Performing Arts


1497.jpg

Please click on image or
book title for more details

BLATTY, William Peter

Demons Five, Exorcists Nothing

New York: Donald I. Fine Books, 1996

8vo, pp. 181. Original black boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition of this behind-the-scenes Hollywood novel by the ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

Variant price modifier:
£30.00

1582.jpg

Please click on image or
book title for more details

SYKES, Eric; MILLIGAN, Spike; BISHOP, Michael; PARK, Phil

Cinderella

London: N.p.[Moss Empires Ltd.], 1953

Mimeographed playscript, bound with brown ribbon in outsize red card covers.

First edition. ERIC SYKES' COPY, WITH HIS NAME TO TITLE PAGE.

This version of Cinderella was staged at the London Palladium at Christmas in 1953. It was the making of Julie Andrews, who on the strength of her work in this show was cast in the Broadway production of The Boy Friend, a huge hit which launched her international career. Also among the cast were Max Bygraves, Richard Hearne (Mr. Pastry), and the future Dr. Who Jon Pertwee, who played one of the Ugly Sisters. The reception for the show was generally good, although some critics questioned the its occasional forays into offbeat, off-colour humour. (Step forward, Milligan....).

A unique copy.


1093.jpg

Please click on image or
book title for more details

O'CASEY, Eileen

Cheerio, Titan

London: Papermac, 1991

8vo, pp. 148. Original illustrated stiff paper wrappers. Fine.

First UK edition, first published in the US in 1989. The book isan account of the friendship between George Bernard Shaw and Sean ... [more]

Variant price modifier:
£175.00

1562.jpg

Please click on image or
book title for more details

[HANCOCK, Tony] GALTON, Ray and SIMPSON, Alan

Calling All Forces: Series 2, Episode 12

London: N.p. [BBC], 1952

39 mimeographed pp., secured with split pin to top left.

First edition. ALAN SIMPSON'S COPY OF THE SECOND EVER GALTON AND SIMPSON SCRIPT,... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

Variant price modifier:
£2,750.00

1747.jpg

Please click on image or
book title for more details

[Cinema History] [ed. BAZIN, André, LO DUCA, Joseph-Marie and DO

Cahiers Du Cinema

Paris: Les Editions De L'Etoile, 1951

Five issues. Uniform yellow photo-illustrated wrappers, lettered in black. Between 50 and 60 pp., profusely illustrated with b&w... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

Variant price modifier:
£750.00

3163

Please click on image or
book title for more details

SHAFFER, Peter

Amadeus

London: Andre Deutsch, 1980

Small 8vo, pp. 124. Original red boards, lettered in silver to spine. Errata slip to p. 109. Photographic dustwrapper, portrait of the author to... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

Variant price modifier:
£150.00

2838

Please click on image or
book title for more details

SUTHERLAND, Joan

ALS To Leo McKern

Montreux: N.p., 1993

2pp. ALS on headed notepaper ('Joan Sutherland' over a floral design, light red on cream). Original envelope present, address handwritten, postmarked 23.11.93. Colour photograph of Sutherland and McKern on location for On Our Selection in Braidwood, Australia, taken the following year.

2pp. ALS FROM JOAN SUTHERLAND TO LEO MCKERN, FONDLY REMEMBERING THEIR RECENT MEETING AND LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING TOGETHER ON DAD AND DAVE: ON OUR SELECTION.

In 1994, four years after her retirement from the operatic stage, Dame Joan Sutherland returned to her native Australia to make what would turn out to be her only dramatic film: Dad and Dave:On Our Selection, written and directed by George Whaley. Based on the writings of Steele Rudd, the film, set in Queensland at the end of the nineteenth century, starred Geoffrey Rush, Ray Barrett, Noah Taylor -- and Leo McKern as Dad Rudd. Joan Sutherland played Mother Rudd, with not entirely satisfactory results, and the film, made to mark the centenary of the Australian film industry, was a failure with both critics and paying audiences.

This letter dates from the early days of Sutherland and McKern's association, is written on Sutherland's personalised notepaper and sent from her home in the Swiss village of Les Avants, and looks forward, albeit nervously, to the forthcoming shoot:

'[I]f nothing else convinced me to become involved in the film your honest, down-to-earthness did. I hope, if it all gets sorted out that I shan't be too much out of my depth!'

Accompanying the letter is a photograph, taken on location the following year, of a laughing Sutherland and McKern in costume.

Variant price modifier:
£600.00

1084.jpg

Please click on image or
book title for more details

[Riverside Studios]

A Fabulous Collection of Material Relating to the Appearances of Elisabeth Welch, Adelaide Hall and the Harlem Renaissance at the Riverside Studios, London.

Various dates, mostly 1980s.

1: PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIAL:

i) 35 original photographic negatives of ELISABETH WELCH performing at Riverside in April 1982.
ii) 67 original photographic negatives of ADELAIDE HALL... [more]

Variant price modifier:
£2,500.00

1090.jpg

Please click on image or
book title for more details

GRAY, Spalding

2 pp. ALS TO DAVID GOTHARD, CO-FOUNDER OF THE RIVERSIDE STUDIOS, LONDON

7 June 1985.

2 pp. ALS, 280 x 215 mm, in the original envelope, written on the stationery of the Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis.

Wooster Group co-founder and monologist Spalding Gray had met David Gothard at the... [more]

Variant price modifier:
£275.00

1082.jpg

Please click on image or
book title for more details

WANAMAKER, Sam

1 pp. TLS TO DAVID GOTHARD. 1 April 1985.

London: 1985

1 pp. TLS, 295 x 205 mm, lacking the envelope. Inked set of directions in Gothard's hand at top (see below).

Typed letter, signed by Sam Wanamaker, inviting Gothard to become administrator of the... [more]

Variant price modifier:
£175.00

1030.jpg

Please click on image or
book title for more details

LITTLEWOOD, Joan

1 p. ALS, IN ORIGINAL AIR MAIL ENVELOPE, TO DAVID GOTHARD, CO-FOUNDER OF THE RIVERSIDE STUDIOS, LONDON.

8 October 1983

1 pp. ALS, 200 x 150 mm, on stiff card, to the verso of which Hals' painting of Hamlet, cut from a magazine, has been affixed. Envelope dated 8 October 1983.

In both form and content, a wonderfully... [more]

Variant price modifier:
£375.00

«StartPrev1234NextEnd»Page 4 of 4

© Neil Pearson Rare Books 2016 | Sitemap