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.....
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1931. 13.75 x 10.5 inches, sepia tone, no place, September 11, 1931. Boldly inscribed: "To Nelson - With a sincere wish for your future happiness, Joe E. Brown 9/11/31." Upper right corner chipped; tiny spots in the background. Very good(-) condition. American actor, most famous for his role as millionaire Osgood Fielding III in Billy Wilder's "Some Like It Hot."
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1991. Written with Hal Goldman. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. 189 pages, 8vo, white and blue boards (tiny stain on the front cover), dust wrapper. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1991). First edition. A near fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper. Boldly signed on the front free endpaper: "Best, George Burns."
1934. 9.5 x 7.5 inches, no place, March 16, 1934 -- a vintage sepia photo of the American actor and Oscar winner. Captioned on the bottom in white with his name and "Metro Goldwyn-Mayer." Inscribed beside his face: "To Charlotte Lerrane mit all good wishes, Walter Huston." Glue stains on the back and a faint paperclip impression in the upper margin; still very good condition.
Van Nuys, CA: Toastmaster Publishing Co., 1963. Illustrated in black and white. 176 pages, 8vo, tan cloth, dust wrapper (worn and chipped). Van Nuys: Toastmaster Publishing Co., (1963). A very good copy in a good dust wrapper. Boldly inscribed in pencil on the front free endpaper: "To my pal Monte Jessel / 63."
Hidden Hills, CA: 1968. 2 pages, 11 x 8.5 inches, Hidden Hills, California, September 22, 1968. Written to American actor and voice-over comedian Hans Conried, in part: "...das was a most wonderful party...It all reminded me of the charm und Gemuetlichkeit of Wien where we have spend (sic) many happy hours with seiner Majestaet Kaiser Franz Joseph some time ago. Such memories, ach! At no time was there any need to say: is'nt dere any osser blace open to night?".....
Chicago: 1940. 2 pages. 9.5 x 6 inches, Chicago, dated "Monday," no year, circa 1940 -- a passive-aggressive business letter from singer to songwriter, in part: "Your letter and music received...and with a very clever piano player we fixed it up to be real good...will forward same to you and you can see the improvement in it." Accompanied by a card from her correspondent, songwriter Marie Theresa Laing. Two horizontal folds; near fine condition.
Excellent grouping of thirteen signatures in various formats, with some duplication, encompassing famous stage performers of the 19th and early 20th century, including: John Drew, Jr. - signed card dated 1901; James O'Neill - signed sheet; Edward Loomis Davenport - signature mounted to a card; Ada Rehan - signature across a notel Mary Francis Scott-Siddons - signature dated Nov. 30 1874; W.H. Crane - signed card; Helena Modjeska - gorgeous salutation and signature dated Oct. 15 1878, New York; Fanny.....
Ypsilanti, MI: Eastern University Press, 1971. Illustrated in black and white. 155 pages (bookplate on front free end-paper), very slim large 8vo, blue cloth, dust wrapper (price clipped, and with a blue "d" written in marker on the top right front corner). Yipsilanti: Eastern University Press, (1971). A near fine copy in a very good dust wrapper.