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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Sydney: 1913. Vol. I, nos. 1-9, thin 4to, printed wrappers. (Sydney), October 15 - December 10, 1913. Very good (+). First 9 issues of this scarce weekly, "catering to the vaudeville & sporting fraternities..."
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."
1968. Profusely illus., some color. 4to, cloth, dust wrapper (price clipped). South Brunswick, N.J.: A.S. Barnes, (1968). A very good(+) copy in a very good(-) dust wrapper.
1965. 9.5 x 7.75-inch black-and-white closeup photo of Garland dressed glamorously -- no place, no date, circa 1965. Boldly inscribed below her chin with inconsistent contrast: "For Max & Fiona, Sincerely, Judy Garland." Matted in white and set in a black and silver frame measuring 17.75 x 15.75 inches. Several small faint creases near the bottom of the photo, but still in very good condition.
613pp., 8vo, cloth. N.Y.: Holt, (1951). Very good.
New York: Scribner, 1989. Black and white photo illustrations, 812 pages, thick 8vo, cloth-backed boards, dust wrapper. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1989). Near fine.
1950. Bold signature -- "Jack Hayley 'Tin Man'" -- on a 2.25 x 4.25-inch card, set below a 10.75 x 7.75-inch photograph of the actor in his famous Tin Man costume from "The Wizard of Oz." No place, no date, circa 1950. Double-matted in gray and off-white and set in silver frame measuring 20.25 x 15 inches. Fine condition.
Color & b/w illus., 215pp., small 4to, cloth, d.w.; d.w. very edgeworn & chipped. (England); Saxon House, (1973). Good.
Garden City: Doubleday, 1963. Illustrated. 272 pages. 8vo. Red and black cloth covered boards, lightly damp-stained d.w that shows some small tears at edges. Garden City: Doubleday, (1963). A very good copy in a very good(-) wrapper. Inscribed on first end page: "To [...] - My Best, Bob Hope"
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.
New York: Boni and Liveright, 1924. Frontispiece and other black-and-white photographs. 345 pages, 8vo, gilt-stamped green cloth (spine darkened and frayed at the top and bottom; one photographic plate detached; previous owner's stamp on the signature page). New York: Boni and Liveright, 1924. First Edition. Good condition. Signed in full by Weber and Fields on the blank page before the half-title.
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."
Illus. 8vo, cloth, d.w. N.Y.: Randon House, 1955. Very good.
Profusely illustrated. 256pp. 4to, 1/2 cloth, (d.w. torn with tape on some of the tears). New York: Viking, 1973. Very good(+) copy in a very good(-) dust wrapper.
New York: Paddington, 1978. With a few b/w illustrations throughout. 256pp. 8vo, tan cloth, d.w. a bit edgeworn with tear on front cover's bottom edge. New York: Paddington Press, (1978). A near fine copy in a good dust wrapper. Introduction by Pearl Bailey.
New York: Basic Books, 1993. Illustrated in black and white. 312 pages, 8vo, purple cloth backed tan boards, dust wrapper. New York: Basic Books, 1993. A fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper.
Boston: Little Brown, 1984. B/w photo illustrations. 277pp, 8vo, cloth-backed boards, dust wrapper; d.w. small tears & worn. Boston: Little Brown, (1984).
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1949. Ed. by Donald Day. Frontis. port. 410pp. small 8vo, tan cloth, d.w. with small hole and lightly soiled, foxing to margins of first few pages. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1949.
Intro. by Brooks Atkinson. With b/w photos. 267pp., 8vo, two toned cloth (pink/purple), d.w. N.Y., 1969. Very good.
New York: Knopf, 1984. Illustrated in black and white. 392 pages (gently dust-soiled on the edges), 8vo, red boards with a blue cloth spine, dust wrapper with a mylar sleeve. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1984. First edition. Very good.
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...