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Music and Dance
Leroy Anderson's "Blue Tango"

ANDERSON, Leroy AMuQs, Anderson has penned one line of music from “Blue Tango” on printed music paper measuring appx 3.5”x9”. The composer has identified the work “Blue Tango” and has written a wonderful sentiment: “Best wishes from the composer” and has signed his name twice, once being in block letters.  $450.00

ANDERSON, Marion Fine full signature on a portion of a vintage album page $125.00

ARGENTO, Dominic AMuQs, Argento writes two bars of music and has identified it as “From the Diary of Virginia Wolff” on a First Day Cover commemorating Igor Stravinsky. $95.00

First Black in the United Kingdom to Sell 1 Million Records

ATWELL, Winifred On a large card, she has written a three word sentiment, signed in full.  Her signature is borderline rare.  $85.00

Very Scarce in Autograph Notes and Letters

AUER, Leopold Autograph note signed on a large slip. “To Master Dillon Kensington with best wished for his future. Leopold Auer, New York, November 22, 1926.”.  $125.00

Bars of Music from The Way We Were

BERGMAN, Alan & Marilyn Autograph musical quotation signed, consisting of three bars of music from The Way We Were.  Alan Bergman has written under the bars of music: “Mem-ries - Light The Corners of my Mind” and signed the piece “Alan & Marilyn Bergman”  SOLD
Irving Berlin Letter to Jack Parr

BERLIN, Irving Wonderful, scarce typed letter signed to Jack Parr (first TV talk show host). One page on his name imprinted stationery, 10/24/62.  In part: “...all of us were delighted to know that you and your family liked “Mr. President”.  Of course, you know our notices were not so hot, but we feel as you do that this is a great audience show and I think we’re in for a pretty long run. With many thanks from one of your greatest admirers”.  $695.00

BERRY, Chuck Photograph of Chuck Berry playing his guitar, 8”x10”, B&W, full length pose,  very boldly signed with his desirable full signature.   $85.00

CADMAN, Charles Wakefield Autograph letter signed, one page, on his name imprinted letterhead  which includes the Seal of ASCAP. Dec. (12), 1937 he writes: “To Wilma Shepard, In thanks for the nice note she wrote me: Best regards & Merry Xmas and a prosperous 1938.”  Very boldly signed twice, once at the end of the letter and again below his printed name. Together with the hand addressed envelope. $250.00

Scarce Eight Page Typescript Signed

CARMICHAEL, Hoagy Typescript, eight typed pages from his Autobiography “Sometimes I Wonder”.  Very interesting typescript, in very good condition, boldly signed in full after the text on page eight.  $200.00

CARMICHAEL, Hoagland  Howard "Hoagy" Photograph, 8”x10”, B&W, head & shoulders pose, full face.  Boldly signed in green ink along with a one word sentiment. $175.00

CASALS, Pablo Autograph musical quotation signed on the verso of a 3 cent postcard, postmarked “Pyrenees 12/9/1950”.  Two bars of music identified: “Prelude, J.S. Bach”. Inscribed: “This souvenir to Mr. Lloyd, Pablo Casals, 1950”. $395.00

Choice Content Letter

CASTLE, Irene
Typed letter signed, one page on her name imprinted letterhead. June 29, 1948.   $125.00

Mussolini Had Him Banned From Radio

CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO, Mario AMuQs, the composer writes one full line of music on printed music paper, measures 3.5”x9” from his famous opera “La Mandragola”.  Inscribed, signed and dated July 17, 1944.  $450.00

CLAPP, Charles “Sunny” AMuQs, Clapp has written two lines of music and the words to his hit song “Girl of My Dreams” on printed music paper measuring 3.75”x9”. He has identified the piece and inscribed, signed and dated it “March 24/42” $175.00

One of the All time Greats - Queen of Country

CLINE, Patsy Choice signature, in pencil, on a portion of an album page.  $495.00

COLERIDGE-TAYLOR, Samuel Closing of an A.L.S.  Nice dark signature. $35.00

The Same Four Notes On His Tombstone

CONNIFF, Ray His grave marker bears a musical score with the first 4 notes of “Somewhere my Love”.  Photograph, black & white, 8”x10”, head & shoulders pose. Conniff has penned his famous 4 bars of music and the words “Somewhere my  Love”. Inscribed, signed and dated “August 14, 1994”.   $85.00

COPLAND, Aaron Photograph, 5”x7”, oblong, half length pose of Copland while conducting. Signed in full on the right, white border. $250.00

Remarkable 11 Page Manuscript Signed By Aaron Copeland

COPLAND, Aaron Eleven page typed manuscript titled: “Books About”.  Copeland candidly discusses “The State of Music” by Virgil Thomson, “Schonberg and His School”, Rene Leibowitz and “The Life and Music of Bartok”.  Fascinating reading and signed at the conclusion using a blue ink ball point pen.  $185.00

Rare Typescript, Eleven Pages Signed by Aaron Copland

COPLAND, Aaron Typescript, 11 pages: “Virgil Thomson’s Musical State” (1939). In very good condition signed by Aaron Copland at the conclusion.  $175.00

