19th and 20th Century Theater & Music Autograph Collection (70+)
Impressive collection spans two centuries and contains amazing content between colleagues. 1) MUSIC: Exceptional 1930 George Enescu SP with musical quotation, Mischa Elman signed cabinet photograph, 1897 Anthony Hope signed cabinet photograph, John Phillip Sousa ALS inside program, and Marcel Jounet SP. 2) THEATER: David Belasco inscribed Merchant of Venice book (1925) and other Belasco autographs, Alan Jay Lerner TLS to Michael Bennett r.e. Coco, Laurence Olivier love letter (unaddressed), and many more letters with some addressed to Chamberlain. Other great early theatrical names as: Mrs. Patrick Campbell, Katherine Cornell, Louise Taylor, Henry Irving (6), Julia Marlowe, Denman Thompson, Elsie Janus, Annie Russell "Mice and Men" signed promo, Betty Brown as Peter Pan SP, Arthur Byron ALSO ("The Mummy"), Lou Tellegen (suicide), Joe Jefferson, Pearl White signed bathing beauty photograph, and Laurence Olivier signed Christmas card with initials. 3) THEATER ALBUM: Marvelous scrapbook filled with turn of the century theater signatures with Joe Jefferson, William Gillette, Faversham and many more. 4) AUTHORS: George Kaufman TLS (2), Theodore Dreiser ALS, and Booth Tarkinton SP. Many more unidentified pieces so this lot should be viewed in person. Many of the pieces are peer to peer and have EXCELLENT content.
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