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MAE WEST - AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT MULTI-SIGNED 06/19/1931 CO-SIGNED BY: HOWARD MERLING, BERT MERLING: This handwritten document is a contract between the actress and her collaborator, agreeing to pay him 22½% of the proceeds from the play “The Constant Sinner” based on her book Babe Gordon. Howard Merling was a key insight to the world of pimps, prostitutes, drug use and night clubs in 1930's Harlem. An extraordinary document!

Autograph Document Multi-signed: "Mae West", "Howard Merling" and "Bert Merling" in black ink. And initialed twice at top left corners "M.W." and "H.M." 11x7. Two pages. Place: New York, N.Y. Dated: June 19, 1931. In Full: "In consideration of the work already done by you I hereby agree to pay over to you when received twenty two and one half (22½) per cent of any and all sums received from said play Babe Gordon as royalties, bonuses, for advances, directly or indirectly or each and every representation thereof, for regular production and tour, it being understood that said twenty two and one half per cent (22½) shall be twenty two and a half (22½) per cent of the gross amount of said royalties, bonuses and advances without any deductions whatsoever. I further agree to pay over to you twelve (12) per cent of the gross amount received for the sale or other disposition of the motion picture rights foreign and stock rights of said novel or any dramatization thereof. It is also understood that you will not be required to do any work in connection with the dramatization of said book and that the said percentages referred to are in addition to the royalties you are to receive on the novel itself in accordance with our previous agreement. Except as herein modified the said original agreement shall remain in full force and effect as to all of its terms, covenents [sic] and conditions. This will confirm our agreement and understanding with reference to the dramatic and motion picture rights in the book Babe Gordon." Read More...

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MAE WEST - AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT MULTI-SIGNED 06/19/1931 CO-SIGNED BY: HOWARD MERLING, BERT MERLING

 
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JACK BENNY - DOCUMENT SIGNED 05/22/1940

JACK BENNY - DOCUMENT SIGNED 05/22/1940:

Although the following language would be considered racially insensitive by today standards this document provides an interesting insight into the common vernacular of 1940s

Extraordinary document! Giving approval to Paramount Pictures (without being paid) to use his name in an animated cartoon entitled The Goose Goes South, in which a group of “ Negro Mammies and Little Pickaninies” begin yelling into telephones “Hello, Mr. Benny”!

Document Signed: "Jack Benny", 1 page, 8½x11. Culver City, California, 1940 May 22. In letter form to Paramount Pictures, Inc.,

In full: "Subject to the approval of Paramount Pictures, Inc., I herby give my consent to the inclusion by you of the name "ROCHESTER" in an animated cartoon to be pro-duced by you entitled THE GOOSE GOES SOUTH in connec-tion with the following dialogue:

1st Negro mammy: "Ah hears you is havin' trouble with your children Cindy Lou."

2nd Negro mammy: "Uh uh, Ah Shua is gal, dey all wants to grow up to be Rochesters."

Cut to a group of little pickaninnies around their mammy with you telephones, and in a chorus the little kids are shouting into the telephones, "Hello, Mr. Benny" which is repeated three times ."

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MAJOR SAMUEL HAWKINS MARSHALL "MARSH" BYERS - AUTOGRAPH POEM SIGNED 3/1886: The famous poem of the Civil War soldier which he wrote while in Libby Prison is partially written on this card with a letter on the reverse, dated 1886. The poem, "Sherman's March to the Sea" was commended by General Sherman, who later gave Byers a place on his staff. Extremely rare!

Autograph Poem signed "S.H.M. Byers" in an Autograph Letter on verso, 2 pages (front and verso), 4¼x3½. Oskaloosa, Iowa, March 1886, in full: "On the opposite side of this is a verse of Sherman's March to the Sea, at your request. Yours very truly". He has handwritten the fifth and final stanza of his famous poem, in part:

"O! Proud was our army that morning,
That stood where the pine darkly towers!
When Sherman said, "Boys you are weary,
This day fair Savannah is ours"-
Then sang we the song of our Chieftain,
That echoed over river and lea -
And the stars in our banner shone brighter
When Sherman marched down to the sea
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Samuel Hawkins Marshall "Marsh" Byers (1838-1933) was admitted to the Iowa Bar on June 16, 1861. Eight days later, he enlisted in the 5th Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Captured at Chattanooga in 1863, he served 16 months in Confederate prisons, escaping three times and being recaptured twice. (The third time, he hid out in a slave house until he could join General William Tecumseh Sherman's advancing Union army at Columbia, South Carolina.) While in Libby Prison, he learned of Sherman's triumphant march across Georgia, and wrote the poem titled "Sherman's March to the Sea." Read More...