Academy Award Winner

COSLOW, Sam AMuQs, Coslow has penned one line of music from his “Cocktails For Two” on printed music paper measuring appx. 3.75”x9”. He has identified the music and inscribed, signed and dated it “Ap.11,1940”.   $175.00

COWARD, Noel Photograph, 8”x10”, B&W, close up full face pose. Signed on the bottom light margin with a three word sentiment.  $375.00

Rock Legend Jim Croce

CROCE, Jim Portrait of Croce, head & neck pose facing left.  Measures 9”x11” on card stock.  Top left corner of this item Croce writes: “Thanks alot Jim Croce”.  One and a half years after his death this portrait was used on the album cover of “The Faces I’ve Been”.  SOLD

CRUMB, George Autograph letter signed, one full page on the imprinted letterhead of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Music. To a noted book dealer stating he does not have a suitable photo of himself but the writer can get one from his publishers, if you would then send it to me, he would be happy to sign it.   $175.00

DANILOVA, Alexandra Photograph, B&W, 8”x10”, head & shoulders pose, smiling, signed with a large signature $65.00

Fabulous Association Inscription

DeMILLE,  Agnes George The book “American Dances” A personal chronicle-in words and pictures by Agnes deMille.    MacMillan Publishing Co. 1980, First Edition. Two hundred twenty-two pages, heavily illustrated, many in color.  Inscribed and signed on the front free endpaper: “To Capezio Ballet Makers with gratitude for fine shoes and careful workmanship through the years. Always faithfully, Agnes George deMille, Xmas 1980.” In addition, Judith Jamison has signed her name alongside her color portrait on page  109.   $225.00

DENVER, John His autobiography Take Me Home. Harmony Book. New York, 1994, First Edition so stated. Two hundred sixty-two pages, illustrated.  Signed on the half title page “Peace! John Denver.” $225.00

DOHNANYI, Ernest von Printed concert program with a keyboard and Dohnanyi’s name printed on the inside two pages where in a clear area Dohnanyi has boldly signed his full name. $85.00

Desirable Self Portrait

DOMINIO, Fats He has written: “To Gregg, I’m Walking, Fats Domino” on a heavy white card measuring appx. 8.5”x11”.   A remarkable collectible mentioning of one of Domino’s big hit singles, most unusual, from one of rock & rolls first stars.   $125.00

DOMINGO, Placido Photograph, 8”x10”, B&W, head and shoulders pose. Signed with silver ink along with a two word sentiment: “Best wishes, Placido Domingo.”.  $125.00

DRUCKMAN, Jacob The composer writes three bars of music and has identified the work from “Windows”.  Boldly written and signed on a First Day Cover commemorating Igor Stravinsky. $275.00

DUKE, Vernon 1 page, 8vo, light green album page. Couple of bars of music, drawn by the composer and identified by him: “There’s A Cabin In The Sky.” Signed “Vernon Duke.” $350.00

ELGAR, Sir Edgar Autograph letter signed, on page, on his blind stamped stationery “Plas Gwyn Hereford”. Feb. 26, 1911. To “Dear Mr. Sterner”.  Elgar sends thanks for a kind letter and is glad a gift is being given.  $550.00

Inducted into the Rock & Roll HOF and Country Music HOF

EVERLY, Phil & Don Vintage album page inscribed: “To Craig & Marcia, Don Everly, Phil Everly.” In very good condition and nice to see both brothers signing the same page  $75.00

"On The Sunny Side Of The Street"
"I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby"
"The Way You Look Tonight"

FIELDS, Dorothy Autograph letter signed, one full page dated in another hand “12/3/55”. She writes in part: “...the two dollar bill is a museum piece but believe me there was no expense involved in the enclosure-which I was delighted to write...” The collector affixed a U.S. Dorothy Fields 32 cent stamp to the bottom of the letter. Together with the original  envelope which she has hand addressed and signed.  SOLD

FOSS, Lucas AMuQs, Foss writes three bars of music and the words to “Time-cycle” on a First Day Cover commemorating Igor Stravinsky. SOLD

Wrote About A Dozen Songs For Elvis Presley Films
Rock-A-Hula Baby was Sung by Elvis Presley in the 1961 Hit "Blue Hawaii"

FULLER, Dolores She has written one full page, the entire words of her lyrics to “Rock-A-Hula Baby”. Measures appx’ 8.5”x11” on light green paper and written in dark green ink. Below her signature she adds: “Ben Weisman, music”. and “A Paramount Picture, A Hal Wallis Production, 1961”.  $250.00

GABRILOWITSCH, Ossip Full ink signature on a card. Excellent condition $95.00

Matching Autograph Letters of Gilbert & Sullivan

GILBERT, Sir William & SULLIVAN, Sir Arthur Autograph letter signed, on page, on stationery imprinted “52, Pont Street, SW.”  His telephone number is also imprinted.  12 Feb. 1905. To the Box Office of the Court Theatre he writes: “Please send me two stalls (front row, if possible)  for the Matinee of Tues. next, 14th inst.”  He adds a P.S. “Cheque for L1.1.0 enclosed.” & Autograph letter signed, one page on the imprinted stationery “9. Albert Mansions, SW”.  To My Dear Sir, Sullivan writes in part: “Will you kindly send me a cheque for…may be having credit on the books of the Dra:A: Society & oblige. Yours very truly” and signed in full.  $1,850.00

