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By GOULD, Harold (1923-2010)

The noted American character actor of hundreds of films, television shows and stage plays is perhaps best remembered as Martin Morgenstern on t.v.'s "Rhoda" (1974-78) and Miles Webber on "The Golden Girls" (1989-92). Large, bold signature in black ballpoint on special heavy stock 5" X 3" card, n.p., dated by him 3 January 1982 at upper right. Fine. With original envelope.

$25.00

Signature / Unsigned Photograph
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Signature / Unsigned Photograph

By WEAVER, Fritz (1926-2016)

The incredibly production American character appeared in dozens of stage plays, films and television shows; films include "Fail Safe" (1964) and "Marathon Man" (1976) and well-known t.v. appearances include "The Legend of Lizzie Borden" (1975) and the mini-series "Holocaust" (1978). Huge, bold signature in blue ballpoint on a special heavy stock 5" X 3" card, n.p., dated by him 1 March 1970" at upper right. Fine. With original envelope. Accompanied by a superb 8" X 10" glossy photograph, a portrait of he and his wife seated and daughters Lizzie and Emma standing behind them. At the time he signed this Weaver was appearing in the Broadway play "Child's Play," for which he won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.

$45.00

Inscribed Photograph Signed
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Inscribed Photograph Signed

By WEST, Mae (1893-1980)

The embodiment of sex appeal and suggestive double entendres (a la "I'm no model lady. A model's just an imitation of the real thing"), the busty blond's films include classics such as "My Little Chickadee" (1940, with W.C. Fields). IPS, glossy 8" X 10", n.p., n.d. Very good. Several faint tape stains (easily matted out), mainly along blank right margin. Later print of a head-and shoulders portrait of West at the height of her fame in campy dress and plenty of bling, boldly inscribed and signed in blue ballpoint in a light area near center bottom: "Best Wishes / Mae West." Undated, but likely of 1960s vintage.

$125.00

Signature

By SAINT-SUBBER, Arnold (1918-94)

Nicknamed "Saint," this American producer won a Tony Award for "Kiss Me, Kate" (Broadway, 1948-51), which he created, and was oftnominated for other productions, seven of which he did with Neil Simon. Huge, bold "Saint-Subber" in black fineline on a heavy stock 5" X 3" card, n.p., dated by him at upper right 16 October 1969. Fine. With original envelope. Surprisingly scarce.

$50.00

Signature

By McMARTIN, John (1929-2016)

This prolific American actor appeared in dozens of Broadway plays (especially Stephen Sondheim), films ("Sweet Charity" 1969, "All the President's Men" 1976, "Pennies from Heaven" 1981) and television shows. Huge and bold signature in black marker on a special heavy stock 5" X 3" card, n.p., dated by him 14 March 1971 at upper right. Fine. With original envelope.

$25.00

Signature

By WEBSTER, Scott (1955-2004)

One of celebrated photographer Victor Skrebneski's favorite subjects and "the look of the '80s" was this popular male model, whose All-American good looks graced the cover of GQ and countless print ads, billboard and television promoting everything from Chanel No. 19 to Coca-Cola. Bold signature in blue fineline on a special heavy stock 5" X 3" card, n.p., dated 17 May 1983 in another hand at upper right. Near fine. With original envelope. Unusual!

$25.00

Inscription and Signature / Unsigned Photograph
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Inscription and Signature / Unsigned Photograph

By MAYO, Virginia (1920-2005)

This blond bombshell actress and dancer reached her height in the late 1940s and 1950s in such films as "The Best Years of Our Lives" (1946) and popular Danny Kaye coedies such as "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" (1947) and a string of dramas, adventures, Westerns and other genre films. Bold "To Bill -- / Sincerely / Virginia Mayo in blue ballpoint on a lined heavy stock 4 3/4" X 2½" card, n.p., n.y. Very good. Lightly age toned. Undated, but of 1980s vintage. Accompanied by a superb glossy 10" X 8" photograph, a scene from the 1953 3-D Western "Devil's Canyon" showing her with co-star Dale Robertson. A sharp signature with choice image.

