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ALBERT EINSTEIN - AUTOGRAPH STATEMENT SIGNED CIRCA 1931:

Handwritten statement in German [translated here] to the Pacifist Students of Southern California, supporting their cause: "I am rather convinced that the pacifistic activities of student youth are of great importance." He refers the students to a recent speech on the topic.

Autograph Statement signed: "A.E." in pencil, 1p, 8½x11. No place, no date. "To the Pacifist Students of Southern California". In German, translated in full: "I had already written a short address for your meeting. It has now been pointed out to me that there would be significant problems as a result of my coming to your meeting because I have already turned down several similar invitations. Further, it is not in the sense of the Oberlaender Trust to whom I am indebted for my trip this year to California wishes that the effect of the speech held under its auspices be affected in its effective from more or less similar speeches by me of fairly similar content. I have therefore been forced to decide retroactively to stay away from your presentation. Read More...

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ALBERT EINSTEIN - AUTOGRAPH STATEMENT SIGNED CIRCA 1931

 
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PRESIDENT FIDEL CASTRO (CUBA) - DOCUMENT SIGNED 02/17/1959 CO-SIGNED BY: PRESIDENT MANUEL URRUTIA (CUBA)

PRESIDENT FIDEL CASTRO (CUBA) - DOCUMENT SIGNED 02/17/1959 CO-SIGNED BY: PRESIDENT MANUEL URRUTIA (CUBA):

ON HIS FIRST FULL DAY AS PRIME MINISTER, CASTRO SIGNS A LAW SUSPENDING PAYMENT OF EXPENSES TO HIMSELF AND OTHER GOVERNMENT MINISTERS UNTIL THE GOALS OF THE REVOLUTION HAVE BEEN REACHED

FIDEL CASTRO and MANUEL URRUTIA. Important Typed DS: "Fidel Castro Ruz" as Prime Minister and "M Urrutia" as President, 1p, 10¾x14. El Palacio de la Presidencia, Havana, 1959 February 17. Countersigned by the Minister of the Treasury. In Spanish, not fully translated. Plus a cover page, on "Republic de Cuba/Presidencia" stationery, titled: "LAW No. 85/1959/that suspends the allocations for expenses of representation/and reimbursement for the Prime Minister and the Ministers of the/Government". Prime Minister Castro and President Urrutia sign this law which suspends expenses and reimbursements to government officials from March, 1959, "inasmuch as the Revolution was fought to eradicate unemployment and elevate the standard of one's life,...until those goals have been reached...." Read More...

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PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT - AUTOGRAPH LETTER UNSIGNED 05/30/1911:

This typed 1911 letter, addressed to a New York newspaper, contains numerous corrections in Roosevelt's hand. It's a scathing letter regarding a court decision and the newspaper's support for that decision - a decision that Roosevelt said violated one of the core philosophies of the Republican Party. This was written one year before Roosevelt tried to wrest the Republican presidential nomination from William Howard Taft - and, failing that, embarked on a third-party run under the Progressive banner. Public figures rarely commit such strong sentiments to writing, which makes this letter especially rare and significant.

Superb content draft Typed Letter, heavily corrected with 216 words in Roosevelt's hand, not signed, on his personal letterhead, "The Outlook", "Office of Theodore Roosevelt", 2p, 7¾x9½, separate sheets. New York, May 30, 1911. To Mr. C.H. Betts, The Lyons Republican, 41 Williams Street, Lyons, N ew York. Most probably the final draft. In part: "Really it is hard to believe that you read my article on the courts, because if you had it would be quite impossible for you it is an absurdity to say that I had desired the court to render decisions in favor of the views of particular men or the temporary sentiment of the hour, and ignore constitutions and the law'. Read More...

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PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT - AUTOGRAPH LETTER UNSIGNED 05/30/1911

 
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REUNION MOVIE CAST - SIGNATURE(S) CIRCA 1936 CO-SIGNED BY: HATTIE

REUNION MOVIE CAST - SIGNATURE(S) CIRCA 1936 CO-SIGNED BY: HATTIE "MAMMY" McDANIEL, ESTHER RALSTON, MONTAGU LOVE, SLIM SUMMERVILLE, TOM MOORE, JOHN QUALEN, J. EDWARD BROMBERG, DOROTHY PETERSON, SARA HADEN, JEAN HERSHOLT, ROBERT KENT, ALAN DINEHART, ROCHELLE HUDSON, HELEN VINSON, SAM HELLMAN, BOGART ROGERS, GLADYS LEHMAN, DANIEL BRYAN CLARK, GEORGE ERNEST, KATHARINE ALEXANDER, EDWARD MCWADE, MAUDE EBURNE:

The cast members sign a partly printed document saluting Oscar-winner Norman Taurog, who directed the 1936 film Reunion.

