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  • PEARL BAILEY - DOCUMENT SIGNED 07/17/1945 CO-SIGNED BY: KENNETH E. RAINE - HFSID 145093
    PEARL BAILEY - DOCUMENT SIGNED 07/17/1945 CO-SIGNED BY: KENNETH E. RAINE - HFSID 145093
    PEARL BAILEY She signs a typed document waiving any claim to royalties on Columbia 'V-disc" recordings of her songs "Tired" and Fifteen Years" made for the US armed forces during World War II. Documentary Letter signed: "Pearl Bailey", 1 page, 7x10¼. Also signed "Kenneth E.

    Sale Price $414.00

    $460.00

  • PEARL BAILEY - DOCUMENT SIGNED 12/26/1947  - HFSID 178261
    PEARL BAILEY - DOCUMENT SIGNED 12/26/1947 - HFSID 178261
    PEARL BAILEY. Document signed: "Pearl Bailey", 1 p, 8½x11. On letterhead of Columbia Records, Inc. No place, 1947 December 26. Letter of agreement with Columbia Records concerning a recently concluded recording session which produced a recording with "Don't Ever Leave Me" and "Who.

    Sale Price $414.00

    $460.00

  • LOIS M. BATTLE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 07/09/1962  - HFSID 282304
    LOIS M. BATTLE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 07/09/1962 - HFSID 282304
    LOIS M. BATTLE AFTRA membership application signed by actress Lois Battle in 1962 Document signed: "Lois M. Battle" in blue ink. Blue and red ink notations in unknown hand. 2 pages, 6x8¾, 1 sheet, front and verso.

    Sale Price $180.00

    $200.00

  • TONY BENNETT - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 09/26/1969  - HFSID 262588
    TONY BENNETT - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 09/26/1969 - HFSID 262588
    TONY BENNETT Tony Bennett signs a document to guest appear on the Dean Martin Show. Document signed twice on p 6: "Tony Bennett" as lender (Tony Bennett Enterprises, Inc.), "Tony Bennett" as artist, 6 p, 8½x11 with 2p rider (secretarially signed). Burbank, California, 1969 September 26.

    Sale Price $488.75

    $575.00

  • TONY BENNETT - DOCUMENT SIGNED 08/20/1954  - HFSID 2885
    TONY BENNETT - DOCUMENT SIGNED 08/20/1954 - HFSID 2885
    TONY BENNETT Tony Bennett signs a release form from The Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate, Inc. Document signed: "Tony Bennett", 1p, 8½x11. No place, 1954 August 20. Release form from The Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate, Inc.

    Sale Price $414.00

    $460.00

  • ART BLAKEY - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 05/15/1964  - HFSID 281504
    ART BLAKEY - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 05/15/1964 - HFSID 281504
    Grammy-winning jazz drummer Art Blakey signed this document in 1964 to give an accounting firm access to information about his income and expenses. Blakey released the important Jazz Messengers album Free For All in 1964.

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • LOUISE CARLYLE - CONTRACT MULTI-SIGNED 12/20/1945  - HFSID 262677
    LOUISE CARLYLE - CONTRACT MULTI-SIGNED 12/20/1945 - HFSID 262677
    LOUISE CARLYLE The singer signs a 6-month contract for weekly appearances on ABC-Radio's Hires Sunday Evening Party. Contract signed three times: "Louise Carlyle", 3 pages, 8½x14. New York, New York, contract dated 1945 December 19, but she signs on December 20.

    Sale Price $198.00

    $220.00

  • HOAGY CARMICHAEL - DOCUMENT SIGNED 09/11/1956  - HFSID 269366
    HOAGY CARMICHAEL - DOCUMENT SIGNED 09/11/1956 - HFSID 269366
    HOAGY CARMICHAEL.Partly Printed Contract signed: "Hoagy Carmichael", 2p, front and verso, 8½x11. Beverly Hills, California, 1956 September 11. Hoagy Carmichael hires the William Morris

    Sale Price $680.00

    $800.00

  • NATALIE COLE - CONTRACT SIGNED 11/09/1976  - HFSID 169638
    NATALIE COLE - CONTRACT SIGNED 11/09/1976 - HFSID 169638
    NATALIE COLE The Grammy-winning singer signed this contract in 1976 to appear at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles Contract signed: "Natalie Cole" as Artist and "Thomas S. Robin" as Purchaser, both in black ink, 2p (front and verso), 8½x10¾.

    Sale Price $552.50

    $650.00

  • COUNT BASIE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 01/24/1949  - HFSID 257335
    COUNT BASIE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 01/24/1949 - HFSID 257335
    COUNT BASIE Count Basie signed this contract in 1949 to release the William Morris Agency as his agent for $1,015.72. Document signed "Count Basie". Also signed by representative of the William Morris Agency. 8¼x10¾, 2 pages, single-sided sheets, on William Morris Agency letterhead with two file holed at top edge. Jan.