GALLI-CURCI, Amelia V/G signature in ink on a slip. Ample margins for framing. $95.00

Scarce Combination of Signatures

GERARD, Richard H. & ARMSTRONG, Harry Both have signed their names in ink on a 3”x5” card. Armstrong has added “writers of “Sweet Adeline”. In very fine condition and quite scarce to find the writer and composer on the same card.   $150.00

GERSHWIN, Ira Photograph, appx. 4”x6”slightly trimmed at the top, of Gershwin smoking a cigar at his desk while writing.  Inscribed on the lower white margin: “For F. Wayne Harrigan/With best wishes/Ira Gershwin.” $110.00

Dizzy Gillespie and His Band

GILLESPIE,  Dizzy  Uncommon Jazz/Britt Festival program sponsored by an Oregon Winery on 7/28/91.  When opened for display, the program lists Dizzy Gillespie on Trumpet, and lists his 7 other band members.  $295.00

GOLDSCHMIDT, Jenny Lind Concluding portion of an autograph letter signed, several lines in part: "...but with God’s help my boy shall not  be sent to a public school. He is today 6 years old. Yours very sincerely, Jenny Goldschmidt." $175.00

GOUNOD, Charles Autograph letter signed, 1 page, n.p., n.d., in pencil, in French. To: “Dear Friend.”  Not translated but apparently asking some questions. In fine condition. Together with a color postcard portrait  $475.00

Wrote The Words and Music of the California State Song

GRO, Josephine Very rare autograph letter signed, one page, San Francisco, California, Aug. 14, 1897. To William G. Pengelly, Columbus, Ohio. Gro writes in part:  “The enclosed State Song is being used in schools throughout the State, so autographing it, thinking you might prefer one of the most popular of my compositions. I used the California Poppy on the title, though I do not think it is yet universally known as the State Flower..... Josephine Gro”.  $895.00

Rare Bars of Music by German Composer Ferdinand Gumbert

GUMBERT, Ferdinand AMuQs, the composer has written 4 bars of music and has identified  the music as from “Mein Lied”.  He has signed his name adding: “Berlin, 30 October 1880” on a 2.25”x4” slip.  $135.00

A RARE Classic of American Literature
GUTHRIE, WoodyHis book which is a partial autobiography “Bound For Glory.” E.P. Dutton Co. 1943, First Edition so stated. Illustrated, very attractive bookplate of a former collector. Very boldly signed by his son Arlo Guthrie (1947-     ) near the top inside of the front cover.  $450.00

Very Rare Autograph of Composer Thomas Haigh

HAIGH, Thomas Several bars of music identified by Haigh as from “Canzona.” Signed in full.   $495.00

HALEY, Bill & WILLIAMSON, Billy & JONES, Ralph Early magazine page of Bill Haley and His Comets, “Rock Around The Clock”. Portrays The Comets playing their instruments. Portrait of Bill Haley illustrated once again at the top of the page.  Signed in ink by Bill Haley, Billy Williamson and the drummer Ralph Jones. A few minor nicks and tears all repaired otherwise quite good and very farmable. $450.00

HALFTTER, Ernesto AMuQs, on a large album page. A few bars of music from his popular “Danza de la Pastora” Dance of the Shepheadess, one of the main dances from Halftter’s ballet.  Inscribed, signed and dated “Habana 1932”.  $150.00

HAMMERSTEIN, Oscar Large bold, blue ink signature on a card. His small portrait affixed above his fine signature $195.00

Bye, Bye, Blackbird
I'm Sitting On Top Of The World
Button Up Your Overcoat

HENDERSON, Ray AMuQs, Henderson has penned a line of music and the words to “I’m Sitting On Top Of The World” on printed music paper measuring 3.75”x9”.  Inscribed, signed and dated “Oct. 27, 1943”.  $375.00

Bye, Bye, Blackbird
I'm Sitting On Top Of The World
Button Up Your Overcoat

HENDERSON, Ray AMuQs, Henderson has penned two line of music and the words to “Button Up Your Overcoat” on printed music paper measuring 3.5”x9". Inscribed signed and dated “June 23, 1940”.  Perfect!  $325.00

The Man Who Seems To Have Invented The Broadway Musical

HERBERT, Victor Delightful autograph musical quotation signed from Her Regiment.  Dated, Nov. 1917. At the top of the card, Herbert has penned three bars from the work which he has also identified. He has also written the words from the song below the bars. “A pretty little farm in Normandy!” .  $550.00

HERBERT, Victor Fine full signature with “O.K.” written by his hand. $195.00

HINDEMITH, Paul Hindemith is among the most significant German composers of his time. A fabulous, dark, bold, black ink signature on a large card $125.00

