Holiday 2021 Catalogue


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101. [Jazz & Song] Davis Jr., Sammy. (1925-1990).
Original Medal Presented to Davis Jr. by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences

Original brass medallion awarded to the great Rat Pack entertainer in 1967 by the Grammy Awards board, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. An inscription engraved to the reverse reads: ''In appreciation / Sammy Davis, Jr. / The Best on Record / 1967''. Davis participated as a host in ''The Best on Record,'' a televised Grammy's award special aired by NBC. Diameter 3 inches. Slight areas of wear to both sides; overall fine. Read More...

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102. [Jazz & Song] Davis, Miles. (1926–1991).
Cinema 16 Membership Application

Original Cinema 16 membership application card completed by the iconic trumpeter, bandleader and composer.  Davis has filled out the card in blue ink ""Miles Davis, 881 10th Avenue, New York. OX7-7744." Dated 5/58.  Mild toning throughout, light wear to corners, else fine.  5 x 3 inches (12.7 x 7.6 cm.). From the collection of the late Beverly Bentley. An accomplished stage, screen and television actress, Ms. Bentley had a nearly decade-long relationship with Miles Davis (1956-1963) which ended when she married Norman Mailer. Read More...

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103. [Jazz & Song] Dylan, Bob. (b. 1941).
"Bob Dylan Himself: His Words, His Music" - Signed Songbook

London: Duchess Music Ltd.. 1965. First. Early songbook signed to interior page by the legendary singer-songwriter, who has penned his name in blue ballpoint over a full-page illustration of him in the recording studio.  The collection features several Dylan compositions, including "Ballad for a Friend," "Gospel Plow," "Hard Times in New York Town," "He Was a Friend of Mine," and "Man of Constant Sorrow," among others.  Signed sheet music from Dylan is uncommon.  4to.  Staple-bound trade paperback.  32 pp.  In fine condition.  9 x 12 inches (22.9 x 30.5 cm.).

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104. [Jazz & Song] Dylan, Bob. (b. 1941).
Certificate of Insurance for his Mustang Convertible

Certificate of Insurance from the State of New York Department of Motor Vehicles issued to "Robert Dylan A/K/A Bob Dylan / 75 East 55th Street / New York, N. Y.," providing proof of revocation notice for insurance coverage on his 1966 Ford Mustang convertible, effective from 11/26/67 to 11/27/68.  Signature to lower right recto corner is from the authorized representative of W. C. Graham Co.  In overall fine condition, with expected office wear.  7.25 x 3.25 inches (18.4 x 8.2 cm.). Read More...

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105. [Jazz & Song] Ellington, Duke. (1899–1974).
Early Signed Photograph

Vintage Maurice of Chicago sepia halftone cardstock publicity photograph of the important American jazz composer, bandleader and pianist who remains the most significant composer of the genre. Boldly signed in blue ink, an ideal uninscribed example, with a faint horizontal crease, but otherwise in fine condition. 6.5 x 8.75 inches.

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106. [Jazz & Song] Fitzgerald, Ella. (1917–1996).
Early Signed Photograph

Attractive early signed Bruno of Hollywood photograph of the legendary jazz singer, who has inscribed: "Thanks...Sincerely Ella Fitzgerald."  Light wear to corners, else in very fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).

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107. [Jazz & Song] [Fisk Jubilee Singers].
"Shelly Jubilee Singers" - Unusual African Americana Shell Art

A very unusual piece of unsigned and anonymous African Americana art, titled "Shelly Jubilee Singers" and depicting four singers holding music, their faces made from painted shells. The shells are turned vertically for the men's faces, and horizontally for the ladies to allow for the shape of their church hats. The music they are holding initially appears to be straightforward hymns, but on closer inspection, the words are actually verses of a cheeky song that plays with the expectations of the listener, e.g.: "O for a man-, O for a man-, a mansion in the sky," and "I feel like hell-, I feel like hell-, I feel like helping some poor soul."  Read More...

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108. [Jazz & Song] Hampton, Lionel. (1908–2002).
Signed Musical Sketch

Charming stylized drawing of a vibraphone with mallets and musical notes by the great American jazz musician, who has boldly signed and inscribed "Good Luck / Keep Swingin / Lionel Hampton / 10.21.91." in black felt tip on paper.  Deckled edges with a crease to the lower left corner, else in fine condition.  7.25 x 10.25 inches (18.4 x 26 cm.); framed to 16.25 x 19 inches (41.3 x 48.3 cm.).

