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New York: Viking, 2004. Illustrated with some black-and-white photographs and movie stills. 300 pages, 8vo two-tone black and grey boards, dust wrapper. New York: Viking, (2004). First American Edition. A very good(+) copy in a very good dust wrapper. Story of Checkov's niece who was a silent movie star, and a soviet spy in Nazi Germany.
New York: Dutton, 1959. Illustrations by Oven Edwards. Small 8vo, orange cloth, d.w. (spine lightly faded & dust soiled). New York: Dutton, (1959). First Edition. Fine. Second printing, two months after the first. Presentation copy, signed "Mary" to "Darling Garson & Ruth/I wish we were just always together just the the seven of us". A childrens' book, which was the basis for a 1961 film starring Hayley Mills, the author's daughter.
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.....
Toronto: Birch Lane Press, 1998. Illustrated in black and white. 212 pages, wide 8vo, cream boards (light soil to bottom front edge), dust wrapper (subtle foxing to upper interior edge and top page edge, interior clean). Toronto: Birch Lane Press, (1998). A very good copy in a very good(+) dust wrapper.
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.....
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."