HOROWITZ, Vladimir Choice signature, dated “1951” on a card which has his small portrait affixed. $150.00

Sang At John F. Kennedy's Inauguration

JACKSON, Mahalia Photograph, B&W, measures 7.5”x9.5”, head and shoulders pose, singing. Very boldly signed with a huge signature.   $295.00

Very Rare Cover signed by Michael Jackson and Bobby Pickett

JACKSON, Michael & PICKETT, Bobby ‘Boris’ Legal size Halloween cover with a cachet of a spider web, three flying bats , a spider and a pumpkin. Affixed is a 32 cent US Dracula stamp along with a stamped of Boris Karloff, Tribute Station, Oct. 24, 1998, Pequabuck, CT 06781 cancellation.  Boldly signed by Michael Jackson in black sharpie and in silver ink by “Bobby Boris Karloff.” Five hundred of these covers commemorating Boris Karloff were each hand signed by Michael Jackson for an upcoming project to commemorate the Thriller Anniversary. It is believed that Pickett signed no more than six of these covers..  $275.00
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One of Five Hundred Covers

JACKSON, Michael Legal size cover, affixed is a U.S. 32 cent postage stamp of Boris Karloff  as Frankenstein. Postmarked with a rubber stamp portrait of Boris Karloff, Tribute Station, October 24, 1998, Pequabuck, Ct. 06781. Very boldly signed with a huge signature “Michael Jackson” in blue Sharpie. A fantastic signature. Only 500 of these First Day Covers were created and signed by Michael Jackson commemorating Boris Karloff. This was for an upcoming project to commemorate the Thriller Anniversary.   $185.00


The "King of Pop"

JACKSON, Michael First Day Cover that commemorates Boris Karloff.  Boris Karloff  as “The Mummy” U.S. 32 cent stamp, postmarked “Boris Karloff Tribute Station, Oct. 24, 1998, Peqabuck, CT 06781.  Color cachet of spider web, flying bats and a pumpkin.  Hand signed with a fabulous bold signature of Michael Jackson.  SOLD

JAGGER, Mick Color, vintage photograph, 8”x10” of Jagger, head & shoulders pose facing slightly to the side, smiling.  Boldly signed with an in-person signature. $295.00

African-American Composer

JOHNSON, J. Rosamond AMuQS, the composer writes three lines of music and some words from his famous song “My Castle On The Nile” on printed music paper measuring 3.5”x9”.    Inscribed, signed and dated:  “July 1, 1948”.  $175.00

Swingin Down The Lane
I'll See You In My Dreams
It Had To be You

JONES, Isham AMuQs, Jones has penned two lines of music and the words to his hit “Swingin Down The Lane” on printed music paper measuring 3.5”x9”.  $275.00

One of Hitler's Favorite Composers

KALMAN, Emmerich AMuQS, Kalman has penned one line of music from “Countess Maritza” on printed music paper measuring 3.75”x9”. Inscribed, signed and dated “12/9/46 NY”.  $575.00

One of Hitler's Favorite Composers

KALMAN, Emmerich AMuQS, Kalman has penned one line of music from “The Gypsy Princess (1921) on printed music paper measuring 3.75”x9”.  He has written “Play gypsy” and inscribed and signed and dated this piece “New York 8/10/44.  $395.00

AMuQs From "Cabaret"

KANDER, John Kander has penned one line of music with lyrics to “If You Could see Her” from “Cabaret” on printed music paper measuring appx. 3.5”x9”. Signed and dated by Kander “Jan. 31,1987”.  $250.00

American Prima Donna

KELLOGG, Clara Louise On a very large album page she has written: “July 10th 1873 Trust her not- this fooling thee Clara Louise Kellogg, To John Brown, Newburg on the Hudson”.  $125.00

Last of the Great Romantic Performers

LANZA, Mario Postcard photograph, B&W, head and shoulders pose, signed on the light portion of the photograph, in green ink.   $275.00

Cuba's Greatest Composer

LECUONA, Ernesto AMuQs, Lecuona has penned several bars of music from his biggest International hit “Malaguena” on printed music paper measuring appx. 6”x9”.  He has identified the piece and inscribed and signed, adding: “Havana, 1944”.  $1,200.00

Cuba's Greatest Composer

LECUONA, Ernesto Very important typed letter signed, in Spanish, one page, Dec. 1942. In this lengthy letter, Lecuona basically writes his biography, TALKS ABOUT HIS CONCERTS IN La Habana and lists some of the songs he wrote including the dates he wrote them.  Those listed are: “Naci en la Habana, 1896”, “Siboney 1926”, “Say Si Si 1933”, and “You’re Always In My heart 1926” where he played in a concert Teatro National in the capital.  He talks about 300 compositions and mentions “Rhapsody In Blue” of Gershwin with a Jazz Band and 36 professors in the Teatro Payret in the capital.  SOLD

