New York: 1971. 1 page on personal letterhead, 11 x 8.5 inches, New York City, June 6, 1971, in full: "Thank you for a copy of your open letter. Patriotism is never out of style; be wary of Jingoism, however." Two horizontal folds; light creasing along the right margin. Very good(+) condition. Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning American dramatist best remembered for such modern classics as "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," "A Delicate Balance," and "Seascape."
New York: 1946. 1 page, 11 x 8.5 inches, New York, July 30, 1946. Written by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, requesting details regarding a proposed project, in part: "...Could you be a little more definite about the 'writing assignment' you have in mind that might interest me? I don't want to waste your time and mine discussing a project to which I am certain to say no as soon as I know its nature..." Two horizontal folds; very good condition. Accompanied by the original hand-addressed envelope.
1974. 16 pages, 12 x 9 inches, no place, 1974. Large colorful program for The Andrew Sisters in "Over Here!" Illustrated throughout with blue-tinted photographs. Stiff pictorial yellow, red and blue wrappers. Signed on the front cover by Patty Andrews, Maxine Andrews, and two other performers -- Ann Reinking and Janie Sell. 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."
Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 1975. Illustrated. 4to, stiff wrappers. Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 1975. Exhibition catalog, printed in French and English. Presentation copy from Arnott to Francis Steegmuller. Laid are are two typed letters signed to Steegmuller concerning his doing a radio broadcast on Craig in conjunction with the exhibition.
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.
Los Angeles: Philosopher's Press, 1940. From the text and anagrammatic writing in the First Folio Edition of the Shakespeare Hamlet. Transcribed by Wallace McCook Cunningham. Frontis. 96pp., thin 8vo, black cloth-backed boards, dust wrapper; dust wrapper lightly edgeworn. Los Angeles: Philosopher's Press, 1940. A very good (+) copy in a very good dust wrapper.
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: Bonanza, 1973. Signed with original color drawing. Profusely illustrated in color. 251pp. Tall 4to, gilt-decorated red boards, slightly edge-worn d.w. New York: Bonanza Books, (1973). A near fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper. Signed and inscribed on the copyright page with an original color drawing from the author to Martin Segal: "For Martin Segal, With much appreciation for the support he has given our theater. Bil and Susanna Baird."
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.
A.L.S. 8vo. 1 page, mourning stationary, c. 1880's, providing a letter of condolence, in full: "I must send you a line today how very deeply we all feel for you and with you - I am more sorry for you. Please be assured your fullest sympathy & believe me - Your's most truly." Two minor sport - otherwise in fine condition. American actress who became successful in Great Britain, especially with lead parts under the direction of Henry Irving.
London: Leadlay, 1931. 5 colored plates, plus manuscript facsimiles. 8 separate sheets of light gray cardboard, in portfolio of gray boards & white vellum spine; rubbed & dust soiled. (London, Leadlay, Ltd., 1931). First Edition. Limited to 900 numbered copies. The prints, including one of Noel Coward, are in very fine condition.
New York: Random House, 1944. Original Play by Franz Werfel; American Play based on same by S.N. Behrman. Frontispiece and other black-and-white photographs. 177 pages, 12mo, light grayish-green cloth (bottom right corner bumped), dust wrapper (heavily worn and chipped; spine faded). New York: Random House, (1944). Second printing. A very good(-) copy in a good dust wrapper. Inscribed by Behrman to Goddard Lieberson (1911 - 1977), the president of Columbia Records, on the front free endpaper: "For Goddard -- If...
Tucson: 1948. 1 page on oversize custom fold-out personal letterhead, 16.5 x 5.5 inches, (Tucson) February 22, 1948. In this letter, Behrman responds to a teacher about his literary influences and explains in detail that George Bernard Shaw was his major influence, in part: "...It was all G.B.S., I think, not only the plays themselves, but The Prefaces...it was not merely Shaw's wit; it was the social uses to which he put it. That, I think, was the whole thing...I....