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MAJOR SAMUEL HAWKINS MARSHALL MARSH BYERS - AUTOGRAPH POEM SIGNED 3/1886

MAJOR SAMUEL HAWKINS MARSHALL MARSH BYERS - AUTOGRAPH POEM SIGNED 3/1886

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

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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PRESIDENT GEORGE WASHINGTON - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 01/07/1781: This document was signed by Washington in 1781. It's an explanation of why a Major Thomas Cogswell wasn't promoted to lieutenant colonel. This document has one of the clearest signatures of Washington we've ever seen and isn't listed in John C. Fitzpatrick's The Writings of George Washington!

Manuscript Letter Signed "G:o Washington", 1 page, 8¼x13½. Head Quarters at New Windsor, 1781 January 7. In full: "I certify that, in the dispute of Rank between Majors Hull and Cogswell, which was ultimately determined in favor of the former, there was no personal preference to Major Hull, but that his succession to the vacant Lieutenant Colonelcy depended solely upon the established principles of promotion, he having been considered as an older Major than Major Cogswell from the time of the new arrangement of the Army in 1777. And I do further certify that Major Cogswell has been always represented to me as an intelligent, brave and active Officer." Read More...

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RESIDENT GEORGE WASHINGTON - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 01/07/1781

 
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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN - LAND GRANT SIGNED 05/24/1787

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN - LAND GRANT SIGNED 05/24/1787: Franklin signed this document - granting a piece of Philadelphia land to Jacob Long for £2/12/6 - in 1787, less than four months before he signed the Constitution. This fascinating document shows that it was still business as usual, in many respects, for the Constitutional delegates, even during one of the most important moments in American history.

Manuscript DS: "B Franklin" as President of the Supreme Executive Council of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1p, 15½x13¼. On vellum. [Philadelphia], 1787 May 24. Countersigned: "James Trimble/for John Armstrong Jun Secry". Begins: "Know Ye that in Consideration of the Sum of Two pounds twelve Shillings and Six Pence lawful Money paid by Jacob Long into the Receiver Generals Office of his Commonwealth there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto the said Jacob Long A Certain Tract of Land called 'Kingsale' Situate on Brushy Run a Branch of Chartiers Creek in Washington County Beginning at an Elm thence by land of William Fife South twenty four degrees East eighty one perches to a White Oak South eighty eight degrees East eighty three perches to a Black Oak...." A "Hickory" and a "Spanish Oak" are also mentioned as landmarks. Read More...

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EMPEROR HIROHITO (JAPAN) - DOCUMENT SIGNED 12/21/1965 CO-SIGNED BY: PREMIER EISAKU SATO (JAPAN), ETSUSABURO SHIINA: In this very rare and important 1965 document, Emperor Hirohito notified Bolivian President René Barrientos that he was recalling Japan's ambassador to Bolivia. Also signed by Prime Minister Eisaku Sato and Foreign Minister Shiina Etsusaburo

Document signed "Hirohito", "Eisaku Sato" and "Shiina Etsusaburo", with red ink seals. 2 pages, 9¾x13¼, 1 sheet folded, front and verso, on cardstock, with embossed Imperial Seal of Japan at top edge of page 1. With two binder holes at left edge. Dec. 21, 1965. Addressed to René Barrientos, President of Bolivia. In Japanese, partially translated: "The important mission of Mr. Eiji Kawasaki is at an end, the Japanese government having recalled him, whom it had accredited Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary..." Read More...

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EMPEROR HIROHITO (JAPAN) - DOCUMENT SIGNED 12/21/1965 CO-SIGNED BY: PREMIER EISAKU SATO (JAPAN), ETSUSABURO SHIINA

 
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PRINCESS DIANA OF WALES (GREAT BRITAIN) - PHOTOGRAPH MOUNT SIGNED 1992 CO-SIGNED BY: PRINCE CHARLES OF WALES (GREAT BRITAIN)

PRINCESS DIANA OF WALES - PHOTOGRAPH MOUNT SIGNED 1992 CO-SIGNED BY: PRINCE CHARLES OF WALES: Photo of the royal couple, signed on the mount in 1992, contained in a handsome leather presentation frame.