Cuba's Greatest Composer

LECUONA, Ernesto Photograph, B&W, head & shoulders pose, measuring 4.5’x6.5”. Inscribed, signed and dated “Havana 1944” by Ernesto Lecuona.  Together with a handwritten letter from the Secretary of the Sociedad General De Autores De Cuba presenting the photograph.  The original envelope with two attractive cancelled 3 cent Cuban stamps is included. The envelope contains a tape across it stating the package was opened and examined.  $675.00

Very Rare AMuQs From "Frasquita Serenade”"

LEHAR, Franz AMuQs, Lehar has penned a few bars of music from his popular “Frasquita Serenade” on printed music paper measuring appx. 3.5”x9”. He has written “Frasquita Serenade” thus identifying the work.  Inscribed, signed  in full  and dated  “Vienna 21/XI/ 1946”.  Signatures on items like this signed in full  by Franz Lehar are not common.  $475.00

Rare AMuQs From "The Land of Smiles"

LEHAR, Franz AMuQs, Lehar has penned a couple of bars of music and lyrics of  “You Are My Heart’s Delight” from his very popular “The Land Of Smiles” on music paper measuring appx. 3.5”x9”. Inscribed, signed and dated: “Vienna, 21/XI/ 1946”.  $350.00

LEHMAN, Lotte Photograph, appx. 4”x5.5”, bust pose, full face, wearing a long string of pearls.  Very boldly signed with a two word sentiment. Dated by her hand “1948.”. $135.00

RARE, Two Virgins Album Signed by
John Lennon and Yoko Ono

LENNON, John & Yoko Their album Two Virgins.  Apple Records, May 1968.  The record is contained in the RARE  album cover. Boldly inscribed by John Lennon on the album cover, the side which depicts him and Yoko Ono in full frontal nudity. Lennon writes: “To Jule love John Lennon”.  Yoko has added, using the same collector’s pen: “and Yoko Ono NYC 77”.  Also present is the album cover jacket which was issued to cover the nude photos of this famous couple.  $9,500.00

Ernesto Leucona
A Beautiful Vintage Signed Portait of the famed Cuban Composer. $795.00

LIBERACE FDC commemorating George Gershwin, double cachet of Gershwin on the left and affixed to the upper right corner is the U.S. 8 Cent Gershwin stamp cancelled Beverly Hills, 2/28/1973.  Boldly signed in green ink by Liberace after which he has drawn a sketch of a grand piano and adds “To Irving” also in his hand. $85.00

Swedish Nightingale

LIND, Jenny Brief autograph sentiment signed on a large slip measuring appx. 5”x8”. “in kind remembrance of Jenny Goldschmidt born Lind, London, June 1852”.  $175.00

Winner of Three Academy Awards for Best Original Songs

LIVINGSTON, Jay Autograph musical quotation signed on an orange 3”x5” card. The composer penned the first few notes of music and wrote the lyrics  from his much loved song “Silver Bells”. Signed in full, directly below.  $95.00

His Broadcast on New Year’s Eve Became a National Tradition

LOMBARDO, Guy Photograph, 8”x10”, B&W, bust pose, a smiling full face pose. Boldly signed with a two word sentiment on the lower white margin.  $75.00
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From the Movie "By The Light of the Silvery Moon"

MARSHALL, Henry Marshall has penned two lines of music and lyrics from “Be My Baby Bumble Bee”.  Marshall has written: “Lyric by Stanley Murphy, Music by Henry Marshall”.  Marshall has also inscribed and signed his name once again at the top left corner of the page. He has also affixed a ASCAP stamp to the page.  $225.00

One of the Greatest Dramatic Tenors of His Time

MARTINELLI, Giovanni Photograph, 8”x10”, B&W, head & shoulders pose, close-up, inscribed, signed and dated “Feb. 1940” on the lower white margin.  $195.00

MASCAGNI, Pieto Color portrait of the composer, full face, close-up, 3.5”x5” affixed to a heavy card. Signed on the lower light mount. Signature a bit light but completely readable. $225.00

MASSENET, Jules Autograph letter signed, one page, postmarked 2/8/1910. Not translated but appears to be a very nice letter of congratulations probably for a performance.  Hand addressed with a French stamp affixed  $285.00

MCDONALD, Harl Several handwritten bars of music from Theme II, clarinet, from his 2nd Symphonie “The Rumba” (1934). Boldly inscribed and signed by Harl McDonald adding the date 1941. $135.00

MELCHOIR, Lauritz Photograph, 8”x10”, B&W, half length pose in formal dress wearing many of his decorations. Fine presentation inscription along with a three word sentiment, signed in full. $195.00

MELCHOIR, Lauritz Holiday Greeting card signed in full below the printed message on the inner panel. With original envelope postmarked Dec. 12, 1966. His return address label affixed to the back of the envelope. $57.50

Rare 3+ Page ALS From Menotti to Noted Author Glenway Wescott

MENOTTI, Gian Carlo Autograph letter signed, three and one half pages to the noted author Glenway Wescott.  On the imprinted letterhead of “Cunard White Star, R.M.S. Berengaria” dated on the lower portion of page three in another hand “1 June 1937”.  $750.00

