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03235-M0294ECEE- SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO.  Large reprint of page from cat No.111 (1901) featuring hair goods: Waves, bangs, wigs, toupees, p1us theatrica1 wigs. For women and men. On heavy ivory stock.  Nice item for display. 11" x 14”. $8.00


01640-M0493CESE- Book- WRITING THE PHOTOPLAY, J. Berg Esenwein & Arthur Leeds, The Home Correspondence School, Springfield, MA. Cprt 1913. Complete Manual of Instruction in the Nature, Writing And Marketing of the Moving Picture Play. Photo illustrations of studios, movie sets, players, scenery, wardrobe, dressing and property rooms. Presentation copy signed by Esenwein. Dust jacket soiled, hardback excellent condition. 5-1/4" x 7-1/2" x 374pp. $66.00


03993-M0495ECSH- Program- B. F. KEITH’S LYRIC VAUDEVILLE, Richmond, VA. Week commencing May 11th, 1914. Milestone edition: "This is the last week of vaudeville. Next week will usher in a new form of entertainment. Feature films, the very best that can be secured, will be exhibited here, and this will be the only place in Richmond where these pictures will be shown..." It is further explained in back of book that Vaudeville would resume in fall. This is evidently the first time commercial movies had been shown in Richmond. All the vaudeville acts are given for the week, full of ads from the local merchants. Movies to be shown during the summer included "Sealed Orders," "Buffalo Bill," and "The Spoilers." Edge stain, small ink ciphering in margin. Great piece! 5" x 9" x 20pp. $42.00


04061-M0895LOLC- Catalogue- HAYDEN COSTUME CO, Boston, MA. Ca 1920. Theatrical Costumes for the Professional and Amateur Stage. Nearly ninety costumes depicted in character. Very nice graphics; some costumes somewhat ethnically derisive. Very good condition. 5-1/2” x 8-1/4” x 24pp. $68.00  


05374-M0395EEHC- Circular Catalogue- THE (Teddy) ROOSEVELT SERIES OF HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, Produced by the Roosevelt Memorial Assoc Film Library, Distributed by YMCA Motion Picture Bureau. ca 1925. Fourteen film presentations described and offered from the life and times of TR. Illustrated. Very good condition. 5" x 8" x 8pp unfolds to 8" x 20".  $22.00


05380-M0395EEHC- Brochure- PATHE, INC., NYC. ca 1926. Pathex motion picture camera and projector. 2 color. Illustrated. Small edge tear repaired. 3-5/8" x 6-3/4" x 4pp. $6.00


05381-M0395EEHC- Brochure- PATHE, INC., NYC. ca 1926. Pathex motion picture camera and projector. 2 color. Illustrated. Different graphics. Small edge tear repaired. 3-5/8" x 6-3/4" x 4pp. $6.00


05373-M0395EEHC- Government Imprint Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Dept of Labor and Industry- FIRE AND PANIC ACT OF 1909 As Amended 1917, 1921 and 1925 With Wire Glass Act. ca 1927. As motion picture theaters multiplied around the country, these rules were necessary for public safety. Very good condition. 6" x 9" x 6pp. $18.00


01711-M0593EE- Journal- MOTION PICTURE CLASSIC, Jamaica, NY, Nov 1927. Articles of note include: Do People Go Hungry in Hollywood; Movies You Will Never See; He Made ‘Em What They Are Today; Movies and Juvenile Crime; Oh, Mammy (Al Jolson Sings the Celluloid Blues); It’s Always Fair Weather; Babe Now Batting for Kleig (large picture of Ruth at bat). Many other pictorial features and shorts, well illustrated. Many ads. Front cover missing, back cover loose and tattered. Some corner chips and age toning. 9-1/2" x 12-1/4" x 92pp $28.00


