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."
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1990. 8.75 x 7-inch black-and-white head shot of the actress, circa 1955. Signed in full at a later date, circa 1990. Matted in white and set in a custom silver frame measuring 15.75 x 14 inches. Fine condition.
New York: 1981. A surprisingly uncommon signed Playbill for her appearance in Woman of the Year, July 1981, The Palace Theatre, New York City. Boldly signed on the cast page "Lauren Bacall"with the additional signature of her co-star "Harry Guardino" + Marilyn Cooper and Fred Ebb. Fine. American actress whose career in radio, screen, television and stage spanned over sixty-five years.
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.
New York: 1930. Vintage matte-finish black-and-white photograph, 9.25 x 5.75 inches, Murray Korman, New York, A full-length image depicting Baker dressed in a sequined gown. Boldly signed in full. No date, circa 1930. Small crease on the right side, but still in very good condition. American-born French dancer, singer, and actress who came to be known in various circles as the "Black Pearl," "Bronze Venus," and the "Creole Goddess."
1940. 2 pages (front and back) on plain typing paper, 11 x 8.5 inches, no place, dated "Tuesday," no year, circa 1940. Half-typed, half-penciled autographed letter signed "Faith," discussing her difficulties with a particular assignment, in part: "...You mustn't mind saying I don't think I can do a good John Smith out of this one. Its [sic] just that I did it the one way I saw it and feel sort of empty about it. And my personal feelings about...
1965. 2 pages (front and back), 11 x 8.5 inches, no place, no date, circa 1965. Typed on plain paper with numerous handwritten corrections, in part: "...This story you told me has no plot. And knowing WFB from old and his interest in young love and new plot and plenty of action I am rather alarmed. So if this doesn't suit the magazine, no hard feelings..." Signed "Faith" with handwritten postscript regarding a story submission. Natural folds, paperclip impression in...
1950. A stunning 13.25 x 10.5-inch black-and-white photograph of Bankhead in motion. No place, no date, circa 1950. Inscribed over the white background of her cardigan and blouse: "For Suzanne all my love from Tallulah." Stamped on the back by Miami photographer Ray Fisher. Several small creases; very good condition.
1935. 7 x 5 inches, no place, no date, circa 1935 -- a black-and-white head shot of Bankhead wearing dark lipstick and gazing wanly into the distance. Signed in the full near the bottom. Very good condition.
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.
New York: Doubleday, 1976. 280 pages, 8vo, blue cloth over grey boards (spine quite spotted, cover edges a little toned), dust wrapper (light wear). New York: Doubleday, 1976. A very good(-) copy in a very good dust wrapper. Signed in full on the front free endpaper. Her first novel.
Rome: 1915. 1 page on heavy-stock beige construction paper measuring 5.25 x 9 inches. Signed: "Gemma Bellincioni", Rome 1915." Near fine condition. Italian soprano and one of the best-known opera singers of the late 19th century. She is credited with creating the role of Santuzza in Pietro Mascagni's landmark opera "Cavalleria Rusticana."
1896. A.L.S. "Johnstone Bennett" 8vo, 1 page, Hotel Grenoble, ca. 1896, requesting tickets from a theatre owner. In full: "Will you honor me with a box for Tribby" any evening most convenient to you and confer a great favor."Boldly signed and in excellent condition. French-born American stage actress who gained great notoriety for her penchant for wearing men%u2019s attire both in the street and on the stage. She is believed by many to have been one of the very first.....
1960. 9.25 x 7.75-inch black-and-white photo of the American actress wearing a gown and pearl necklace -- no place, no date, circa 1960. Signed in the lower left corner: "To John - Ingrid Bergman." Quadruple-matted in white, dark gray, silver, and light gray; set in a silver frame measuring 18 x 15.75 inches. Very good(+) condition.
1970. 3.5 x 5.25 inches, black-and-white, shoulder-up image of the famous actress smiling -- no place, no date, circa 1970. Boldly signed in full. Two tiny brown spots on the top edge, but still in very good condition. Swedish Actress who was the recipient of three Academy Awards during a career that spanned more than 50 years.
