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Archive of six original photographs of opera star Anna Moffo

by Moffo, Anna (subject); Tulio Farabola, Louis Melcancon, et al (photographers)

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Published
1960
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$165.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1960. Archive of six vintage photographs of opera singer Anna Moffo, all taken circa late 1950s and early 1960s. American-born opera singer Anna Moffo was one the leading coloratura sopranos of her generation, debuting on the Italian stage in 1955 and achieving lasting fame there after appearing on Italian television as Cio-Cio San in… Read more
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The Student Prince (Collection of 11 original photographs from rereleases of the 1954 film)

by Thorpe, Richard (director); Wilhelm Eyer-Forster (play); William Ludwig, Sonya Levien (screenwriters); Robert Quirk (still photographer); Ann Blyth, Edmund Purdom, John Ericson, Louis Calhern (starring); Mario Lanza (singing voice)

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Published
1962
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$75.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1962. Collection of 11 vintage single weight studio still photographs from 1962 (5 photos) and 1969 re-release (6 photos) of the 1954 film, under the title, "Student Prince." Starring actor Purdom, who played the prince, is prominently featured, sometimes sword fighting. One image from the set is shown. Please inquire for others.… Read more
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$75.00
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Original photograph of Maria Callas, 1958

by Callas, Maria (subject); Gerard Gery (photographer)

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Published
1958
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$450.00

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Paris: International Magazine Service, 1958. Vintage photograph of Maria Callas, 1958. With Press agency stamps and holograph annotations on the verso. Renowned opera singer Maria Callas drinks a cup of coffee in the Orly Airport, just two month before her Paris Opera House debut on December 19th, 1958. 7 x 9.5 inches Near Fine.
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image of Medea (Original photograph from the 1969 film)

Medea (Original photograph from the 1969 film)

by Pasolini, Pier Paolo (director, screenwriter); Maria Callas (starring)

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Published
1969
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$450.00

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Italy: San Marco / Les Films Number One / Janus Film und Ferneshen, 1969. Vintage oversize borderless color photograph from the 1969 film. Based on the Greek myth, the film is opera legend Maria Callas' only feature film role, one in which she did not sing. 11.5 x 9.5 inches. Near Fine. BFI 1088. … Read more
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$450.00
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The Great Victor Herbert (Original screenplay for the 1939 film)

by Stone, Andrew L. (director, screenwriter); Russel Crouse, Robert Lively (screenwriter); Allan Jones, Mary Martin, Walter Connolly (starring)

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Published
1939
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$475.00

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Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1939. Draft script for the 1939 film. A musical drama that follows the romantic and professional arc of two performers. Louise Hall abandons her humble beginnings to become a singer in New York City, where she meets and falls in love with John Ramsey, the star of Victor Herbert's operas. Ramsey takes her under… Read more
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$475.00
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A Lady's Morals [Jenny Lind] (Original screenplay for the 1930 film, musical director Arthur Freed's working copy)

by Franklin, Sidney (director); Arthur Richman, Hans Kraly, Dorothy Farnum (screenwriters); Grace Moore, Reginald Denny, Wallace Berry (starring)

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Published
1930
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$875.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1930. First Temporary Draft script for the 1930 film "A Lady's Morals," seen here under the title "Jenny Lind." Copy belonging to musical director Arthur Freed, with his holograph pencil name to the front wrapper and his annotations throughout. Metropolitan Opera diva Grace Moore stars as Jenny Lind, the 1850's Swedish opera… Read more
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Original photograph of opera star Anna Moffo

by Moffo, Anna (subject); Tulio Farabola (photographer)

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Published
1960
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N.p.: N.p., 1960. Vintage photograph of opera singer Anna Moffo, taken circa early 1960s. American-born opera singer Anna Moffo was one the leading coloratura sopranos of her generation, debuting on the Italian stage in 1955 and achieving lasting fame there after appearing on Italian television as Cio-Cio San in a 1956 production of "Madame Butterfy." She returned… Read more
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The Student Prince (Original screenplay for the 1954 film)

by Thorpe, Richard, Mervyn LeRoy, Curtis Bernhardt (directors); Wilhelm Eyer-Forster (play); Sigmund Romberg, Dorothy Donnelly (operetta); William Ludwig, Sonya Levien (screenwriters); Ann Blyth, Edmund Purdom, John Ericson, Louis Calhern (starring); Mario L

