Fall 2021 Catalogue


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161. [Dance] [Cake-Walk].
"Le Cake-Walk" - Postcard Photograph Set

Group of nine Société Industrielle de Photographie postcard photographs depicting two black male dancers, one in drag, performing "Le Cake-walk."  The dancers are identified by the caption as part of an act called Les Nègres (sometimes also called Les joyeaux nègres) at the Nouveau Cirque, a Parisian circus owned by Joseph Oller (1839–1922), one of the co-founders of Moulin Rouge.  Cards numbered lower-left corner, series no. 144, 1-9.  Some light edge wear, else very fine, approx. 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm.). Read More...

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162. [Dance] [Duncan, Isadora. (1877–1927)] Genthe, Arnold (1869–1942).
"Isadora Duncan: Twenty Four Studies" - Inscribed by the Photographer to the Coffee House Club

New York & London: Mitchell Kennerley. 1929. First. 4to. Hardcover, black cloth with gilt lettering and vignette. 14 pages, plus 24 leaves printed recto only, comprising twenty-four full-page plates by Genthe, photographic studies made during Isadora Duncans 1915-1918 visit to America at the height of her career.  Inscribed by the photographer on the front free endpage "For the Coffee House Club / with greetings from / Arnold Genthe / New York 1929."  Corners bumped, scattered toning, some restoration evident to spine, overall in very good condition. Read More...

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163. [Dance] [Duncan, Isadora. (1877–1927)] Duncan Dancers.
Original Photograph

Original photograph of four of the Duncan Dancers, showing the important influence of classical Greek sculpture and works of antiquity that pervaded much of Duncan's oeuvre.  Mounted to rigid backing, mounting remnants and later picture service stamps to verso, a few stray marks, else fine.  4 x 5.5 inches (10.1 x 13.9 cm.). Read More...

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164. [Dance] Karsavina, Tamara. (1885–1978).
Autograph Signature

Autograph signature from the great Russian ballerina, Ninjinsky's dance partner at Ballets Russes, who has signed and inscribed in black ink to an autograph album leaf, dating it 24/IX/1925.   Small corner stain to blank left lower corner, else in fine condition.   5.25 x 6.25 inches (13.3 x 15.9 cm.).

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165. [Dance] Moncion, Francisco. (1918–1995) [Lynes, George Platt. (1907–1955)].
Signed George Platt Lynes Photograph

Striking original photograph by the acclaimed photographer of the great dancer and choreographer, who has signed and inscribed (faintly) in ink to the lower right quadrant "For Paul / From / Francisco Moncion."  While the verso is blank and lacking the photographer's credit stamp, this is known to be an original and authentic Lynes photograph, from the same series of images of Moncion with this distinctive  backdrop and as appear in such publications as "George Platt Lynes: Portrait 1927-1955" (Twin Palms Publishers, 1994). Somewhat low contrast to signature, light bumps to corners and bottom edge, else fine.  7.75 x 9.45 inches (19.7 x 24 cm.). Read More...

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166. [Dance] Nureyev, Rudolf. (1938–1993) & Alonso, Alicia. (1920–2019).
"Poème de l'amour et de la mer" - Original Photograph

Gorgeous original photograph of the important dancers, either in rehearsal or performance for a 1990 Ballet Nacional de Cuba production of Alberto Méndez's Poème de l'amour et de la mer.  A Spanish-language press clipping mounted to verso identifies the dancers.  Light wear to edges, small crease to upper left corner, else in fine condition.  9.5 x 6.25 inches (24.1 x 16.1 cm.).

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167. [Dance] Nureyev, Rudolf. (1938–1993).
Press Photograph of Nureyev on a pedal boat in Monte-Carlo

Atmospheric original photograph of the great dancer, shown taking a leisurely pedal boat ride off the coast of Monte-Carlo with an unidentified male companion.  Undated.  There are two stamps and a French-language press blurb, which misidentifies the dancer as "Serge Nureyev," from the Keystone Agency to verso.  Minor crease to the upper right corner, but in otherwise fine condition.  8.5 x 6.5 inches (21.6 x 16.5 cm.).