Photo Mount signed: "Diana" and "1992 Charles". Color, 3¾x5 overall, image 3x3¾ (two surfaces). In original 5½x7¾ green leather presentation frame (embossed with gold coat of arms at center) with back stand. Then 32-year-old Prince Charles of Wales (b. 1948), heir to the British throne, married 20-year-old Lady Diana Spencer (1961-1997) in a legendary "fairytale" wedding in 1981, beginning a relationship that would captivate the world. Read More...

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MAJOR GENERAL JAMES EWELL BROWN "JEB" STUART - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/17/1862: Demanding carbines for his men, Stuart writes an insistent letter to Porter Alexander as he readies his cavalry for the first of their many daring raids behind Union lines.

Autograph Letter signed: "J. E. B. Stuart", 1 page, 3¾x6. Headquarters, Cavalry Brigade [Army of Northern Virginia], 1862 May 17. To "Dear Major" [E. Porter Alexander. Chief of Ordnance]. In full: "Have you done anything for that Blakely yet? Please attend to it at once as we are almost in daily use of it. I need carbines of long range, do make an effort to procure me a few hundred or even one or two. The 6th N[orth] C[arolina] vol[unteers] has 10, and other Inf[antr]y reg[imen]ts 20 [more], & various other non-combatants are thoroughly armed & equipped. Eradicate & eliminate for the cavalry." Read More...

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MAJOR GENERAL JAMES EWELL BROWN

 
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NEIL ARMSTRONG - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 06/25/1964

NEIL ARMSTRONG - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 06/25/1964: Two years before his first spaceflight, and five years before he set the first human foot on the moon, Armstrong fills out a flight plan, preparing to pilot a NASA jet from Ohio to Texas.

Document signed twice: "N. A. Armstrong", 1 page, 8x12¾. Port Columbus, Naval Air Station [Ohio], 1964 June 25. Department of Defense flight aircraft clearance form. Details filled in by another hand, including mileage, transponder code, and equipment, but Armstrong has penned this notation: "Request radar vector climb on course." Armstrong plans to pilot a T-33 ("Shooting Star") aircraft from Port Columbus to Ellington Air Force Base in Texas, by way of Dayton. The co-pilot is J. F. Stegall, another NASA employee. Read More...

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ANNIE "LITTLE SURE SHOT" OAKLEY - PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED 1919: Out of character but not out of extravagance, the "sure-shot" poses in an extraordinary "Indian Princess" garb, hand-made with the feathers of her prized kills for a Valentine's Day Masquerade. Winning the costume contest that night, Oakley again demonstrates versatility and creative ingenuity, and this rare and exclusive photo captures it all. Signed and dated in her script, with pencil note in her hand on verso. This whimsical photo, not shot for publicity, was probably gifted to a family member or dear friend. Extremely Rare!

Photograph signed in ink: "Annie Oakley 1919", and in pencil on verso: "Pinehurst 1919". Sepia, 3½x6. Shown in elaborate Indian costume with feathered head dress, gazing at the horizon. Read More...

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ANNIE OAKLEY - PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED 1919

 
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PIERRE CURIE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED CIRCA 1903

PIERRE CURIE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED CIRCA 1903: A week after he and his wife Marie Curie were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for their work in radiation, he sets up a meeting with the Dean of the Science Department at the Sorbonne; he was only 47 when he was killed in a traffic accident three years later.

ALS: "P. Curie", 1p, 4½x5½. Paris, Friday (1903 December 18). In French, fully translated. Paris Express Letter postmarked Paris, December 18, 1903 to Paul Appel. Addressed by Curie to: "Mr. Appel, Dean of the Faculty of the Sciences, Sorbonne". "Sorbonne" has been crossed out and "17 rue Bonaparte" is added in another hand. In full: "I have just seen Mr. Brusson and I have arranged a meeting for Monday morning at 11:00 at his house 29 rue Lauriston. If this time is convenient to you, I will come and pick you up by car Monday morning at 10:15 at the Sorbonne or at your house if you prefer." On verso, where the address, printed stamp and postmarks appear, Curie has penned his name and return address: "Curie/108 Rd Kellerman". Read More...

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CARRY A. NATION - PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED: Classic sepia 3¾x5½ image of Nation wielding a hatchet, signed by her as "home defender," mounted on a 5x7 card.