Rare Motion Picture Rights Agreement

MENOTTI, Gian Carlo Typed Motion Picture Rights Agreement, carbon copy, 12 pages, 11/6/1964 in which Menotti agrees to sell the rights to the original play “Portrait of Madame Aupic” to A.E. Houghton, Jr.  Boldly signed by the composer in two separate areas of this contract.  $450.00

METALLICA Promotional photograph by Elektra Entertainment, 8”x10”, B&W, of the group taken in 1996. Very boldly signed by James Hetfield, Jason Newsted, Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett, all with their usual first names. SOLD

"For Me And My Gal"
“Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep”
“I Believe In Miracles”
“Brown Eyes Why Are You Blue”

MEYER, George AMuQs, Meyer has penned four bars of music and the lyrics from his hit “Brown Eyes Why Are You Blue” on printed music paper measuring appx. 3.5”x9”. Meyer has identified the work and inscribed, signed and dated this work on “June 29, 1942”.  $225.00

MILHAUD, Darius Postcard photograph, B&W, 3.5”x5’5” of the composer conducting.  He has written two bars of music and in addition has inscribed and signed this photograph. $375.00

MILHAUD, Darius Choice inscription & sentiment in French boldly signed next to his portrait. $175.00

MOLINARI, Bernardino Autograph letter signed, one page, Rochester, Feb. 1932. Nice letter apparently mentioning the dates of his next concert. $95.00

Famous Dance Instructors
MURRAY, Arthur & MURRAY, Kathryn Card measuring appx. 3”x5” inscribed, with a four word sentient and signed by Kathryn Murray. She has drawn a smiling face. Arthur Murray has signed his name directly below.  $47.50

NUGENT, Maude AMuQs, Nugent writes four bars of music and the words to “Sweet Rosie O’Grady” on printed music paper, measuring appx. 3.75”x9”.  Beautifully inscribed, signed and dated “Sept. 14, 1944.”   $150.00

"My Wild Irish Rose"

OLCOTT, Chauncey Choice sentiment signed: “Yours in Irish Chauncey Olcott”  $95.00

PAVLOVA, Anna Choice bold full signature on a light pink album page. Affixed to the page is an original photograph of Pavlova dressed in her tutu and in the arabesque position. $395.00

PEASE, Harry Questionnaire containing six questions. He writes in ink his birth date, two of his favorite tunes, the year he wrote “Peggy O’Neil”, his favorite composer, favorite melody and the favorite tune he wrote. Signed and dated “March 25/43”. $60.00

Elvis Presley Collection
PRESLEY, Elvis A fine portrait of Elvis Presley, B&W, at a concert singing into a microphone.  This portrait was removed from a souvenir photo album.  Measures 8.5”x11” and is boldly inscribed and signed using a blue ink Sharpie pen: “To Linda, Thanks Elvis Presley.” In excellent condition with perfect contrast. Included is a one of a kind original photograph, 3.5”x5” of Elvis on stage in a dance position. The band is in the background and a security guard in the foreground. This unique item has been inscribed and signed: To Linda, Sincerely, Elvis Presley.” In excellent condition with choice contrast. With these items comes a copy of a T.L.S. from the Hotel Manager of the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas.  He writes to Linda, 9-20-74....”  Attached you will find a copy of the Elvis Presley Souvenir Photo Album, just open the cover and you will find a surprise.  I am sure you will enjoy this photo album and will have a great time showing your friends. Enjoy! Cordially, Hector Doblado, Hotel Manager,”  Linda Tuomi has written: “I am a friend of Hector’s & was invited to the tour performance but could not attend...called me & told me to expect a surprise anyway. Linda Tuomi.”  This collection was purchased directly from Linda Tuomi. $2,750.00

PRESLEY, Elvis Inscribed and signed near the upper left portion of the photograph using red ink: “To Homer, Best always, Anne Helm.” Using the same red ink pen, Elvis Presley signed his name just above the area of his head.  The red ink pen does not have the best of contrast but still readable with the signature of Elvis Presley more distinct. $1,650.00

Prince - Purple Rain
PRINCE Rogers Nelson Very scarce Purple Rain original promotional poster, Produced by Warner Bros. Records, 1984. This poster captures a color portrait of the group led by Prince. Very boldly signed “Prince” using a blue Sharpie pen. This poster is one of three items signed for our well known “in person” collector on Sunday, September 18, 1988 at the Plaza Athena Hotel, New York. Prince was there after his performance for the 15th Anniversary of Saturday Night Live. $650.00

Purple Rain 45 - Hand Signed

PRINCE Rogers Nelson 45 record “Purple Rain”. 1984 Warner Brothers Records.  Hand signed on the label “Prince”.  Signed by Prince on September 18, 1988 at the Plaza Athena Hotel for his performance for the 15th Anniversary of Saturday Night Live.  SOLD

PRYOR, Arthur He may be best remembered for his big hit “Whistler And His Dog”.  On a card, Pryor has written three bars of music from his hit “Whistler And His Dog”. SOLD

