An on-going collection of mostly music and dance autographs by the famous and not-so-famous.



Auguste Vestris, 1760-1842

AV1

AV2


 
Filippo Taglioni, 1777-1871

FT1

FT2



Adolphe Adam, 1803-1856

adam




Hector Berlioz, 1803-1869

Berlioz



Marie Taglioni, 1804-1884

Taglioni

TAG





Frédéric Chopin, 1810-1849

chopin

[Authenticity disputed by some dealers.]



Robert Schumann, 1810-1856

Robert



Fanny Elssler, 1810-1884

Fanny




Fanny Cerrito, 1817-1909

Cerrito

FC

envelope

CF

CF


FC1

FC2



Carlotta Grisi, 1819-1899

CG1

CG2


 
Louis Moreau Gottschalk, 1829-1869


  Gott



Camille Saint-Saëns, 1835-1921


Camille SS



Jules Massenet, 1842-1912

JM pc

jm 1

jm 2



Arrigo Boito, 1842-1918

boito



Pablo de Sarasate, 1844-1908

Pablo

NB: no longer in my possession: I gave it to violinist extraordinaire Irina Muresanu ...



Gabriel Fauré, 1845-1924

GF



Daniel Chester French, 1850-1931

French-1
French-2




Arthur Foote, 1853-1937

Foote




Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900


ow1

ow2




Ruggiero Leoncavallo, 1857-1919

Leon1
leon2
leon3
leon4


Leoncavallo




Edward Elgar, 1857-1934

EE

EE1
EE2



Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini, 1858-1924

GP 1

GP2

puccini



Loie Fuller, 1862-1928

LF



Richard Strauss, 1864-1949

strauss
letter




Alexander Glazunov, 1865-1936


AG




Jean Sibelius, 1865-1957

JS



Charles Koechlin, 1867-1950

CK1

CK2 



Lord Alfred Douglas, 1870-1945


LAD 1
LAD 2
LAD 3



lad1
lad2

No longer in my possession.  Sold to "Schubertiade."




Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958

RVW1
RVW2
RVW3



Maud Allan, 1873-1956

MA




Gustav Holst, 1874-1934

GH1

GH2



Arnold Schoenberg, 1874-1951

as1
as2



Charles E. Ives, 1874-1954


CEI




Maurice Ravel, 1875-1937

ravel1

ravel2




Fritz Kreisler, 1875-1962

Fritz




Cléo de Mérode, 1875-1966

Cleo4

Cleo1
Cleo2



Carl Ruggles, 1876-1971

CR1

CR2

... from Charlotte Ruggles.

CR3

CR4





Harmony Twitchell Ives, 1876-1979

Mrs.Ives



Isadora Duncan, 1877-1927

ID



Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, 1878-1949

bojangles



John Haynes Holmes, 1879-1964

Holmes




Ruth St. Denis, 1879-1968

          ruth

          als.ruth




Michel Fokine, 1880-1942

MF




Ernest Bloch, 1880-1959

      EB



Anna Pavlova, 1881-1931

ap



Béla Bartók, 1881-1945

bb



Heitor Villa-Lobos, 1881-1959

Villa-Lobos




Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky, 1882-1971

IS

Igor

Sold.  No longer in my possession.

portrait


S-G




Leopold Stokowski, 1882-1977

LS



Anton Webern, 1883-1945


webern





Edgard Varèse, 1883-1965

Ed1
ed2

EV

Varese 3



Ernest Ansermet, 1883-1969

EA




Rube Goldberg, 1883-1970

rube



Jerome Kern, 1885-1945

kern



Sinclair Lewis, 1885-1951

SL1
SL2




Carlos Salzedo, 1885-1961

CS

NB: no longer in my possession; I gave this artifact to harpist extraordinaire Ina Zdorovetchi!!!



Tamara Karsavina, 1885-1978
  karsavina.jpg



Al Jolson, 1886-1950


AJ


Vaslav Nijinsky, 1888-1950

nijinsky




Irving Berlin, 1888-1989
IB

berlin




Thomas Hart Benton, 1889-1975

THB.1

THB.2




Sergei Prokofiev, 1891-1953

Prok



Cole Porter, 1891-1964

cole



Ted Shawn, 1891-1972

TS


Ted

NB: Ted Shawn tls, a gift to me from Mary Ellen Moylan.

portrait



Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1892-1950


edna




Arthur Honegger, 1892-1955

AH




Darius Milhaud, 1892-1974

    milhaud


DM1

DM2




Federico Mompou, 1893-1987

mompou



Martha Graham, 1894-1991


M1

M2

MG




Doris Humphrey, 1895-1958


DH



DH 



Paul Hindemith, 1895-1963

PH



Carl Orff, 1895-1982


CO



Roger Sessions, 1896-1985

RS1

Rs2





Virgil Thomson, 1896-1989

VT



Henry Cowell, 1897-1965

HC

 


George Gershwin, 1898-1937

GG




Alexander Calder, 1898-1976

AC



Ninette de Valois, 1898-2001

nin1
nin2

nin3



Francis Poulenc, 1899-1963
FP


Georges Auric, 1899-1983

GA-1
GA-2



Fred Astaire, 1899-1987

   Fred

FA



Aaron Copland, 1900-1990

AC




Richard Rodgers, 1902-1979

RR
RR



William Walton, 1902-1983

WW



Joseph Cornell, 1903-1972

JC



 
Clare Booth Luce, 1903-1987

cbl




Alexandra Danilova, 1903-1997

AD

  ad



George Balanchine, 1904-1983

GB

  GB

GB1

GB2

GB3


b&z


Vera Zorina, glamorous dancing star of "I Married An Angel" and "The Goldwin Follies," is pictured above with her husband, George Balanchine, who is also her ballet-director, after it was revealed today, January 15th, [1939] that they had secretly wed.  They are shown at their New York home.  The marriage was performed in Borough Hall, St. George, Staten Island, N.Y., December 24, last.  She is 22; Balanachine, 35.  The revelation of the marriage was a distinct surprise to those who thought the object of her affections was Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., who was frequently seen in her company. 

Bfeeds

mourka


 
Anton Dolin, 1904-1983

dolin

dmb



Sir Frederick Ashton, 1904-1988


ashton



Doris Eaton Travis, 1904-2010

DET



Serge Lifar, 1905-1986

Lifar



Agnes de Mille, 1905-1993

Agnes



Jule Styne, 1905-1994


JS



Dmitri Shostakovich, 1906-1975

DS


DS



Lucia Chase, 1907-1986

LC




Lincoln Kirstein, 1907-1996

LK




William Steig, 1907-2003

WS1

WS2



José Limón, 1908-1972

Limon



David Oistrakh, 1908-1974

DO1
DO2



Olivier Messiaen, 1908-1992

OM



Tamara Geva, 1908-1997

geva




Elliott Carter, b. 1908

EC



Galina Ulanova, 1910-1998

GU.1



Artie Shaw (née Arthur Arshawsky), 1910-2004


AS1

AS2

AS3

AS4

AS5

AS6




Alicia Markova (née Lilian Alicia Marks), 1910-2004


markova

AM

Mark-Dolin 

AM

AM

A&A

AM



John Cage, 1912-1992

Cage-gram

double


food

jc



Gene Kelly, 1912-1996; Bing Crosby, 1903-1977

GK



Natalia Dudinskaya, 1912-2003

ND port


ND



Benjamin Britten, 1913-1976

BB




Philip Guston, 1913-1980


PG

For sale: make me an offer ...

NB: questionable authenticity.




Hedy Lamarr, 1913-2000

hedy



Mia Slavenska, 1914-2002
slavenska.jpg

slav



Milton Babbitt, 1916-2011

MB



Thelonious Sphere Monk, 1917-1982
TSM



Tatiana Riabouchinska, 1917-2000

TR



Vera Zorina, 1917-2003

VZ

VZ

Zorina

For sale ... make me an offer.  I have two of them.

