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  • DAME EMMA ALBANI GYE - PRINTED DOCUMENT SIGNED IN INK 07/27/1893  - HFSID 287821
    DAME EMMA ALBANI GYE - PRINTED DOCUMENT SIGNED IN INK 07/27/1893 - HFSID 287821
    Signed acceptance of a very large money draft from impresario Augustus Harris, in the month London celebrated the marriage of the future King George V. (Two hundred eighty pounds sterling in 1893 would translate to US$37,800 today.)

    Sale Price $180.00

    $200.00

  • EMMA CALVÉ - PRINTED DOCUMENT SIGNED IN INK 07/24/1893  - HFSID 287820
    EMMA CALVÉ - PRINTED DOCUMENT SIGNED IN INK 07/24/1893 - HFSID 287820
    She signs acceptance of a very large money draft from English impresario Augustus Harris. (One hundred British pounds in 1893 are worth approximately US$13,500 today.) Signed the month of a major royal wedding in London.

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • WALTER J. DAMROSCH - DOCUMENT SIGNED 08/28/1935  - HFSID 31582
    WALTER J. DAMROSCH - DOCUMENT SIGNED 08/28/1935 - HFSID 31582
    WALTER DAMROSCH The composer signs an application for membership into the National Association of Performing Artists. Document signed: "Walter Damrosch/August 28 - 35", 1p, 8½x11. Application for membership in the National Association of Performing Artists, New York, N.Y., dues $10 per year.

    Sale Price $467.50

    $550.00

  • DOM DELUISE - ANNOTATED DOCUMENT SIGNED 08/22/1983  - HFSID 173086
    DOM DELUISE - ANNOTATED DOCUMENT SIGNED 08/22/1983 - HFSID 173086
    DOM DeLUISE Actor Dom DeLuise signed this consent form in 1983 to appear on Los Angeles' KABC Radio for an interview about his appearances in Cannonball Run II and the TV movie Happy. Annotated document signed "Dom DeLuise" in black ink. With black and blue notations in unknown hand and red ink stamps.

    Sale Price $306.00

    $340.00

  • NELSON EDDY - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 07/24/1946  - HFSID 289223
    NELSON EDDY - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 07/24/1946 - HFSID 289223
    Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Nelson Eddy's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed twice by Eddy, once as an autograph sample and again to grant permission. A remarkable, perfectly verified example!

    Sale Price $552.50

    $650.00

  • RUDOLF FRIML - ANNOTATED DOCUMENT SIGNED 12/21/1965 CO-SIGNED BY: DAILEY PASKMAN - HFSID 169213
    RUDOLF FRIML - ANNOTATED DOCUMENT SIGNED 12/21/1965 CO-SIGNED BY: DAILEY PASKMAN - HFSID 169213
    RUDOLF FRIML, CO-SIGNED BY: DAILY PASKMAN Radio pioneer Daily Paskman filled out and signed this postal receipt to composer Rudolf Friml, who also signed it, in 1965. Annotated document signed "Dailey Paskman" on page 1 and "Rudolf Friml" on page 2, both in blue ink, with numerous blue ink notations in Paskman's hand.

    Sale Price $378.00

    $420.00

  • RUDOLF FRIML - CONTRACT SIGNED 04/17/1936  - HFSID 157736
    RUDOLF FRIML - CONTRACT SIGNED 04/17/1936 - HFSID 157736
    RUDOLF FRIML Composer Rudolf Friml signed this contract to sell his rights to his operetta Katinka to MGM for $1 in 1936. Contract signed "Rudolf Friml" and by notary public, both in blue ink. With blue ink mark on page 1 in unknown hand and stamps on page 1 in black ink and on page 2 in blue ink.