05367-M0395EEHC- Circular Catalogue- AMERICAN MOTION PICTURE SERVICE, New York City. 1927. "Remember the Montreal Fire! Any Six Of These Programs On Non-Flame (Acetate) Film For Fifty Dollars Rental...etc." Total of twenty pro-grams and most have two films, which are profiled in some detail. All genres. Some recognizable names-- Charlie Chaplin, Lewis Carroll, Ralph Ince, etc. No illustrations. Very good condition. 5-3/4" x 8-3/4" x 4pp. $16.00


05368-M0395EEHC- Broadside- IRVING BERLIN STANDARD MUSIC CORP., 1607 Broadway, NYC. ca 1927. "ORGANISTS!! Something New- 'THEATER ORGAN SERIES'"...etc. Five Komedy Kartoons and five Novelty Intermezzos are offered at $1.00 either folio. Order coupon. Unused, folded as mailed. No illustrations. Excellent condition but age toned. 9" x 12". $14.00


04969-M0395EEHC- Promo Pak- RADCLIFFE CHAUTAUQUA SYSTEM, W. L. Radcliffe Proprietor, Washington, DC. May 14, 1927. An organization of touring actors and lecturers. They contracted with churches and community organizations to provide local promotional support and with whom they shared the gate. Thus, apparently explaining, the "System". It appears to be a well planned and executed program. Six pieces: 1) Letter w/nice head confirming dates for month following with promotional suggestions. 2) 8-1/2" x 11" "Tent Information" sheet outlining size, location, stage specs, seats and lights.
 3) 81/2" x 11-1/2" x 6 panel program in brown and green ink on buff textured stock, w/listing of all Radcliffe Lectures from 1918 to 1927. 4) 3-1/2" x 7-1/2" opens to one panel w/1927 program and vignettes of variety program and lectures. Orange highlights. 5) 8" x 11"sheet w/scenes from the "Great American Comedy Success, 'Give And Take.'" High quality, professional photos of scenes from production w/green ink mortised borders. 6) Original envelope addressed to a minister in PA. All in excellent condition except envelope. A rare and most enlightening look a how Americans amused themselves before the days of TV. All six pieces. $42.00


04970-M0395EEHC- Promo Pak- RADCLIFFE CHAUTAUQUA SYSTEM, W. L. Radcliffe Proprietor, Washington, DC. May 29, 1928. Another mailing similar to the one described above in #04969. Five pieces: 1) 8-1/2" x 11" x 4pp Memorandum To Committees outlining organizational and promotional suggestions for the 1928 season. Last pg is series of cartoons of mules w/poem about "Pulling Together." 
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8-1/2" x 13-1/2" "Tent Information" sheet outlining size, location, stage specs, seats & lights. 3) 3-3/4" x 6-3/4" unused ink blotter promoting Radcliffe System. Bright red w/classical border. 4)12" x 10-1/2" sheet w/7 "Newspaper Stories for use by the Local Committee." 5) Original mailing envelope. It's bugged, all else excellent. All 5 pieces.  $22.00


05363-M0395EEHC- Broadsheet- FBO PICTURES CORP., Philadelphia, PA. 1928. Announcement of picture being made--"In the Hollywood Studios stars, directors, camera men, an army of electricians, carpenters and extras are engaging in weaving that heart throbbing, romantic tale of SINNERS IN LOVE into the first True Story Picture. Based on a story from the magazine published May June, 1925." Large graphics of the movie a-making. Coupon to register interest. Heavy stock folded as mailed in envelope to Community Theater in Leraysville, Penna. Broadside excellent, envelope torn open on end. Nice display piece. 9-3/4" x 13". $38.00


05364-M0395EEHC- Letter- PARAMOUNT FAMOUS LASKY CORPORATION (PARAMOUNT PICTURES), 1201 Vine St., Phila, PA. Jul 25, 1928. From Chief Accountant to Community Theater in Leraysville, PA dunning them for $1.17 in unpaid charges. In envelope w/2 red Washington stamp. Letter excellent, envelope torn open along top. Both. $12.00