VZinHW


VZ




Yvette Chauviré, b. 1917

Chauvire



Jerome Robbins, 1918-1998

jerry



Nathalie Krassovska, 1918-2005
 krassovska.jpg



Nat King Cole, 1919-1965

cole



Margot Fonteyn, 1919-1991

MF


Margot



Tamara Toumanova, 1919-96

TT

TT3

TT1



Anita O'Day, 1919-2006

AOD



Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009

merce



Leon Kirchner, 1919-2009

Leon



Sono Osato, b. 1919

Sono




Nora Kaye, 1920-1987

Nora

NK



Rosella Hightower, 1920-2008

RH



Alicia Alonso, b. 1921

alicia

AA




Ned Rorem, b. 1923

NR



Melissa Hayden, 1923-2006

MH



Sarah Vaughan, 1924-1990

sv



Zizi Jeanmaire, b. 1924

zz



Irene Skorik, b. 1924

IS




Paul Desmond, 1924-1977, and Dave Brubeck, b. 1920

bru-des
 

Edward St. John Gorey, 1925-2000
 Gorey



Gwen Verdon, 1925-2000

GV



Gunther Schuller, b. 1925

GS


GS1
GS2
          GS1
         GS2
          GS3



Maria Tallchief, b. 1925

ltr1

ltr2



Maya Plisetskaya, b. 1925

 NP



John William Coltrane, 1926-1967

JC




Moira Shearer, 1926-2006

als
ltr1
ltr2
ltr3
ltr4
oshkosh

sf

contract1
contract2

pc



Carlisle Floyd, b. 1926

CF



Mary Ellen Moylan, b. 1926

 moylan.jpg

MEM

MEH-TOL



George Booth, b. 1926



 booth

Lithograph print, signed.



Hans Werner Henze, b. 1926
HHH



Stan Getz, 1927-1991

SG1

SG2

NB: see complete transcript of letter(s) below.



Gerry Mulligan, 1927-1996

GM



Franco Donatoni, 1927-2000

FD

Beryl Grey, b. 1927

BG
 grey



Marjorie Tallchief, b. 1927

MT 



Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, 1928-1975

Cannonball

NB: no longer in my possession: I gave it to jazz sax phenome Grace Kelly.



Bill Evans, 1928-1980

BE



Fred McFeely Rogers, 1928-2003

Fred



Karlheinz Stockhausen, 1928-2007

KS



Chet Baker, 1929-1988

cb



Audrey Hepburn, 1929-1993

Roman-AH


AHT

F&A

AH-1

AH-2



Tanaquil LeClercq, 1929-2000

 tanny



T1


T2


TL




George Crumb, b. 1929

GC

crumb 1
crumb 2




Yehudi Wyner, b. 1929

YW


Ahmad Jamal (née Frederick Russell Jones), b. 1930

AJ



Gregory Corso, 1930-2001

GC E 1

GC E 2

GC 1
GC 2
GC 3



Glenn Gould, 1932-82

  GG

GG1

GG2


 
GG

Unsigned photo by Yousuf Karsh.



Violette Verdy, b. 1933

vv

VV1
VV2

VV3

kitchen

living



Arthur Mitchell, b. 1934


AM

(also signed by George Balanchine and Cecily Tyson.)

No longer in my possession; sold to Schubertiade Music LLC.



Carla Fracci, b. 1936

CF

CF



Edward Villella, b. 1936

ed



Allegra Kent, b. 1937

Kent




Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev, 1938-1993

Veronica Tennant

MF1


MF2




John Harbison, b. 1938

JHO



Mass

Stabat

JH-symph

JH opera




William Bolcom, b. 1938

WB



Antoniette Sibley, b. 1939

  AS
AS2

AS1

AS2

AS3

AS4


as3





Natalia Makarova, b. 1940



 makarovan.jpg



Barbra Streisand, b. 1942

Barbra



Judith Jamison, b. 1943

JJ



Joni Mitchell, b. 1943

joni



Suzanne Farrell, b. 1945

sf


SF




Keith Jarrett, b. 1945

KJ




Jirí Kylián, b. 1947

JK1
JK2
email



Mikhail Baryshnikov, b. 1948


MB  




Alexander Godunov, 1949-1995

  AG



  
Nadezhda Pavlova, b. 1956


 nadezhda.jpg

  
Altynai Asylmuratova, b. 1961

  altynai.jpg



Vladimir Malakhov, b. 1968

  M



Erica Rhodes, b. 1983

ER
 


Collection of autographs in alphabetical order by category.

BALLET & DANCE:


Diana Adams
, 1926-1993.    Sp, 8x10.
Maud Allen, 1873-1956.    Sp, 4x6: "Greetings from Maud Allen."

Alicia Alonso
, b. 1921.    Sp, 8x10.  [1958]     (See photo above.)    [Lucia Chase and Oliver Smith present Ballet Theater, 8th Season.]
Alicia Alonso     Sp, 5x7.     [1952]   (See photo above.)
Nina Ananiashvili
, b. 1963.    Unsigned 11x14 color photo, signed by the photographer Nina Alovert.
Sir Frederick Ashton
, 1904-1988.    Sp, 4x6.     (See photo above.)
Fred Astaire, 1899-1987.    Signed vintage sepia-tone portrait photo, 5x7.    (See photo above.)
Fred Astaire.    Signature on a Banque de l'Afrique Occidentale 100-cent francs note.  [10-9-1941]   Also on the note: Van Heflin and Quentin Roosevelt.   (See reprod. above.)
Altynai Asylmuratova
, b. 1961.    Sp, 7.5x 9.  "The Rehearsal."   (See photo above.)
    [Nina Alovert Photo]
George Balanchine
, 1904-1983.   
Sp, 8x10.   
George Balanchine    Youthful GB with an unknown dancer.     Sp, 8 x 10.   (See photo above.)
George Balanchine
, Alexandra Danilova, Harold Turner, Thaddeus Slavinsky, Thamar Gevergeva (Tamara Geva) & Michel Pavloff.    [London, 23.7.27]

George Balanchine
, Tanaquil LeClerq, Melissa Hayden, Diana Adams, Todd Bolender, Herbert Bliss, Barbara Milberg, Barbara Fallis, Edwina Fontaine, John Mandia, Marian Horosko, and Ronald Colton.    Signatures inside 1955 New York City Ballet Holland Festival program.

Mikhail Baryshnikov, b. 1948, with Susan Jaffe.     Sp, 8x10.     (See photo above.)    [American Ballet Theater.  Mikhail Baryshnikov, Artistic Director.  Photo: Mira.
Eric Braun
, 19??-1972.     Sp, 8x10: "For Barbara Ann ... "
Marilyn Burr   
Sp, 8x10.    [Jack Mitchell, New York.    The National Ballet.  Frederic Franklin & Ben Stevenson, Directors.  2801 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, D.C.  20008.]
Fanny Cerrito, 1817-1909.    Als.    [Firenze 18 del 1834]   
(See reproduction above.)
Fanny Cerrito    Als.     [Milano 11 Giugno 1839]     (See reproduction above.)
Fanny Cerrito
    Als w/ envelope to Monsieur Nestor Roqueplan, Directeur de L'Opéra Imperial..    [Wien 20 Mars 1853]    
(See reproduction above.)
Lucia Chase, 1907-1986.    Sp, 8x10: "To Violet, Sincerely, Lucia Chase."    (See photo above.)
Yvette Chauviré
, b. 1917.    Sp, 4.5x 6.5.    "For  Miss Mary - Le Cygne."
Merce Cunninghamb. 1919.    Sp, 8x10.     [Photo: Terry Stevenson]   (See photo above.)
Jacques D'Amboise
, Allegra Kent, Francisco Moncion, Melissa Hayden, Patricia Wilde, Nicholas Magallanes, & Andre Eglevsky.    Signatures in booklet, "Paul Szilard presents New York City Ballet."
Alexandra Danilova
, 1903-1997.    Sp,
4.5x.3.5 portrait.
Alexandra Danilova
    Sp, 8x10:    "Blue Danube, 1955."    [Constantine Photo]
Alexandra Danilova    Sp, 8x10:    "To Bernard ..."    [Maurice Seymour Photo]   (See photo above.)
Agnes de Mille
, 1905-1993.    Sp, 8x10.     (See photo above.)
Natalia Dudinskaya, 1912-2003.    Sp, 3,5x 5.5.  Portrait - frontal view.    [12 II 1987 (?)]    (See photo above.)
Natalia Dudinskaya    Sp, 3.5x 5.5.  Portrait - side view.    [15 XII 1962 (?)]
Natalia Dudinskaya    Sp, 5.5x 6.5.  Full side view, en pointe.  (See reproduction above.)
Isadora Duncan, 1877-1927.    Als, "Je suis à Rome ..."       (See photo above.)
Anton Dolin, 1904-1983.   Als.    [Nov. 12, 1943]    (See reprod. above.)
Fanny Elssler, 1810-1884.    Als on both sides of her personal calling card.   (See reprod. above.)
Suzanne Farrell, b. 1945.    Sp, 8x10 in costume.    (See photo above.)
Suzanne Farrell.    Sp, 8x10 portrait.    (See photo above.)
Michel Fokine, 1880-1942.    Als.    "Enclosed herewith you will find my debt to the amount of  ..."  
Margot Fonteyn
, 1919-1991, and Robert Helpmann, 1909-1986.    Sp, 6x8, signed by both.