    Sale Price $552.50

    $650.00

  • GENEVIEVE - CONTRACT DOUBLE SIGNED 03/21/1960  - HFSID 262636
    GENEVIEVE - CONTRACT DOUBLE SIGNED 03/21/1960 - HFSID 262636
    Genevieve signed this contract with Roncom Productions in 1960 to appear as a guest star on Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall for $7,500. Singer Genevieve Genevieve's tortured English was a running gag on The Jack Paar Show.

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • GEORGE GERSHWIN - DOCUMENT FRAGMENT SIGNED 10/25/1930  - HFSID 217378
    GEORGE GERSHWIN - DOCUMENT FRAGMENT SIGNED 10/25/1930 - HFSID 217378
    GEORGE GERSHWIN The lower portion of a document signed by George Gershwin. Portion of a Document Signed: "George Gershwin" as "Taxpayer," 1p, 8x2½. No place, 1930October 25. "Waiver of Restrictions on Assessment and Collection of Deficiency.

    Sale Price $1,615.00

    $1,900.00

  • GEORGE GERSHWIN - DOCUMENT SIGNED 09/30/1929  - HFSID 286058
    GEORGE GERSHWIN - DOCUMENT SIGNED 09/30/1929 - HFSID 286058 Special Sale
    FOR THE VICTOR TALKING MACHINE COMPANY'S RECORDING OF HIS 1929 PERFORMANCE OF AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, GERSHWIN RECEIVES ROYALTIES OF ONE CENT PER RECORD SOLD!   GEORGE GERSHWIN. Typed Document Signed: "George Gershwin", 1p, 8x10. No place, 1929 November 1.

    Sale Price $3,400.00

    $4,250.00

  • GEORGE GERSHWIN - DOCUMENT SIGNED 09/30/1936 CO-SIGNED BY: IRA GERSHWIN - HFSID 286059
    GEORGE GERSHWIN - DOCUMENT SIGNED 09/30/1936 CO-SIGNED BY: IRA GERSHWIN - HFSID 286059
    TAX DOCUMENT REVEALS THAT GEORGE GERSHWIN GOT 60% AND IRA GERSHWIN RECEIVED 40% FROM THEIR COLLABORATIONS   GEORGE GERSHWIN and IRA GERSHWIN. Carbon Typed Document Signed: "George Gershwin" and "Ira Gershwin", 1p, 8½x13. Los Angeles, California, 1936 September 30.

    Sale Price $4,887.50

    $5,750.00

  • RICHARD HALE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 03/31/1954  - HFSID 281836
    RICHARD HALE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 03/31/1954 - HFSID 281836
    RICHARD HALE AFTRA membership application signed by opera baritone and actor Ricahrd Hale in 1954 Document signed "Richard Hale". Blue and black ink notations in unknown hand. 2 pages, 6x8½, 1 sheet, front and verso. With 6¼x3¼ initiation fee receipt carbon copy with perforated left edge stapled at top edge.

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • GWYNNE HOWELL - DOCUMENT SIGNED 12/19/1978 CO-SIGNED BY: JOSE CARRERAS - HFSID 154204
    GWYNNE HOWELL - DOCUMENT SIGNED 12/19/1978 CO-SIGNED BY: JOSE CARRERAS - HFSID 154204
    GWYNNE HOWELL and JOSÉ CARRERAS. Signatures: "J. Carreras" and "Gywnne Howell" on verso of printed rehearsal sheet, 1p, 8x10. London, circa 1978 December.Imprinted, in part: "The Friends of Covent Garden...Rehearsal of 'Un Ballo in Maschera'/at 10.30 a.m. on Tuesday, 19 December 1978...

    Sale Price $90.00

    $100.00

  • DOROTHY KIRSTEN - CONTRACT SIGNED 09/19/1955  - HFSID 262392
    DOROTHY KIRSTEN - CONTRACT SIGNED 09/19/1955 - HFSID 262392
    DOROTHY KIRSTEN She signs a 1955 contract for an appearance on the Perry Como show. Document signed: "Dorothy Kirsten", 6 pages, 8½x11. New York, N.Y., 1955 September 19. Standard AFTRA contract between Kirsten and Roncom Productions, Inc.