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Published
1952
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$375.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1952. Revised Final Draft script for the 1954 film. Studio File Copy, rubber-stamped on the front wrapper. Three front wrappers are present, each with varying rubber-stamps to indicate different drafts, and each noting different directors: Thorpe (who received final credit), Mervyn LeRoy, and Curtis Bernhardt. Brief annotations in holograph pencil on the verso of… Read more
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Girl on the Spot (Post-production script for the 1946 film)

by Beaudine, William (director); George Blake, Jack Hartfield (story writers); Dorcas Cochran (screenwriter)

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Published
1946
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$75.00

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Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1946. Post-production Continuity and Dialogue script for the 1946 film. A woman witnesses a murder committed by a killer who happens to also be a Gilbert and Sullivan fan. The police then produce an entirely new Gilbert and Sullivan musical on Broadway for her to star in, so that while acting in… Read more
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Girl on the Spot [Serenade for Murder] (Original screenplay for the 1946 film)

by Beaudine, William (director); Milton Schwarzwald (producer); George Blake, Jack Hartfield (screenwriter); Dorcas Cochran (screenwriter); Fuzzy Knight, Edward S. Brophy (starring)

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Published
1945
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$225.00

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Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1945. Draft script for the 1946 film "Girl on the Spot," here under its original title "Serenade for Murder," which is stricken through and replaced with "Girl on the Spot" written above in holograph pencil. Copy belonging to Executive Producer Milton Schwarzwald, with his name in holograph pencil to the front wrapper and his… Read more
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Munich: Lenbachhaus, 1982. Original poster for the 1982 exhibition of drawings created by director Robert Wilson, in conjunction with his play of the same name. The exhibition took place at Lenbachhaus, in Munich, Germany, from May 19th to June 13th, 1982. Wilson typically created preliminary drawings for his theatre works, as a means toward composing… Read more
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$550.00
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The CIVIL warS: A Tree Is Best Measured When It Is Down | Schauspielhaus Koln, 19 Jan 1984 (Original poster for the premiere of the Koln movement of the 1984 opera)

by Wilson, Robert (director); Philip Glass, David Byrne, Gavin Bryars (composers)

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Published
1984
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$850.00

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Koln, Germany: Schauspielhaus, 1984. Original poster for the 1984 opera directed by Robert Wilson with music by Hans Peter Kuhn, Philip Glass, David Byrne, and others, as performed at the Schnauspielhaus in Cologne, Germany, on January 19, 1984. Later performed again in Cambridge, Massachusetts, it was to this production that the Pulitzer Prize jury unanimously awarded the prize for… Read more
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The CIVIL warS: A Tree Is Best Measured When It Is Down | Teatro dell'Opera di Roma (Original poster for the premiere of the Rome movement of the 1984 opera)

by Wilson, Robert (director); Philip Glass, David Byrne, Gavin Bryars (composers)

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Published
1984
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Rome: Dell Publishing, 1984. Original poster for the 1984 opera directed by Robert Wilson with music by Philip Glass, David Byrne, Gavin Bryars, and others, as performed at the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma in March of 1984. "The CIVIL warS" was originally conceived as six movements, created in six different countries, that once premiered in their countries… Read more
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The CIVIL warS: A Tree Is Best Measured When It Is Down | De Rotterdam Schouwburg (Original poster for the premiere of the Rotterdam movement of the 1984 opera)

by Wilson, Robert (director); Philip Glass, David Byrne, Gavin Bryars (composers)

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Published
1983
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$950.00

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Rotterdam: Rotterdamse Schouwburg, 1983. Original poster for the 1984 opera directed by Robert Wilson with music by Philip Glass, David Byrne, Gavin Bryars, and others, as performed in Rotterdam on September 11, 1983. "The CIVIL warS" was originally conceived as six movements, created in six different countries, that once premiered in their countries of origin would… Read more
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image of A Letter for Queen Victoria: An Opera (Original poster for the 1975 opera)

A Letter for Queen Victoria: An Opera (Original poster for the 1975 opera)

by Wilson, Robert (director)

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Published
1975
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$950.00

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La Rochelle, France, 1975. Original poster for the 1975 stream-of-consciousness opera directed by Robert Wilson, for its debut in La Rochelle, France in 1975. Known for his deep concern for the use of language in his work, this piece is characteristic of Wilson's explicit attention to detail. In the play, the drop behind the set is completely… Read more
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