Margot Fonteyn
.    Sp, with Rudolph Nureyev, 7x9.
    (See photo above.)        [S. Hurok presents The Royal Ballet.  Director, Frederick Ashton.  "Paradise Lost."]       
Carla Fracci, b. 1936, and Erik Bruhn, 1928-1986.    Sp, 5x7, signed by both.
Carla Fracci
    Sp, 5x7: "A Mary ... Cordialitá ... Carla Fracci."

Carla Fracci    Sp, 4x6: "Alla cara Mary, Carla Fracci, 1963."
Carla Fracci    Sp, 5x7.
Carla Fracci    Sp, 8x10.    "Per Mary ..."    [Photo: Jack Mitchell, NYC]    (See photo above.)
Carla Fracci
    Sp, 11x14.

Loie Fuller
, 1862-1928.    Aqs, 6.5x 8: "Every sorrow hast its twin joy." [1888]

Tamara Geva, 1908-1997.   
Sp, 5x7 portrait.   (See photo above.)
Alexander Godunov, 1949-1995.    Sp, 8x10: "To Joseph!"    (See photo above.)
Martha Graham
, 1894-1991.   
Als 1 page, back-to-back: "Dear Vera --- Forgive me not writing sooner.  I think of you often, even when I do not wear the lovely dresses ... " [May 23, 1961; on Tel Aviv hotel stationary.]   (See reprod. above.)
Martha Graham    Sp in Dance Index: "The Recent Theater of Martha Graham," by Robert Horan.  Dance Index-Ballet Caravan, Inc. New York, NY.   Vol. VI, No. 1  January 1947. (See reprod. above.)
Beryl Grey, b. 1927.    Sp, 4x6: "To Charles ... Best wishes ... Beryl Grey."    [Carmen reproducciones fotograficas de alta calidad.]
Beryl Grey    Sp, 6.5x 9.    (See photo above.)    [Houston Rogers]
Carlotta Grisi, 1819-1899.    Als.    [19 Janvier 1849]
Melissa Hayden, 1923-2006.    Sp, 8x10.    (See photo above.)
Melissa Hayden.    Sp, 8x10: With my very Best wishes ... Melissa Hayden 1973!
Rosella Hightower, b. 1920.   Sp, 8x10.    (See photo above.)
Harriet Hocter, 1903-1977.    Sp, 8x10: "To Carolyn with best wishes and love from Harriet."  
Doris Humphrey
, 1895-1958.    
Sp, 8x10: "To Wm. E. Smith ... Sincerely ... Doris Humphrey."    (See photo above.)
Judith Jamison   Sp, 8x10: "Facets"  [Photo: Jack Mitchell  The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, 1515 Broadway, New York, NY 10036] 
Zizi Jeanmaire, b. 1924.    Sp, 8x10.    [Samuel Goldwin presents "Hans Christian Andersen."]   (See photo above.)
Tamara Karsavina, 1885-1978.    Sp, 6x8.
Tamara Karsavina.    Sp, 7x11: "À Maurice Luis Albert. T. Karsavina, 1913, Buenos Aires."    (See photo above.)
Nora Kaye
, 1920-1987.    Sp, 8x10.   
 "To Barbara ..."    [Maurice Seymour Photo]        (See photo above.)
Gene Kelly, 1912-1996, and Bing Crosby, 1903-1977.    Signed 1934 ten-dollar bill.       (See reprod. above.)
Allegra Kent, b. 1937.    Als w/ envelope.    "This card was created by our wonderful friend.  She has pictured me as a water worm ..."    [Postmark: Oct. 23, 2003] 
Lincoln Kirstein
, 1907-1996.    Tls.     
"I very much regret the story that appeared in Variety."    [October 15, 1953]    (See reprod. above.)
Ruth Ann Koesun.    Sp, 8x10.     [Photo: Sedge LeBlanc]    "To Barbara Ann ... "
Nathalie Krassovska
, 1918-2005. Sp, 4x6: "For Maria de Benedictes ... Nathalie Krassovska."   
(See photo above.)
Jirí Kylián, b. 1947.    Als w/ envelope: "... You must be a happy man!  Certainly you are a lucky one ... "    (See reprod. above.)
Jirí Kylián.    Als w/ envelope: "... you are a poet ... "    (See reprod. above.)
Tanaquil LeClercq, 1929-2000.    Sp, 8x10: "To Mary - All best wishes - Tanaquil Le Clercq."   (See photo above.)
Tanaquil LeClercq    Als w/ envelope.    "Not so great being 'a beauty' I would imagine, you have it, then you loose it and you still have many years to live ... "     [Postmark: April 3, 1989]      (See reprod. above.)
Tanaquil LeClercq    Unsigned 8x10 photo.    "Jeux d'enfants."
Tanaquil LeClercq    Unsigned 8x10 photo.   (See photo above.)
Serge Lifar, 1905-1986.    Sp, 7x9.5 sepia tone photo.    [1975]    (See reprod. above.)       
José Limón, 1908-1972.    Sp, 8x10 photo with his company.    (See reprod. above.)    
Natalia Makarova, b. 1940.    Sp, 7.5x 9      (See photo above.)
Natalia Makarova    Sp, 8x10    [W. Reilly, 1975]
Vladimir Malakhov, b. 1968.    Sp, 3x5      (See reprod. above.)       
Alicia Markova
, 1910-2004.    
Sp, 3.5x5.25: in harem costume with Asian male partner.    [Marion Photo]
Alicia Markova
& Anton Dolin, 1904-1983.    Sp, 3.5x5.25, signed by both.    [Constantine Photo]
Alicia Markova & Anton Dolin.    Sp, 8x10.      [Constantine Photo]    (See photo above.)
Alicia Markova.    Sp, 8x10.      [Maurice Seymour Photo]    (See photo above.)
Alicia Markova.    Sp, 8x10.      [Photo Peter Fink]    (See photo above.)
Alicia Markova.    Sp, 8x10: Headshot portrait of Markova and Dolin.      [Maurice Seymour Photo]   
Alicia Markova.    Spc, 3.5x5.5.      [Vintage postcard: This is a "real photograph."]
Leonide Massine, 1895-1979, and Adolph Bolm, 1884-1951.    Signatures: "Souvenir de Leonide Massine, 28/II 1910 (?)  ... Souvenir de Adolph Bolm."       
Ekaterina Maximova, b. 1939, & Vladimir Vassiliev.     Program booklet signed by both: Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires, Argentina: "Ballet LXX Temporada 1977."  
Cleo de Merode, 1875-1966.    Signed postcard photo of the dancer/actress.   (See reprod. above.)
Cleo de Merode    Spc.    (See reprod. above.)
Cleo de Merode     Als. addressed to Anna della Winslow. [Paris le 8 Oct. 1906.] "Chére Mademoiselle, Comme c'est charmant è vous ..." SOLD.
Cleo de Merode     Spc. addressed to Anna della Winslow. [Paris ... June 29, 1910] "Chère Mademoiselle Anna Della ..." SOLD.
Cleo de Merode    Als.  addressed to Anna della Winslow. [Budapest le 26 Dicembre 1910] "Trés chére Mademoiselle Anna Della, ..." SOLD.
Cleo de Merode   
Als.   "Bonne Année" card addressed to Anna della Winslow. [Paris 21 Déc. 1920] "Chère Anna Della ..."     SOLD.
Cleo de Merode    Als.   "Bonne Année" card addressed to Anna della Winslow. [Paris 27 Déc. 1927] "Ma Chère Anna Della ..."   SOLD.
Cleo de Merode   