Rachmaninoff Musical Quotation Signed

RACHMANINOFF, Serge Autograph musical quotation, one bar of music from an unidentified song, Signed and dated “1942” by Rachmaninoff on the verso of a U.S. one cent postcard, postmarked  Oct. 13, 1942.  $3,250.00

Rare Signed Photo of Ralph Rainger With Bars of Music

RAINGER, Ralph Photograph, 8"x10”, B&W, produced in 1934 by Paramount Productions.  Rainger has written five bars of music from “Love In Bloom”. In addition he has inscribed and signed this photograph dating it “April 18, 1938”.  $350.00

REVEL, Harry AMuQs, the composer writes four bars of music and the lyrics to his hit “Thanks For Everything” (1938) on printed music paper measuring appx. 3.75”x9”.  He has identified the music and inscribed, signed and dated this piece: “Hollywood, Feb.17,1940.”  $125.00

RESZKE, Jean De Two word sentiment, signed and dated “1901”.  Uncommon. $135.00

Considered the Pioneer of the Symphony in Cuba

ROIG, Gonzalo AMuQs, Roig has penned two lines of music to his big hit “La Lagrima Infinita” (The Infinite Tear) on printed music paper measuring appx. 3.75”x9". He has identified the music and inscribed, signed and dated this piece: “La Habana, Febrero, 14/1945” (on Valentines Day).  A very desirable piece and in fine condition.   $495.00

Considered the Pioneer of the Symphony in Cuba

ROIG, Gonzalo Partly printed document signed, one page, measures appx. 7”x9”. Titled “Escuela Municipal De Music” dated Habana 1929.  A certificate issued to a student of the piano. Signed by Gonzalo Roig as Director.   $225.00

Romberg Purchases A New Car

ROMBERG, Sigmund Document signed, one page, July 18, 1929, new York.  Automobile purchase contract agreement for a Isotta-Fraschini used automobile, all weather Landaulet Cabriolet. Contract lists all the extras that were requested at the time of purchase.  Allowance on trade for his Pierce Arrow. Signed by Romberg and the manager of the car dealership.  $250.00

ROMBERG, Sigmund Bank check, Wilner-Romberg Corp., New York, December 6, 1919, made payable to New York Edison Company for $34.65.  Signed by both Max Wilner and S. Romberg.  $195.00

SAINT-SAENS, Camille Signature, dated “1906” on a portion of an album page.  Some dates below the signature by another hand $125.00

SCHERMERHORN, Kenneth Photograph, 8”x10”, B&W, half length pose conducting. Inscribed and signed: “For Richard Butler, with musical wishes, Kenneth Schermerhorn.” $60.00

SEMBRICH, Marcella Choice full signature dated “January 1930” on an album page. $135.00

SHAPIRO, Ted AMuQs, the composer has written two lines of music along with the lyrics to “If I Had You” on printed music paper measuring appx: 3.75”x9”. He has identified the music. Inscribed, signed and dated “March 1, 1942.”  $125.00

"Down The River Of Golden Dreams"
Provided Music for Several Laurel & Hardy Films

SHILKRET, Nathaniel Shilkret has penned four bars of music and written the lyrics to his famous song “Down The River Of Golden Dreams”, measures 4”x9” and in excellent condition.  Inscribed, signed and dated: “July 4, 1942”.  $350.00

SKROWACZEWSKI, Stanislaw Photograph, B&W, 8”x10”, full face pose. Inscribed and signed: “To Richard W. Butler, with my best wishes Stanislaw Skrowaczewski.” $60.00

SOMERVELL, Sir Arthur Very scarce handwritten several bars of music, signed in full and dated “29:10: (19) 20”.   Lightly affixed to an album page. $150.00

SOUSA, John Philip A Wonderful and Scarce Autograph Letter Signed, 1893, on his ornate letterhead comprising of his portrait and headed "Sousa's Grand Concert Band." SOLD

SOUSA, John Philip Fine full signature dated “1931” in his hand.  He died just months after signing this card. $175.00

SOWERBY, Leo AMuQs, the composer has written two lines of music from his hit “The Irish Washerwoman” on printed music paper, measuring appx. 3.75”x9”.  He has identified the music and signed his name.  In addition, he has signed his name once again and dated it “October 18,1939.” $175.00

SPEAKS, Oley AMuQs, the composer has written two bars of music and the words to “Sylvia” on his name imprinted letterhead. Inscribed, signed and dated “1938).  $125.00

STARR, Ringo Color, vintage portrait, circa 1960’s, very close-up full face pose sporting his famous Beatles haircut.  He is looking quite serious. Using a bold marking black ink pen Ringo Starr has signed his name in full adding a “star” under his signature.  $350.00

STOKOWSKI, Leopold T.L.S., 8.5”x5.5”, November 30, 1965 to Mrs. Schein (lived in same building as Stokowski) . He writes in full: “ Thank you  for notifying me about the cancellation of the meeting which was scheduled for Thursday, December 2. How is a condominium different from a cooperative?  Sincerely, Leopold Stokowski.” Signed with a huge signature. $125.00

