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Publicity Photograph for "American Beauty".

By: Dove, Billie

Price: $25.00

Publisher: First National Picture: 1927

Seller ID: 10784

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Publicity photograph (8 x 10 inch), bw, for the film "American Beauty", a First National Picture of 1927. Pin holes on the border, crease to the upper left corner. Although stills from the movie exist, the film has been lost. In this photo, Billie Dove (1903-1997) in costume, is having a man kiss her hand in the lobby of a hotel. Ms Dove was a star actress of silent films along with a few talking pictures. She retired from the film industry during the early 1930s... View more info

Sheet Music. "Gold Diggers of 1933"

By: Dubin, Al

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, New York, M. Witmark & Sons: 1933

Seller ID: 11183

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Sheet music (9 x 12 inch) for the movie GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933 (1933). 5 pages; illustrated cover is an advertisement for the movie showing 3 women in bathing suits and black & yellow printing pattern. Staring Dick Powell, Gloria Stuart, Adophe Menjou, and Frank McHugh. Directed by Busby Berkley. Song included is 'I'm Goin' Shoppin' With You' by Al Dubin and Harry Warren. Back page is an advertisement for The Witmark Series. Very good clean copy. View more info

Original Portrait Photograph

By: Duff, Howard

Price: $20.00

Publisher: 0

Seller ID: 017975

Condition: Fine


Circa 1950's. Original portrait photograph. 5 X 7. Duff (1913-1990) was an American actor of film, television, stage and radio. Duff began acting in 1947 in Brute Force. He went on to appear in The Naked City (1948), Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) and Adventures of Sam Spade (1946-1950). The photograph shows Duff in a gray suit, white shirt and dark tie, leaning on the arm of a chair and holding a cigarette. Lower left corner of the photograph is slightly bent. Photograph is ... View more info

Kenilworth, An Historical Drama, in Two Acts. As Performed at Drury Land Theatre.

By: Dunn, Alfred

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, England, G. Purkess:

Seller ID: 11154

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


circa.1860. "Purkess's Pictorial Penny Plays, No. XXX". 8 pages; illustration on the cover in color. Uncut sheets. Alfred Dunn (1796-1860) was the stage manager of the Drury Lane Theatre and wrote this play in 1825. View more info

The Lady of the Lions : A Burlesque, In One Act

By: Durivage, O.F.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Samuel French & Son.:

Seller ID: 9966

Condition: Collectible-Fine


'CCSSVIII French's Minor Drama. The Acting Edition.' 16 pages; yellow wrapper (4 1/2 x 7 1/2 inch). R.B. Butland stamp on the cover. Contains script of the play, costumes, characters and stage directions. View more info

Catchy Monologues.

By: Evans, Allen Grant

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Syracuse, NY, The Willis N. Bugbee Co.: 1928

Seller ID: 11194

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


"Bugbee's Popular Monologues". 52 pages; paper wrapper with title on the cover (5 x 7 1/4 inch). Contains a series of monologues: Acting with the actors; Diff'rent People, Holiday Lafter, Hopeless Job, New Citizen, Sister Gets Married, Votin' Day, among others (15). Very good clean copy with no marks on the interior or exterior. View more info

Publicity Photograph "Alice Faye"

By: Faye, Alice

Price: $15.00

Seller ID: 11057

Condition: Collectible-Fine


circa late 1930s. Publicity photo (5 x 7 inch) b/w with signature printed across the bottom. Alice Faye (1915-1998) she was a star for 20th Century-Fox beginning with WHITE'S 1935 SCANDALS (1934), ALEXANDER'S RAGTIME BAND 91938), WEEKEND IN HAVANA (1941), THE GANG'S ALL HERE (1943). In 1943 during the making of FALLEN ANGEL she got in a dispute with Zanuck who had her blackballed from the movies. With her husband, Phil Harris, in 1948 began there own radio show which was... View more info

The Miller of Derwent Water. A Drama, in Three Acts.

By: Fitzball, Edward

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, England, Samuel French:

Seller ID: 9967

Condition: Collectible-Fine


circa 1860. First performed at the Royal Olympic Theatre, 1853. 30 pages, ads in back; pink wrapper (4 x 7 1/4 inch). Contains the script and list of characters. Fine clean copy. View more info

Three Plays : The Renegado; The Sons of Jacob; Turpentine Grove

By: Flagg, Isaac

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Berkeley, California, The Studio Bookshop: 1936

Seller ID: 4227

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


155-page booklet. No. 278 of 500. From introductory pages: " 'The Renegado' is a romantic comedy in four acts. The scene is laid in California under the Spanish rule, near the close of the Mexican War of Independence. It is an intensely dramatic presentation of the customs and lives of that vivid period of California history"; " 'The Sons of Jacob' is a Biblical Drama in four acts. The theme is a liberal treatment of the story of Joseph and his Brethren durin... View more info

Program for William Collier in 'Caught in the Rain'

By: Garrick Theatre

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, New York,

Seller ID: 9954

Condition: Collectible-Fine


circa 1907. [20] pages; wrapper with title on the cover (5 x 8 inch). Program for the play with ads including Belle Mead Sweets, The Antique Tea Room, A.A.Vantine & Co., Redfern Corsets, and Cafes Cavanagh, Club Cocktails, Hotel Martinique, Cafe Martin. Among the articles 'Styles for the Well Dressed Man' and 'Fashion for the Well Gowned Woman'. Fine clean copy. View more info