Als.   "Bonne Année" card addressed to Anna della Winslow. [Janvier 1946] "Ma trés chère Anna Della ..."   SOLD.
Cleo de Merode    Als.   [Paris le 27 Janvier 1947.] "Ma bien chère Anna Della ... "   SOLD.
Cleo de Merode    Als.   [Paris le 2 Avril 1947] "Ma bien chère Anna Della ... "   SOLD.
Cleo de Merode   
Als.   [Paris le 2 Avril 1948] "Ma bien chère Anna Della ... "   SOLD.
Arthur Mitchell, b. 1934.    Signed document of the founding of the ballet school at Dance Theater of Harlem.    (See reprod. above.)
Mary Ellen Moylan, b. 1926.    Sp, 5x7.    "Swan Lake."
Mary Ellen Moylan
    Sp, 8x10 and Als.   
[Maurice Seymour Photo]     [Als, June 13, 1948]    (See above; photo only.)   
Mary Ellen Moylan    Original watercolor signed: "Allegra Kent As Water Nymph I."
Mary Ellen Moylan    Sp, 8x10    [Photo: Walter Owen, New York]    "Demoiselle de la Nuit as Agatha the White Cat."
Mary Ellen Moylan    Sp, 8x10    [Photo: Walter Owen, New York]    "Pas de Quatre as Cerrito."
Mary Ellen Moylan    Sp, 8x10: "To a fellow artist, Jill ..."    [Photo: Walter Owen, New York]    "Black Swan." 
Mary Ellen Moylan    Sp, 8x10    [Photo: Walter Owen, New York]    "Black Swan."
Mary Ellen Moylan
    Sp, 8x10:
"To Barbara Ann ... "    [Photo: Sedge LeBlanc]    (See photo above.)
Vaslav Nijinsky
, 1888-1950.    Unsigned 11x14 photo of VN seated next to a grand piano, reading a score.    [Photo: Underwood & Underwood]
    (See photo above.)
Rudolf Nureyev, 1838-1993.   Spc, 5x 7.    [Danseur Étoile, Directeur de la Danse de L'Opera de Paris.  "Fête des fleur à Genzano."  Paris, 1974]    A  60th birthday gift from my ballet-mates.***
Sono Osato, b. 1919.    Sp, 7.5x 9.5.    [To Mary ... with warm regards ... Sono Osato]   (See photo above.)
Merle Park, b. 1937.    Sp, 8x 9.5, with Rudolph Nureyev.    [Dominic Photo]
Anna Pavlova
, 1881-1931.    Sp, 5x5.
Anna Pavlova.    Sp, 5.75x8: "With love ..."    (See photo above.)
Anna Pavlova.    Sb, 11x13: "Anna Pavlova" by V. Sletloff.  Limited edition of 300 copies (this copy No. 177).  Paris: M. de Brunoff, 1922.    SOLD
Nadezhda Pavlova, b. 1956.    Sp, 8x10.    (See photo above.)     [ Photo: Mira Armstrong]
Maria Petipa
, 1936-1882.    Als w/ wax seal.    "Mon Cher Monsieur Roqueplan ...  il m'arrive une catastrophe ..."   
[Paris le 9 Avril 1906 (?)]   
Maya Plisetskaya, b. 1925.    Sp, 8x10.    (See photo above.)
Maya Plisetskaya    Unsigned 6.5x 8.5 photo.
Tatiana Riabouchinska
, 1917-2000.    Sp, 6x8: "With best regards, all my love, Tatiana Riabouchinska."    [Baron Studios]  
Jerome Robbins, 1918-1998.    Spc of George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Ruthanna Boris, Anthony Tudor, and Todd Bolender.  
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, 1878-1949.        Sp.
Ruth St. Denis, 1879-1968.    Sp, ca. 11x14.    (See photo above.)
Ruth St. Denis   Als.   [July 13, 1929]  "My dear Billy - Of course you will dance well!"      (See reprod. above.)
Ruth St. Denis & Ted Shawn.   
Sp, ca. 11x14: signed by both.
Ted Shawn
, 1891-1972.    Tls - a gift from MEM. "Dear Keith Marvin: I do hope the new baby comes quickly and easily ...  " [June 24th, 1957]  
(See reprod. above.)
Ted Shawn
.    Sp, ca. 9x12: "To Joseph A Whitacre ... Cordially ... Ted Shawn."  [Photo: Adair Bros.  445 Wilcox Bldg., Los Angeles, Cal.]    (See photo above.)
Ted Shawn.    Sp, ca. 8x10: "To Jimmy with love from Shawn, July 7, 1959."   (See photo above.)
Moira Shearer, 1926-2006.    Als.   "Dearest Arnold ..."   [Nov. 23rd]    (See reprod. above.)
Moira Shearer       Als.   "Dearest Arnold ..."   [March 4th]    (See reprod. above.)
Moira Shearer       Spc.   "Arnold ..."   [March 10]    (See reprod. above.)
Moira Shearer       Spc.   "Dearest Arnold ..."   [April 5th]    (See reprod. above.)
Moira Shearer       Signed contract.   [June 1. 1977]    (See reprod. above.)
Moira Shearer        Postcard with stamped signature.
Antoinette Sibley, b. 1939.    Sp, 4x6.    (To Mary.  With best wishes.)    [Photo: Bill Farley] 
Antoinette Sibley    Sp, 4x6.    Swan Lake.    [ Photo: Roy Round]
Antoinette Sibley    Sp, 4.5x 6. "Harlequin in April."    [Photo: Houston Rogers]
Antoinette Sibley
    Sp, 4.5x 6. Portrait.   
(See photo above.)    [Photo: Houston Rogers]
Antoinette Sibley    Sp, 3.5x 5.5.    (See photo above, dancing.)   [Photo: Roy Round]
Antoinette Sibley   Portrait 8x10, unsigned.    (See photo above.)    [Photo: Zachary Freyman]
Antoinette Sibley & Anthony Dowell.    "Ballet Imperial."    Sp, 4x6.    [Photo: Houston Rogers]
Irene Skorik, b. 1924.   Sp, 4.5x 6.
Mia Slavenska, 1914-2002.    Sp, 8x10.     (See photo above.)      [Photo: Maurice Seymour]
Mia Slavenska    Sp, 8x10.   (See photo above.) 
Mia Slavenska
    Slavenska Franklin Ballet, program signed by both Mia and Frederic. [Season 1953-1954]
Marina Svetlova
, b. 1922.    Sp, 8x10.    [Photo: Margaret Carson]
Filippo Taglioni, 1777-1871.    Als to Frédéric Cuvillier in Paris.    [London.  30 June, 1837.]
Marie Taglioni, 1804-1884.    Als on 3.5x 5 card. [July 18, 1874]    (See reproduction above.)
Marie Taglioni    Als on 5x8 stationary embossed with her personal seal, MT.    (See reproduction above.)
Maria Tallchief
, b. 1925.    Als w/ envelope. [April 16, 1964]    "As you know the casting around the New York City Ballet is rather bizarre ..." 
   (See reproduction above.)
Maria Tallchief    Sp, 5x7. 
Marjorie Tallchief
, b. 1927, and George Skibine, b. 1920.    Sp, 7x9, signed by both.    [Photo Lido]    (See reproduction above.)
Veronica Tennant, b. 1946.    Unsigned 8x10 photo with Rudolph Nureyev.    [S. Hurok presents National Ballet of Canada w/ Rudolph Nureyev.  "Les Sylphides."]   
Doris Eaton Travis, 1904-2010.    Sp, 8x10  
Tamara Toumanova, 1919-1996.    Sp, 5x8: "To Mr. Wesley Baleria ... Most sincerely ... Tamara Toumanova ...  1936."     [Photo: Maurice Seymour]
Tamara Toumanova    Sp, 5x8: "To Barbara Ann ...."