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168. [Dance] Pavlova, Anna. (1881–1931).
Autograph Signature

Autograph signature and inscription from the great Russian ballerina, who has signed and inscribed in black ink to an autograph album leaf, dated 1921.  Small corner stain to blank left lower corner, else in fine condition. 5.25 x 6.25 inches (13.3 x 15.9 cm.). Sold together with an excised page from an unidentified period publication, with halftone photographs of the dancer by Hänse Herrmann of Berlin to each side. 

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169. [Film & Theatre] Barrymore, Ethel. (1879 - 1959).
Original Sarony Photograph

Rare early original photograph of the celebrated American actress from the famous Barrymore clan whose performance in None But The Lonely Heart earned her the 1944 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.  A very early image by Otto Sarony of New York, with his stamp on the mount, ca. 1910.  Mounted bottom chipped/torn, a few stray pencil marks etc., overall fine.  5 x 7.2 inches (12.5 x 18.5 cm), mounted to an overall size of 8 x 10.8 inches (20.5 x 27.5 cm.).

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170. [Film & Theatre] Brown, Joseph Evans. (1891–1973).
Signed Photograph to the Lighting Designer at the Palace Theatre

Signed doubleweight photograph of the American actor and comedian, who has inscribed to David Bines, the longtime lighting designer at the Palace Theatre.  "To Dave–  / in appreciation and my very best wishes, / Joe E. Brown / 11/9/39."  "M. C. Levee / 1300 Crescent Hgts Blvd. / Hollywood" in pencil to verso.  M. C. Levee was a studio executive and agent, and may have represented Brown for a time.  Pinholes to corners, else in fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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171. [Film & Theatre] Cooper, Gary. (1901–1961) & Pope Pius XII. (1879–1958) & Cooper, Veronica [Sandra Shaw]. (1913–2000).
"Gary Cooper con su santidad" - Original Photograph

Foto Wide World photograph of the American actor shaking hands with Pope Pius XII during a 1953 family vacation to Italy.  A Spanish-language press clipping to verso reads "His Holiness Pope Pius XII shakes the hand of famous Hollywood actor Gary Cooper, after the benediction, during an audience granted to the actor, his wife Sandra Shaw, and her sister Verónica.  The Coopers were on vacation in Italy."  Stamp to verso from the archives of the Havana-based magazine Bohemia, dated July 19, 1953.  Curiously, neither Cooper nor Shaw had a sister named Veronica, though that was Shaw's real first name.  Mounting remnants to verso, else in fine condition.  8 x 6.5 inches (20.3 x 16.5 cm.). Read More...

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172. [Film & Theatre] [Film] Lazarnick, Nick. .
35mm Projector - Photograph

Original photograph of a 35mm film projector, comprised of components from manufacturers Westrex and Century, two prominent mid-century manufacturers.  Photographer's stamp to verso credited to Nick Lazarnick.  In fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).

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173. [Film & Theatre] Grant, Cary. (1904–1986) & Parker, Suzy. (1932–2003).
"Gosh! The things a guy gets paid for!" - Photograph from "Kiss Them for Me"

International News Photos photograph of Cary Grant and Suzy Parker engaged in a passionate kiss during a screen test for the 1957 film Kiss Them for Me.  A press blurb affixed to verso reads "Gosh! The things a guy gets paid for! / Hollywood, Cal.........That osculating clinch at left is part of a screen test of fashion model Suzy Parker under consideration for a featured role in 20th Century Fox film Kiss Them for Me.  Suzy appears to be putting a lot of voltage into the effort.  The photo at right gives you a look at the chap who made the test with her.  Yes.  It's Cary Grant, star of the picture, and he still looks slap-happy after the high-powered buss."  The second referenced photograph, "the photo at right," is absent.  Photographer's stamp to verso.  In fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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174. [Film & Theatre] Hayward, Susan. (1917–1975).
Press Photograph following 1955 suicide attempt

International News Photos photograph of the American actress in the hospital, following an apparent overdose of sleeping pills.  The typed press blurb affixed to verso reads in part, "Red-haired screen actress Susan Hayward is shown at North Hollywood Receiving Hospital, to which she was rushed today unconscious from an apparent overdose of sleeping pills.  The actress who divorced her husband, Jess Barker, in a bitter court battle last year and who failed in an apparent reconciliation attempt yesterday, was found sprawled on the living room floor of her lavish San Fernando Valley home.  Later the actress was removed to Cedars of Lebanon Hospital.  A nurse is shown standing by preparing the actress for stomach pump treatment. / D.4.26.55."  There is an additional Spanish-language press caption and three stamps to verso, including an INP photographer's stamp and two stamps from the archives of the Havana-based magazine Bohemia.  Light wear to edges, creases to lower right corner, overall in fine condition.  6 x 8.25 inches (15.2 x 21 cm.). Read More...

