R.M. Smythe & Co. to hold Internet auction of historical materials including autographs and more.. On October 1, 2007, R.M. Smythe & Co. will hold an Internet auction on eBay live of an eclectic collections of historical materials including autographs, photographs, ephemera, books and Americana.
(1913-93); wrote lyrics to “Three Coins in the Fountain,”“Come Fly with Me,” and “Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow.” Over lighter portion at top of 10” x 8” photo of him with producer Anna Sosenko and Alex Parker; inscribed in type to Sosenko.
455 CARMICHAEL, HOAGY ($190-Up)
American composer, musician, singer, and actor (1899-1981); “Stardust” was his signature tune. Signed in pencil in blank area below a pencil portrait, on verso of a 12” x 8.5” train schedule.
456 COMO, PERRY ($60-Up)
American crooner (1912-2001); perennially popular, his most enduring recording is “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.”“To Walter - My best always, Perry Como”on blank area at bottom of image. A pencil portrait on a 12” x 8.5” sheet, on verso of a train schedule.
457 CORRIGAN, RAY “Crash” ($150-Up)
American actor (1902-76). Signed over mid-tone portions of an 8” x 10” still from one of his “Three Mesquiteers” films. Signed and inscribed 1975.
458 DANIELS, JOSEPHUS  ($225-Up)
US Secretary of the Navy and Ambassador to Mexico (1862-1948). Four SP, each ca. 6.5” x 4.5”. Two signed and inscribed by Daniels, the other two by his wife.
459 De MILLE, AGNES  ($290-Up)
American dancer and choreographer (1905-93). A beautiful photograph of young DeMille, “To Anna (Sosenko)from Agnes with affection” 8-24-78, and signed on the mount as well by the photographer,“Angus McBean” in pencil. A second oblong photo with similar inscription, and two others, not inscribed, but with identification of the subjects. Finally, a mailing envelope addressed to Sosenko. An excellent lot.
460 D’ORSAY, FIFI ($45-Up)
French-Canadian actress and vaudeville performer (1904-83). Signed, with long inscription to a fan, over light portion of charming 10” x 8” close-up, 1938. Minor wrinkling at edges.
461 D’ORSAY, FIFI ($40-Up)
Signed and inscribed to a fan over blank area at upper left of a lovely bust-length studio image by Murray Forman. Some defects in development of negative.
462 EDDY, NELSON ($110-Up)
American singer and actor (1901-67). Signed over mid-tone area at bottom of a 6” x 3.25” bust-length studio image.
463 ETTING, RUTH ($80-Up)
American singer (1896-1978). Over blank area, “To Rosaria Corea / Best wishes / Ruth Etting 1932.”A 10” x 8” photograph of a painted portrait.
464 FAIRBANKS, DOUGLAS, Jr. ($55-Up)
American actor (1909-2000). Signed over medium area of image, a 12mo color bust-length pose. Tipped to a 4to sheet.
465 FARRAR, GERALDINE ($100-Up)
American opera singer and actress (1882-1967). Signed over dark and mid-tone areas of a beautiful postcard photograph.
466 FONTAINE, JOAN ($60-Up)
British-American actress (born 1917); won an Oscar for her lead performance in Suspicion. Signed at light area at lower left of 10” x 8” b/w image.
467 GAJDUSEK, D. CARLETON ($50-Up)
American biologist (born 1923); shared 1974 Nobel Prize in Medicine for discovering the causes of so-called “laughing sickness”. Signed in blank lower margin of 8vo b/w close-up. With signature on 12mo card and envelope, all stapled to 4to sheet.
468 GORDON, RUTH ($25-Up)
American actress, screenwriter, and author (1896-1985); won