New York: Random House, 1969. 354 pages. 8vo, black cloth, dust wrapper, top edge yellow. New York: Random House, (1969). First edition. A touch of fading at spine ends. Small stains on visible only on reverse of dust wrapper, still a near fine copy in near fine dust wrapper. Inscribed on front end paper, "For... Love, Renata."
1962. 14 x 11-inch black-and-white photograph, depicting the actor in a rugged pose, glancing confidently to the left with his chin up. With photographer Ray Fisher's stamps on the back. Inscribed on the right side: "To Ray--With Many Thanks--Dana Andrews July 1962 'Calculated Risk.'" No place, July 1962. Very good condition.
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.
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."
1995. 10 x 8-inch black-and-white shoulder-up portrait of Bale wearing his trademark turtle-neck sweater -- no place, no date, circa 1995. Inscribed in the lower right corner: "To Victor Best Wishes Christian Bale." Without doubt the most legible example available on the internet. Fine condition. English-born actor best known for his roles in "American Psycho" and "Batman."
1935. Bold signature on 3.5 x 6.5-inch finely-lined piece of paper (narrow gray stain at the upper margin), set below a 9.25 x 7.25-inch photograph of the actress on the telephone, dressed casually but elegantly. No place, no date, circa 1935. Matted in white and set in silver and black frame measuring 19 x 12.25 inches. Very good condition.
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.
1950. Autographed letter signed, expressing affection for well-known British actor Robert "Bobby" Andrews. Includes a delightful, ink-drawn self portrait of Bankhead thumbing her nose at Andrews. 2 pages on front and back of guest book paper and includes wishes and signatures from five other people including playwright Noel Coward and actress Adele Astaire Cavendish on verso. 8" x 10". No place, no date, circa 1950. Very good condition. "You know what I think of you so why hint. But as...
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.
1964. Two 11 x 14-inch lobby cards for the 1964 United Artists film "A Hard Day's Night" from the original set of 8 (64/261). The first of the two cards shows a group shot of The Beatles standing in front of a train, and the second depicts the group dancing outdoors. After 50 years, both lobby cards still possess their original richness in color with absolutely no fading or partial toning that is common to the issue. The first card...
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.
Beverly Hills: 1967. 2 pages on "Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation" letterhead, 10.5 x 7.25 inches, Beverly Hills, March 30, 1967. In this letter, Berman quibbles over the screenplay of a Civil War film, in part: "...Do not just write 'Battle Scene' and let the Director do it. Obviously, the battle scenes would be of no interest to anyone if they did not include personal scenes about the people in whom we are interested. However, what Wyler really meant (although he...
1937. 10 x 8 inches, no place, June 17, 1937. Inscribed black-and-white vintage photograph of the German-born comic actor, pictured with a characteristically wild-eyed expression. Inscribed: "To Nelson Bell from Herman Bing Gratefully yours! 6/17/37." Tiny crease on the lower right corner; otherwise near fine.
Hollywood: 1968. 2 pages, 10.5 x 7.25 inches, Hollywood, February 26, 1968. Written to Harry Harris of The Philadelphia Inquirer, supplying him with a list of what he believes is the ultimate dream show consisting of Philadelphia talent, in part: "...It would not be a question of nominating ten people or 'acts' that might make up a well-balanced 'dream show', but rather which network would be able to give us the time to show all of the talents from Philly...
Chicago: 1957. 1 page, trimmed from a larger sheet to 5.75 x 7.25 inches, Chicago, November 29, 1957. Portion of a program of Tosca at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, leader roles sung by the Swedish-born tenor and the American soprano, showing the cast list and the date and time of the performance. Advertisement on the back; small chip on the bottom edge. Very good(-) 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."
1965. 9.5 x 7.25-inch black-and-white photo of an animated Bolger kicking high and laughing -- no place, no date, circa 1965. Inscribed at the bottom left with excellent contrast: "To Terry T. Tobin, I've no kick coming! All the best, Ray Bolger." Double-matted in dark and light gray and set in a silver and black frame measuring 16.25 x 14 inches. Near fine condition. American vaudeville performer, actor, singer, and dancer best known for his portrayal of the scarecrow in "The Wizard of Oz."