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cover of Original photograph of composer Joseph Kosma, circa 1960s

Original photograph of composer Joseph Kosma, circa 1960s

by Joseph Kosma [Jozsef Kozma] (subject); Edward Quinn (photographer)

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1960
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Paris: Marie-France, 1960. Vintage borderless photograph of Hungarian-French composer Joseph Kosma at the piano, circa 1960s. With the stamps of Marie-France archives and photographer Edward Quinn on the verso. Kosma was primarily known as a composer for film, despite his education at the Budapest Conservatory in Hungary. He was introduced to director Jean Renoir by writing partner… Read more
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cover of Original photograph of Leopold Stokowski with his All-American Youth Orchestra

Original photograph of Leopold Stokowski with his All-American Youth Orchestra

by Leopold Stokowski (subject)

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Published
1940
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N.p.: N.p., 1940. Vintage photograph of conductor Leopold Stokowski with the All-American Youth Orchestra during a rehearsal in Washington DC on July 23, 1940. Printed mimeo snipe affixed to the verso along with a date stamp and the stamp of Associated Press Photo. Stokowski created the All-American Youth Orchestra in early 1940, primarily to provide a means… Read more
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cover of Der Titan von Tanger (Original vernacular photograph of Paul Bowles from the 1994 television documentary)

Der Titan von Tanger (Original vernacular photograph of Paul Bowles from the 1994 television documentary)

by Paul Bowles (subject); Sebastian Hirt (director)

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Published
1994
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N.p.: ARTE, 1994. Vintage borderless vernacular color photograph from the 1994 television documentary, showing writer and composer Paul Bowles sitting on a chair on an airplane tarmac, having evidently refused to board a plane. Printed mimeo label affixed to the verso, dated 7.3.1994. Born in New York, Bowles began traveling between Paris, Berlin, Morocco, and New York… Read more
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cover of Original photograph of Juliette Greco and Michel Legrand, circa 1958

Original photograph of Juliette Greco and Michel Legrand, circa 1958

by Juliette Greco, Michel Legrand (subjects); Guy Le Page (photographer)

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Published
1958
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N.p.: N.p., 1958. Vintage borderless photograph of composer Michel Legrand and chanteuse Juliette Greco, circa 1958. Stamp of photographer Guy Le Page on the verso. Greco and Legrand collaborated on several releases in the 1950s and 1960s, most notably Greco's self-titled album produced by Columbia in 1960. 7.25 x 7.25 inches. Near Fine.
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cover of Original photograph of Henry Mancini at home, 1969

Original photograph of Henry Mancini at home, 1969

by Henry Mancini (subject)

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Published
1969
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N.p.: N.p., 1969. Vintage photograph of composer Henry Mancini at home in 1969, flanked by his personal library and Grammy Awards. Prolific composer, conductor, and pianist Mancini wrote the themes and soundtracks for hundreds of films throughout the late twentieth century, most notably including themes for The Pink Panther film series, "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961), and "Victor/Victoria"… Read more
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cover of Cage, Cunningham, Johns: Dancers on a Plane (First Edition)

Cage, Cunningham, Johns: Dancers on a Plane (First Edition)

by [John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Jasper Johns] Susan Sontag (contributor)

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Published
1989
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First Edition
ISBN
9780947564285
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$65.00

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London: Anthony D'Offay Gallery, 1989. First Edition. Softcover. First Edition. Produced in conjunction with an exhibition of the work of John Cage, Merce Cunningham, and Jasper Johns which ran from October 31 to December 2, 1989 at the Anthony d'Offay Gallery, and from January 23 to March 25, 1990 at the Tate Gallery. Near Fine in wrappers.… Read more
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cover of The Music Lovers (Original maquette from the 1970 film)

The Music Lovers (Original maquette from the 1970 film)

by Ken Russell (director); Barbara von Meck, Catherine Drinker Bowen (book); Melvyn Bragg (screenwriter); Richard Chamberlain, Glenda Jackson (starring)

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Published
1970
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$150.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: United Artists, 1970. Original photographic mock-up from the 1970 film, showing actor Richard Chamberlain in character, with the background retouched in gray paint, matted and mounted on illustration board. With annotations to the mat and board in holograph ink and pencil. Based on the 1937 collection of personal correspondence between Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky and his… Read more
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cover of Original invitation for Steve Reich and Musicians, Four Concerts, May 20, 21, 23, 24, 1975: Work in Progress for 21 musicians and singers (1975), Violin Phase (1967), Music for Pieces of Wood (1973)

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New York: The Kitchen, 1975. Vintage invitation for four concerts by Steve Reich and Musicians at The Kitchen in New York, featuring performances of three seminal pieces by Reich, "Violin Phase" (1967), "Music for Pieces of Wood" (1973), and the aptly named "Work in Progress for 21 musicians and singers," an early iteration of his landmark "Music for 18… Read more
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cover of Bachelor in Paradise (Original photograph of Henry Mancini from the 1961 film)

Bachelor in Paradise (Original photograph of Henry Mancini from the 1961 film)

by Jack Arnold (director); Valentine Davies, Hal Kanter (screenwriters); Bob Hope, Lana Turner, Janis Paige, Jim Hutton (starring)

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Published
1961
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N.p.: N.p., 1961. Vintage publicity photograph of composer Henry Mancini from the 1961 film. With cropping annotations in ink and pencil on the verso, along with Mancini's stamp. From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler. A bestselling paperback author who has recently moved into a small development in the California suburbs becomes the de… Read more
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cover of Photograph of Cole Porter, circa 1940s, struck circa 1950s

