Lillian June (Bailey) Henschel, 1860—1901, was an American soprano. She made her debut in Boston in 1876, then studied (1878) with Viardot-Garcia in Paris and later with Henschel, whom she married in 1881. Autograph Slip Writing Signed, n.d. - 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 written in blk ink on richly toned granit paper overall, fine condition.
Sir Henry Rowley Bishop, (born Nov. 18, 1786, London, Eng.—died April 30, 1855, London), English composer and conductor remembered for his songs “Home, Sweet Home” and “Lo, Here the Gentle Lark.” Bishop composed, arranged, and conducted dramatic musical productions at Covent Garden Theatre (1810–24), King’s Theatre, Haymarket (1816–17), Drury Lane (from 1825), and Vauxhall Gardens (1830). Autograph Letter Signed, 09/22/1852 - 4 7/8 x 6 1/2 two-fold written in blk ink overall, very fine condition.
Sir Henry Rowley Bishop (18 November 1786 – 30 April 1855) was an English composer. He is most famous for the songs "Home! Sweet Home!" and "Lo, Hear the Gentle Lark". He was the composer or arranger of some 120 dramatic works, including 80 operas, light operas, cantatas, and ballets. Knighted in 1842, he was the first musician to be so honoured. Bishop worked for all the major theatres of London in his era — including the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden, the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, Vauxhall Gardens and the Haymarket Theatre, and was Professor of Music at Oxford University. His second wife was the noted soprano Anna Bishop, who scandalised British society by leaving him and conducting an open liaison with the harpist Nicolas-Charles Bochsa until the latter's death in Sydney. Autograph Letter Signed, 08/27/1818 - 7 1/9 x 9 - To:Mr Huckel regarding an engagement for the current season. Written in blk ink with minor archival repair overall, fine condition.
Sir Adrian Cedric Boult, CH (/boʊlt/; 8 April 1889 – 22 February 1983) was an English conductor. Brought up in a prosperous mercantile family, he followed musical studies in England and at Leipzig, Germany, with early conducting work in London for the Royal Opera House and Sergei Diaghilev's ballet company. Photograph Writing Signed, 1973 - 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 Written in blk ink on a B/W from: Allegro Photographic Studios, London. Overall, very fine condition.
Phillips Brooks (December 13, 1835 – January 23, 1893) was an American clergyman and author, who briefly served as Bishop of Massachusetts in the Episcopal Church during the early 1890s. In the Episcopal liturgical calendar he is remembered on January 23. He is known for being the lyricist of "O Little Town of Bethlehem". Autograph Slip Writing Signed, n.d. 5 x 1 1/2 with one-fold written in blk ink states: 'Very sincerely yours Philip Brooks' overall, fine condition.
Charles Wakefield Cadman (December 24, 1881 – December 30, 1946) was an American composer. Cadman’s musical education, unlike that of most of his American contemporaries, was completely American.
Born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, he began piano lessons at 13. Eventually, he went to nearby Pittsburgh where he studied harmony, theory, and orchestration with Luigi von Kunits and Emil Paur, then concertmaster and conductor, respectively, of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. This was the sum of his training.
He was named a national honorary member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia music fraternity in 1915. Autograph Slip Signed, n.d. 6 x 2 9/16 signed, in blk ink very clean overall, very fine condition.
Irving Caesar (July 4, 1895 – December 18, 1996) was an American lyricist and theater composer who wrote lyrics for "Swanee," "Sometimes I'm Happy," "Crazy Rhythm," and "Tea for Two," one of the most frequently recorded tunes ever written. He was born and died in New York. Typed Letter Signed, 06/24/1953 - 7 1/2 x 10 1/2 with a two-fold signed in blue ink pen overall, very fine condition.
J. M. Capel (composer)(ca 1870 - 1920)British Composer. Autograph Card Writing Signed, n.d. 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 written i blk ink on a copyright card dated 1903. The Willis Music Co., Ltd., 8 Newman Street, London W. water stain noted overall, fine condition.
Kate Castleton (1838 - 1891) a British musical comedy performer, poCastletonses at the Mora studio in New York. She was a Musicians & Singers. Autograph Card Writing Signed, n.d. written in blk ink with rich toning seen. Gold edging overall, very fine condition.
Robert Clary (born Robert Max Widerman; March 1, 1926) is a French-born American actor, published author, and lecturer, best known for his role in the television sitcom Hogan's Heroes as Corporal LeBeau, and is the series' last surviving male original cast member. Autograph Card Writing Signed, n n.d. - 3 1/2 x 2 written in blue ink pen overall, fine condition.
Claude Carton (Richard Claude Critchett) (1856-1928), was a British actor and playwright. Autograph Card Writing Signed, 02/02/1911 - 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 written in blk ink with nice rich even toning seen. Clear and Clean lettering overall, very fine condition.