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • IRENE MANNING - CONTRACT SIGNED 04/09/1953  - HFSID 178200
    IRENE MANNING - CONTRACT SIGNED 04/09/1953 - HFSID 178200
    IRENE MANNING Singer and actor Irene Manning signed this contract in 1953 to hire Fosters' Agency as her European agent for one year in exchange for a 10 percent commission. Contract signed: "Irene Manning" and by a representative of Fosters' Agency, 2p, 8½x11, 1 sheet, front and verso, with four file holes at top edge.

    Sale Price $378.00

    $420.00

  • IRENE MANNING - CONTRACT SIGNED 04/16/1951  - HFSID 257399
    IRENE MANNING - CONTRACT SIGNED 04/16/1951 - HFSID 257399
    IRENE MANNING Singer and actor Irene Manning signed this contract in 1951 to hire The William Morris Agency, Inc. for two years. Contract signed: "Irene Manning" and by a representative of the William Morris Agency, Inc., 2p, 8x13½, 1 sheet, front and verso. New York City, New York,1951April 16.

    Sale Price $378.00

    $420.00

  • ROBERT MERRILL - DOCUMENT SIGNED 09/20/1955  - HFSID 262354
    ROBERT MERRILL - DOCUMENT SIGNED 09/20/1955 - HFSID 262354
    ROBERT MERRILL. Partly Printed Carbon DS: "Robert Merrill" in ink on first page, 6p, 8½x11. New York, N.Y., 1955 September 20. Agreement with Roncom Productions, Inc. for a single TV appearance on The Perry Como Show on November 12, 1955 (with rehearsals commencing on November 9).

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • GRACE MOORE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 01/21/1925  - HFSID 22461
    GRACE MOORE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 01/21/1925 - HFSID 22461
    GRACE MOORE The actress signs an application for the regular membership to The American Society of Recording Artists. Printed DS: "Grace Moore/Columbia Studios - Hollywood", 1p, 8½x11. Hollywood, 1935 January 21. On letterhead of The American Society of Recording Artists. Application for Regular membership.

    Sale Price $510.00

    $600.00

  • PATRICE MUNSEL - CONTRACT SIGNED 03/23/1956  - HFSID 262351
    PATRICE MUNSEL - CONTRACT SIGNED 03/23/1956 - HFSID 262351
    PATRICE MUNSELShe signs a contract to appear on The Perry Como Show in 1956 Carbon Partly Printed Document Signed: "Patrice Munsel" as Performer, 1p, 8½x11. New York, March 23, 1956.Contract between Munsel and Roncom Productions, Inc. for her appearance on The Perry Como Show.

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • PATRICE MUNSEL - DOCUMENT SIGNED 01/16/1953  - HFSID 176318
    PATRICE MUNSEL - DOCUMENT SIGNED 01/16/1953 - HFSID 176318
    PATRICE MUNSELHer ink signature on a printed release form from 1953 Printed Form Letter Signed: "Patrice Munsel" in ink, 1p, 8½x11. January 16, 1953. To the News Syndicate Co., New York.

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • LILLIAN NORDICA - PRINTED DOCUMENT SIGNED IN INK 07/28/1893  - HFSID 287822
    LILLIAN NORDICA - PRINTED DOCUMENT SIGNED IN INK 07/28/1893 - HFSID 287822
    LILLIAN NORDICA She signs acceptance of a money draft from English impresario Augustus Harris. Signed the month of a major royal wedding in London. Document signed: "Lillian Nordica/July 28th 1893", 1page, 7x6. London, 1893 July 28 (the date of Nordica's acceptance.

    Sale Price $198.00

    $220.00

  • JAN PEERCE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 09/26/1956  - HFSID 262459
    JAN PEERCE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 09/26/1956 - HFSID 262459
    JAN PEERCE In 1956, Peerce signed this document in order to forward his payment for appearing on The Perry Como Show to his agent Document signed "Jan Peerce" in blue ink. 1 page, 8½x11. Sept. 26, 1956. This document directs Roncom Productions, Inc. to forward his payment for appearing on the Sept.

