Clown Lou Jacobs with caged shoe. Behind the scenes at the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus Chicago, Illinois, 1951 Photo by Charles Cushman
Pinito Del Oro
Cristina María del Pino Segura was a trapeze artist. She was known as “Pinito del Oro”. She worked with Ringling Brothers until 1960. This photo was taken in 1951 by Charles Cushman.
Eyes That Watch You | Cornell Woolrich writing as William Irish | 1952
First Edition. Laid in is a photocopy of a undated and rather personal letter from Woolrich to a friend (on Sheraton-Russell Hotel stationery from New York City), confessing some anxiety about what to do next with his life.
One of the author’s most difficult titles, a collection of stories assembled from earlier pulp appearances, normally found either with no jacket at all or with an extremely rough one. Basis for the 1948 film noir, “Return of the Whistler.”
Fine and unread in a bright, just about Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket is superior for this title, with only a touch of rubbing at the extremities, some nicking at the crown, and importantly, only a touch of the usual fading to the sensitive pink portion of the spine panel.
Alvin Styczynski: Old•Time—Fun! [Cuca]
Grace Kelly on the movie set of To Catch a Thief.” Photo by Robert Vose for Look magazine, 1954.
The Waldharts: Closer To You With A Song [Cuca]
I’m sorry, did you say gospel monkey?
Throw Don Knotts in the mix and my head would explode.
Maurice Tillet, The French Angel gets a weird handshake while standing in front of 1940 Packard.
More info on Tillet here.
The French Angel & model Dorian Leigh, 1945
Maurice Tillet. The French Angel struggles mightily to keep his feet as toothsome super model Dorian Leigh puts him in an armlock.
"What’s been your greatest failure?"
"I recently did a dance piece on that, actually. It featured 200 point shoes, puppetry, and a 13-foot tall tutu."
Duke Ellington and band members play baseball on a tour break [Jacksonville, Florida. [“A Living Legend Swings On.” Look Magazine, April 1955. Charlotte Brooks, photo.]