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175. [Film & Theatre] Reagan, Ronald. (1911–2004).
"Got His Goat" - Press Photograph with his new litter of goats.

Wide World Photo of actor and future president Ronald Reagan, surrounded by baby goats while seated on the floor of a barn stall.  The typed press blurb mounted to verso reads, "Got His Goat / Getting Ronald Reagan's goat could mean one of these.   The delighted film star displays some of the ten Nubian goats born recently at his horse-breeding ranch not far from Hollywood.  In one of the most unusual animal births on record, two sister Nubians both produced quintuplets from the same sire within a span of eight hours."  Stamp to verso from the Photography Department of Havana-based magazine Bohemia.  Small vertical tear to lower right corner, light surface creasing, else in fine condition.  9 x 7 inches (22.9 x 17.8 cm.). Read More...

176. [Film & Theatre] Reagan, Ronald. (1911–2004) & Rogers, Ginger. (1911–1995) & Day, Doris. (1922–2019).
"Storm Warning" – Promotional Photograph

Warner Bros. Pictures promotional photograph for the 1951 film Storm Warning, starring Ronald Reagan, Ginger Rogers, and Doris Day.  Three light diagonal creases to upper left corner, small vertical tear to upper margin, else in fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).

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177. [Film & Theatre] Sutherland, Donald. (b. 1935).
"Invasion of the Body Snatchers" – Signed Press Photograph

Signed United Artists Corporation press photograph of the beloved Canadian actor, shown in a film still as health inspector Matthew Bennell in the 1978 remake of the classic horror flick, Invasion of the Body Snatchers.  Signed and inscribed in black ink.  In fine condition.  8 x 10.15 inches (20.3 x 25.7 cm.). Read More...

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178. [Literature & Art] Cocteau, Jean. (1889–1963).
Self Portrait Drawing

Original self portrait drawing in brown felt tip ink on wove paper by the important French artist, director and poet, who has signed and dated to the lower margin "Jean Cocteau 'x' 1963".  Light unobtrusive horizontal fold mark through the center of the sheet, else in fine condition.  5.3 x 7.9 inches (13.5 x 20 cm.).

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179. [Literature & Art] Crumb, Robert. (b. 1943).
"I'm sending this email through my brother in law Alex... as I myself don't use a computer" - Handwritten Emails

Pair of handwritten email drafts from the icon of underground comics, addressed to Joey Skaggs, a fan who had apparently written to ask if Crumb might create some graphics for his website.  July 3 and 4, 2009.  1 pp each, on A4 scrap paper.  The emails make reference to a film Skaggs was working on at the time, a series of pranks he had pulled, and Crumb's disdain for the media:  "I applaud you sir.  For instance, in pointing out how easy it is to put over a new medical scam."  The letters also reference Crumb's embarrassingly stupid positions on HIV and AIDs.  "The H.I.V. 'Hypothesis' is a giant fraud," he writes, referring to his belief that not HIV, but rather medications such as AZT, are the cause of AIDs.  8.5 x 11 inches (21.6 x 27.9 cm.).  Together with autographed pamphlet titled The AIDs Trap, from the Board of Rethinking AIDs, for which Crumb drew the cover.  3.5 x 8.5 inches (8.9 x 21.6 cm.).  Very fine.

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180. [Literature & Art] Gottlieb, Adolph. (1903–1974).
Untitled (Seated Nude)

An original conté crayon on laid paper figure drawing by the important American Abstract Expressionist and founder of the art group “The Ten.” The unsigned drawing depicts a nude drawing of a woman seated on a stool and is dated to 1932 according to paperwork on the verso from the well-known “Bobbie Greenfield Gallery” in Santa Monica, CA as well as included documentation from “Wood Appraisal.”  Light discoloration and foxing across, consistent with age, overall fine. Drawing measures 22 x 30 cm. Float-mounted and matted in white behind acrylic glass in a composite frame with gold tone finish. Framed to 17.0" W x 20.0" H x 1.0" D

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