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Limited edition of 85 numbered copies.
The text reads: "A Happy Birthday to you, Bruce Rogers / May 14, 1955. Printed by hand by Ben Grauer at his Between-Hours Press, Wood Engravings by John de Pol / 85 copies Number 24". The numeral is handwritten. Very good .
One of 750 copies printed for distribution in 1945. This copy is unnumbered. Fine .
Among the contents are a poem by Walt Whitman, "Patrolling Barnegat", an article on Milwaukee by Ernest Ingersoll, one on the education of American Indian children at Hampton and Carlisle and "Italian Life in New York", an article by Charlotte Adams. Good .
The dinner was held in New York City prior to the athletes' departing on the Hungarian Freedom Tour of 59 cities.
Charles Douglas Jackson [known as "C.D."] and his wife Grace Bristed Jackson hosted parties and events at their apartment in the Dakota. Jackson worked on and off at Time magazine in an administrative capacity for many years and was made vice president of Time, Inc. in 1940. He was periodically sent on various diplomatic missions by Eisenhower. He also found time to serve on the boards of several organizations, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Free Europe Committee and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
Of the 14 signatures, we've been able to identify the following which are listed in the the order in which they appear on the page:
The first to sign is Lidia Domolky, the Hungarian fencer who won an individual World title at Rome in 1955. She competed in the 1956, 1960, 1964 and 1968 Olympics winning one gold and two silver medals. She and her husband, fellow fencer Jozsef Sakovics, defected during the Sports Illustrated tour. However, they both returned to Hungary after a year.
Signing next is gymnast Marta Nagy who defected and enrolled at Colorado. There she continued competing in and coaching gymnastics.
The fourth signature is that of the fencer Jeno [Eugene] Hamori who won a gold medal in the team event at Melbourne. He was on the U.S. team in Tokyo in 1964.
Tour manager Jim Belsey is the next to sign.
The sixth autograph is that of the rowing coxswain Robert Zimonyi who defected and became a U.S. citizen in 1962. With American teams he won an Olympic gold medal in 1964 and a gold medal in the 1967 Pan American games.
The eighth autograph is that of the Olympic and World championship gold medal sabre fencer Daniel Magay. In the 1956 Melbourne Olympics he was a member of the Olympic gold medal winning team in the Saber team competition. After the Olympics he defected to the U.S. where he continued his success, winning gold medals in the 1957, 1958 and 1961 U.S. Individual Championships.
The ninth signature is that of the fencer Attila Keresztes who won a gold medal in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics in the sabre team competition. After defecting he represented the U.S. in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
The fencer Bela Rerrich is the eleventh to sign the guest book. He won a silver medal in the team epee event at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. He defected and eventually settled in Sweden.
The last signature we've been able to identify is that of Marie McCrum, secretary to C.D. Jackson.
The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 started as a nationwide popular uprising against the Soviet controlled government of the Hungarian People's Republic. Starting as a student protest, the uprising lasted from October 23 to November 10, 1956. On November 4th, 1956, Soviet tanks rolled into the streets supported by Soviet troops who killed thousands in the brutal repression of the revolt. A headline in a Darwin, Australia newspaper was the first thing which Hungarian athletes competing in the Melbourne Olympics heard about the Soviet Union's brutal invasion of their country. Supported by a strong Hungarian community living in Australia, 48 athletes defected, many making their way to the U.S. Water polo-ists and swimmers were part of the 30 athletes who participated in the "Hungarian Freedom Tour" organized by Sports Illustrated magazine which was owned by Time, Inc. During the tour, there was open rebellion by 11 of the athletes against their tour sponsor Sports Illustrated magazine and tour manager Jim Belsey. As they toured the 59 cities, athletes spend most nights sleeping on the bus though they had been promised hotel rooms.
UNIQUE. Fine .
A magazine of the performing arts, including film, dance and theatre, and also fashion. The text is minimal with the emphasis on nudity and eroticism in the illustrations. Among the contents of this issue are a nude Marilyn Monroe centerfold. The centerfold photo is one of a series of photos taken by Lawrence Schiller in 1962 on the set of "Something's Got To Give". The front and back covers illustrate Marilyn Monroe impersonators with male models. Other photographs include men's fashion including two pages of men in brief briefs, illustrated articles on Andy Warhol's films, Jay Johnson (star of "Chelsea Girls"), the "underground" nude dance of Roger Ribes, and work by Barbet Schroeder. There is also an article on Marlon Brando.
The text is in French. Very good .
Published in PROCEEDINGS OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY AND INSTITUTE OF ARTS AND LETTERS. (May 16, 1984). Second Series, Number Thirty-Five.
Among the contents are the Blashfield Foundation Address, "The Indiscrete Mirror", by Octavio Paz. There are commemorative tributes to Lillian Hellman by John Hersey, to Truman Capote by James Dickey and to Jimmy Ernst by Kurt Vonnegut. Very good .
Insite Art promotes the idea of the work of great artists and writers as an escape from cold rationalism and a search to recover the magic and fantasy of childhood. The text is in four sections with versions printed in Slovakian, Russian, French and English. Among the contents are "For Genuine Creative Art" by Jean Dubuffet, "On the Phenomenon of the 'Other' Art" by Ksawery Piwocki, an article on exhibitions of naive art by Ignacy Witz and a review of two monographs on Henri Rousseau by Jan Okrucky. Very good .
From the library of poet and art critic Carter Ratcliff with his name penned on the title page.
Joyce Kozloff of the School of the Visual Arts explains in her introduction that this publication is the second part of a project by students in her class "Women and the Arts". The students, who were assigned to interview professional women working in the arts, chose the artists and photographers they wished to interview. Kozloff notes that some of the artists were strong feminists, others were indifferent or even hostile to the women's movement.
Scarce. Good .
Catalog for the Frankfurt am Main February 22 through April 8, 1985 exhibition.
Introductions by Peter Weiermair and Mercedes Garberi with contributions by Flaminio Gualdoni, Marco Meneguzzo and Elena Pontiggia.
The text is in German. Fine .
A collection of anthropological essays on the native Americans of Peru, Mexico, Central America and Alaska. The volume also contains an extensive bibliography of books on subjects of interest to the Americanistes. The text is in the language of each contributor, i.e. French or English. Good .