Italy: 1882. 3 pages (front and back) each measuring 5 x 4 inches, Italy, no date, circa 1882. In this letter, Bernhardt seems to be discussing payment of a portrait of John Young. Written on black-bordered personal stationery, accompanied by the handwritten envelope, both with her unique personal logo (the initials SB surmounted by a banner reading "Quand Meme." Very good condition.
New York: 1919. 9 x 6.25-inch sepia-tone image of the actress in the title roll of La Tosca, Palace Theatre, New York City, with W.R. Sill stamp on the back. Inscribed with a four-word sentiment and full signature -- "Sarah Bernhardt, 1919." Double-matted in gold and beige and set in gold wooden frame measuring 15 x 12 inches. Scattered light spotting in the field with one insignificant surface mark; otherwise very good condition. Signed images of Bernhardt in the title...
1881. 6.5 x 4.25-inch vintage photo of the costumed actress standing against a wall. Signed in the bottom margin and dated 1881. Float mounted in a window with a brown background; matted in peach and set in a decorative gold frame measuring 12.25 x 10 inches. Very good(+) condition.
New York: 1949. 1 page, 8 x 6 inches, New York, April 14, 1949. Written by the theatrical costume designer, thanking the recipient for his condolences on the death of her husband, in part: "...It is an incredible and almost unbearable sorrow, but somewhere strength will come to us to bear it. He had a remarkably happy and harmonious life." Accompanied by the original postmarked envelope. Near fine.
Milwaukee, WI: 1983. 3.5 x 5.75-inch First Day Cover issued ahead of the 1984 Olympics. Signed in full by Blair and postmarked in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on December 29, 1983. The envelope features two women skating on the left and has a cancelled 28-cent "Olympics 84 USA 28c" stamp on the upper right. Float-mounted below a 4.5 x 4-inch photo of Blair skating. Double-matted in red and white and set in a black frame measuring 16 x 11 inches. Fine condition...
New York: Harper, 1982. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. 187 pages, 8vo, tan boards with a black cloth spine. New York: Harper & Row, (1982). First edition. Near fine. Inscribed on the dedication page to her editor: "and to my dear Aaron [Asher], 'without whose help' etc. Thank you for all your wonderful kindness. Love, Claire."
Hollywood: 1939. Personalized Christmas card signed in full and dated "1939" beneath a hand-typed sentiment: "Thank you so much for thinking of me at Christmas. Kindest wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year!" Accompanied by the original envelope, measuring 3.5" x 2.5", with her imprinted address "The End of the Road -- Hollywood, California." Excellent condition. American songwriter who composed more than 175 pieces of popular music from the 1880s through the early 1940s. She is best remembered for...
1865. 2 pages (front and back) on delicate slate blue writing paper, 8.25 x 5 inches, no place, no date, circa 1865. Signed "R. Bonheur" by the French painter to a woman saying that she is sorry not to see her, but that she will be happy to receive her in Paris when she gets back. Noted in another hand on top of the first page: "autographe de Rosa Bonheur." Tear in left margin of first page, three holes in...
1977. 1 page, unevenly trimmed to 3.75 x 8 inches, no place, no date, circa 1977, in full: "Alas, no manuscript writing possible, but here are good wishes, Nadia Boulanger." She was unable to write out an AMQS due to her failing vision and an arthritic condition that affected both of her hands. Very good condition. French composer notable for having taught many of the leading composers and musicians of the 20th century, including Aaron Copeland, Quincy Jones, Virgil Thompson, and Philip Glass.
1930. 9.75 x 7.75-inch black-and-white photo of Brice seated with her arms folded, staring warmly at the camera -- no place, no date, circa 1930. Inscribed with excellent contrast in the upper right corner: "To my dear Pal Belle with love Fannie." Matted in light gray and set in a silver frame measuring 15.25 x 13.5 inches. Near fine condition.