Publicity Photograph "Greer Garson"

By: Garson, Greer

Price: $15.00

Seller ID: 11066

Condition: Collectible-Fine


circa.1950. Publicity photo (4 x 5 inch) b/w of her upper body with printed signature across the bottom. Greer Garson (1904-1996) was a major star during the 1940s being nominated for a Oscar seven times and winning for MRS MINIVER in 1942. During the 1930s she appeared on TV in the first Shakespeare play with Peggy Ashcroft. Married Buddy Fogelson and spent millions building the Greer Garson Theatre in Santa Fe, New Mexico during the 1960s. View more info

Image for Plays Written By Mr. John Gay, Viz. The Captives, a Tragedy. The Beggar's Opera. Polly, or, the Second Part of the Beggar's Opera. Achilles, an Opera. The Distress'd Wife, a Comedy. The Rehearsal of Goatham, a Farce. To Which is Added an Account of the Life and Writings of the Author

Plays Written By Mr. John Gay, Viz. The Captives, a Tragedy. The Beggar's Opera. Polly, or, the Second Part of the Beggar's Opera. Achilles, an Opera. The Distress'd Wife, a Comedy. The Rehearsal of Goatham, a Farce. To Which is Added an Account of the Life and Writings of the Author

By: Gay, John

Price: $200.00

Publisher: London, England, Printed for J. And R. Tonson.: 1760

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 11158

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


First collected edition of John Gay's works. xii, 391 pages; rebound and repaired in dark leather with raised bands and gilt lettering on the spine. John Gay (1685-1732) was an English poet and dramatist, a contemporary and friend of Pope and Swift. He is most famous for 'The Beggar's Opera' (1728), included within, which caricatured Sir Robert Walpole and the South Sea Bubble. Gay lost all his money in the 'bubble'. 'Polly', which followed the Beggar's Opera was banned ... View more info

Publicity Portait Photograph.

By: Gilbert, John

Price: $25.00

Seller ID: 10452

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Publicity photograph (7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inch), circa 1920s, b/w. John Gilbert (1897-1936) was a major star during the silent picture era, appearing in three films with Greta Garbo. Although he also acted in talking pictures, it was said he didn't have an effective voice for the medium. View more info

A Clinic on the Comic : a New Theory of Wit and Humor

By: Gilman, Bradley

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Nice, Imprimerie Universelle: 1926

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 015793

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Publisher's red cloth binding, scratch on front and minor bending at corners. Inscribed on front fly leaf, "Presented to David Ernus(?) by the author Boston ?? 1926". 156 pages with bibliography. A long essay analyzing comedy, what it is and what makes us laugh. View more info

A Pleasure Trip : A Comedy, in Three Acts

By: Gondinet, E., And A. Bisson

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Clyde, Ohio, A. D. Ames, Publisher: 1885

Seller ID: 9969

Condition: Collectible-Fine


'Ames Series of Standard and Minor Drama, No. 168'. 45 pages, [4] pages ads; orange wrapper (4 3/4 x 7 1/2 inch). Contains the full play, first produced in 1881 in Paris, and translated here.Clean copy. Translated From the French By Newton Chisnell. View more info

Publicity Portrait Photograph.

By: Grayson, Kathryn

Price: $25.00

Seller ID: 10449

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Publicity photograph (8 x 10 inch), b/w circa 1940s. Kathryn Grayson (1921- ) starred in the movies during the 1940s and 1950s. She was well known for her musical ability and singing roles. View more info

Publicity Photograph "James Hall"

By: Hall, James

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Hollywood, California, Paramount Studios:

Seller ID: 10975

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Publicity photo (5 x 7 inch). Upper body image with printed signature of James Hall. James Hall (1900-1940) was an American actor of silent films from 1923 through1932, in all 33 films. View more info

The Early Life of John Howard Payne; With Contemporary Letters Heretofore Unpublished

By: Hanson, Willis T.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Boston, None: 1913

Seller ID: 4556

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


One of a limited number of copies printed for the editor. The regular edition was limited to 488 copies. Gilt lettering on spine. Some wear to leather corners. Frontispiece of John Howard Payne and photograph of the John Howard Payne Memorial Gateway, Union College, Schenectady, N. Y. Uncut page edges. Facsimile of 1841 letter from John Howard Payne, in which he wrote the words to "Home, Sweet Home", precedes Introduction. From the Introduction: "The perennia... View more info

Mrs. Tubbs Does Her Bit. A Patriotic Comedy-Drama.

By: Hare, Walter Ben

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, T.S.Denison & Company.:

Seller ID: 9958

Condition: Collectible-Fine


circa 1920. 66 pages with [2] page ads; illustrated wrapper (4 3/4 x 7 inch). Tape repair on the back cover 2 inch long. Includes the full script, characters, costumes, and stage directions. Clean copy. View more info

Two Typed Letters Signed. "Billboard Magazine".

By: Hartman, A.C.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio, 1922

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 11968

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Two typed letters signed on printed stationary (8 1/2 x 11 inch) with original envelopes. First letter two pages, second letter is one page. At the time of these letters, Billboard advertised itself as "the Foremost weekly theatrical digest and review of the show world." The editor was A.C. Hartman. In the first letter (2 pages) dated August 3, 1922, Hartman writes Lawrence T. Berliner (1881-1969), a contributor to the magazine, about new submission policies. All... View more info