JEAN SIBELIUS and IRVING BERLIN Framed Gallery of History display (35x25), including Berlin's signature on a card attached to a musical biography; and a typed letter signed by Sibelius in 1953, politely declining to answer the question of whether Berlin is "America's greatest composer". TLS: "Jean Sibelius" in English, 1 page, 6x8½. Järvenpää, 1953 June 4. To Cyril Clemens, President, The International Mark Twain Society. In full: "Many thanks for your latest letter with your account of my life and career. It was very well written, indeed, with much ability and sympathy. Please accept my cordial thanks for it. The article about Irving Berlin I have read with much interest. His works are indeed performed here very often. If he is America's greatest composer, is of course difficult to say. America has many prominent composers by now. It is almost impossible to say such a thing about any composer. With all my kindest regards". Mid-horizontal fold, not at signature. Fine condition. In this letter to Cyril Clemens of the Mark Twain Society, JEAN SIBELIUS (1865-1957) expressed the difficulty of calling any one composer a country's "Greatest Composer". read more...
Music | Album Leafs
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Louis Armstrong inscribes and signs an album leaf Album Leaf Inscribed and Signed: "To Audrey/Louis Armstrong/Satchmo", 6¼x5½ album leaf. Magazine photo (b/w, 1¼x1¾) affixed in upper right. read more...
Sale Price $396.00
LOUIS "SATCHMO" ARMSTRONG - INSCRIBED ALBUM LEAF SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: THE AVONS , THE AVONS (ELAINE ), THE AVONS (RAY ), THE AVONS (VAL ) - HFSID 159324LOUIS ARMSTRONG and THE AVONS Album leaf inscribed and signed by Louis Armstrong and The Avons Album Leaf Inscribed and Signed: "To Linda/From/Louis Armstrong", 3¼x4½ blue leaf. Inscribed signature on verso: "To Linda/Three Good Wishes/ Elaine Ray Val/The Avons" by Val. read more...
Sale Price $531.25
EDDIE BRACKEN Blue album leaf signed by Bracken in blue ink, with a small b/w magazine photo and bio of him Inscribed album leaf signed "To Bob/Eddie Bracken" in blue ink. With blue notations near lower edge. 5½x4¼ with rounded right corners. With 1½x2½ magazine photo on verso. read more...
Sale Price $108.00
TITO BURNS Album leaf signed by British jazz pioneer Inscribed album leaf signed "To Lewis/Sincerely/Tito Burns" in blue ink. 6x5¼. Burns, born in London in 1921, is credited with leading the first group to play bebop over British radio. read more...
Sale Price $81.00
HELMUT DANTINE Helmut Dantine signs album for a fan Inscribed and signed: "To George/Helmut Dantine". 7½x4¼ with 3½x1¼ newspaper clipping with photo affixed below signature - two surfaces. Austrian born Helmut Dantine (1917-1982) came to the US in the 1930s for political reasons. read more...
Sale Price $126.00
BILL HALEY Blue album leaf signed by rock and roll pioneer Bill Haley Inscribed album leaf signed "To John/Bill Haley" in blue ink. Blue ink notations on verso. 4¾x3¼ album leaf. read more...
Sale Price $807.50
Album Leaf Inscribed and Signed: "To John/Dorothy Lamour". 6x3 ½ green album leaf signed in blue ink. Best remembered today as the film partner of Bob Hope and Bing Crosby in their "Road" pictures, DOROTHY LAMOUR (1914-1996) was a star on her own in the 1930s, a popular radio singer with a screen image established by The Jungle Princess (1930). Lamour made frequent USO appearances for the troops and was featured in several Bob Hope television specials in addition to appearing in films up through 1987 (Creep Show 2). Left edge ragged due to removal from album. Otherwise, fine condition. read more...
Sale Price $126.00
GALE PAGE Green album page signed "With every good wish" by Page Inscribed album page signed "To Elsie-/With every good wish-/Gale Page". 6x4½. Page (1913-1983, born Sally Perkins Rutter in Spokane, Washington) was an American actress who starred in 20 TV shows and movies between 1938 and 1964. read more...
Sale Price $144.00
PHIL REGAN Autograph album page inscribed and signed by "The Singing Cop" Inscribed album leaf signed: "To Penny/Phil Regan". Also "Phil Regan - Singer - 176130" in unknown hand. 6x4½ . Regan (1906-1996) was a New York City police detective whose outstanding voice earned him a place in film. read more...
Sale Price $162.00
BERT WEEDON - INSCRIBED ALBUM LEAF SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: THE DAKOTAS (RAY JONES), THE DAKOTAS (MIKE MAXFIELD), THE DAKOTAS (ROBIN F. MACDONALD), THE DAKOTAS (TONY MANSFIELD) - HFSID 55431BERT WEEDON and THE DAKOTAS: MIKE MAXFIELD, ROBIN MacDONALD, TONY MANSFIELD, RAY JONES Pink album leaf signed by two sets of British 1960s pop stars: electric guitar virtuoso Bert Weedon and the original members read more...
Sale Price $162.00