Dorothy Lamour Autograph 4 x 5.8. CoA –

Dorothy Lamour Autograph: Attractive photo of the young Lamour signed “ Best Wishes – Dorothy Lamour “ in orange.

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4 in. x 5.8 in clear autograph. A Certificate of Authenticity comes with the lot.

American actress/singer Dorothy Lamour became vocalist for the Herbie Kay Band in 1931. That was just prior to her film debut. Lamour built up a solid reputation as a radio singer, notably on the 1934 series Dreamer of Songs. Paramount Pictures signed Lamour to a contract. Her most famous movies were:

1936 in Jungle Princess (1936), The Hurricane (1937), in St. Louis Blues (1939), she co-starred in Road to Singapore (1940), the first of six Road pictures teaming Lamour with Bob Hope and Bing Crosby.

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Milstein, Kremer, Perlman: 3 Autographs. CoA

Milstein, Kremer, Perlman: 3 Autographs. CoA

Nathan Milstein, Gidon Kremer, Itzak Perlman: 3 Autographs, personally signed sheets in different sizes: Nathan Milstein- 29,5 x 15 cm,  Gidon Kremer: 14,6 x 10,5 cm, Itzak Perlman: 21 x 8,5 cm.

All 3 have been signed in Wien in 1979. They come with Certificates of Authenticity. Fine condition.
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The Hollies: Early Autographs on Polydor Postcard – col8442

The Hollies: Early Autographs on Polydor Postcard – col8442

The Hollies: Polydor Promotion Postcard for “ Another Night “.

Signed by : Tony Hicks ( guitar, vocals ) Bobby Elliot ( drums ) Allen Clarke ( guitar, vocals ) Bernie Calvert ( bass ).

By 1965 The Hollies were established as one of Britain’s pre-eminent singles bands, and they enjoyed huge chart success in many countries in the mid-Sixties, releasing a string of classic harmony-pop hits including “Bus Stop”, “I’m Alive”, “Stop, Stop Stop”, “Carrie Anne”, “On A Carousel” and “Look Through Any Window”. Drummer Bobby Elliot is also considered by many to be one of England’s best drummers; together with longtime bassist Bernie Calvert, the Hollies enjoyed a solid, almost jazz-oriented backbeat. Tony Hicks and Graham Nash shared the guitar spotlight, while frontman Allan Clarke sang in his distinctive nasal tenor.

The item comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Slight traces at corners from album otherwise fine condition.

Katherine Hepburm Autograph. Attractive, signed Photo, CoA

Katherine Hepburn Autograph. Signed Photo, CoA

Katherine Hepburm Autograph
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Katherine Hepburn portrait-photo, hand-signed.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Katharine Houghton Hepburn (1907 –2003) was an American actress of film, stage, and television. After a few early film successes, including her first Academy Award, for Morning Glory, Hepburn endured a string of flops, which led to her being voted “box office poison”.

Throughout her six-decade career, Hepburn co-starred with screen legends including Cary Grant (Bringing Up Baby, Holiday, The Philadelphia Story), Humphrey Bogart (The African Queen), John Wayne (Rooster Cogburn), Laurence Olivier (Love Among the Ruins) and Henry Fonda (On Golden Pond). Her most successful pairing was with Spencer Tracy, with whom she made a string of hit pictures, starting with 1942’s Woman of the Year. The last of their nine films together was Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967), which was completed shortly before Tracy’s death.

Hepburn holds the record for the most Best Actress Oscar wins with four out of 12 nominations. She won an Emmy Award in 1976 for her lead role in Love Among the Ruins, and was nominated for four other Emmys, two Tony Awards and eight Golden Globes. In 1999, she was ranked by the American Film Institute as the greatest female star in the history of American cinema.

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Jules Massenet Autograph. CoA

Jules Massenet Autograph: Signed Postcard, 1902. CoA

Jules Massenet Autograph

Jules Massenet Autograph. Portrait postcard (Photo Boyer, Paris) with keys at upper left, signed Wien 24 May 1902.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Jules Emile Frederic Massenet (1842 –1912) was a French composer best known for his operas. His compositions were very popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and he ranks as one of the greatest melodists of his era. Soon after his death, Massenet’s style went out of fashion, and many of his operas fell into almost total oblivion. Apart from Manon and Werther, his works were rarely performed. However, since the mid-1970s, many operas of his such as Thaïs and Esclarmonde have undergone periodic revivals.

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Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Autograph on early Ross Postcard. CoA – col8149

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Autograph on early Ross Postcard. CoA – col8149: “Young Douglas Fairbanks Jr. on b/w photo, issued by the German Ross Verlag.

Certificate of Authenticity. Corners slightly rounded otherwise fine.