Tamara Toumanova    Sp, 8x10    [1937]    [Photo: Maurice Seymour]    (See reproduction above.)
Gertrude Tyven.    Sp, 8x10: "To Violet, Sincerely, Lucia Chase."    [Constantine Photo]
Galina Ulanova
, 1910-1998.    Unsigned 8x10 photo.   
(See reproduction above.)
Galina Ulanova
    Sp, 8x10.   [S. Hurok and ANTA present THE BOLSHOI BALLET.]  
(See reproduction above.)
Ninette de Valois
, 1898-2001.    Als: "Madam --- A memoir written by me some years ago ..." [April 16]

Ninette de Valois
.  Als:   "Dear Mr. Bentley, I am very ashamed - ..."

Jan Veen, 1903-1967.    Als: "Season's greetings! Dear Bill ... " 
Gwen Verdon, 1925-2000.    Sp, 8x10: "Best wishes, Anthony ..."   [Murray Korman, N.Y.] (See reprod. above.)
Violette Verdy, b. 1933.    Sp, 7x9.5: dancing in living room. "To Mary, Love, Violette Verdy."    [Photo LIMOT]     (See reprod. above.)
Violette Verdy
    Sp, 7x9.5:
dancing in kitchen ... "With Best Wishes For Health! Violette Verdy."    [Photo LIMOT]     (See reprod. above.)
Violette Verdy   Sp, 8x10.    [American Ballet Theater.  Lucia Chase and Oliver Smith, Directors.]    (See reprod. above.)
Violette Verdy   Als.    [Paris, December 10 1973]    (See reprod. above.)
Auguste Vestris, 1760-1842.    Als.   (See reprod. above.)
Edward Villella, b. 1936.    Sp, 8x10.   
Carlotta Zambelli, 1875-1968.    Ads.
Vera Zorina
, 1917-2003.    Sp, 8x10.   
(See photo, above.)
Vera Zorina.    Sp, 8x10: "To Arthur --- with best wishes --- Vera Zorina, 1942."    [Paramount Pictures Inc., © 1941]    (See photo, above.)
Vera Zorina.    Sp, 7.5x13: Full length in costume, signed "To Ken Galente --- best wishes --- Vera Zorina."    ["Zorina ... On Your Toes"  Photo: MUKY  Warner Bros.]  
Vera Zorina.    Sp, 13x8: Pas de deuax, signed "To Ken Galente --- Vera Zorina."    [Photo: MUKY  Warner Bros.]  
Vera Zorina
.    Sp, 8x13.5: Full length in evening dress, signed "Sincerely --- Vera Zorina."    [Photo: Coburn]

Vera Zorina.    Sp, 7x12: Full length in street clothes and bare feet in demi-pointe, signed "Best wishes --- Vera Zorina."    [Acme Photo]    (See photo, above.)
Vera Zorina.    Sp, 7x11.5: Pas de deux, signed "Vera Zorina."    [Photo: MUKY  Warner Bros.]     

COMPOSERS & MUSICIANS:

Adolphe Adam
, 1803-1856.   
Als on 4x5 stationary embossed with his personal seal, AA.   (See reprod. above.)
Georges Auric, 1899-1983.    Als, envelope and calling card.   (See reprod. above.)
Ernest Ansermet, 1883-1969.    Als: "Alas! I am terribly sorry I cannot say I understand your music ..."  [Geneva 23rd Dec. 67.]   (See reprod. above.)
Milton Babbitt, 1916-2011.    Sp.
Milton Babbitt      Amqs from "String Quartet No. 2" (1954) on 8.5x11 sheet music.  
(See reproduction above.)
Bela Bartok, 1881-1945.    Signed program, 6x 8.5: Bela Bartok performs Mozart Piano Concerto in C-minor, K. 491.    [Feb. 10, 1938]    (See reprod. above.)
Irving Berlin
, 1888-1989.    Amqs on 3x5 card.
    (See reprod. above.)
Irving Berlin   Signature on a Bank of England ten-shilling note.  Also on the bill signatures by Dinah Shore, James (Jim) Cagney, Lili Pons, etc.
Hector Berlioz, 1803-1869, Ambroise Thomas (1811-1896), Fromental Halévy (1799-1862), and many others.    Signed petition, 8.5x 9.5.     (See reprod. above.)
Arthur Bliss
, 1891-1975.  Als & envelope: "Dear Mr. Roest.  I was much touched by your letter and grieved to hear of your accident ..."   [July 13, 1962]    (See reprod. above.)
Ernest Bloch, 1880-1959.  Als: "I have no photographs, nor music available ..."   [June 27, 1948]    (See reprod. above.)
Arrigo Boito, 1842-1918.    Als, 4.5x7.    (See reprod. above.)
William Bolcom, b. 1938.    Tls, 8.5x11.    (See reprod. above.)
Benjamin Britten, 1913-1976.    Tls, 6x8.    ["Dear Mr. Jenkins, I am afriad you have already heard from Mr. Scott Goddard ... 22nd August , 1945."]       (See reprod. above.)          
John Cage
, 1912-1992.    One-dollar food coupon, signed.  
(See reprod. above.)
John Cage    A "double" signature on a 3x5 card.   (See reprod. above.)
John Cage
    Als on "note-o-gram" to Mr. Alessandro De Medici in Altoona, PA.    [April 14, 1983]

John Cage    Als on "note-o-gram" about Boy Scouts.    [Dec. 10, 1973]   (See reprod. above.)
John Cage    Original ink drawing on beige letter-paper, folded in quarters, signed.    (See reprod. above.)
John Cage    Signed hard cover book, "Silence."
Elliott Carter, b. 1908.       Tls, 7.5x10.5.    "Dear Mr. Giddy ..."   
(See reproduction above.) 
Frédéric Chopin, 1810-1849.    Als 7.25 x 9.5 in French - undated.   NB: Authenticity disputed.  (See reprod. above.)
Aaron Copland, 1900-1990.    Sp, 8 x10.    (See photo above.)
Noel Coward, 1899-1973.  Sb, "Nude with Violin," a play by NC.
Henry Cowell, 1897-1965.  Als.      (See reprod. above.)
George Crumb, b. 1929.    Amqs on 4x6 card : "Five Pieces for Piano. Best wishes, George Crumb."
George Crumb.   Amqs on Univ. of Pennsylvania stationary: "... from Echoes of Time and the River, 1967.  Best wishes, George Crumb."
George Crumb
.   Amqs
on Univ. of Pennsylvania stationary: "Pastorale" from Makrokosmos, Vol. 1. August, 1974.    (See reprod. above.)
Franco Donatoni, 1927-2000.    Amqs on 4x6 card : "per Wanda Schmitz, coi migliori auguri."   (See reprod. above.)
Edward Elgar, 1857-1934.    Als, 8 x 10.5.    [March 16, 1930: "My dear E.V.L.  Do you know a book Queer Books by Edmund Pearson ..."]   (See reprod. above.)
Edward Elgar.    Als. 4.5 x 7.    [Feb. 13]  (See reprod. above.)
Gabriel Fauré, 1845-1924.    Als, no date.     (See reprod. above.)
Carlisle Floyd, b. 1926.    Tls.    [December 8, 1969: Dear Mr. Giamboy ..."     (See reprod. above.)
Arthur Foote, 1853-1937.    Als, 5x8.    [April 23. 1902]    (See reprod. above.)
George Gershwin, 1898-1937.    Signed personal check for $17.50. [The National City Bank of New York, No. 861: May 2, 1931.]   (See reprod. above.)
Alexander Glazunov, 1865-1936.    Signed full score to Max Scilling.    (See reprod. above.)
Louis Moreau Gottschalk, 1829-1869.    Als.    (See reprod. above.)
Glenn Gould
, 1932-1982.    Signed program, 6x9.    [1958]     
(See reprod. above.)
Glenn Gould.    Unsigned 8x10 photograph by Yousuf Karsh.   (See photo, above.)
Glenn Gould.    Tls plus a hand-written postscript: "P.S.  I am sending for the Cohen family library my newly issued recording of the 3rd Beethoven concerto which I did with Bernstein last year ."  [March 21, 1960.]   (See reprod. above.)
Morton Gould
, 1913-1996.    Amqs, 5x8: 2nd movt. 3rd Symphony. [9/17/1994]

