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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

China Cultural Revolution. Original Record The East is Red.

China Cultural Revolution. Original Record The East is Red.

Authentic record from the Cultural Revolution period in China, one side with a chorus version, the other is played by a brass band.

Very fine condition.

More Cultural Revolution Ephemera HERE

Friday, May 16, 2008

Imperial Korea: Embossed Litho Postcard

Very attractive postcard from old Korea: 3 small views are surrounded by embossed, lithographed design.

More Postcards from Korea HERE

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Rebels Enlisting at Chefoo: Old Photo from China

Scarce old photograph from China entitled "Rebels Enlisting at Chefoo".

Size: 5,6 x 4 is the size of the actual photo, 6,5 x 5 inches is the size of the photo + margins.

Fine condition.

More old Chinese photos: HERE

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Charlon Heston had died. Here is a Photo signed by him

Charlon Heston, autographed Photo

Charlton Heston with machine gun. Clear autograph.

b/w photo, Size: 3.5 x 5.5 inches, very fine condition.

Heston's star burned at its brightest when DeMille cast him as the stern Moses in the lavish The Ten Commandments (1956). From there, Heston went on to headline numerous spectaculars which provided him the opportunity to play every one from John the Baptist to Michelangelo to El Cid to General "Chinese" Gordon. In 1959, Heston won an Academy Award for the title role in William Wyler's Ben Hur. By the mid-1960s, the reign of the epic film passed and Heston began appearing in westerns (Will Penny) and epic war dramas (Midway). He also did sci-fi films, the most famous of which were the campy satire Planet of the Apes (1968), its sequel Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970) and the cult favorite Soylent Green (1973). The '70s brought Heston into a new kind of epic, the disaster film, and he appeared in three, notably Airport 1975.

Heston served six terms as the president of the Screen Actors Guild and also chaired the American Film Institute. Active in such charities as The Will Rogers Institute, he was awarded the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 1977 Oscar ceremony. Known as a conservative Republican and proud member of the National Rifle Association, Heston worked closely with his long-time colleague and friend President Ronald Reagan as the leader of the president's task force on arts and the humanities.

Among his most enthusiastic critics is Michael Moore.

More autographs: HERE

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Ginger Rogers Autograph. Hand-signed Photo. CoA

Ginger Rogers Autograph on b/w photo, signed with a black pen.

3,5 x 5,5 inches

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Ginger Rogers (1911 - 1995) was an Academy Award-winning American film and stage actress, dancer and singer. In a film career spanning fifty years she made a total of 73 films, and is now principally celebrated for her role as Fred Astaire's romantic interest and dancing partner in a series of ten Hollywood musical films that revolutionized the genre.

Ginger Rogers was most famous for her partnership with Fred Astaire. Together, from 1933 to 1939 they made nine musical films at RKO and in so doing, revolutionized the Hollywood musical, introducing dance routines of unprecedented elegance and virtuosity, set to songs specially composed for them by the greatest popular song composers of the day. To this day, "Fred and Ginger" remains an almost automatic reference for any successful dance partnership.

More autographs: HERE

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Walter Slezak Autograph, signed Photo. CoA

Walter Slezak: Hand-signed Ross Photo from the 1920s, signed with a pencil

3,3 x 5,5 inches. Fine condition. The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Walter Slezak (May 3, 1902 – April 21, 1983) was an Austrian actor, the son of famed opera star Leo Slezak.

In his early movie career, before he gained weight, Slezak was cast as a thin leading man in silent films. He also acted on the stage for many years, debuting on Broadway in 1930.

His first American film was 1942's Once Upon a Honeymoon, opposite Ginger Rogers and Cary Grant. He worked steadily and appeared in over 100 films including The Princess and the Pirate, The Spanish Main, Sindbad the Sailor, Born to Kill, Call Me Madam, and Treasure Island.

Slezak played the lead in Broadway musicals, including Fanny, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical.

More autographs: HERE

Friday, March 07, 2008

Renato Ercolani Autograph from 1956

Renato Ercolani, hand signed b/w photo. It shows baritone Ercolani as Falstaff at the Teatro alla Scala in 1956-57.

6 x 4 inches. The autograph is slightly faint. Scarce.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Renato Ercolani was an important Italian baritone ( born 1920, Perugia, Italy - died 2002, Milan, Italy ). He worked with Maria Callas, Herbert von Karajan, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Giuseppe di Stefano, Renata Tebaldi, just to name a few.