$45.00

Inscribed Photograph Signed

By LISTER, Moira (1923-2007)

This English actress born in South Africa and married to a Frenchman (becoming Moira Lister de Gachassin-Lafite, Vicomtesse d'Orthez) gained fame in many films of the 1940s and '50s, dramas and thrillers such as such as "Another Shore" (1948) and "Grand National Light" (1953), but is remembered for her many comedies such as "A Run for Your Money" (1949), "John and Julie" (1955) and "Joey Boy" (1965); her varied career continued strongly in popular radio and television shows. IPS, glossy heavy stock 3½" X 5½", n.p., n.y. [ca. 1970]. Fine. Lovely studio head-and-shoulders portrait of Lister in the 1960s, superbly inscribed and signed in blue fineline on the lower margin: "To Richard / Best Wishes / Moira Lister." Accompanied by a 8¼" X 11 3/4" mimeographed press release for her memoir "The Very Merry Moira" (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1971). Very good. Original folds.

$25.00

Inscribed Photograph Signed
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Inscribed Photograph Signed

By DAY, Doris (1922-2019)

This recording artist and Big Band singer renowned for her perfect pitch became a girl-next-door sensation in a string of popular films that include "Calamity Jane" (1953), "The Man Who Knew Too Much" (1956), "The Pajama Game" (1957) and several romantic comedies with Rock Hudson in the 1960s; later in life she became a noted animal rights activist. IPS, heavy strock 8" X 10", n.p., n.y. Near fine. Attractive half-length portrait showing a smiling Day leaning on an upholstered chair, left hand on chin. In a light area at center she boldly inscribes and signs "To George / Every good wish / always / Doris Day" in black fineline. Undated, but a fine pose seemingly from her late 1960s television show.

$95.00

Signature/ Unsigned Photograph
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Signature/ Unsigned Photograph

By PECK, Gregory (1916-2003)

Magnificent-voiced star of "To Kill a Mockingbird" (1963), for which he was awarded an Oscar, and likeable leading man in such films as "Twelve O'Clock High" and "The Yearling." Large and bold signature and date ("9 Feb. 1989") in black fineline on a special heavy stock 5" X 3" card, n.p. Fine. With original mailing envelope. Accompanied by a glossy closeup 8" X 10" pose from "Moby Dick" (1956) showing an infuriated Peck as Captain Ahab wielding a harpoon. Near fine.

$75.00

The Circus Kings: Our Ringling Family Story
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The Circus Kings: Our Ringling Family Story

By NORTH, John Ringling, and HATCH, Alden

New York: Doubleday & Company, 1960. Hardcover. Illustrations by Allene Gaty Hatch. 8vo. Light green cloth spine and strawberry pink paper over boards with blue lettering and gilt decorations, pictorial dust jacket. 383pp. Line drawings, pictorial/text endpapers. Near fine/very good. Faint jacket edgewear; half-title and facing page as well as copyright and facing copyright page age toned from long-ago newsprint contact. Tight, handsome later printing of this chronicle by the long-time president and director of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (1903-85) -- with choice autograph addition: Tipped to half-title page is a First Day Cover for the 5-cent "Circus" stamp, 6½" X 3½", cancelled in Delavan, Wisconsin on 2 May 1966 and with "First Day of Issue" stamped. Fine. Single stamp at upper right, and at lower left the clown stamp's German-American artist, Edward Klauck (1900-80), signs boldly in black ballpoint.

$55.00

Through the Back Door of the Circus
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Through the Back Door of the Circus

By BEAL, George Brinton

Springfield, MA: McCoughlin Bros. Inc, 1938. Hardcover. 8vo. Bright blue textured cloth with gilt lettering and decoration, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. xii, 308pp. Frontispiece, illustrations. Very good/good plus. Faint binding edgewear; rear inner hinge expertly, archivally mended, thus tight; jacket lightly edgeworn and quite rubbed, but complete and overall fairly attractive. A tight and nice first edition of this behind-the-scenes Big Top chronicle, with binding and gilt a-gleaming. Rather uncommon.

$75.00

Circus Doctor

By HENDERSON, J.Y.

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1951. Hardcover. 8vo. Red cloth with black spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 238pp. Frontispiece, illustrations. Near fine/very good. Mild jacket edgewear; nonauthorial 1951 gift inscription on front flyleaf. Tight and handsome early printing of this chronicle by Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus's chief veterinarian.

