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  • EDWARD ALBEE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 02/10/1967 - HFSID 275358
    EDWARD ALBEE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 02/10/1967 - HFSID 275358
    EDWARD ALBEECBS comes to an agreement with the Playwright and Warner Bros. regarding plans to use a parody of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Document Signed: "Edward Albee" in ink on last page, 4p, 8½x11, separate sheets. No place, 1967 February 10. Agreement between Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc.

    Sale Price $510.00

    $600.00

  • EDWARD ALBEE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 04/17/1964  - HFSID 321189
    EDWARD ALBEE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 04/17/1964 - HFSID 321189
    EDWARD ALBEEAgreement with Metropolitan Broadcasting regarding rights to his pre-recorded discussion of "New Forces in Theatre" Document signed: "Edward Albee", 1 page, 8½x11. New York, N. Y., 1964 April 17.

    Sale Price $405.00

    $450.00

  • CLAYRE TENNANT ANSTRUTHER - DOCUMENT UNSIGNED 02/07/1903  - HFSID 273098
    CLAYRE TENNANT ANSTRUTHER - DOCUMENT UNSIGNED 02/07/1903 - HFSID 273098
    [CLAYRE TENNANT ANSTRUTHER]. Partly Printed DS: "G.C." in unknown hand, 5x8. London, 1903 February 7. On letterhead of "Fortnightly Review" from Chapman & Hall, Ltd., Proprietors to "Hon. Mrs. Anstruther".Begins: "Sir" (imprinted).

    Sale Price $126.00

    $140.00

  • ARTHUR ARENT - CONTRACT SIGNED 09/13/1945  - HFSID 178128
    ARTHUR ARENT - CONTRACT SIGNED 09/13/1945 - HFSID 178128
    ARTHUR ARENT. Typed DS: "Arthur Arent", 2p, 8½x11, separate sheets. New York, 1945 September 13.Contract on letterhead of The Theatre Guild, Inc. between Arent and the Guild for him to write a script for the radio adaptation of At Mrs.

    Sale Price $216.00

    $240.00

  • BOB ARNOTT - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 02/05/1987  - HFSID 280827
    BOB ARNOTT - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 02/05/1987 - HFSID 280827
    BOB ARNOTT TV writer Bob Arnott signed this document twice in 1987 to work as a writer for the American Comedy Awards. Document signed "Robert Arnott" twice and by a representative of George Schlatter Productions. Red ink and lead pencil notations in unknown hand. 3p, 8½x11, bound with 1 staple, photocopy. Feb.

    Sale Price $198.00

    $220.00

  • JAMES JIM BACON - DOCUMENT SIGNED 05/16/1958  - HFSID 282366
    JAMES "JIM" BACON - DOCUMENT SIGNED 05/16/1958 - HFSID 282366
    JAMES BACON AFTRA membership signed by author and actor James Bacon in 1958 Document signed "James R. Bacon" in blue ink. Blue ink notations and lead pencil marks in unknown hand. 2 pages, 6x8½, 1 sheet, front and verso, with 6¼x3¼ initiation fee receipt carbon copy stapled at top edge. May 16, 1958.

    Sale Price $414.00

    $460.00

  • ELSA BARKER - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 02/12/1916  - HFSID 297528
    ELSA BARKER - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 02/12/1916 - HFSID 297528
    ELSA BARKER The spiritualist signs a Library of Congress copyright card acknowledging her play Document signed twice: "Elsa Barker" 5x3 card. New York, N. Y., 1916 February 12.

    Sale Price $180.00

    $200.00

  • REX BEACH - CONTRACT SIGNED 05/22/1946  - HFSID 23210
    REX BEACH - CONTRACT SIGNED 05/22/1946 - HFSID 23210
    REX BEACH For a royalty payment of $100, he authorizes NBC-Radio to perform and adaptation of his drama "Cool Waters" Contract signed: "Rex Beach", 1 page, 8½x11. New York, N.Y., 1946 May 22.

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • RAY BRADBURY - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 07/02/1983  - HFSID 187755
    RAY BRADBURY - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 07/02/1983 - HFSID 187755
    RAY BRADBURY Ray Bradbury signed this consent form to appear on Michael Jackson's talk show on KABC-AM radio in Los Angeles in 1982. With manuscript interview notes. Document signed "Ray Bradbury" twice with his office address in blue ink. 1 page, 8½x11, with three binder holes at left edge. July 2, 1983.

    Sale Price $306.00

    $340.00

  • JOHN MASON BROWN - DOCUMENT SIGNED 09/03/1968 CO-SIGNED BY: THERON C. LIDDLE - HFSID 42612
    JOHN MASON BROWN - DOCUMENT SIGNED 09/03/1968 CO-SIGNED BY: THERON C. LIDDLE - HFSID 42612
    JOHN MASON BROWNThe author grants a newspaper editor permission to use two of his quotes in an upcoming book Document signed: "John Mason Brown", 1 page, 8½x11. No place, September 3, 1968. The author grants Theron C.