Photograph of Cole Porter, circa 1940s, struck circa 1950s

by Cole Porter (subject)

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Published
1950
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N.p.: N.p., 1950. Vintage double weight photograph of Cole Porter, circa 1940s, struck from the original negative circa 1950s. "TV Times" stamp on verso. 8 x 10 inches. Light creasing in far corners, else Near Fine.
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cover of Original photograph of Arthur Honegger filling his pipe, circa 1940s

Original photograph of Arthur Honegger filling his pipe, circa 1940s

by Arthur Honegger (subject)

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Published
1940
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N.p.: N.p., 1940. Vintage borderless photograph of French-Swiss composer Arthur Honegger, filling his pipe with tobacco in front of his extensive, mounted pipe collection, circa 1940s. With the stamp of Omnium-Presse on the verso, along with a stamp noting the letter P, and cropping annotations in pencil. Honegger was best known as a member of Les Six,… Read more
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cover of Original photograph of Elmer Bernstein recording the soundtrack to The Man with the Golden Arm, circa 1956

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N.p.: N.p., 1956. Vintage photograph of composer Elmer Bernstein conducting an orchestra in rehearsal for the soundtrack to Otto Preminger's "The Man with the Golden Arm," circa 1956. With two stamps for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on the verso. From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler. Bernstein worked as a composer… Read more
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cover of Original photograph of composer Burt Bacharach in the recording studio, circa 1970s

Original photograph of composer Burt Bacharach in the recording studio, circa 1970s

by Burt Bacharach (subject)

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Published
1970
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N.p.: N.p., 1970. Vintage borderless reference photograph of musician Burt Bacharach playing the piano and singing in a recording studio, circa 1970s. With a Columbia-Warner copyright stamp on the verso. 10 x 8 inches. About Near Fine.
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cover of Candide (Original script for the 1974 musical)

Candide (Original script for the 1974 musical)

by Leonard Bernstein (music); Richard Wilbur (lyrics); Hugh Wheeler (book); Stephen Sondheim, John Latouche (additional lyrics); Harold Prince (director); Lewis J. Stadlen, Mark Baker, Maureen Brennan (starring)

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Published
1974
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New York: Chelsea-Candide Company, 1974. Draft script for the 1974 production of the play, noted on the title page as the "Playing Version."). "Candide" premiered at the Broadway Theatre on March 10, 1974, playing for 740 performances, closing on January 4, 1976. Annotation in holograph marker of copy number "#13" on title page and several annotations in holograph pencil… Read more
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cover of Original photograph of Michel Legrand, circa 1960s

Original photograph of Michel Legrand, circa 1960s

by Michel Legrand (subject)

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Published
1960
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N.p.: N.p., 1960. Vintage borderless press photograph of composer Michel Legrand, circa early 1960s. The photograph, which shows Legrand exiting a gate with a suitcase in hand, is somewhat prescient, as the first half of the 1960s would see him leap to international renown, both as a popular musician and a composer of the film scores for… Read more
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cover of Original Program for a performance of three pieces by the Orchestra of St. Lukes

Original Program for a performance of three pieces by the Orchestra of St. Lukes

by [Orchestra of St. Luke's] Glenn Branca, John Cale (composers); David Byrne (composer, performer); New York Voices (performers)

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Published
1991
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New York: Arts at St. Anna's, 1991. Original program for a performance by the Orchestra of St. Luke's, conducted by David Alan Miller, held at The Town Hall in New York City on June 8 and 9, 1981. The performance featured four pieces: "Freeform" and "Shivering Air," composed by Glenn Branca, "Sanctus," composed by John Cale, and "The Forest,"… Read more
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cover of Original photograph of Karlheinz Stockhausen

Original photograph of Karlheinz Stockhausen

by Karlheinz Stockhausen (subject)

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Published
1950
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N.p.: N.p., 1950. Vintage borderless photograph of composer and electronic music pioneer Karlheinz Stockhauser, circa the 1950s. With holograph pencil annotations on the verso. 12 x 8.5 inches. Near Fine.
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cover of Steve Reich and Musicians, November 6, 1983 (Original program)

Steve Reich and Musicians, November 6, 1983 (Original program)

by Steve Reich

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1983
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Rochester, NY: Eastman School of Music, 1983. Original program for a performance by Steve Reich at the Eastman School of Music on November 6, 1983 as part of the Meet the Composer series, featuring performances of "Clapping Music," "Vermont Counterpoint," and "Drumming Part I" by a quintet lead by Reich, and "Tehillim," performed by members of the Rochester Philharmonic… Read more
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cover of Autograph Note from Adele Franz [Longmire] signed to Daniel Selznick, 1969

Autograph Note from Adele Franz [Longmire] signed to Daniel Selznick, 1969

by Adele Franz [Longmire] (composer); Daniel Selznick (producer);

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Published
1969
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1969. Autograph note signed from composer Adele Franz to producer Daniel Selznick. The note, executed on Franz's stationery, noting that she is delivering herewith the LP soundtrack recording for an obscure play titled, "Long Time Between Loves," along with a script for same. Included is a photostat of Selznick's detailed response, in which he mentions his favorite songs on… Read more
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cover of U.S. Highball |Gate 5 Records, Issue No. 6 (First pressing, inscribed to Amos Vogel in 1960)

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Champaign, IL: Gate 5 Records, 1956. First and only pressing. Issue No. 6 in Harry Partch's self-released Gate 5 series, sold by mail order. INSCRIBED by Partch in 1960 to noted film scholar Amos Vogel on the rear flap: "For Amos Vogel / With all best wishes / Harry Partch / Feb 11 '60." A conceptual 10-inch EP,… Read more
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