Document signed: "Sam Hellman" for screenplay, "Gladys Hellman" (a scriptwriter), "Bogart Rogers" as Associate Producer, "Daniel B Clark" as Cinematographer, "Dow Flick" as Sound Technician, "Joe Behm" as Property Master, "Ed O'Fearia" as Assistant Director; and by 18 cast members: "Jean Hersholt (Skaal!)", "Hattie McDaniel", "Rochelle Hudson", "Helen Vinson", "'Slim' Summerville", "Robert Kent", "Dorothy Peterson", "John Qualen", "Alan Dinehart", "J Edward Bromberg", "Sara Haden", "Montagu Love", "Tom Moore", "George Ernest", "Katharine Alexander", "Esther Ralston", "Edward McWade", "Maude Ebern". 24 Signatures in all. Souvenir signature sheet presented to Director Norman Taurog by cast and crew of the 1936 20th Century-Fox film. Reunion was a film about the famed Canadian Dionne Quintuplets. Read More...

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GENERAL WILLIAM "BILLY" MITCHELL - COLLECTION CO-SIGNED BY:GREG "PAPPY" BOYINGTON , GENERAL JAMES H. (JIMMY) DOOLITTLE , GENERAL CHUCK YEAGER:

Those magnificent men and their flying machines.

Comprises: (1) Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Mr. F. Scanlon/with best regards/& eye of expectation of/Wm Mitchell", b/w, 8x10. (2) Photograph signed: "Pappy Boyington", b/w, 7x9. (3) Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Louis Bemminger/With every good/wish./J.H. Doolittle", b/w, 8x10. (4) Photograph signed: "Chuck Yeager", b/w, 10x8. All in fine condition. When Wilbur and Orville Wright developed their first practical flying machine, they believed that their invention would maintain international peace. But their airplane would prove to be an instrument of destruction, and was such an effective weapon of war that General Billy Mitchell advocated special attention to military aviation. He did not live to see his goals fulfilled, but during World War II the airplane played an important role: JIMMY Doolittle's first bombing on Tokyo in 1942, the daring raids of "Pappy" Boyington's "Black Sheep Squadron" and the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, were instrumental toward a rapid end to the war. The importance of aircraft proven, attention was focused on developing better and faster airplanes. In 1947, U.S. Air Force pilot Chuck Yeager made history as the first man to fly faster than the speed of sound. His breaking of the "sound barrier" paved the way for commonplace supersonic flight, opening the door to space travel. Read More...

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GENERAL WILLIAM

GENERAL WILLIAM

 
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J. P.

J. P. "BIG BOPPER" RICHARDSON - AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL MANUSCRIPT SIGNED:

SIGNED, HANDWRITTEN COPY OF "CHANTILLY LACE" RECOVERED FROM THE BIG BOPPER'S SUITCASE ON THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED

J.P. RICHARDSON "THE BIG BOPPER"
Autograph Musical Manuscript signed: "Big Bopper", 9½x12½ lined music paper. The second trumpet part for "Chantilly Lace", written in signer's hand in black ink. A "flat" sign has been added in blue ink to the key signature. Accompanied by photocopy of a handwritten letter from Richardson's son, J. P. Richardson, Jr., which reads in part: "These three pieces (Chantilly Lace, Big Boppers Wedding, Little Red Riding Hood), were recovered from my fathers' briefcase which survived the plane crash of Feb. 3, 1959." [The other two pieces mentioned are not included with the sale of this item.] Jiles Perry Richardson (1930-1959) was a Texas disc jockey who called himself "The Big Bopper" after the latest dance craze, the bop. His song, "Chantilly Lace", which he wrote and sang, reached the "Top Ten" in 1958. In January 1959, The Big Bopper was booked on the Winter Dance Party tour that would cover most of the Midwest. The tour included such headliners as Buddy Holly, Dion and the Belmonts, Waylon Jennings and Ritchie Valens. As the bus pulled into Clear Lake, Iowa for their February 2nd performance, Holly made arrangements to charter a plane to fly him and two of his band members to the next gig in Fargo, North Dakota. The Big Bopper and Valens had bad colds and Richardson wanted to fly to Fargo so that he would have time to see a doctor. He asked Waylon Jennings if he would give up his seat and Jennings agreed. Valens asked backup musician and former Cricket Tommy Allsup for his seat, and the two decided to flip a coin to see who would take the plane (Valens called "heads" and won the toss). Read More...

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