More autographs: HERE

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Mao Zedong Portrait Reverse Painting. Cultural Revolution.

PR China: Portrait of Chairman Mao - reverse painting on glass. These are 2 plates of glass, fixed by a metal frame.

Diameter: 5,8 inches. Some aging of the paint only, authentic object with original hanger.

More Mao Badges: HERE

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Marcel Prawy Autograph: Letter from 1968

1968: Letter by Dr. Marcel Prawy to Dr. Theo Cieplik. Dr. Prawy expresses his thanks for a letter by Dr. Cieplik and sends his warm greetings to the “Johann-Strauss-Orchestra” and Mr. Eduard Strauss. He states that he was very happy to read about the success they had.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

8,2 x 11,6 inches. Fine condition.

Marcel Horace Frydmann, Ritter von Prawy (born December 29, 1911 in Vienna - February 23, 2003 in Vienna) was an Austrian dramaturg, opera connoisseur and opera critic.

Prawy was born into a Jewish Austro-Hungarian noble family.

As secretary of the tenor Jan Kiepura, he emigrated to the USA when persecution of the Austrian Jews became unbearable in the late 1930s. With the help of his confidante Mártha Eggerth he became acquainted with American musicals and music in general. After the end of the Second World War, Prawy returned to Vienna and brought with him the musical Kiss Me, Kate. It was received by the Viennese with great reservation as they feared the arrival of the American-style musical would spell the end of the traditional Viennese operetta. Nonetheless, Prawy succeeded and was considered henceforth as the one who made German language musicals acceptable and popular.
Marcel Prawy Autograph: Letter from 1968

 More Classical Music Autographs HERE

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Johannes Heesters Autograph, 1941

Johannes Heesters Autogramm aus der Zeit des 2. Weltkrieges.

Bavaria Filmkunst, Foto Bing, Ross Verlag Photo, 18 x 25 cm. Signiert zu Weihnachten 1941.

Gute Erhaltung. Das Autogramm kommt mit Echtheitszertifikat.


Johannes „Jopi(e)“ Heesters, eigentlich Johan Marius Nicolaas Heesters (geb.1903 in Amersfoort, Niederlande) ist ein seit 1936 in Deutschland lebender und arbeitender Schauspieler und Sänger. Er gilt als der weltweit älteste aktive darstellende Künstler.

Heesters' Rolle im Dritten Reich ist aufgrund der Vielzahl seiner Arbeiten in Deutschland in diesen Jahren umstritten. Obgleich er sich mit Sympathiebekundungen für das Regime zurückhielt, hat er sich in dieser Zeit nicht explizit vom Nationalsozialismus und der deutschen Politik distanziert, wie dies etwa Hans Albers tat. In seinem Heimatland ist Heesters aber kein Publikumsliebling, sondern wird noch heute eher als Kollaborateur denn reiner Mitläufer aus Karrieregründen gesehen, der in deutschen Diensten gestanden habe, als sein Heimatland von der deutschen Wehrmacht besetzt war. 

More autographs: HERE

Monday, February 11, 2008

Donna Leon Autograph. Hand signed Photo. CoA

Donna Leon portrait photo, hand signed. The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

7 x 5 inches, very fine condition. Scarce.

Donna Leon (born in 1942 in Montclair, New Jersey ) is an American author of a series of crime novels set in Venice and featuring the fictional hero Commissario Guido Brunetti.

Her crime novels are all situated in or near Venice. They are written in English and translated into many foreign languages, although not Italian. Friends in High Places won Crime Writers' Association Silver Dagger in 2000.

More autographs: HERE

Friday, January 11, 2008

Sir Edmund Hillary dies 88. Here is one of his Autographs.

Sir Edmund Hillary Autograph. Mount Everest Mountaineer.

Sir Edmund Percival Hillary was a New Zealand mountaineer and explorer. 4 in. x 6 in. cardboard with Sir Edmund Hillary ‘s portrait and authentic autograph below.

The signature comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

He and Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay were the first climbers to reach the 8,848 m (29,028 ft) summit of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. The feat was accomplished as part of the ninth British expedition to Everest, led by John Hunt.

More autographs: HERE