American actor Douglas Fairbanks Jr. was the son of film star Douglas Fairbanks Sr. Fairbanks Jr. He made his acting debut in 1923’s Stephen Steps Out. Before he was 20 he’d written an amusing article about the Hollywood scene for Vanity Fair magazine. In 1927, Fairbanks appeared in a stage play and in the early 1930s he married Joan Crawford.

Fairbanks had his best role in 1937’s The Prisoner of Zenda, in which he was alternately charming and cold-blooded as the villainous Rupert of Hentzau. Upon his father’s death in 1939, Fairbanks began to extend his activities into politics and service to his country. He helped to organize the Hollywood branch of the William Allen White Committee, designed to aid the allied cause in the European war. In 1942 he was chief officer of Special Operations, and in 1943 participated in the allied invasion of Sicily and Elba. Fairbanks worked his way up from Navy lieutenant to commander and finally, in 1954 to captain.

Fairbanks was back before the cameras in 1947 with Sinbad the Sailor. Out of films as an actor by 1951 (except for a welcome return in 1981’s Ghost Story), Fairbanks concentrated on the production end for the next decade.

Fairbanks, Jr. died on May 7, 2000, of natural causes.

Partly ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide”

Jess Thomas: Great Autograph on 7 x 10 Photo CoA – col8676

Jess Thomas: Great Autograph on 7 x 10 Photo CoA – col8676

 

Jess Thomas (1927 – 1993) was a lyric and Wagnerian tenor. He was awarded the Wagner medal at Bayreuth, Germany in 1963. His many appearances in North America and Europe between the late 1950s and early 80s included 15 seasons in 95 performances of 15 roles at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.

Debut in 1957 for the San Francisco Opera in Richards Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier performing as the Haufhofmeister. In 1958, he debuted in the title role of Lohengrin for the Karlsruhe Staatstheater at the commencement of a career in Germany. Thomas appeared as Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos at the Munich Festival.

It was at Bayreuth that he established his reputation as a Wagnerian tenor performing in Wagner operas as Parsifal, Lohengrin, Walther in Meistersinger, Tannhäuser and Siegfried. In 1963, he joined the cast of the Metropolitan Opera appearing in 95 performances for 15 years. Amongst the highlights of his career with the Metropolitan Opera was appearing at the opening of the Lincoln Center hall in the first performance of Samuel Barber’s Anthony and Cleopatra with Leontyne Price.

Thomas’s farewell performance took place in Washington DC in a guest performance of Parsifal by the Metropolitan Opera in 1982. (Item #col8676)

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John Wayne Autograph on Photo. 6 x 9, CoA

John Wayne Autograph on Photo. 6 x 9. Very attractive. CoA

 

John Wayne Autograph: b/w press photo, depicting John Wayne in front of an air plane.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and in the original postal cover.

Size: 6 x 9 inches (15 x 23 cm), good condition.

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Paavo Nurmi Autograph. Legendary Gold Medal Runner. CoA

Paavo Nurmi Autograph. Legendary Gold Medal Runner. CoA

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Legendary Finnish runner Paavo Nurmi: Authentic autograph on self made card. Hand signed in 1952.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Size: 4,1 x 5,8 inches. Fine condition. Mounted on cardboard.

Paavo Johannes Nurmi (1897 – 1973) was a Finnish runner. Born in Turku, he was known as one of the “Flying Finns”; a term given to him, Hannes Kolehmainen, Ville Ritola and others for their distinction in running.

During the 1920s, Nurmi was the best middle and long distance runner in the world, setting world records at distances between 1500 m and 20 km.

Nurmi won a total of nine gold and three silver medals in the 12 events in which he competed at the Olympic Games from 1920 to 1928. In 1932, Nurmi was unable to compete at the Olympics, as he had received money for his running and was thus considered a professional.

 

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Willy Brandt, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Autograph. CoA

Nobel Prize Winner Willy Brandt Autograph.

Willy Brandt 1913 – 1992, fled from the Nazis form Lübeck to Oslo, devoted his work to fight Nazism.

1937: Went to Spain to work as political observer and representative of humanitarian organizations.

1938: Expatriated by Nazi regime.

Was captured in 1940, but not identified by Hitler’s regime and managed to flee to Norway, later Sweden.

1945-1946: Worked as correspondent.

1948: Started his political career, working for the Social Democratic Party.

1964-1987: Chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Germany ( SPD ).

1966-1969: Worked as Foreign Minister and Vice-Chancellor.

1969-1974: Became Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany.

1971: Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

1976-1992: President of the Socialist International.

1987-1992 Honorary Chairman of the SDP.

Photo Postcard: 4.1 x 5.8

Stains of glue at the corners of the back, otherwise very fine condition.

Willy Brandt Autograph