Photograph signed: "Carry A Nation/Home Defender". Sepia 3¾x5½ mounted on 5x7 card with photographer's information - 2 surfaces. American temperance agitator Nation (1846-1911) maintained that since she lived in Kansas (since 1889), a prohibition state, and since saloons were illegal in Kansas, any citizen could destroy liquor, furniture and fixtures in a place selling intoxicants. Armed with a hatchet, Nation and her followers went on wrecking expeditions throughout the state with cries of "Smash, ladies, smash!" Read More...

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CARRY A. NATION - PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED

 
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P.T. BARNUM - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 01/14/1883

P.T. BARNUM - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 01/14/1883: The great showman will send a bear and hyena that died at his circus' winter quarters to his taxidermist to be mounted or "skeletonized" for display at Tufts' Barnum Museum and mentions Jumbo, the giant elephant that the recipient will preserve less than three years later

Autograph letter signed: "P.T. Barnum", 1p, 6x9¾. Bridgeport, 1883 January 14. On pictorial letterhead of "P.T. Barnum's Greatest Show on Earth and the Great London Circus" featuring "Sanger's Royal British Menagerie" and "Great International Allied Shows" to Professor Henry A. Ward. Barnum, J.A. Bailey and J.L. Hutchinson are pictured on the letterhead. In full: "Our folks at Winter Quarters lost a bear & I think a hyena this week. I told them to send them to you by freight train. Please tell Prof. Marth of Tufts about them & ask what you shall do - as I present them to their Museum either to sell to you or have you mount or skeletonize them if they desire at their expense. I remove to New York tomorrow - to Murray Hill Hotel & close Waldemere for the season." Read More...

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LEE HARVEY OSWALD - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 10/22/1959: Signed Autograph Letter to his mother from Russia. This ALS was exhibit #183 of the Warren Commission's investigation of the assassination of President Kennedy!

Autograph Letter signed: "Lee", 3 pages (front and verso, integral leaf), 5½x8 folded, 11x8 opened flat. Laminated by the Warren Commission and bearing its label as Exhibit 183. Minsk, USSR, dated by Oswald 1959, October 22, but actually confirmed by the Warren Commission to have been written on that date in 1961. To "Dear Mother" [Marguerite Oswald], in full: [Spelling and grammatical errors retained]. "Sorry to take so long to write but I thought something might have come up but we're still waiting. I received your birthday card on the 14th thanks for the thought. I'll be glad to get any books you send me in the future you might include some fashion magazines for Marina also if you remember it. Marina's maiden name was Proosakova, her aunt and uncles address in Minsk is Minsh Us. Kalinina 42 Apt 20 Proocakova. They don't speak any english, however, her uncle is a army colonel, soon to retire. You needn't worry about my losing american citizenship I can only do that if I want to, and I don't want too. Read More...

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LEE HARVEY OSWALD - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 10/22/1959

 
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JAMES J. DOLAN - PROMISSORY NOTE SIGNED 04/01/1874 CO-SIGNED BY: LAWRENCE G. MURPHY
JAMES J. DOLAN - PROMISSORY NOTE SIGNED 04/01/1874 CO-SIGNED BY: LAWRENCE G. MURPHY

JAMES J. DOLAN - PROMISSORY NOTE SIGNED 04/01/1874 CO-SIGNED BY: LAWRENCE G. MURPHY: Signed by the leaders of the Murphy-Dolan faction in the Lincoln County War.

Promissory Note Signed: "Jas. J. Dolan", 1p, 8x3¼. Santa Fe, N.M., 1874 April 1. In full: "Six months after date, (without grace,) I Promise to Pay to the Order of The First National Bank of Santa Fe, at the office of said Bank in Santa Fe, ten Thousand Dollars, with interest at the rate of eighteen per cent, per annum from date until paid. Value received." Endorsed on verso: "Lawce G. Murphy & Co." beneath, in manuscript: "For value received we guarrantee (sic) the payment of the within note." Interest computation also penned on verso. In his teens, the Irish-born JAMES J. DOLAN (1848-1898) had served in the U.S. Army in the Civil War. After the war, he accepted a position as clerk for merchant LAWRENCE G. MURPHY (1831-1878) and within three years was taken in as a partner in a store at Lincoln, New Mexico. Billy the Kid had arrived in Lincoln while the gang known as "The House" or the MURPHY-DOLAN faction was competing with John Tunstall for beef contracts for Fort Stanton and also for economic and political control of Lincoln County. Tunstall befriended Billy and other young drifters. Tunstall was gunned down in 1878 by Army mercenaries who were paid by Dolan. Read More...

