Search Results


3582 items

Showing items 141 to 160

5184. Bailey, Pearl. (1918–1990).
Collection of Original Photographs

Grouping of thirteen original photographs from Bailey's personal collection, showing her alone and with her husband, the great drummer Louie Bellson, and with other family members musical and film figures. Various sizes and formats, most approx. 8 x 10 inches, all in fine condition.

Show all available items matching:
Signed Photograph
Song

5183. Bailey, Pearl. (1918–1990) [Sullivan, Ed. (1901–1974)].
Signed Photograph with Ed Sullivan

Unusual 7 x 9 inch original photograph of the popular American actress and singer, onstage with Ed Sullivan. This photograph was from Bailey's personal collection and she has identified it in ink on the lower portion as "Ed and Pearl." Slight rippling to surface, else in fine condition, an unusual association.

Show all available items matching:
Signed Photograph
Song

10494. Bails, Benito. (1730–1797).
Lecciones de Clave, y Principios de Harmonia

Madrid: Joachin Ibarra. 1775. First edition. 4to. [iv] 291 pp, lacking the folding plate of the keyboard, scattered foxing, but otherwise very good. Full leather binding, gilt stamped, title plate to spine partially cracked. Palau (21923) notes: "Es traduccion de la obra de Antonio Bemetzrieder y esta muy bien impresa" and the work is indeed beautifully printed, with musical examples throughout and including a charming engraving at the head of the first lesson, featuring three putti playing around a harpsichord. An interesting and unusual keyboard treatise written by a modestly important Spanish mathematician and architect.

Show all available items matching:
Book
Classical Music

16604. Bakaleinikov, Vladimir. (1885–1953).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the Russian-American conductor, violist, composer and educator, shown during his period as the Music Director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He has signed and inscribed at the lower right in Spanish, dating 1949. In very fine condition. 8 x 10 inches (20.2 x 25.2 cm).

Show all available items matching:
Signed Photograph
Classical Music

17797. Baker, Josephine. (1906–1975).
Signed Postcard Photograph

Signed postcard photograph of the legendary dancer and singer, who is shown in one of her trademark extravagant feathered costumes, and has signed across the image: "Souvenir de Josephine Baker / 1932." Fine. 3.5 x 5.5 inches (8.9 x 14 cm).

Show all available items matching:
Signed Photograph
Jazz

19727. Baker, Josephine. (1906–1975).
Signed Photograph

Large format signed photograph of the American-born French entertainer, French Resistance agent, and civil rights activist who became a symbol of the decadent Jazz Age and played a leading role in the advancement of African Americans in the arts. A luminous image of the entertainer with her hands and arms artfully placed across her bare body, vintage glossy 6.5 x 8.5 photo by Studio Piaz of Paris, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "A Monsieur Emile Dretinier, en souvenir de Josephine Baker, Paris, 1933.” In very good to fine condition, with trimmed edges, tack holes to the corners, light silvering, and mottled foxing.  Baker's response to her own nudity: 'I wasn't really naked. I simply didn't have any clothes on.' 

Show all available items matching:
Signed Photograph
Jazz

20358. [Baker, Josephine. (1906–1975)].
"The Provocative, Exotic Rage of Paris" - Original Program

Colorful bifold promotional flyer from a one-week residency by the legendary dancer, singer, and actress at the RKO Boston in June of 1951, promoting her as "the provocative, exotic rage of Paris," "the most daring entertainer of our times!," and "the toast of three continents."  The center of the program features four halftone photographs of Baker, and the back page notes that the act will also include Leo de Lyon, Buddy Rich, and his orchestra.  In fine condition.  6.5 x 8.5 inches (16.5 x 21.6 cm.). Read More...

Show all available items matching:
Program, unsigned
Song
Theater

8719. Baker, Josephine. (1906–1975).
Vintage Photograph

Vintage 8 x 10 inch doubleweight original photograph of the great singer/dancer "in a happy good mood when she arrives at London airport" in 1959. Fine.


Baker was most noted as a singer, while in her early career she was a celebrated dancer. She was given the nicknames the "Black Venus" or the "Black Pearl", as well as the "Créole Goddess" in anglophone nations, while in France she has always been known in the old theatrical tradition as "La Baker."


Show all available items matching:
Unsigned Photo
Song

10053. Baker, Josephine. (1906–1975).
Signed Photograph

Signed vintage sepia Walery postcard photograph of the legendary African American entertainer. A full length portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in blue ink in 1937. 9 x 14 cm. Baker's death year of 1975 written in ink in the lower border (obviously in another hand), otherwise fine. Read More...

Show all available items matching:
Signed Photograph
Song

19769. Baker, Josephine. (1906–1975) [Mariotti, Mario. (1899–1975)].
Signed Photograph - An Alluring Portrait on a Tiger Skin Rug

Striking vintage doubleweight glossy portrait of Baker posing beside a tiger skin rug, signed and inscribed in French in fountain pen, “à Mr Mario Mariotti / en souvenir de / Josephine Baker / Milano / 1932.”  Some losses to edges and a small area at her extended wrist, but the imposing image is largely unaffected and it is otherwise in fine condition.  6.5 x 9.3 inches (16.5 x 23.6 cm.). Read More...