05365-M0395EEHC- Letter package- HERBERT D. SEIBERT & CO., Publishers of Motion Picture Trade Directory. 126 Front St., near Wall, NYC. Mar 13, 1928. Four pieces: 1) Printed letter w/2 color accents. 2) Unused two page information form to be filled out w/particulars of your theater. 3) Unused reply envelope w/unused red Washington stamp. 4) Original #10 mailing envelope. All like new except mailer envelope which has corner tear, foxing and pencil figuring. All four pieces. $14.00


05366-M0395EEHC- Booklet- PATHE PICTURE, PATHE EXCHANGE, INC, NYC. ca late 1920s. "A Pilgrimage To Palestine, A visual record of Ancient Palestine and its People." Textured cover is die cut to reveal color illustration of ancient city street scene. Well illustrated. Excellent condition. 6-1/4" x 9-1/8" x 8pp. $24.00


05369-M0395EEHC- Catalogue- IRVING BERLIN STANDARD MUSIC CORP., 1607 Broadway, NYC. ca 1928. "Thematic Catalog Of Motion Picture Music. Containing 135 musical extracts from our library and offered as a guide to the musician in arranging musical settings to the photoplay." Photos of nine of "The World's Greatest Composers of Photo play and Concert Music." Also, advertisements for several collections of Negro Spirituals. Small edge chip to cover. 10-1/2" x 9" x 38pp. $34.00


05370-M0395EEHC- Catalogue- IRVING BERLIN STANDARD MUSIC CORP., 1607 Broadway, NYC. ca 1928. Catalogue of Motion Picture and Concert Music for Orchestra, Piano, Organ. By 14 composers include Photoplay Dramatic Series, Film Characteristic Series, Classic Concert Series, Novelty Octavo Series, and Dramatic Octavo Series. No illustrations. Very good condition. 9-1/4" x 11" x 4pp. $12.00


05371-M0395EEHC- Schedule and Routing Sheets- No place, no date, no name, but we think this was from the COMMUNITY THEATER, Leraysville, PA from about 1928. The Motion Picture Schedule is a single sheet carbon copy by week from Aug 29 thru Nov 28 and includes comedies and general interest features. There are two "Record Routing Sheets" which have the titles of movies, directors, and stars. A total of about 70 preprinted entries. At least three are listed as being made in 1925. You'll recognize many of these old stars and titles. Corners are quite bugged but all very readable and main text all intact. 8-1/2" x 11" x 3 sheets. $12.00


03586-M0395EEHC- Catalogue- MONARCH THEATER SUPPLY, Memphis, TN ca 1929. They compare their independence and pluck to that of Lucky Lindy, with picture of Lindbergh--”We Are Not A Trust”. Holmes and other projectors, reflector arc lamps, actodectors, lens, screen coatings, auto generators (for touring theaters--it worked off a rear automobile wheel), portable power plants, transformers, lamps, carbons, picture machine motors, reels, condensers, stage lighting, opera chairs, etc. Pink self-mailer. Silverfish damage, primarily to outside sheets (touches some text but no art), edge tear. 8-1/2” x 11-1/4” x 16pp. Scarce from this mid-south company. $32.00  


05372-M0395EEHC- Journal- NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW MAGAZINE, NYC. Vol. IV, No.5, May, 1929. This review board was organized in 1909 in New York and by this date had affiliate groups around the country. They were a "disinterested volunteer citizens group" which met to review and evaluate motion pictures being produced. They stated they were against legal censorship and were for providing constructive guidance to this emerging art form. Besides several articles of general interest they here review 17 Features, 12 Non-Features, and 9 Comedies. They were, in fact, a censorship board. Illustrated. Unused subscription coupon inserted. Light stain lower spine corner, otherwise very good. A rare piece of American history. 7-1/2" x 10-1/2" x 20pp. $38.00