Johnny Green
, 1908-1989.    Amqs, 3.5x7.5: “Body and Soul." [July, 1979]

John Harbison, b. 1938.    Several als to TOL.   (See reprod. above.)
Paul Hindemith, 1895-1963.    Als, undated.    (See reprod. above.)
Hans Werner Henze, b. 1926.    Signed program.     (See reprod. above.)
Arthur Honneger, 1892-1955.    Tls in French. [Paris, le 30 mars 1939]      (See reprod. above.)
Gustav Holst, 1874-1934.    Als on a postcard.    (See reprod. above.)
Charles E. Ives, 1874-1954.    Ds.  Arrow Music Press contract for Symphony No. 3, 8.5x11.    [Nov, 9, 1946]    (See reprod. above.)
Charles E. Ives    Unsigned first edition of "Essays Before A Sonata." Knicker Bocker Press, NY, 1920. (See footnote.) 
Charles E. Ives    Unsigned first edition second printing of "114 Songs." C.E. Ives, Redding, Conn., 1922.
Mrs. Charles E. Ives (Harmony Twitchell), 1876-1979.    Als, 6x7, 2 pp.    [January 21, 1954]    (See reprod. above.)
Al Jolson, 1886-1950.    Signature on dollar-bill.    (See reprod. above.)
Jerome Kern, 1885-1945.    Ds.  Postal return receipt, signed in pencil.     (See reprod. above.)
Leon Kirchner
, b. 1919.    Ds. "For Mark Gauthier in hope of a complete rehabilitation." [9.23.94]
Charles Koechlin, 1867-1950.    Two-page als.  
Fritz Kreisler, 1875-1962.    Als.    (Gift from Amelia Rogers. See reprod. above.)
Erich Leinsdorf
, 1912-1993.    Sbk: "Cadenza: A Musical Career." [May 11, 1976]    (Gift from Leah Knudson.)

Ruggiero Leoncavallo
, 1857-1919.    Als, 4.5x 5.5, in French, 4 pp.    [Milan, 30 Septembre 1894]
Ruggiero Leoncavallo.    Signed 3.5x 5 vintage postcard photo of the entire RL family.  Signed by all; RL even signed for the dog!!!  [4 Luglio 1913, Montecitorio, Bella Vista.]     (See photo above.)
Jules Massenet, (1842-1912).    Amqs on a postcard photo of JM.   (See reprod. above.)
Jules Massenet.    Als, 4.25x7.  "Chère Madam ...."       (See reprod. above.)
Olivier Messiaen, 1908-1992.    Signed booklet, "La Jeune France," with Andrés Jolivet, Daniel Lesur and Yves Baudrier.    (See reprod. above.)
Darius Milhaud, 1892-1974.    Tls in French. [Mills College, 1er Février]    "Mon cher Ami, J'asère que vous avez reçu la pertition de la musique ..."     (See reprod. above.)
Darius Milhaud.    Als, undated.  "Ma chere Valentine ..."   (See reprod. above.)
Joni Mitchell, b. 1943.    Slp.    (See reprod., above.)
Federico Mompou
, 1893-1987.    Amqs on 5x8 card.   
(See reproduction above.)
David Oistrakh, 1908-1974.    Als, 6x8.  
(See reproduction above.)
Carl Orff, 1895-1982.    Als, 8x6.  "Lieber Herr Dr. Decker ..."   [25.9.72]   (See reproduction above.)
Cole Porter, 1891-1964.    Signed bank check for $2,550.00!!!    [The First National Bank of Peru: Dec. 5, 1927.]        (See reprod. above.)
Francis Poulenc, 1899-1963.     Signed program.     (See reproduction, above.)
Sergei Prokofiev, 1891-1953.    Als, 5x8: "Dear Mr. Brinton ... I was in the hotel when you came in ..."    [Oct. 27th, 1920]    (See reprod., above.)
Giacomo Puccini
, 1858-1924.    Spc, 3.5x 5.5.    [Feb. 15, 1904]   
(See reprod., above.)
Giacomo Puccini.   Als: "Caro Tonino ..."
Maurice Ravel, 1875-1937.    Als on postcard (3.5x 5.5) of Grand Canyon, addressed to Léon-Paul Fargue: "14/4/28 ... du Grand Canyon à Buffalo." (See reprod. above.) 
Richard Rodgers, 1902-1979.    Sheet music signed: "The Sound of Music."
Richard Rodgers       Signed cancelled check for $9,050.00 to Milton Rindler & Co.     [Manufacturers Hanover Trust Comapny, No. 983: February 14, 1979.]   (See reprod. above.)
Richard Rodgers       Sp.  (See reprod. above.)
Ned Rorem, b. 1923.    Postcard Tls to Nick Rossi.      [14 March 1970]    (See reprod. above.)
Carl Ruggles, 1876-1971.    Als on a postcard.  [Postmark: June 25, 1930]    Also als from Charlotte Ruggles.  [Postmark: Dec. 2, 1930]  (See reprod. above.)
Roger Sessions, 1896-1985.      Als,  8.5x5.5.    "Dear Mr. Simon ..."    [Jan. 11, 1948]    (See reprod. above.)
Camille Saint-Saëns, 1835-1921.    Als.  [Nov. 11, 1921]   (See reprod. above.)
Carlos Salzedo, 1885-1961.    Amqs. "Scintillation" (1936)    [December 24, 1938]   (See reprod. above.)   NB: no longer in my possession; I gave this artifact to Ina Zdorovetchi!!!
Pablo de Sarasate, 1844-1908.    Als.   [25 avril, 1894]   (See reprod. above.)  NB: no longer in my possession; I gave this artifact to Irina Muresanu!!!
Arnold Schoenberg, 1874-1951; Erich Wolfgang Korngold, 1897-1957; Franz Lehar, 1870-1948;  Hugo von Hofmannsthal, 1874-1929; Arthur Schnitzler, 1862-1931; Josef Marx, 1913-1978; Maria Jeritza, 1887-1982; Julius Bittner, 1874-1939; Alfred Piccaver, 1884-1958; Felix Weingartner, 1863-1942; Wilhelm Kienzl, 1857-1941, etc.: 20 signatures on a single sheet of paper.
Arnold Schoenberg.      Sd.  (See reprod. above.)
Gunther Schuller, b. 1925.    Sp: "Best wishes for all the Allens - Gunther Schuller, Jan. 1973."    (See photo above.)
Gunther Schuller.    Typed 2-page letter signed, addressed to Dizzy Gillespie. [October 16, 1972]   (See reprod. above.)
Gunther Schuller.    Typed 3-page letter signed, addressed to TOL. [June 7, 1982]   (See reprod. above.)
Robert Schumann, 1810-1856.    Als to publisher Johann Ambrosius Barth.   [May 31, 1834]     (See reprod. above.)
Dmitry Shostakovich, 1906-1975.      Signature in green ink on 6" x 4.5" card.    [Dated: 1 X 1970]    (See reprod. above.)
Dmitry Shostakovich.   Als.   [19 VI 1965]  (See reprod. above.)
Jean Sibelius, 1865-1957.    Tls, 7x9, in English. "However I regret to say that as I never published any composition for trio, I consequently can not recommend you anything." [Järvenpää, 28.3.36]    (See reprod. above).
Karlheinz Stockhausen, 1928-2007.    Als.   [9.10.59]     (See reprod. above.)
Leopold Stokowski, 1882-1977.    Tls to Sesac Music.   [April 12, 1947]     (See reprod. above.)
Richard Strauss, 1864-1949.    Signed baggage-tag, 2.5x 5: "Bad-Hotel Verenahof & Ochsen, Baden."     (See reprod. above.)
Richard Strauss    Als.   [Nov. 4, 1907]
Igor Stravinsky
, 1882-1971.    Unsigned Arnold Newman photo with Igor S. at the piano.