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109. [Jazz & Song] Kitt, Eartha. (1927-2008).
"Timbuktu!" - Signed Photograph

Promotional photograph of the American actress, singer, and activist as shown in the 1978 musical "Timbuktu!", signed in black ink to the lower left corner with her name alone.  In fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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110. [Jazz & Song] Piaf, Edith. (1915–1963).
Collection of Framed Reproduction Photographs

Five individually framed reproduction black & white photographs of the legendary chanteuse in her later years.  The group includes charming candid photographs of Piaf at the piano and smiling on a park bench, as well as a powerful and emotional photograph capturing her in performance.  In fine condition.  Various sizes, each approx. 20 x 15 inches (50.8 x 38.1 cm.).

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111. [Jazz & Song] [U2] Masse, Bob. (b. 1945).
Promotional Poster - Signed by the Artist

Promotional poster for a performance by the Irish band in Dallas, Texas on April 3, 2001 at Reunion Arena.  The performance was part of the Elevation Tour that followed the release of their multi-platinum album All That You Can't Leave Behind.  Signed by the designer, Canadian artist Bob Masse, whose work here is reminiscent of the iconic Art Nouveau prints made by Alphonse Mucha (1860–1939).  Framed, together with a smaller reproduction of the print on a concert ticket.  24.5 x 30.5 inches (62.2 x 77.5 cm.).

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112. [Dance] Able, Will B. (1923–1981).
Signed Photograph

Humorous signed Bruno of Hollywood NYC photograph of the American performer and comic actor in performance, his right leg pointed straight up towards the ceiling.  Able has inscribed "To Paul / wishing you all the fine things. / Will B. Able."  Small crease to lower right corner, image unaffected, otherwise in very fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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113. [Dance] Ailey, Alvin. (1931–1989) & de Lavallade, Carmen. (b. 1931) [Lindquist, John. (1910–1985)].
"To Jose Clemente Orozco'' - Signed Photograph from Jacob's Pillow

Signed original John Lindquist photograph of the great American dancers in costume for a performance in Lester Horton's Dedication to Jose Clemente Orozco, performed at Jacob's Pillow in 1961. Lavallade has inscribed "To Paul / all my best / Carmen de Lavallade," and Ailey "For Paul / with my very best wishes– / Alvin Ailey."  Typewritten caption to verso reads "Modern Negro Jazz: Alvin Ailey and Carmen de Lavallade," together with photographer's stamp and stamp dated July 22, 1963.  In fine condition.  10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.). Read More...

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114. [Dance] Balanchine, George. (1904–1983).
Signed Candid Photograph

Original candid photograph of the choreographer known as the father of American ballet, boldly signed in blue ink with his name alone.  "George Balanchine / April / 1944" written to verso in an unknown hand, presumably that of the photographer.  In very fine condition.  4.5 x 3.25 inches (11.4 x 8.2 cm.). Signed photographs of Balanchine from this period are uncommon. Read More...

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Original Martha Swope photograph of the great dancer and choreographer in costume for Twyla Tharp's 1976 ballet Push Comes to Shove.  Baryshnikov has signed and inscribed "To Paul" in black ink.  Photographer's stamp and "Ballet Theatre Foundation / Presents / American Ballet Theatre / Mikhail Baryshnikov, Artistic Director" stamps to verso.  In very fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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116. [Dance] Beriosova, Svetlana. (1932–1998).
"Les biches" - Signed Photograph

Signed Royal Ballet doubleweight photograph of the prima ballerina in costume as the Hostess for a production of Poulenc's Les biches.  Royal Ballet stamp and printed caption to verso.  In fine condition.  7.25 x 9 inches (1.4 x 22.9 cm.). Read More...

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117. [Dance] Bujones, Fernando. (1955–2005).
Signed Photograph

Signed Roy Round photograph of the Cuban-American superstar ballet dancer, who has inscribed "To Paul / Fernando Bujones" in black ink.  American Ballet Theatre stamp and photographer's stamp to verso.  Light wear to edges, overall in very fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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118. [Dance] Danilova, Alexandra. (1903–1997).
Signed Candid Photograph

Candid photograph of the legendary prima ballerina, who has signed her name in black fountain pen ink to the lower right corner of the image.  Deckled edges, in very fine condition.  3.25 x 4.5 inches (8.2 x 11.4 cm.). Read More...

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119. [Dance] de Mille, Agnes. (1905–1993).
Signed Candid Photograph

Signed candid photograph of the legendary American dancer and choreographer, who has inscribed "To Paul McMahon / Agnes de Mille" to the upper and lower margin.  Deckled edges, in very fine condition.  3.25 x 4.5 inches (8.2 x 11.4 cm.). Read More...

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120. [Dance] Graham, Martha. (1894–1991).
Signed Photograph

Signed candid photograph of the pioneering American modern dancer and choreographer, who has inscribed "to 'Paul' / Martha Graham."  Deckled edges, in very fine condition.  3.25 x 4.5 inches (8.2 x 11.4 cm.). Read More...

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