05385-M0495EEUA- Circular- PARAMOUNT EXCHANGE, no place, no date, but probably from their Philadelphia office and ca 1929. Offering frames for movie feature cards--Window, Insert, 3 way standing, 22" x 28", Para-Lite Flasher, etc. All illustrated with movies and stars of the day--Fay Wray, Gary Cooper, Harold Lloyd, Emil Jannings, George Bancroft, Clara Bow, etc. All frames priced. 2-color. Very good condition. 8-1/2" x 11" x 3pp opens to a 11" x 17" horizontal broadsheet. $32.00


05384-M0395EEHC- Letters- typed. Two carbon copies of two pages each. To Rev. S. H. Crockett of Leesville, TX. Dated May 31 & June 7, 1929. Advising in great detail how to go about contacting film distributors, suggested titles w/length, how to sell tickets, projector brands, etc. Age-toned, repaired corner tears. Great history of making movies acceptable to churches. Both. $12.00


06341-M1098ELKE- Catalogue- T. S. DENISON & CO., Chicago. 1930. Denison's Make-Up Guide for Amateur and Professional. First half has pictorial instructions, second half offers and prices all the make-up material including wigs and beards.  Much outrageous black-face. Well illustrated throughout. Excellent condition. 4-3/4"x 7-1/8"x 100pp. $38.00  


02617-M0894EALE- Catalogue- T. S. DENISON & CO, PUBLISHERS, Chicago, 1930. (Not to be confused with Dennison’s Mfg Co of Mass.) Denison’s Make-Up Guide for Amateur and Professional. Approximately last half is catalogue of make-up material with prices and instructions for ordering. "Written For the Amateur Actor and Containing Information of Value to Professionals in the Art of Making Up For Stage Parts; Also In the Selection of Wigs, Beards and All Kinds of Make-Up Material and Accessories." Lots of black face and other outrageous ethnic items. Very well illustrated. Very good condition. Don’t see this one often. 4-3/4" x 7-1/4" x 100pp. $48.00 


05376-M0395EEHC- Catalogue- THE NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW, NYC. Selected Pictures for The Family Program, Juniors' Matinees, The Mature Audience, 1932-33. Eighteenth Annual Catalog Compiled By The Better Films National Council. "Selection--Not Censorship--The Solution." Hundreds listed w/short description, audience and distributor key. "To be clipped" is inscribed on front in blue pencil, but only one small entry is clipped out on pg 15/16. Otherwise very good. 6" x 9" x 40pp. $18.00


07211-M0506ELEE- Catalogue- THE WILLIS N. BUGBEE CO., Syracuse, NY. BUGBEE’S PLAYS AND ENTERTAINMENTS, 1934. Appears to be over 400 plays for every event and holiday, dialogue books, circuses and carnivals, minstrels, snappy stunts, much more. Two pages of theatrical supplies including wigs, mustaches and wigs, make-up material and accessories. Catalogue cover has the NRA imprint. The National Recovery Act was in existence from 1933 to 1935. FDR was about 2 years into his first term in 1934. Rusty staples, small silverfish hole in cover near spine, some staining. 4-7/8”x 5-1/4”x 94pp.  $24.00  Pictures


04861-M0496EKRL- Journal- THE MIME REVIEW, West Dulwich, London, England. Rare Vol.1, No.1 issue, July 1935. "A Quarterly Magazine for those interested in the study and practice of the Art of Mime." It was distributed in U. S. by G.E. Stechert & Co., NY. This is a deaccessioned sample copy from Library of Congress. High quality journal, illustrated. Articles include: London Mime Festival, Mime Personalities, Mime In Education, Mime for Infants and Juniors, Mime and the General Public, Lady Precious Stream, Book Reviews, News, etc. Back cover has some wrinkles, tears, and couple of small missing pieces. Laid in red on gray subscription solicitation. 7-1/2" x -3/4" x 16pp. $24.00