    Sale Price $405.00

    $450.00

  • COUNT BASIE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 03/18/1944  - HFSID 263182
    COUNT BASIE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 03/18/1944 - HFSID 263182
    COUNT BASIE. Document signed: "Count Basie", 1p, 8½x11 carbon. New York, N.Y., 1944 March 18. Basie agrees to furnish a vocalist during his engagements at the Roxy Theatre and also that the contract prices of such engagements include the cost of such vocalist.

    Sale Price $405.00

    $450.00

  • DOROTHY DANDRIDGE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 02/05/1959 CO-SIGNED BY: LEW SCHREIBER - HFSID 279517
    DOROTHY DANDRIDGE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 02/05/1959 CO-SIGNED BY: LEW SCHREIBER - HFSID 279517
    DOROTHY DANDRIDGE and LEW SCHREIBER She signs a typed letter of agreement modifying contact procedures in her contract with 20th Century-Fox. Also signed by studio manager Lew Schreiber. Extremely rare! Document signed: "Dorothy Dandridge", 1 page, 8½x11. Hollywood, California, 1959 February 5.

    Sale Price $637.50

    $750.00

  • DOROTHY DANDRIDGE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 07/26/1957 CO-SIGNED BY: LEW SCHREIBER - HFSID 341621
    DOROTHY DANDRIDGE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 07/26/1957 CO-SIGNED BY: LEW SCHREIBER - HFSID 341621
    Extremely rare signature from the actress on an amendment to her contract with Twentieth Century Pictures to cancel her previously slated filming schedule for an upcoming film. Also signed by studio manager Lew Schreiber!

    Sale Price $637.50

    $750.00

  • MILES DAVIS - DOCUMENT SIGNED 05/31/1956  - HFSID 280768
    MILES DAVIS - DOCUMENT SIGNED 05/31/1956 - HFSID 280768
    Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis signed this document in 1956 to amend his 1955 contract with Columbia Records. This contract allowed Davis to put together a permanent band with John Coltrane, Red Garland, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones.

    Sale Price $2,720.00

    $3,200.00

  • JIMMY SCHNOZZOLA DURANTE - CONTRACT SIGNED 01/28/1957 CO-SIGNED BY: IRVIN FELD - HFSID 178184
    JIMMY "SCHNOZZOLA" DURANTE - CONTRACT SIGNED 01/28/1957 CO-SIGNED BY: IRVIN FELD - HFSID 178184
    JIMMY DURANTE and IRVIN FELD Jimmy Durante and Irvin Feld sign a contract agreeing that Durante will appear in Washington, D. C. for fourteen days. Contract signed: "Jimmy Durante" as Artist and "Irvin Feld" (twice) as President of Super Attractions, Inc., 4p, 8½x11, separate sheets.

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • JIMMY SCHNOZZOLA DURANTE - CONTRACT SIGNED 04/10/1972  - HFSID 262357
    JIMMY "SCHNOZZOLA" DURANTE - CONTRACT SIGNED 04/10/1972 - HFSID 262357
    JIMMY DURANTE Jimmy Durante signs a contract with Henry Jaffe Enterprises, Inc. to appear on Burl Lives 1972 Special. Contract signed: "Jimmy Durante" in ink as Performer and on last page "JD", 2p, 8½x11, front and verso and 8p, of riders. Beverley Hills, California, 1972 April 10.

    Sale Price $360.00

    $400.00

  • JIMMY SCHNOZZOLA DURANTE - CONTRACT SIGNED 04/19/1963  - HFSID 258900
    JIMMY "SCHNOZZOLA" DURANTE - CONTRACT SIGNED 04/19/1963 - HFSID 258900
    JIMMY DURANTE. Partly Printed DS: "Jimmy Durante", 2p, 8¼x10¾, front and verso. New York, New York, 1963 April 19. On letterhead of William Morris Agency, Inc. Durante hires the William Morris Agency, Inc.

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • JIMMY SCHNOZZOLA DURANTE - CONTRACT SIGNED 10/06/1972  - HFSID 169261
    JIMMY "SCHNOZZOLA" DURANTE - CONTRACT SIGNED 10/06/1972 - HFSID 169261
    JIMMY DURANTE Jimmy Durante signs a contract with Independent Television Corporation and Jewel Productions limited to appear on The Julie Andrews Hour. Carbon Contract signed: "Jimmy Durante" in ink as Performer, 2p, 8½x11, front and verso. California, 1972 October 6.

    Sale Price $306.00

    $340.00

  • JIMMY SCHNOZZOLA DURANTE - CONTRACT SIGNED 11/16/1951  - HFSID 258059
    JIMMY "SCHNOZZOLA" DURANTE - CONTRACT SIGNED 11/16/1951 - HFSID 258059
    JIMMY DURANTE Jimmy Durante signs a document agreeing for the William Morris Agency to represent him for three years. Partly Printed Document Signed: "Jimmy Durante" as Actor, 1p, 8½x13. Beverly Hills, California, 1951 November 16.

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • JIMMY SCHNOZZOLA DURANTE - CONTRACT SIGNED 11/1952  - HFSID 178183
    JIMMY "SCHNOZZOLA" DURANTE - CONTRACT SIGNED 11/1952 - HFSID 178183
    JIMMY DURANTE Jimmy Durante signs a document with Simon and Schuster, Inc. to license the rights to "Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer" and "Santa Clause Is Coming to Town". Carbon Typed Document Signed: "Jimmy Durante" in ink under "Approved and Accepted", 2p, 8½x11, separate sheets.