Francis de Croisset (pronounced: [fʁɑ̃sis də kʁwasɛ]) (born Franz Wiener, January 28, 1877 – November 8, 1937) was a Belgium-born French playwright and opera librettist. Autograph Letter Signed, 06/nd/1900ca. - 5 x 7 with one-fold hand written in blk ink from the 'Ormonde House St James St, S.W. London' overall, very fine condition.
Richard Alexander Crooks (June 26, 1900 – September 29, 1972) was an American tenor and a leading singer at the New York Metropolitan Opera. Autograph Card Writing Signed, 1929 - 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 written in blk ink overall, fine/very fine condition.
Mary Kyle Dallas ( ca. 1820 - 1897) was born in Philadelphia, Dallas published several novels. Her poetry often related to music, and one poem, "Brave Love," was set to music by Harry Pepper. Autograph Card Writing Signed, 12/17/1889 AQS - 'Take things by their mortal handles' - Jefferson; written in blk ink on ivory card stock overall, very fine condition.
Daniels, Frank [Albert] (1860–1935), comic actor and singer. Although born in Dayton, Ohio, the genial, bantam, imp‐faced Daniels grew up in Boston, where he attended business school before studying singing at the New England Conservatory of Music. Autograph Slip Signed ,10/1900 - 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 overall, very fine condition.
Jessie Bartlett Davis (ca. 1859-1861 – May 14, 1905) was an American operatic singer and actress from Morris, Illinois, who was billed as "America's Representative Contralto". Autograph Slip Writing Signed, 1897 - 3 3/4 x 2 1/2 written in blk ink; large and clear signing overall, fine condition.
Jessie Bartlett Davis (ca. 1859-1861 – May 14, 1905) was an American operatic singer and actress from Morris, Illinois, who was billed as "America's Representative Contralto" Autograph Slip Writing Signed, n.d. - 4 1/2 x 3 four-lines written in blk ink; very clear wrting noted overall, very fine condition.
Misha Dichter (born September 27, 1945) is a classical pianist who was born in Shanghai to Polish-Jewish parents who fled Europe at the outbreak of World War II. Autograph Card Writing Signed, n.d. 3 1/2 x 2 signed in dark blue ink overall, very fine/extra fine condition.
Phyllis Diller (July 17, 1917 – August 20, 2012) was an American actress and comedienne. She created a stage persona of a wild-haired and eccentrically dressed housewife who made self-deprecating jokes about her age and appearance, her terrible cooking, and a husband named "Fang", while pretending to smoke from a long cigarette holder. Diller's signature was her unusual laugh. Typed Letter Signed, 06/22/1967 - 7 1/2 x 9 signed in red ink pen with a two-fold and her famous signature face overall very fine condition.
Antoine Dominique "Fats" Domino Jr. (born February 26, 1928) is an American R&B and rock and roll pianist and singer-songwriter. He was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Autograph Card Writing Signed, n.d. 3 1/2 x 2 written in blue ink pen overall, very fine condition.
Peter Duchin (born 28 July 1937) is an American pianist and band leader. Autograph Slip Writing Signed, n.d. - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 written in blue ink with a two-fold. Overall, very fine condition.
Vivian Duncan (June 17, 1897 – September 19, 1986) were born in Los Angeles, California, the daughters of a violinist turned salesman. In 1923 the Duncans created their signature roles in Topsy and Eva (Rosetta as the former, Vivian as the latter), a musical comedy derived from the novel Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe.
William Robert Emerson, known during his recording career as Billy "The Kid" Emerson and more recently as Rev. William R. Emerson (born December 21, 1925, Tarpon Springs, Florida, United States), is an African American preacher and former R&B and rock and roll singer and songwriter, best known for his 1955 song, "Red Hot." Autograph Card Signed, n.d. 3 3/4 x 2 written in purple ink pen overall, fine condition.
Lizzie Evans was an entertainer in vaudeville and musical theatre in New York City and Chicago, Illinois from the 1880s into the 20th century. A New York Times article described her as a bright little person of the Lotta Crabtree physique and school, but with less naturalness and more nasal twang. Autograph Card Writing Signed, 10/09/1885 - 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 written in blk ink with gold edging overall, fine/very fine condition.
Leonard Geoffrey Feather (13 September 1914 – 22 September 1994) was a British-born jazz pianist, composer, and producer who was best known for his music journalism and other writing. Autograph Card Writing Signed, n.d - 3 1/2 x 2 1/4 written in blue ink overall, very fine condition.
Elsie Louise Ferguson (August 19, 1883 – November 15, 1961) was an American stage and film actress. Autograph Card Writing Signed, nm/nd/1935 - 4 x 3 written in blk ink with light ink toning overall, fine condition.