01118-M0492ECEE- Catalogue- ROW, PETERSON & CO., Evanston, IL, 1938. Full-length and one-act plays, radio and stage presentations for classroom, playground, church, home or stage. Out-take half-tones from many of the productions catalogued. Good condition. 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" x 80pp, stiff covers. $14.00


05521-M0197EERE- Catalogue- THE MOVIES, no distributor name, no p1ace, no date. Probably dates ca 1930s judging from stars pictured. All the biggies of the time are represented here. Sections devoted to 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures, Special Film Highlights Releases, Miscellaneous, Westerns, and Hal Roach Streamliners. Well illustrated. This was sent to theater managers/owners for selection of their programs. All packages are priced. The Hal Roach film descriptions have a large red X. We assume these were no longer available. Back cover has light bug damage in a couple of spots. 8-1/8'' x 10-3/4'' x 20pp. $28.00


05403-M0595EESC- Journal- MOVIE-RADIO GUIDE, Vol.11, No.13, Jan 3-9, 1942. Triangle Publications, Philadelphia. A little over three weeks after Pearl Harbor. The entire nation was girding for the war effort. One article is "Radio Blackout, What It Means" by Major Curtis Mitchell, U.S. Army. Pictorial magazine full of movie and radio ads and personalities. Full color cover of Hedy Lamar. All the big names of the time are here-- Loretta Young, Bette Davis, Stirling Hayden, Robert Young, Laraine Day, Mickey Rooney, Lou Costello, Claude Rains, Rita Hayworth, Randolph Scott, FDR, much more, plus many pages of radio programming. Light stain and a tear in gutter. 10-5/8" x 13-3/4" x 40pp. $18.00


04083-M0895EEKE-  Catalogue-  PAINE PUBLISHING CO., Dayton, OH. 1942. Teachers’ Catalog. Entertainments, Plays, Operettas, Supplies for Teachers.  Comprehensive- Gay ‘90s, Black Face, Funny Farces, Stunts, Peephole Shows, hundreds more.  Supplies include wigs, beards, character, animal and Walt Disney masks, costumes.  Hats, school carnival supplies, paper decorations, band uniforms, Tom Thumb rhythm band instruments, more.  Well illustrated.  Light cover stains. 5” x 7-1/2” x 144pp $38.00


06161-M0398EKRS- Program- FIREMEN'S BENEVOLENT ASSOC. OF COLUMBUS, OHIO, Annual Minstrel Show Hartman Theater, Oct 26-27-28-29, 1944. On coated stock, color cover illustration of black-face performer, one black-face photo inside. Pictures of firemen in area, fire scenes, ads of area merchants, etc. Excellent condition. 9"x 12"x 36pp. $48.00


00842-B0990QRT- OPERA NEWS, Metropolitan Opera Tour, Spring 1947. Souvenir Program. Show scenes, casts, etc. Colorful cover. 7" x 10" x 32pp. $5.00  


02416-M0294LLEE- Trade Journal- HUMOR BUSINESS, NYC, Vol. 1, No. 1, Oct 1947. Rare first issue Trade Journal of the Comedy Business. Comedy consultants listed are Milton Berle, Alan Young, Henny Youngman, Jay Burton, Jan Murray. Articles include: Laugh Starvation Faces Nation--Lack of Comic Training Ground Threatens Future Generation, Talent Showcase, Holywood Needs Comedy Writers Says Hal Roach, Radio Gagman Turns to Cartoon Fun, Humor Is My Hobby, The Business of Being Funny, and more. Illustrated. Minor edge chip, age toned, archival stamp. 8-1/4” x 10-3/4” x 16pp. $64.00  


00841-B0990QRT- Program- ALLEGRO, A NEW MUSICAL PLAY, The Theater Guild. Rodgers & Hammerstein, ca 1940s. Show scenes, cast. Colorful cover. 9'' x 12" x 16pp. $5.00 


