condition. American singer and actress who appeared on the stage, screen and television.
1905. Vintage 5.25 x 3.25-inch postcard featuring a three-quarters bust-portrait of the actress with an intense look, no place, no date, circa 1905. Boldly signed in full across the bottom of the photo. Small crease in the upper right corner, but still in very good condition. Float-mounted on a dark gray background, matted in white, and set in a white wooden frame measuring 9.25 x 7 inches.
1974. 13 x 10-inch black-and-white photo of Berle on stage dressed in an outlandish costume -- no place, 1974. Inscribed across his stomach: "To Julie with love, Milton Berle." Matted in off-white and set in a black frame measuring 18.5 x 15.5 inches. One tiny crease, but otherwise in fine condition. American actor and television star.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1991. Written with Hal Goldman. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. 189 pages, 8vo, white and blue boards (tiny stain on the front cover), dust wrapper. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1991). First edition. A near fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper. Boldly signed on the front free endpaper: "Best, George Burns."
New York: 1973. 4 pages, 11 x 8.5 inches, New York City, April 11, 1973. In this contract, which is signed in full, Capote agrees to render his services as an on-camera/off-camera host and interviewer in connection with two television programs, in part: "...We will accord you screen credit on a separate card or crawl frame of the main title of each program following the announcement of the main title, "CRIMEWATCH", substantially as follows: "WITH TRUMAN CAPOTE." Very good(+) condition.
Boston: 1970. 2 pages on "Li'L Abner" stationery, 8 x 8.5 inches, April 20, 1970 [written on envelope]. In this letter, Capp responds to a young lady who has written to columnist Harry Harris, a friend of Capp's from the "Philadelphia Inquirer," in part: "...I read your letter to Harry Harris in which you sympathized with me for playing 'Daniel' to a 'lion's den' of nasty students on the Educational program 'The Show'...They had been instructed, they said, by the...
1958. 2 pages (front and back) on personal stationery, 10.5 x 7.25 inches, no place, May 6, 1958. In this letter, Carney thanks theatrical public relations man William Fields for sending him sports shirts and wishing him a healthy recovery from a bout of sickness, in part: "...Hope that I'll be able to see you soon. Right now - I'm doing nothing but sitting on my Irish Fanny - happy to be idle!..." Several horizontal folds; very good condition.
New York: 1976. 1 page, 7 x 6 inches, New York, July 8, 1976, written eight months before her death to journalist John Mariani, in part: "...Of course I remember you. I sent you a copy of your first letter to Bucky and I believe she wrote me that she had talked to you about it. I would love to see you and Bucky, but I am going through the paintings of my apartment - new stove, ovens, etc. -...
1959. 7 x 7-inch black-and-white photo of Darin leaning into view and staring at the camera -- no place, no date, circa 1959. Inscribed in the upper right corner: "To Lee Love ya! Bobby Darin." Matted in white and set in a black frame measuring 11.5 x 11.5 inches. Several faint creases but overall in very good condition. American singer, songwriter, and actor, who died from heart failure at the age of 37.
1935. 10 x 8 inches including a half-inch white border, no place, circa 1935. This black-and-white half-portrait depicts de Forest with deep-set, shadowed eyes and a handsome, knowing smile. Inscribed with excellent contrast on the right side: "To Dr. Alfred Kaiser from Lee de Forest." Faint creasing; near fine condition. American inventor and technical innovator in radio, film, and television.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1982. Illustrated with color and black-and-white photographs. 208 pages, 4to, blue and tan cloth-backed boards, dust wrapper. New York: Simon and Schuster, (1982). First edition. A fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To Lori, Best Always to a wonderful person, Lou Ferrigno."
Granville, OH: 1947. 1 page on personal letterhead, 7 x 6 inches, Granville, Ohio, no date, circa 1947, sending a friend material related to a production of "Mr. Belvedere," in full: "Mr. Edward Wright of Denison Summer Theater wrote and asked me to rush the prop list of 'Mr. Belvedere' to you at once. I am sending the original as he told me not to wait to copy it." Staple holes in the top margin; very good condition. American actress...
Chicago: 1947. 1 page, 11 x 8.5 inches, Chicago, January 13, 1947, to Dr. Walter Ransom Baker, electrical engineer who contributed greatly to the development of radio and television, in full: "I am deeply gratified to read what you say in the January issue of Radio-Craft [enclosed pages] regarding my work in the electronic field, a field to which you have, yourself, contributed so generously." Some discoloration throughout the body of the letter due to the previous enclosure of a....
1969. 2 pages (front and back), 9.5 x 6.5 inches, no place, 1969 and 1970. Inscription by the basketball star on page from a guest book: "Thanks for everything Walt Frazier "Clyde" Oct 7 - 1970." Inscribed and signed at the top of the page by Barbara Walters; signed on the back by Brian Ahern, Eudora Welty, and Mel Torme. Near fine.
San Diego: A.S. Barnes & Company, Inc. 1980. Several black-and-white illustrations. 229 pages, 8vo, red cloth, dust wrapper (edge-worn with several tiny tears). San Diego: A.S. Barnes & Company, Inc., (1980). First edition. A very good(+) copy in a very good(-) dust wrapper. Inscribed to journalist Earl Wilson on the front free endpaper: "For Earl Wilson, the "all-pro" from the great state of Ohio - In gratitude for bringing so much fun into so many people's lives, Don Freeman."
1965. 9.5 x 7.75-inch black-and-white closeup photo of Garland dressed glamorously -- no place, no date, circa 1965. Boldly inscribed below her chin with inconsistent contrast: "For Max & Fiona, Sincerely, Judy Garland." Matted in white and set in a black and silver frame measuring 17.75 x 15.75 inches. Several small faint creases near the bottom of the photo, but still in very good condition.
1975. 4.75 x 3.25-inch black-and-white photo of the American actress wearing a pearl necklace and glancing off to the side -- no place, 1975. Inscribed all around the thin white border: "For Max Wilk, May you realize your every wish in the New Year and always. Lillian Gish - 1975." Float-mounted against a light gray background, matted in dark gray, and set in a black and gold frame measuring 11.5 x 10 inches. The date at the end of the inscription has faded; otherwise fine condition.
1972. 1 page, 9.5 x 6 inches, no place, June 28, 1972. In this letter, the "first lady of cinema" thanks the recipient for a piece of artwork, in part: "How very kind of you to send me your charming pen drawing of me. It is indeed very good and I do so appreciate having it. I have just returned from Nova Scotia where I was touring with my one woman program on the Art of Film, 1900-1928, and it...