STRAVINSKY, Igor Sentiment signed and dated:   “with best wishes from I.Stravinsky, 1964”. Light scattered damp staining not affecting his desirable signature $195.00

Three Bars of Music from Annie


STROUSE, Charles A Penned on a 3”x5” card. Three bars of music from Annie.  The composer has written “May-be far a-way, or may be real nearby”.  $95.00

Rare Note Signed by Maria, Paul and Amalie Taglionio

TAGLIONI, Maria & Paul Autograph note signed in French by Maria Taglioni, 24 March 1837, mentions a theatre on Drury Lane, signed in full on a slip 3”x6.”  Also signed by Paul Taglioni adding: “du Theatre Royal de Berlin, 24 Mar. 37.”  In addition, Amalie Taglioni had signed her name as well.  A light rust stain runs through a portion of Paul Taglioni’s signature otherwise in very good condition.  SOLD

Musical Quotation From Peter Ibbetson

TAYLOR, Deems Autograph musical quotation signed and identified by Taylor. One page, may 1935. Scarce in musical quotations especially from his notable opera.  $185.00

Tears For Fears

ORZOBAL, Roland  and Curtis Smith Color portrait, appx. 8.5”x11” of both playing their guitars. Boldly signed using a blue Sharpie pen.  SOLD

TETRAZZINI, Luisa Autograph note signed, on the front portion of a postcard where her portrait is affixed.  She has written: “Buenos Aires, 3 June 1907.” She has added several other words and signed her name in full. $175.00

"My Manuscripts (musical) are selling for $200 a page"

THOMSON, Virgil Uncommon autograph letter signed, one page, on his name imprinted stationery. New York, 17 Dec. 1982.  Interesting content:….”send books for autograph, 2 copies of each, I shall send another photo and a fragment of musical ms.  My manuscripts (musical) are selling for $200 a page. At that price I don’t want to undercut the market. But I do have pages I could sell. The bulk of my musical mss. 10,000 holograph pages is at the library of the Yale Music School.”  A wonderful content letter being full aware of the current values of his papers.  $195.00

TIPPETT, Sir Michael Photograph, B&W, 5”x7”, head & shoulders pose, boldly signed on the lower white margin. $125.00

TUCKER, Richard Photograph, 8”x10”, B&W, close-up head and shoulders pose, full face, signed in full with a one word sentiment. $135.00
Love & Marriage

VAN HEUSEN, James The composer, on the verso of a 4 cent U.S. postcard has penned two bars of music from his great hit and has identified it as such. He has also inscribed this piece to “Rev. Lloyd”. Postmarked “Los Angeles, April 2, 1964".  $325.00

VINCENT, Nathaniel AMuQs, Vincent has penned three lines of music and the words to “When Old Bill Bailey Plays The Ukulele” on printed music paper measuring 3.5”x9”.  Most interesting is that Vincent who wrote the song spells “Ukulele” wrong twice. $150.00

Wrote the Music to "Take Me out To The Ball Game"

VON TILZER, Albert AMuQS, Von Tilzer has penned two lines of music and the words to “Ill Be With You In Apple Blossom Time” on printed music paper measuring 3.75x9”. He has written: “I’ll be with you in Apple Blossom Time I’ll be with you to change your name to mine”.  Inscribed, signed and dated: “11/27/42”.  $250.00

VON TILZER, Harry AMuQS, Harry has penned two lines of music to “On A Sunday Afternoon” on printed music paper measuring 3.75”x9”. Boldly inscribed and signed”.  $175.00

WAKELY, Jimmy AMuQs, Argento writes two bars of music and has identified it as “From the Diary of Virginia Wolff” on a First Day Cover commemorating Igor Stravinsky. $65.00

WALSKA, Ganna Photograph, black & white, half length pose playing a guitar.  Measures appx. 4”x6”. he writes a one word sentiment and has signed his name. $65.00

Wrote the Music for the First Blockbuster Film Musical "42nd Street"

WARREN, Harry Warren has penned 7 bars of music, in pencil, on printed music paper measuring appx. 3.75”x8.75”. He has identified the music as from “That’s Amore”. Signed adding the word “Sincerely” in his hand.  $425.00

WEBSTER, Paul Francis Photograph, B&W, 8”x10” half length pose sitting in a chair. Inscribed and signed. $95.00

On Moonlight Bay

WENRICH, Percy AMuQS, Wenrich has penned a line of music and the words to “On Moonlight Bay” on printed music paper measuring 3.75”x9”. Inscribed, signed and dated “May 17, 43”.  $550.00

Put On Your Old Gray Bonnet

WENRICH, Percy AMuQS, Wenrich has penned a line of music and the words to his hit “Put On Your Old Gray Bonnet”.  On printed music paper measuring 3.75”x9”. Inscribed, signed and dated “May 17/43”.  $425.00

WHITMAN, Paul Choice green ink signature on a 3”x5” card $95.00

WILLIAMS, John Color photograph, overall size, 5”x7” of a head & shoulders pose of Williams. Boldly signed, excellent contrast and in choice condition SOLD
 




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