Igor Stravinsky
    Sp: examining score in recording studio. [To Mary E. Allen.  Cordial greetings from Stravinsky. November 1957.]

Igor Stravinsky
    Sb. New York Public Library catalogue, “Stravinsky and Dance.” [December 8, 1962]
Igor Stravinsky   
Sb. "Stravinsky: A Complete Catalogue of his Published Works," Boosey & Hawkes, London, June 1957. [To Mary E. Allen.  With best wishes.  Sincerely,  I.  Stravinsky,  '58]   (See reprod. above.)
Igor Stravinsky    Sb. "Le Médecin malgré lui" Opéra-comique en trois actes.   Musique de Ch. Gounod.  Paroles de Jules Barbier et Michel Carré.  [Editions Musicales Economiques]   [Janvier 1923, Paris]  (See reprod. above.)
Igor Stravinsky    Sp. "To Mary E. Allen ..."   [Nov./57]   (See reprod. above.)
Jule Styne, 1905-1994.    Sb: "Jule - The Story of Composer Jule Styne."
Jule Styne.    Tls.   [November 28, 1962]   (See reprod. above.)
Virgil Thomson, 1896-1989.    Signed Paybill for The Broadway Theatre, April 21, 1952: "Four Saints In Three Acts."    (See reprod. above.)
Edgard Varèse, 1883-1965.     Als on aerogram.      [6 . XI / 50]     (See reprod. above.)
Edgard Varèse
.      Als on pc.    (See reprod. above.)
Edgard Varèse.      Als, 8.5x11.    "Chère Amis ..."     (See reprod. above.)
Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958.     Three-page als.    (See reprod. above.)
Anton Webern, 1883-1945.    Als on postcard.      [December 11, 1928]     (See reprod. above.)
Heitor Villa-Lobos, 1881-1959.    Signed score, 58pp. "String Quartet No. 6,"  AMP, New York, 1948. Signed:  "H. Villa-Lobos, New York, 28/8/50."   (See reprod. above.)
William Walton, 1902-1983.    Als to a Major Piercy.   [Sept. 24, 1943]  (See reprod. above.)
Yehudi Wyner, b. 1929.    Als to TOL.   (See reprod. above.)

JAZZ ARTISTS:


Louis Armstrong, 1901-1971.    Sp, 8x10: "With love ... Louis Armstrong."

Julian Cannonball Adderley, 1928-1975.    Sp, 8x10.   (See reprod. above.)  NB: no longer in my possession: I gave it to jazz sax phenome Grace Kelly.
Chet Baker, 1929-1988.    Signed LP, "In The Mood."  The Mariachi Brass featuring Chet Baker.
Chet Baker.    Signed receipt for gig with Charlie Parker.    (See reprod. above.) 
Nat King Cole, 1919-1965.    Sp, 8x10.    Signed by all three members of the King Cole Trio: "To Art Howard ... Best wishes, King Cole Trio."    (See Maurice Seymour photo above.)
John Coltrane
, 1926-1967.    Slp.  Impulse Stereo A-10 LP of "Coltrane 'Live' at the Village Vanguard."
Inside cover, under B&W photo of J.C.    (See reprod. above.)
Paul Desmond, 1924-1977, and Dave Brubeck, b. 1920.    Sp, 8x10.   (See reprod. above.)
Duke Ellington, 1899-1974.    Signed souvenir menu: The Hurricane, 49th street at Broadway, New York.
Bill Evans
, 1928-1980, and Art Farmer, 1928-1999.    Slp.
United Artists Mono UAL-4007 LP of "Modern Art, Art Farmer."
                                      [Evans signed on the front cover, and Farmer on the back.]     (See reprod., above.)
Dave Frishberg, b. 1933.    Slp.  Omnisound Jazz LP of "The Dave Frishberg Songbook, Volume Two." 
Stan Getz, 1927-1991.   Als (2) from Los Angeles County Jail to Jack Tracy, ed. of Downbeat magazine.   [Mar. 11 & 12, 1954]

S. Getz - 306000 Tank 14F - L.A. Co. Jail   Wed.
"Dear Jack, 
I have many things to say, excluding excuses, regrets and promises.  Promises from me at this point mean nothing.  Starting when I am released is when my actions will count.
What happened in Seattle was inevitable.  Me coming to the end of my rope.  I shouldn't have been withdrawing myself from narcotics while working and travelling.  With the aid of barbituates I thought I could do it.  Seattle was the eighth day of the tour and I could stand no more.  (Stan, you said no excuses.)  Going into this drugstore I demanded some narcotics.  I said I had a gun (didn't).  The lady behind the counter evidentally didn't believe I had a gun so she told another customer.  He, in turn took a look at me and laughed, saying, "Lady he's kidding you.  He has no gun."  I guess I didn't look the part.  Having flopped at my first "caper" (one of the terms I've learned up here), I left the store and went to my hotel.  When I was in my room I decided to call the store and apologize.  In doing so the call was traced and my incarceration followed.  My "dope poisoning" was 60 grams of Tuinol [sic], a long acting barbituate, that I swallowed en route to jail.  I'd had enough of me and my antics.  When I came out of the coma 3 days later, with a breathing tube enserted [sic] in my trycea [sic], realized that the doctors at Harbor Haven County Hospital had other idea's [sic].  God didn't want to kill me.  This was his warning.  Next time Im [sic] sure he won't let me live.  As I lay there alive, not wanting to live, because of what I had done to my loved ones and all the people who had tried to help me, the nurse came in with a good many letters, telegrams and phone messages, all saying the same thing.  They told me not to despair, that they admired my music, that I should pray as they were praying for me, and most important, that they forgave me.  I was never what you might call a religious person, beyond being Bar-Miztvahed (confirmed in the Jewish faith), but those people showed me that there is God, not above us but here, on earth in the warm hearts of people.  Jack, I realized what I have done has hurt jazz music in general.  To say I'm sorry is not nearly enough.  I can't blame what I've done on the pressures of creative music in this country.  Tell this boy from Seattle that its [sic] pure and simple dengeneracy [sic] of the mind, a lack of morals, personality shortcomings, that I have and he doesn't.  Tell him my estimate of user's [sic] in our profession is roughly less than 5% and that the really good musicians are to [sic] smart to mess with it, and don't need it anyway.  I have much more to write Jack but we are allowed only 3 pages a day.  Will try again tomorrow.  My Best to you and yours, Stan Getz

