San Jose, California: Steinbeck Research Center, 1985. Limited Edition, #14/500. thin 8vo., unpaginated; VG/VG; pamphlet, no lettering on spine; paperback with tan wrappers, minimal to no shelfwear; publication of this letter has been limited to 500 copies: the first 50, numbered and signed, are complimentary to friends of the Steinbeck Research Center, the remaining 450 are for sale; numbered and signed on colophon, #14; inscribed on copyright page to Bob Woodward; issued as a commemorative booklet celebrating the eleventh anniversary of the formal opening of the Steinbeck Research Center, Wahlquist Library, San Jose State University; KT consignment; shelved case 2.
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"Antony and Cleopatra," staged in 1948 and starring Katharine Cornell and Godfrey Tearle. 8X10" mat finish photo signed and inscribed by Tearle and Cornell, 12X9" souvenir program signed by Cornell and inscribed to Mrs Schellhase and signed inside by some of the other cast members. Condition of photograph and book both is Very Good. Schellhase's Restaurant in Baltimore MD, owned by C H Otto Schellhase and Frieda Schellhase, operated from 1924 to 1980 and is "remembered for its heavy draperies and even heavier food." H.L. Mencken made it famous as the meeting place for his Saturday Night club. Mencken's influence led many in the world of the arts to gather there. Henry Fonda and Margaret Sullivan were married in Baltimore in 1931 and had their reception at Schellhase's. Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne ate there every night while touring in "The Taming of the Shrew." The walls of Schellhase's gave testimony to its popularity with theatre types, being covered in signed photos of the many Broadway and Hollywood performers who stopped there in the 1930s, '40s, '50s and into the 1960s. -Shelved in Graphics Bins, in clear vinyl sleeve [Schellhase consignment].
1974. 1 p. handwritten letter on 8" x 6" sheet of Wodehouse's personalized stationary, with black-and-white illustration of a dachshund to top left corner; one vertical crease and one horizontal crease to twice-folded letter; TRANSCRIPTION: "Dear Miss Kline, Thank you so much for your letter. I really appreciated it. / Yes, I love animals. We have two dogs and six cats, all strays. Love, P. G. Wodehouse"; dated by Wodehouse Sept. 13, 1974," with blotting/smearing to "974" included with ALS is a blank sheet of Wodehouse's stationary (twice-folded) as well as the envelope in which it was sent (addressed to Miss Andrea Kline of Washington, D.C.), with Wodehouse's personalized header to flap of envelope; AK consignment; shelved Case 0 in thin black binder with clear plastic covering to spine.
One autograph book, bound in red cloth, measuring 8 1/4 inches high by 7 1/2 inches wide. Slightly warped due to the ephemera within, as well as some slight wear. Contains a multitude of signatures, photos, and newspaper clippings. Some of the contents include the autographs of: Robert Wagner, Liselotte Schreiner, Claus Hofer, Maria Wimmer, Werner Hinz, Ehmi Bessel, Mathies Wieman, Paul Wegener, Gustav Knutn, Werner Hinz, Walter Franck, Hannsgeorg Laubenthel, Gustav Grundens, Paul Hartmann, Paul Harbiger, Albert Florath, Kathe Gold, Marianne Hoppe, Paul Hartmann. SF consignment; shelved case 0.
1952/1980. Three items signed by William Nolan. A napkin folded to 8 1/2 x 4 inches, with a drawing by Nolan of a Bear, signed and dated 5/31/80.; A copy of the Ray Bradbury Review, 1952, inscribed by Nolan on the inside of front cover. There is one closed tear on the front cover along tail of spine extending 3 inches into the cover. In stapled paperback wrappers.; The Manuscript copy of Nolan's Short Story 'The Trees of Yesterday', with TLS cover letter dated 'Oct. 20, '80'. The manuscript has substantial writing, highlighting, and underlining.; LP consignment; shelved case 8.
One ALS on White House stationary, dated 18 July, 1918, addressed to A. S. Burleson from President Woodrow Wilson, with his signature. The letter regards two enclosed letters that "are important about the telegraph and telephone matters." This letter is attached via two rusty staples to the two referred letters, plus the envelope for the letter. One is a 3 page TLS from Clarence Mackay, President of the Postal Telegraph-Cable Company, to Wilson. The other is a carbon copy of the response Wilson sent Mackay. Also included is a seemingly unrelated 4 page ALS addressed to Burleson regarding the telegraph, dated July 13 / 18. This letter is attached via three rusty staples to a piece of white paper; TW consignment; shelved case 0.