    Sale Price $414.00

    $460.00

  • MARGUERITE PIAZZA - CONTRACT MULTI-SIGNED 10/10/1950  - HFSID 287645
    MARGUERITE PIAZZA - CONTRACT MULTI-SIGNED 10/10/1950 - HFSID 287645
    MARGUERITE PIAZZA Contract and accompanying document, each signed by her, for a TV appearance on Nash Airflyte Theatre. Signed the same year as her debut on Broadway Document signed twice: "Marguerite Piazza", 5 pages, 8½x14. New York, N.Y., 1950 October 10.

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • LILY PONS - CONTRACT SIGNED 02/17/1961  - HFSID 255626
    LILY PONS - CONTRACT SIGNED 02/17/1961 - HFSID 255626
    LILY PONSThe coloratura soprano signed this one-year contract in 1961 to hire the William Morris Agency as her TV motion picture agent for a 10 percent commission Contract signed: "Lily Pons" as Actor and by an Agent of the William Morris Agency, 6p, 8½x11, 3 sheets, front and verso.

    Sale Price $531.25

    $625.00

  • GIOACCHINO A. ROSSINI - DOCUMENT SIGNED 09/12/1853  - HFSID 250732
    GIOACCHINO A. ROSSINI - DOCUMENT SIGNED 09/12/1853 - HFSID 250732
    GIOACCHINO ROSSINI. Partly Printed DS: "Gioachino Rossini", 1p, 10¾x4. Palermo, 1853 September 12. Receipt for payment. Endorsed (unknown hand) on verso. In Italian, not translated. By the time he was 18, Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868) had written his first opera.

    Sale Price $1,700.00

    $2,000.00

  • GLADYS SWARTHOUT - DOCUMENT SIGNED 02/26/1946  - HFSID 22884
    GLADYS SWARTHOUT - DOCUMENT SIGNED 02/26/1946 - HFSID 22884
    GLADYS SWARTHOUT. Typed DS: "Gladys Swarthout/25 E. 3rd Ave/N.Y. City", 1p, 8½x11. No place, 1946 February 26. In letter form to the National Broadcasting Company, Inc., New York, New York. Begins: "Gentlemen".

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • HELEN TRAUBEL - DOCUMENT SIGNED 08/11/1964  - HFSID 173351
    HELEN TRAUBEL - DOCUMENT SIGNED 08/11/1964 - HFSID 173351
    HELEN TRAUBEL Helen Traubel signs a document authorizing Mitchell J. Hamilburg Agency to receive any payments on her behalf from 20th Century Fox Studios. Document signed: "Helen Traubel", 1p, 6¾x8. Los Angeles, California, 1964 August 11.In part: "You are hereby notified that I have authorized MITCHELL J.

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • CLIFTON WEBB - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 06/26/1946 CO-SIGNED BY: JEAN HERSHOLT - HFSID 288813
    CLIFTON WEBB - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 06/26/1946 CO-SIGNED BY: JEAN HERSHOLT - HFSID 288813
    Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Webb's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. He has signed twice, once as an autograph sample and again to grant permission. Also signed by a representative of Twentieth Century Fox and by Jean Hersholt, head of the relief fund. A remarkable, perfectly verified example!

    Sale Price $510.00

    $600.00

  • CLIFTON WEBB - DOCUMENT SIGNED  - HFSID 296232
    CLIFTON WEBB - DOCUMENT SIGNED - HFSID 296232
    CLIFTON WEBB Handwritten I Owe You for $187.00 made out to "Opening Night" in pencil Document signed: "Clifton Webb", 1 page, 5½x3. No Place, No Date. I Owe You made out for $187.00 in Webbs hand for Opening Night.

    Sale Price $306.00

    $340.00

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