S. Getz - 306000 Tank 14F - L.A. Co. Jail   Thurs.
Dear Jack,
Reading the article and attempting to write to you immediately afterwards, was hasty on my part, as I was too upset to clarify my feelings in an orderly way.  I have always liked and trusted you, so I'm leaving it in your hands to edit what I've told you and to put it in the "Beat" for the kids to see and maybe learned from.  I forgot to mention that the attempted armed robbery charge was dropped before I left Seattle and all I have to face up there now is the addiction charge (mark on my arm, a misdemeanor).  I'm doing 6 mos. here for the same thing and there is a good chance of getting sentence suspended because I have a 3 yr. tail (probation) on me here in L.A.  I also forgot to tell you about the disc jockeys up there.  They were wonderful.  And the people that came to see me from all around Seattle.  Kids I didn't know bringing flowers and good wishes.  I have misjudged people terribly, Jack.  Do you think if I straightened up and stay that way, I will have a chance to undo this mess.  All this that I've brought onto myself has left me a sadder but much wiser man.  It had to happen this way as I've always been just thick enough to have to learn everything the hard way.  So, all for the best.  I was lucky enough to score for some of the works of Socrates and Plato up here.  That really is a "score" as Mickey Spillane is "prez" around here.  One of these wise men said something about "Education by shock" and it showed me why the judge had really let me have it (a first offense on my charge usually brings probation or 90 days at the most).  He wanted this bust to do me some good.   I don't expect you to really believe me but the "shock" treatment is just what was needed, in my case, anyway.  By the way I have something for the New Numbers column Feb. 19 - A daughter 4 lbs. 6 oz's. a month prematurly [sic] to Mrs. Beverly Getz.   Father is Stan Getz former saxophonist now playing 1st mop with  "Bicailuz' Bad Boys."  Bicailuz is the sheriff here Jack.  It would be natural for me to record an original called "Bicailuz Blues" when I "graduate." 
I finally got to meet Charlie Emge a couple months ago and have found him to be very nice.  Since being sentenced, he has sent some encouraging word's [sic] to me through this writer that visits me.  Most of the newspaper reporters have taken what I've said and turned it around to what they're [sic] editors wanted.  The result was some very corny articles.  I know you will take what I've told you, as mixed up as it seems, and tell the people what I feel.  If for any reason you're not able to, I'll understand.  Jack, thank you for you [sic] time.  I hope you can do something with this.  Sincerely yours, Stan Getz 
P.S. Regards to B. Russo.

W. C. Handy, 1873-1958.    Tls: "Dear Mr. Bob Whittemore, After receiving your very warm letter ... "   [Sept. 19, 1953] 
Ahmad Jamal, b. 1930.    Sp, 8x10.
Keith Jarrett, b. 1945.    Slp.   Signed by all three members of the Keith Jarrett Trio: Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette.    (See reprod., above.)
Thelonious Sphere Monk, 1917-1982.    Signed program with photo of TSM.   (See reprod. above.)
Gerry Mulligan, 1927-1996.    Slp: "Gerry Mulligan Quartet."   Fantasy 3-6.
Gerry Mulligan   Sp, 7x9.5: "To John ... " with Art Farmer in the background.     (See reprod. above.)
Anita O’Day, b. 1919.    Sp, 5x7.    (See photo above.)
Artie Shaw, 1910-2004.    Extensive, scathing 6-page als to a columnist from A. S.  "Dear Jennie ... however, you still remain a stinker!"    [Aug, 23, 1943]    (See reprod. above.)
Art Tatum, 1909-1956.    Signed box set of four 78's, "ART TATUM ... Piano Impressions."  ARA Records, R-4500.
Sarah Vaughan
, 1924-1990.    Sp, 8x10.


NOTABLES & NOTORIOUS:


Carroll Baker
, b. 1931.    Sp, 8x10 color.

Gregory Corso, 1930-2001.    Als and envelope addressed to Jonathan Robbins: "Jonathan, come to S.F. with Peggy - I be in better shape now - am on plane, after 6 mos in Europe ... "   [Dec. 8, 1979]      (See reprod. above.
Gregory Corso   Spc: photo of poet.
Gregory Corso    Ds: "Bomb," copyright 1958 by Gregory Corso.     City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco 11, 25 cents.
Lord Alfred Douglas, 1870-1945.    Als, two pages with envelope: "There is no more difficulty about obtaining my poems ..."   [Jan. 5, 1934]  (See reprod. above.
Lord Alfred Douglas    Als, undated: "I don't know exactly what you want but ... "    (Sold to "Schubertiade."
Audrey Hepburn
, 1929-1993.    Half-tone portrait photo from magazine, signed.

Audrey Hepburn    Sp, 5x7: Roman Holiday photo ... "Best wishes, Audrey Hepburn."     (See photo above.
Audrey Hepburn    Telegram with Als: "Dear Mort.  As you had a finger in this ..., Audrey."    [March 27, 1955]     (See reprod. above.
John Haynes Holmes
, 1879-1964.    Als.    
(See reprod. above.)
Hedy Lamarr
, 1913-2000.    Spc, 4x6.

Sinclair Lewis, 1885-1951.    Als: "... I probably shan't do another preacher novel ..."      (See reprod. above.)
Clare Booth Luce, 1903-1987.    Sp, 8x10 B&W.   (See photo above.)
Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1892-1950.    Signed limited edition of "The King's Henchman."  Harper & Brothers, New York and London, 1927.  
Suzy Parker, 1932-2003.    Sp, 8x10 color.
Erica Rhodes, b. 1983.    Sp, 8x10 B&W.   (See photo above.)
Fred M. Rogers, 1928-2003.    Signed "Small World Enterprises, Inc." check for $1.00. [Mellon National Bank and Trust, No. 710: July 13, 1970]   (See photo above.)
Claudia Schiffer
, b. 1970.    Sp, 8x10 color.
Barbra Streisand, b. 1942.    Sp, 8x10.   (See photo above.)
Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900.    Als: "Dear Mrs. Fenwick Miller ..."   [Oct. 7, 1887]   (See reprod. above.)

VISUAL ARTISTS:


Thomas Hart Benton, 1889-1975.    Als on postcard of Florence, Italy, addressed to Mr. Leonard Lyons.    (See reprod. above.)
Ruth Berhard, 1905-2006.    Sb: "Collecting Light: The Photographs of Ruth Berhard."  © 1979 The Friends of Photography, Inc.
George Booth, b. 1926.    Sb: "Pussycats Need Love, Too."
George Booth
    Signed lithograph print, ca. 23x30: 'Maw Maw' and the family, S.P.I. 1. [1982]    (
See reprod. above.)
Alexander Calder, 1898-1976.   Als in French: "Chers Miami et Georges ..."    (See reprod. above.)
Joseph Cornell, 1903-1972.    Tls [3/30/52] addressed to Mr. George Wittenborn.    (See reprod. above.)
Judy Dater, b. 1941.  Signed 11x14 photograph, "Imogen and Twinka."
Daniel Chester French, 1850-1931.    Als [Aug. 26, 1910] addressed to Mrs. Ward.     (See reprod. above.)
Rube Goldberg, 1883-1970.    Tls [Feb. 11, 1948]: "Dear Hermit ..." or Kermit?    (See reprod. above.)
Edward Gorey, 1925-2000.    Signed books, including "The Gilded Bat," "The Utter Zoo," "The Universal Solvent," etc.
Edward Gorey
    Five "Figbash" prints, 5x7, signed.

Edward Gorey
    "The Fantod Pack," signed.

Edward Gorey
    Sp, 8x10 color photo: EG sitting inside box with cat on top.    (See photo above.)

Philip Guston
, 1913-1980.    Magic marker drawing of KKK-like figure and clock, signed. 
   (See photo above.)   NB: Authenticity disputed.
Philip Guston    Signed ink drawing [11x14] of multiple KKK-like figures in a domestic setting with boots, chairs, light bulb, clock, window and lamp shade.  
William Steig, 1907-2003.    Signed pen and ink, watercolor drawing [ca. 7.5x10] of woman in blue hat and flower dress by a tree stump. "To Mary Allen, with love - Bill Steig." Plus bonus Als: "Dear Mary, Thank you so much for your birthday presents. The lovely note-pen holder will add a touch of elegance to my desk & encourage me to keep it less littered. As for the candy (how did you guess I had a sweet tooth?) I'm hesitating to break into the package for fear of doing it in too fast. ...  "   (See reprod. above.)

Key to abbreviations:

Ads:
autographed document signed.
Als: autographed letter signed.
Amqs: autograph musical quotation signed.

Ds: document signed.
Sb: signed book.
Slp: signed LP.
Sp: signed photograph.
Spc: signed postcard.
Tls: typed letter signed.


C. E. Ives, "Essays Before A Sonata," p. iii: "These prefactory essays were written by the composer for those who can't stand his music---and the music for those who can't stand his essays; to those who can't stand either, the whole is respectfully dedicated."  

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