    Sale Price $198.00

    $220.00

  • PEARL S. BUCK - AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED  - HFSID 13997
    PEARL S. BUCK - AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED - HFSID 13997
    PEARL S. BUCK Book review - handwritten and signed "P S B" - for First Set in China. This document reveals a facet of Buck's life forgotten by many: reviewer and essay writer. Autograph manuscript signed: "P S B" in blue ink, with editorial marks and corrections in blue and black ink, 1 page, 8½x11.

    Sale Price $637.50

    $750.00

  • PEARL S. BUCK - AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED  - HFSID 14088
    PEARL S. BUCK - AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED - HFSID 14088
    Book review - handwritten and signed "P.S.B." by Buck - for China Under the Empress Dowager. This is a subject that Buck had some experience with, as she lived in China during the last years of the Empress Doawager Tzu Hsi's reign.

    Sale Price $637.50

    $750.00

  • HARRY F. MR. ECONOMY BYRD SR. - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED  - HFSID 87684
    HARRY F. "MR. ECONOMY" BYRD SR. - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED - HFSID 87684
    HARRY F. BYRD Senator Byrd accepts invitation to serve on a committee to honor the Editors of the National Review Typed Document signed twice: "Harry F. Byrd/Berryville/VA/Harry F. Byrd". 1p. 7¼ x10½. No location or date.

    Sale Price $180.00

    $200.00

  • ERSKINE CALDWELL - DOCUMENT SIGNED CIRCA 1962  - HFSID 222224
    ERSKINE CALDWELL - DOCUMENT SIGNED CIRCA 1962 - HFSID 222224
    ERSKINE CALDWELLThe author signs a card regarding his change of address Document Signed: "Erskine Caldwell", 4¼x3 piece of paper that has his change of address. In 1941, Erskine

    Sale Price $180.00

    $200.00

  • TRUMAN CAPOTE - CONTRACT SIGNED 03/17/1975 CO-SIGNED BY: JOHN M. O'SHEA - HFSID 167065
    TRUMAN CAPOTE - CONTRACT SIGNED 03/17/1975 CO-SIGNED BY: JOHN M. O'SHEA - HFSID 167065
    TRUMAN CAPOTE Contract signed by the novelist confirming employment for the Executive Vice President Contract Signed: "Truman Capote" as President of Bayouboys Limited, 2p, 8½x11. Also signed by: "John M. O'Shea". No place, 1975 March 17.

    Sale Price $467.50

    $550.00

  • TRUMAN CAPOTE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 11/10/1975 CO-SIGNED BY: JOHN M. O'SHEA - HFSID 169041
    TRUMAN CAPOTE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 11/10/1975 CO-SIGNED BY: JOHN M. O'SHEA - HFSID 169041
    TRUMAN CAPOTE The novelist signs on this contract confirming employment for an executive Vice President Document signed: "Truman Capote" as President of Bayouboys Limited, 1p, 8½x11. Also signed by: "John M. O'Shea". No place, 1975 November 10.

    Sale Price $510.00

    $600.00

  • PADDY CHAYEFSKY - CONTRACT SIGNED 01/08/1952  - HFSID 177490
    PADDY CHAYEFSKY - CONTRACT SIGNED 01/08/1952 - HFSID 177490
    PADDY CHAYEFSKY Contract with the Theatre Guild for the production of The Meanest Man in the World Contract signed: "Paddy Chayefsky", 3p, 8½x11, separate sheets. New York, 1952 January 8. Also signed by "Armina Marshall", Executive Director of The Theatre Guild

    Sale Price $637.50

    $750.00

  • PADDY CHAYEFSKY - CONTRACT SIGNED 02/02/1951  - HFSID 167772
    PADDY CHAYEFSKY - CONTRACT SIGNED 02/02/1951 - HFSID 167772
    PADDY CHAYEVSKY Signed contract permitting the Theatre Guild to produce his play The Man Who Made the Mountain Shake, and stipulating his royalties. This was an early (pre-Oscar) contract, as reflected in the modest advance he received.

    Sale Price $637.50

    $750.00

  • JAMES D. CLAVELL - DOCUMENT SIGNED 06/21/1979  - HFSID 147572
    JAMES D. CLAVELL - DOCUMENT SIGNED 06/21/1979 - HFSID 147572
    JAMES CLAVELL. Partly Printed DS: "James Clavell", 1p, 8½x7. Los Angeles, California, 1979 June 21. Headed: "Declaration of Gross Earnings Statement". Form for determining dues in the Directors Guild of America, Inc.

    Sale Price $180.00

    $200.00

  • WILLIAM CLAYTON - AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED 07/25/1769  - HFSID 89940
    WILLIAM CLAYTON - AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED 07/25/1769 - HFSID 89940
    WILLIAM CLAYTONThe clerk of New Kent, located in the English colony of Virginia, signs this document addressed to King George III Autograph Document Signed: “Will Clayton” 7½x6¾. July 25, 1769. Official document addressed to King George the Third.

