Massive collection of well over 1,250 items, consisting primarily of signatures and signed photos, comprising a wide variety of opera singers, classical musicians, composers, conductors, dancers, and a small number of popular musicians. Among the most notable names are: Edie Adams, Salvatore Baccaloni, George Balanchine, Kaye Ballard, Harry Belafonte, Tony Bennett, Elmer Bernstein, Eubie Blake, Ray Bolger, Victor Borge, Connie Boswell, Dave Brubeck, Robert Casadesus, Marge Champion, Roy Clark, Natalie Cole, Merce Cunningham, Agnes de Mille, Eddie Fisher, Kirsten Flagstad, Margot Fonteyn, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Philip Glass, Alexander Godunov, Robert Goulet, Martha Graham, Jose Greco, Johnny Greene, Arlo Guthrie, Howard Hanson, Robert Helpmann, Jerome Hines, Christopher Hogwood, Anthony Hopkins, Spike Jones, Herbert von Karajan, Stan Kenton, Michael Kidd, Rafael Kubelik, Katia and Marielle Lebeque, Brenda Lee, Peggy Lee, Lotte Lenya, Lauritz Melchior, Yehudi Menuhin, Nathan Milstein, Carlos Montoya, Patrice Munsel, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Birgit Nilsson, Marni Nixon, Rudolf Nureyev, Seiji Ozawa, Dolly Parton, Gregor Piatigorsky, Ezio Pinza, Maya Plisetskaya, Lily Pons, Rosa Ponselle, Jean-Luc Ponty, Andre Previn, Leontyne Price, Juliet Prowse, Elisabeth Rethberg, Irene Ryan, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Pete Seeger, Rudolf Serkin, Artie Shaw, Ted Shawn, Moira Shearer, Stephen Sondheim, David Soul, Lili St. Cyr, Connie Stevens, Rise Stevens, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Maria Tallchief, Ernest Tubb, Tommy Tune, William Warfield, Andy Williams, and Meredith Willson. In overall very good to fine condition.
These autographs were chiefly obtained through the mail between the 1950s and 1980s and most are still contained within their original mailing envelopes; the collection was compiled by Frank M. Flack, who began mailing out autograph requests as a private in the army, continuing as he rose to sergeant, and then later as an English professor. A small smattering of the autographs were purchased from notable dealers or received from friends. Due to the large quantity several secretarial and/or printed signatures are included (not included in the list or count). Interested parties are encouraged to view the collection in person at our offices or call us with specific inquiries, as this collection is sold as is and no returns will be accepted.
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