Performing Arts

  • # 17793

    [BRAYTON, Lily, 1876-1953]; Photographer unknown

    Signed photographic portrait of the actress Lily Brayton, wife of Australian actor Oscar Asche.

    [London? : photographer unknown, circa 1905]. Hand coloured silver gelatin print, 135 x 83 mm, bearing Lily Brayton’s full signature in ink, captioned in the negative ‘Lily Brayton’ and ‘Sole copyright’ (photographer’s imprint not visible); laid down on an early twentieth century album page with the collector’s manuscript label mounted below, ‘Lily Brayton (Mrs. Oscar …

  • # 17698


    The Volga Boatman. (Signed by Cecil B. DeMille)

    / by Konrad Bercovici. Illustrated with scenes from the photoplay personally directed by Cecil B. DeMille. New York : Grosset & Dunlap, (1926). First edition. Octavo, publisher’s black-lettered green cloth boards (lightly rubbed, spine sunned), front hinge a little weak, front pastedown with 1920s bookplate, half-title with full signature in ink of the Hollywood director …

  • # 17734

    GISH, Lillian; PINCHOT, Ann

    Lillian Gish : the movies, Mr. Griffith and me. (Signed by Lillian Gish)

    Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, 1969. First edition. Octavo, publisher’s aqua over cream cloth boards, spine lettered in gilt, signed in full on the front endpaper by the silent film star Lillian Gish; pp xii, [2], 388; illustrated with black-and-white photographic plates; a fine inscribed copy.

  • # 17830

    MILLER, Henry (1891-1980)

    My life and times. (Signed by Henry Miller)

    New York : Playboy Press / Gemini Smith, 1971. Large quarto, bound in blue cloth covered boards with author signature reproduced in gilt to upper board and gilt lettering to spine, in pictorial dust jacket (showing original price of $17.95), a presentation copy, inscribed on the title page by the author ‘For Dr. Nick Papageorges, …

  • # 17831

    PAVAROTTI, Luciano (1935-2007); WRIGHT, William

    Pavarotti : my own story. (Signed by Pavarotti)

    Garden City, NY : Doubleday, 1981. Octavo, publisher’s red cloth over papered boards, in pictorial dust jacket with ‘Doubleday Book Shops autographed copy’ sticker, signed in full on the front free-endpaper by the great operatic tenor Luciano Pavarotti; 316 pp, photographic illustrations; a fine inscribed copy.  

  • # 17834

    [LIBERACE, Władziu Valentino, 1919-1987]; TRUAX, Carol

    Liberace Cooks! : Recipes from his seven dining rooms : as told to Carol Truax. (Signed by Liberace)

    New York : Double Day & Co., 1970. Octavo, blue cloth boards with blind reproduction of Liberace’s signature, pictorial dust jacket (small edge tears, residue from price sticker), inscribed and signed on the half-title by Liberace ‘To Patty, love’ and dated 1970, with a sketch of a piano and candelabra by Liberace; also signed by …

  • # 17807

    ROGERS, Ginger (1911-1995)

    Ginger : my story. (Signed by Ginger Rogers)

    New York : Harper Collins, 1991. First edition. Large octavo, publisher’s cloth backed papered boards with ‘G.R.’ in gilt, in illustrated dust jacket, photograph by John Miehle, designed by One Plus One Studio (price clipped), pictorial endpapers, title page inscribed and signed by the great Hollywood actress and dancer in the year of publication: ‘To Babe …

  • # 17738

    BRANDO, Marlon (1924-2004); LINDSEY, Robert

    Brando : songs my mother taught me. (Signed by Brando)

    / with Robert Lindsey. New York : Random House, 1994. First edition. Signed in full on the half-title by Marlon Brando. Octavo, publisher’s gilt lettered black cloth over gilt lettered brown papered boards, in original pictorial dust jacket, pp x, 468, [5], illustrated with black-and-white photographic plates throughout; a fine inscribed copy.

  • # 17818

    WILDER, Gene (1933-2016)

    My French whore : a love story. (Signed by Gene Wilder)

    New York : St. Martin’s Press, 2007.  First edition, first printing. Octavo, publisher’s black cloth boards in pictorial dust jacket, signed by Gene Wilder on title page, 178 pp; a fine copy. The first novel by the great comic genius, Gene Wilder, a love story dedicated to his wife, Karen.

  • # 17813

    SARDI, Vincent, Jr. (1915-2007); BRYSON, Helen

    [COOKERY] Curtain up at Sardi’s. (Signed by Vincent Sardi Jr.)

    New York : Random House, 1957. First edition. Octavo, publisher’s illustrated gold and cream cloth boards in unclipped pictorial dust jacket (chipped at head and foot of spine), illustrated endpapers, inscribed and signed on the half-title by the famous restaurateur and unofficial mayor of Broadway: ‘With best wishes to Paul Denis with many thanks – …

  • # 17653

    CABANAS, Frederic

    Marilyn Monroe : una bibliografia – a bibliography

    Barcelona : Ixia, 1992. First and only edition. Large octavo, pictorial card covers, signed on the title page by Frederic Cabanas, 126 pp, profusely illustrated in colour and black-and-white; a sumptuously produced bibliography of biographies of Marilyn Monroe, novels based on her films, and magazine publications devoted to her life and work; text in Spanish, …

  • # 17908

    [MELBOURNE] Cinesound News. Volume 1, number 1. 10th May 1929.

    Melbourne : New Majestic Theatre, 1929. (Only edition?). Octavo pamphlet, original pictorial wrappers with portrait of early “talkies” star Evelyn Brent, staple bound, pp 15, with sepia tone photographic illustrations throughout, including a feature on The Canary Murder Case (starring Louise Brookes) – ‘the first great mystery drama talkie’ – and Noah’s Ark (starring Dolores …

  • # 17800

    RUSHDIE, Salman

    The Wizard of Oz. (Signed by Salman Rushdie)

    London : British Film Institute, 1992. First printing. Trade paperback, signed in full on the title page by the work’s author, Salman Rushdie, 69 pp, illustrated in colour and black-and-white; a fine inscribed copy.

  • # 17796

    LEDERER, Charles; [LOOS, Anita]

    “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” : Screenplay by Charles Lederer. Revised Final. November 13, 1952.

    Foolscap folio, 280 x 215 mm, pale yellow studio wrappers, bound with brass rivet at top and two silk ties; roneo printed, 118 pp; pencilled annotations to front ‘Anita Loos’, and to first page ‘Jule Styne’ along with a couple of numerals in the margins; in good condition throughout. A very scarce example of the …

  • # 16852

    McLEOD, Marjorie

    Verses from Swan Hill including the Enchanted Tryst

    Victoria : M. McLeod, [1946]. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers, pp. [20], previous owner’s bookplate to inside upper wrapper; a very good copy.

  • # 17827

    DAWSON, Herbert Henry "Smoky" (1913-2008); HART, Pro (illustrator)

    Smoky Dawson : a life. (Signed by Smoky Dawson)

    Sydney : George Allen & Unwin, 1985. First edition. Small quarto, publisher’s brown cloth boards in pictorial dust jacket, a presentation copy inscribed on the half-title by the author ‘To Clayton, wishing you a long life of good health & happiness. Your Pal “Smoky Dawson”, 1985’, with a small sketch of a sunrise; pp ix, …