05983-M1297ECSL- Journal- THE BILLBOARD DISK JOCKEY SUPPLEMENT, Section II, Oct 2, 1948.  Chock full of ads for all the recording stars of the day: Vic Damone, Merle Travis,  Billy Eckstine, Frankie Laine, Jimmy Wakely, Ray Anthony, Dizzy Gillespie, Cowboy Copas, Vaughn Monroe, Lionel Hampton, and many, many more. Small library stamp, minor old tape repair. 10"x 13-3/4"x 90pp. $46.00 


05984-M1297ECSL- Journal- THE BILLBOARD SPECIAL SECTION FOR THE JUKE BOX OPERATOR, Section Two, Jan 22, 1949. Fantastic repository of recording history--ads, stats, charts, juke box network history, etc. Very good. 10"x 14"x 82pp. $46.00


05985-M1297ECSL- Journal- THE BILLBOARD JUKE BOX SUPPLEMENT, Section II, March 4, 1950. Fantastic repository of recording history--ads, stats, charts, juke box network history, etc. Some edge chips. 10"x 14"x 98pp. $46.00


05982-M1297ECSL- Journal- AMUSEMENT BUSINESS, Vol.76, No.21. May 30, 1964. Pub by Billboard Pub Co., Cincinnati, OH. Features New York World Fair and the Fun Industry. Ads for acts, rides, equipment, etc. Excellent. 8-1/4"x 11"x 54pp. $42.00  


06425-M0399ECKE- Broadside- HIGHLAND DRIVE-IN THEATER, Manchester, KY, Thursday, July 3. We think this dates to 1969. This year matches the day/date and some of the entertainers mentioned were performing together about then. "Showing on Screen- 'Buffalo Bill'. Ridin', Shootin', Singing TV Stars Coming In Person. Homer Harris 7-Foot Cowboy. Carl Story RCA Recording Star. Trick Horse Stardust, A Real Live Oklahoma Educated Horse. The Saddle Pals, Ray Myers--Lloyd Bell and Bobby Thompson Recording Stars. Ray Myers The Armless Musician Who Leads Normal Life." Picture of Homer and Stardust Doing the Camel Stretch. Nice bold typography. Very slight discoloration at top edge, otherwise excellent. On gray/green paper. Great display piece. 9"x 12". $42.00


06426-M0399ECKE- Broadside- HIGHLAND DRIVE-IN THEATER, Manchester, KY, Thursday, July 3. We think this dates to 1969. Identical to No.06425 except on on pink paper. This year matches the day/date and some of the entertainers mentioned were performing together about then. "Showing on Screen- 'Buffalo Bill'. Ridin', Shootin', Singing TV Stars Coming In Person. Homer Harris 7-Foot Cowboy. Carl Story RCA Recording Star. Trick Horse Stardust, A Real Live Oklahoma Educated Horse. The Saddle Pals, Ray Myers--Lloyd Bell and Bobby Thompson Recording Stars. Ray Myers The Armless Musician Who Leads Normal Life."  Picture of Homer and Stardust Doing the Camel Stretch. Nice bold typography. Excellent condition. Great display piece. 9"x 12". $42.00  


07246-M0683EEEE- Directory- MUSIC & BOOKING SOURCE DIRECTORY, Somerset Communications, Santa Monica, CA. 1983. They may no longer be in business. If it’s about the music industry, it’s here! Fantastic reference, complete snapshot of the music industry in 1983. An inserted hand-written note says appx 35,000 listings, although we have not counted them. Included are recording artists, personal managers, booking agents, record companies, lighting companies, talent promoters, sound companies, recording studios, manufacturers, music video, video production, transportation, colleges, general services, auditoriums, market reports, etc. Encyclopedic in scope and very colorful. All the performers of the era are here. 1983 cover price was $60.00. Included are rate cards and  advertising inserts. Colorful hardback with tab indexing. Excellent condition. 9-1/8”x 11”x 595pp. $123.00  Picture


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