Show all available items matching:
Signed Photograph
Song

16498. Bakst, Léon. (1866–1924).
Autograph Letter to Frantz Jourdain

Autograph letter from the Russian painter and scene and costume designer, known for his extensive work for the Ballets Russes. 1 p. June 21, 1915. To architect and art critic Frantz Jourdain (1847–1935), Bakst writes (translated from the French): "Dear maître, I am very touched by your kind letter and thank you sincerely. I will act according to your advice. Until then, please believe my devoted and cordial sentiments. Leon Bakst." In very fine condition. 4.5 x 7 inches (11.3 x 17.3 cm).

Show all available items matching:
Autograph Letter
Dance
Art & Design

11392. [Bal des 4'Z'Arts] Rapin, Henri. (1873 - 1939).
1911 Bal des Quat'z'Arts Ticket

Paris: Imprimerie Modern Style. P. Marmy. Oversize elaborate printed invitation to the 1911 Bal des Quat'z'Arts. The design by the French painter, illustrator and decorator H. Rapin, featuring a highly stylized illustration on Babylonian themes. 19 x 33 cm. Dampstained along the lower edge, left edge and upper margin chipped with a few small losses, else fine. Read More...

Show all available items matching:
Ephemera
Dance

19328. Balanchine, George. (1904–1983).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the choreographer known as the father of American ballet.  Stamp to lower margin reads "Nov. 27 1973."  In very fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm).

Show all available items matching:
Signature
Dance
Original photograph of the choreographer known as the father of American ballet and the great composer in discussion during a 1957 rehearsal for Agon.  Various stamps on the verso, including for the later New York City Ballet Stravinsky festival in 1972.  In very fine condition, together with a printed NYCB Press Office photograph mailer, ca. 1972.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

Show all available items matching:
Dance
Classical Music
Unsigned Photograph

21261. [Balanchine, George. (1904–1983)] Kellaway, Roger. (b. 1939).
"PAMTGG" - Presentation Copy to George Balanchine

Hollywood, CA: Eternity Music. May, 1971. First. Large format published facsimile manuscript orchestral score for the ballet "PAMTGG" (Pan Am Makes the Going Great), inscribed by the composer to the father of American ballet in red ink above the printed dedication opposite the first page of music, "Dear George, I can never thank you  enough for giving me the opportunity to work with you.  It has been the purest and most rewarding experience of my life - working with you and for you. with love, Roger Kellaway." 137 pp, approximately 19 pages with minor annotations (musical notation, "Dancer --->" and other cues, instrumentation etc.) in same red ink. Textured black paper wrappers, plastic comb binding, 19.5"h x 14"w. Pages somewhat toned, plastic comb somewhat worn, overall very fine.  Read More...

Show all available items matching:
Dance
Printed Music
Signed Document/Item
Manuscript Music

18814. [Ballet].
Original Postcard Photographs

Grouping of three original ca. 1910 postcard photographs of ballet dancers in costume for various unidentified productions, issued in Florence, London, and Moscow. Minimal edge and corner wear, silvering to top half of one postcard, else fine.  Approx. 3.5 x 5.5 inches (8.8 x 13.5 cm.) each.

Show all available items matching:
Unsigned Photograph
Dance

18292. Ballet Español Ximénez-Vargas.
Signed Photograph

A striking sepia-toned photo of Ballet Español Ximénez-Vargas, signed by all six members, including Roberto Ximénez and Manolo Vargas, the Flamenco dancers who founded the ensemble in 1955. A number of small creases and surface creases, particularly along the lower edge, otherwise fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm)

Show all available items matching:
Signed Photograph
Dance

18673. [Ballet] Pavlova, Anna. (1881–1931) & Novikoff, Laurent. (1888–1956) .
"Amarilla" - Stunning Signed Photograph

Hand-colored glossy Rotary Foulsham & Banfield of London postcard photograph signed by the great Russian dancers who are shown in a striking back-to-back pose.  Unrelated message written to verso, dated 22 August 1913.  In fine condition.  3.5 x 5.5 inches (8.9 x 14 cm.). Read More...

Show all available items matching:
Signed Photograph
Dance

19415. [Ballet] Plisetskaya, Maya. (1925–2015) & Messerer, Asaf. (1903–1992) & Plisetsky, Azari. (b. 1937).
Signed Photograph of the Messerer/Plisetsky family in rehearsal

Incredible signed photograph of three members of the great Messerer/Plisetsky ballet dynasty rehearsing together, including Soviet ballerina and choreographer Maya Plisetskaya posing with her younger brother Azari and an unidentified second male dancer under the direction of Maya and Azari's uncle, Bolshoi ballet master Asaf Messerer.  All four individuals have signed their names in black ink.  Mounting remnants to verso, else in very fine condition.  10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.). Read More...

Show all available items matching:
Signed Photograph
Dance
Ballet Russes de Monte Carlo souvenir program, signed by dancers Alexandra Danilova, Nina Novak, Frederic Franklin (who has signed three different photographs!) and Gerard Leavitt.  68 pp.  Fine.  9 x 12 inches (22.9 x 30.5 cm.).

Show all available items matching:
Signed Document/Item
Dance