    Sale Price $1,445.00

    $1,700.00

  • STUART CLOETE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 08/27/1968 CO-SIGNED BY: THERON C. LIDDLE - HFSID 42614
    STUART CLOETE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 08/27/1968 CO-SIGNED BY: THERON C. LIDDLE - HFSID 42614
    STUART CLOETE and THERON C. LIDDLEThe editor of the Deseret News received this signed and typed letter back with the popular South African author's approval to use his quote Document Signed: “O.K. Stuart Cloete” and “Theron C. Liddle”. 8½x11. Dated August 27, 1968.

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • BETTY COMDEN - AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED IN TEXT  - HFSID 314533
    BETTY COMDEN - AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED IN TEXT - HFSID 314533
    BETTY COMDEN The actress' handwritten resume from the archive of Theatre World and Screen World, a comprehensive record of American stage and film since 1945 Autograph Document signed in text, 1 page, 8½x11. New York City, no date.

    Sale Price $252.00

    $280.00

  • NORMAN COUSINS - DOCUMENT SIGNED 08/27/1968 CO-SIGNED BY: THERON C. LIDDLE - HFSID 42599
    NORMAN COUSINS - DOCUMENT SIGNED 08/27/1968 CO-SIGNED BY: THERON C. LIDDLE - HFSID 42599
    NORMAN COUSINS, CO-SIGNED BY: THERON C. LIDDLEThe editor of the Saturday Review signed this document in 1968 to give the editor and book publisher permission to reprint one of his quotes about war Document signed "Theron C. Liddle" in blue ink and "Norman Cousins" in black ink.

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • FRANK CRANE - AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED 06/24/1903 CO-SIGNED BY: ELMER G. TUCKER - HFSID 112414
    FRANK CRANE - AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED 06/24/1903 CO-SIGNED BY: ELMER G. TUCKER - HFSID 112414
    Crane handwrote, dated and signed this resolution of the Standing Committee of Union Church in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he was pastor, in 1903. This resolution accepted the resignation of John P. Allen as deacon of the church. Crane would continue to correspond with Allen for many years.

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • CLEMENCE (WINIFRED ASHTON) DANE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 08/13/1946 CO-SIGNED BY: ARMIN - HFSID 167776
    CLEMENCE (WINIFRED ASHTON) DANE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 08/13/1946 CO-SIGNED BY: ARMINA MARSHALL - HFSID 167776
    Writer Clemence Dane signed this document in 1946 to give the Theatre Guild license to broadcast her play A Bill of Divorcement on the U. S. Steel Corporation radio show. Also signed by Armina Marshall, co-administrator of the Theatre Guild.

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • HUGH DOWNS - CONTRACT SIGNED 09/28/1960  - HFSID 262681
    HUGH DOWNS - CONTRACT SIGNED 09/28/1960 - HFSID 262681
    HUGH DOWNSDowns signed standard AFTRA contract to appear on Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall in 1960 Partly Printed Carbon Document Signed: "Hugh Downs" in ink, 2p, 8½x11, front and verso. No place, 1960 September 28.

    Sale Price $198.00

    $220.00

  • HARRY EMERSON FOSDICK - DOCUMENT SIGNED 08/28/1968  - HFSID 42598
    HARRY EMERSON FOSDICK - DOCUMENT SIGNED 08/28/1968 - HFSID 42598
    HARRY EMERSON FOSDICK Harry Emerson Fosdick authorizes the publishing of two credited quotes Document Signed: "Harry Emerson Fosdick". 1p. 8½ x11. Authorization to Deseret News in Salt Lake City, Utah to publish two credited quotes: "Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.

    Sale Price $180.00

    $200.00

  • LUKAS FOSS - DOCUMENT SIGNED CIRCA 1942  - HFSID 320802
    LUKAS FOSS - DOCUMENT SIGNED CIRCA 1942 - HFSID 320802
    LUKAS FOSS He supplies detailed information on an ASCAP form about a set of piano pieces composed on commission in 1938, soon after his arrival in the US Document signed: "Lukas Foss", 2 (front and verso) pages, 8½x11. He has also hand printed his name. New York City, date stamped 1942.

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • GENE FOWLER - DOCUMENT SIGNED 02/27/1940  - HFSID 178191
    GENE FOWLER - DOCUMENT SIGNED 02/27/1940 - HFSID 178191
    GENE FOWLER A document from RKO Radio Pictures signed by the author and playwright, confirming the cancellation of a possible story idea titled "What a World" Document signed: "Gene Fowler", in blue ink, 8½x11. February 27, 1940. Los Angeles, California. In part: "Dear Mr.

    Sale Price $414.00

    $460.00

  • GENE FOWLER - DOCUMENT SIGNED 12/01/1939  - HFSID 178190
    GENE FOWLER - DOCUMENT SIGNED 12/01/1939 - HFSID 178190
    GENE FOWLER Document from RKO Radio Pictures placing an extension of their agreement between them and author Gene Fowler due to his "incapacity" in performing the agreement in the previously allotted time Document signed: "Gene Fowler", in blue ink, 1 page, 8½x11. December 1, 1939. Los Angeles, California.

    Sale Price $414.00

    $460.00

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