$25.00

Those Amazing Ringlings and Their Circus

By PLOWDEN, Gene

Caldwell, ID: The Caxton Club, 1967. Hardcover. Introduction by Roland Butler. Small 4to. Yellow cloth with red lettering, pictorial dust jacket. Numerus illustrations, foldout chart. Near fine/good plus. Small name/address inkstamp on front flyleaf, which is faintly age toned from long-ago newsprint contact; jacket a bit edgeworn, with single edge chip and old mends on verso. A tight and attractive second printing.

$20.00

Screening History

By VIDAL, Gore

Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1992. Hardcover. Small 4to. Red cloth spine with black lettering and black paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. x, 96pp. Illustrations. Near fine/fine. Couple of tiny spots on outer page edges. A tight and nice first edition of the 1991 volume in the William E. Massey Sr. Lectures in the history of American Civilization series.

$20.00

Ivan the Terrible: A Screenplay

By EISENSTEIN, Sergei M.

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1962. Hardcover. Translation by Ivor Montagu and Herbert Marshall. Small 4to. Black cloth with silver spine lettering and decoration, pictorial dust jacket. 319pp. Frontispiece, numerous illustrations. Very good/very good. Ownership signature on front flyleaf; jacket faintly edgeworn and slightly rubbed. Tight and really nice first edition of this well-illustrated text of the famous Stalin Prize-winning 1944 film "Ivan the Terrible, Part I."

$35.00

Hemingway and Film
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Hemingway and Film

By PHILLIPS, Gene D.

New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co, 1980. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue cloth with silver spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xiii, 192pp. Illustrations. Fine/near fine. Superb, tight first edition of this volume in the "Ungar Film Library." Choice autograph addition: Front flyleaf bears a fine archival decorative-edge bookplate signed boldly in black fineline by Carlos Baker, who provides the book's introductory chapter. Baker (1909-87) was an American literary critic and biographer who built a career out of Ernest Hemingway -- his popular 1969 biography, "Ernest Hemingway: A Life Story" and other Hemingway studies made him, along with Matthew Bruccoli, one of the founders of the Hemingway cottage industry.

$55.00

Watching America
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Watching America

By LICHTER, S. Robert, LICHTER, Linda S., and ROTHMAN, Stanley

New York: Prentice Hall Press, 1991. Hardcover. Small 4to. Burgundy cloth spine with gilt lettering and cream paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. ix, 322pp. Near fine/very good. A superb, tight first edition of this study subtitled on jacket front "What Television Tells Us About Our Lives." Inscribed and signed bold and large in blue fineline on front flyleaf by one of its authors: "To Bob Malott / with gratitude for your / support & encouragement. / Bob Lichter." Robert Malott (1926-2018) was a noted Chicago business leader, CEO of FMC Corporation, Republican politico and philanthropist.

$50.00

African Tempo

By HIGHT, Gladys

New York: Exposition Press, 1951. Hardcover. 8vo. Tan cloth with brown lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 132pp. Very good/good plus. Though jacket ispictorial and overall fairly attractive, there's paper loss at lower right of blank rear panel that also includes 1½" of spine and small portion of lower left of front panel. A tight, nice later printing of this travelogue and dance research expedition by the noted Chicago dancer, dance educator and choreographer (1890-1966) -- who boldly inscribes and signs this copy in black ink on front flyleaf: "To Etta Salita, / a very charming / person. / Best wishes / from The author / Gladys Hight / April, 28 -- 1954."

$25.00

Tony's Scrap Book: 1933-34 Edition

By WONS, Anthony

Chicago: The Reilly & Lee Co, 1933. Hardcover. 8vo. Burgundy pebble-grained cloth with gilt lettering and rules, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. 112pp. Near fine/very good. Endpapers age toned as usual; jacket top edgeworn, with a few edge chips and archivally closed (on verso) edge tear -- but complete and bright nonetheless. Tight, attractive first edition of these excerpts from the popular WLS radio program in which this Wisconsinite mostly shared anecdotes, quotations and verse from poets both well-known and obscure with his listeners. Several such two-year compilations were issued. A charming period piece in nifty Art Deco jacket.

$25.00

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