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • JIMMY SCHNOZZOLA DURANTE - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 05/1945  - HFSID 257604
    JIMMY "SCHNOZZOLA" DURANTE - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 05/1945 - HFSID 257604
    JIMMY DURANTE Jimmy Durante fills out and signs an employee withholding exemption certificate. Document double signed: "James Durante" and "James Durante", 1p, 7¾x3½. Titled: Employee's Withholding Exemption Certificate, Los Angeles, California, 1945 May no day.

    Sale Price $198.00

    $220.00

  • JIMMY SCHNOZZOLA DURANTE - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 08/15/1946  - HFSID 289163
    JIMMY "SCHNOZZOLA" DURANTE - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 08/15/1946 - HFSID 289163
    Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Jimmy Durante's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed twice by Durante, once as an autograph sample and again to grant permission. A remarkable, perfectly verified example!

    Sale Price $765.00

    $900.00

  • JIMMY SCHNOZZOLA DURANTE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 06/25/1957  - HFSID 263106
    JIMMY "SCHNOZZOLA" DURANTE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 06/25/1957 - HFSID 263106
    JIMMY DURANTE Jimmy Durante signs a document with the National Broadcasting Company, Inc. Carbon Typed Document Signed: "Jimmy Durante" in ink under "Agreed", 2p, 8½x11, separate sheets. New York, New York, 1957 June 25. On letterhead of the National Broadcasting Company, Inc. to Durante.

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • JIMMY SCHNOZZOLA DURANTE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 06/26/1952  - HFSID 178182
    JIMMY "SCHNOZZOLA" DURANTE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 06/26/1952 - HFSID 178182
    THE ENTERTAINER GRANTS PERMISSION FOR "TV GUIDE" TO USE A 1950 COVER PHOTOGRAPH OF HIM AS SANTA CLAUS ON 1952 SUBSCRIPTION RENEWAL FORMS   JIMMY DURANTE. Carbon Typed Document Signed: "Jimmy Durante" in ink, 1p, 8½x11. No place, 1952 June 26. In letter form to Mr.

    Sale Price $270.00

    $300.00

  • PHIL HARRIS - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 12/25/1946  - HFSID 288999
    PHIL HARRIS - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 12/25/1946 - HFSID 288999
    Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce his signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. He has signed twice (on Christmas Day), once to authorize the transaction and again as an autograph sample.

    Sale Price $680.00

    $800.00

  • WOODY HERMAN - ANNOTATED DOCUMENT SIGNED  - HFSID 253109
    WOODY HERMAN - ANNOTATED DOCUMENT SIGNED - HFSID 253109
    This rare document is a program worksheet that big band leader Woody Herman used to plan a 1946 show. It's signed by him and contains numerous pencil notations and doodles, and it shows a proposed sequence of songs for this show and changes to this sequence!

    Sale Price $488.75

    $575.00

  • WOODY HERMAN - CONTRACT SIGNED 01/10/1945 CO-SIGNED BY: ANNA SOSENKO - HFSID 82909
    WOODY HERMAN - CONTRACT SIGNED 01/10/1945 CO-SIGNED BY: ANNA SOSENKO - HFSID 82909
    WOODY HERMAN Jazz clarinetist and bandleader. Partly Printed DS: "Woody Herman" and "Anna Sosenko", 1p, 8½x13. New York, 1945 January 10. To appear on January 9, 1945 from 10:30 PM to 11 PM for $500 at NBC studios in New York. Also signed by Herman's agent.

    Sale Price $552.50

    $650.00

  • WOODY HERMAN - CONTRACT SIGNED 07/06/1949  - HFSID 281479
    WOODY HERMAN - CONTRACT SIGNED 07/06/1949 - HFSID 281479
    WOODY HERMAN He signs his permission for Columbia Records to include his recording of "Bijou" on an anthology LP of big band music Documentary Letter signed: "Woody Herman", 1 page, 8½x11. New York, N.Y., 1949 July 6.

    Sale Price $488.75

    $575.00

  • WOODY HERMAN - CONTRACT SIGNED 08/16/1946  - HFSID 281480
    WOODY HERMAN - CONTRACT SIGNED 08/16/1946 - HFSID 281480
    WOODY HERMAN He signs a 1946 agreement with Columbia Records to record "Ebony Concerto" with Igor Stravinsky Documentary Letter signed: "Woody Herman", 1 page, 8½x11. Hollywood, California, 1946 August 16.

    Sale Price $488.75

    $575.00

  • DICK HYMAN - CONTRACT SIGNED 03/28/1956  - HFSID 262644
    DICK HYMAN - CONTRACT SIGNED 03/28/1956 - HFSID 262644
    DICK HYMAN This contract with the General Artists Corporation is signed by the Emmy-winning jazz pianist and composer Contract Signed: “Richard R. Hyman” on March 28, 1956. Six pages. 8½x11.

    Sale Price $252.00

    $280.00

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