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."
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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...
Cambridge: Magdalene College, 1972. 7 plates in color & in black & white, many text illustrations. 68 pages, slim 4to, brown simulated leather. Cambridge: Magdalene College, 1972. Limited Edition. Fine but for a small previous owners blind stamp on the half-title. Number 21 of 180 signed and numbered copies.
Geneva: Editions Contemporaines, 1948. With hundreds of b/w illustrations and facsimiles. 32pp of text in French. Folio, original pictorial wrappers (very light edgewear and dust-soiling at edges; internally fine with unopened pages). Geneve: Les Editions Contemporaines, (1948). A very good(+) copy.
1950. Uncommon 2nd-generation inscribed photograph, 10 x 8.25 inches, no place, 1950. This King Records promotional photograph depicts a smiling Bostic dressed in a suit. Boldly signed in ball-point pen: "Best Wishes to Dennis, Earl Bostic." Two faint creases; very good(-) condition. American pioneering Jazz and Rhythm & Blues alto saxophonist, who died at the age of 52 while performing in Rochester, New York.
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.
1925. 2 pages (together measuring 9 x 6 inches) on black bordered gatefold mourning stationery, no date, circa 1925, in French, not translated, to Cher Monsieur, expressing sympathy for the loss of his wife and asking him to please accept her sincere condolences. Though sad in nature, the open gatefold format allows this letter to be read as one page. Gently worn and with a vertical fold but still in very good condition. French composer, conductor, and teacher whose students...
1979. Signed album, "The 5th Power." Signed four times: on each side of the album cover and on both labels. The back of the album includes an inscription and a date. 1979. Very good. Bowie was a radical avant garde jazz trumpet player who often teamed up with Arthur Blythe during the 1970's. "The 5th Power" was recorded and released in Italy.