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THE MARX BROTHERS - PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: HARPO (ADOLPH) MARX, ZEPPO (HERBERT) MARX, CHICO (LEONARD) MARX, GROUCHO (JULIUS) MARX:

Rare sepia-toned publicity photo of the Marx Brothers in suits and ties and playing it straight - Groucho doesn't have his greasepaint moustache and Harpo doesn't have his fright wig! - signed "Sincerely yours, The Marx Brothers".

Inscribed photograph signed "Zeppo" by Zeppo Marx, "Groucho" by Groucho Marx, "Chico" by Chico Marx and "Harpo" by Harpo Marx. Also signed "For Wm Consteul/Sincerely yours/The Marx Brothers" in unknown hand. B/w sepia-toned, 9¾x7¾ overall, 9¼x7 image, one surface. Read More...

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THE MARX BROTHERS - PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: HARPO (ADOLPH) MARX, ZEPPO (HERBERT) MARX, CHICO (LEONARD) MARX, GROUCHO (JULIUS) MARX

 
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WOODY GUTHRIE - AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT SIGNED 08/12/1945

WOODY GUTHRIE - AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT SIGNED 08/12/1945: Folk singer and songwriter Woody Guthrie wrote this manuscript for a proposed series of albums with Asch Record Company, only one of which, Struggle: Documentary #1, was ever released. This rare document, signed with Guthrie's rank in the U. S. Army and his service number, chronicles a confrontation with a racist soldier and gives insight into this reluctant soldier's time in the Armed Forces during World War II!

Autograph manuscript signed "Pvt. Woody W. Guthrie, #42234634." 2 pages, 7x10½, 1 sheet, front and verso, two columns. Written at "Scott Field", Aug. 12, 1945. Titled: "American Document/art number one". In part: "I met a soldier out on a rifle range down in Texas that was telling a gang of men, 'There's good and bad in every church and every race. They just got to be put in their place and made to stay in it. I say give every color his part of town and make him stay in it. My home town had a fight or a killing just about every few days. I'm as good a trade union man as the next one, but I just can't go in for this mixture of every kind and every color! They'll always have hell in the unions as long as they try to break the laws of mama nature!... I told them, 'Well, I think you're both wrong because it just so happens that I make my living making up trade union songs and singing around picket lines, at meetings, rallies, stuff like that. And I'd really like you to see you try to run your town with everybody in a hole of his own color'... Read More...

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WALTER E. "WALT" DISNEY - CARTOON PHOTO MOUNT SIGNED: Signed reproduction of an original celluloid drawing used in Alice in Wonderland.

Printed Image Mount signed: "Walt Disney" in green crayon. Color, 11x8, matted to 17x20 (two surfaces). The success of Walt Disney's first full-length cartoon feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (December 1937), led to additional cartoon films, including the popular Alice in Wonderland, released in 1951. This printed illustration was most probably released by Walt Disney Productions in Burbank, California. Read More...

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WALTER E. WALT DISNEY - CARTOON PHOTO MOUNT SIGNED

 
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ERNEST PAPA HEMINGWAY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 11/24/1956

ERNEST "PAPA" HEMINGWAY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 11/24/1956: Handwritten letter to associate Peter Buckley, signed "Papa," filled with tales of his time spent in Spain and France meeting bullfighters and other famous friends.

Autograph Letter signed: "Papa", 1 page, 8¼x10½. Paris, 1956 November 24. On letterhead of the Hotel Ritz to "Dear Peter" [Buckley], in full: "Thank you very much for the lovely big pictures. The ones at Zaragosa and the one of Antonio [Ordonez] and Mary were especially good. Would you do me a very big favour and be a good boy and do it promptly? Please send the pictures you took of Mary and me and Cooch Behar and Gina Egan in the bariera to Miss Gina Egan [at London address]. I promised to see they were sent and have worried about them. Please do this Peter. We saw a lot of Juanito Madinaveitia and also had lunch once and dinner twice with Juan Belamonte . We had a wonderful time together. Mary is much better in every way. I've been following Juanito's regime faithfully. When get next pressure taken will assess how things go. Coldest Nov. 23 in Paris since 1914, -4°. Shot a lot of partridges in Spain. Got some good pictures. We took Caro to the shoot. He sends his best to you. Mary and I send love. [signature, followed by brief postscript]"Your father who was gin crazed prior to conception will be here 3 weeks more." Read More...

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