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From the estate of agent Chamberlain Brown. This appears to be the closing lines of a letter excised from a full sheet of paper. Petrova writes: "Your enthusiasm is very precious particularly in days of despair and gloom. And what person of the theatre hasn't at some time such days? Few I think. And your faith must gild many a black cloud, of that I am sure.."
Olga Petrova [1884-1977] was an American actor, screenwriter and playwright. She was born Muriel Harding in England, moved to the United States and became a vaudeville star using Olga Petrova as her stage name. She starred in films for Solax Studios and was Metro Studio's first diva, usually playing femme fatale roles. Most of her films are now lost. She wrote several screenplays and, after retiring from the film industry in 1918, acted in Broadway productions and wrote three plays. Good .
Elissa Landi (1904-1948), an Italian-born actress, was educated in England. After writing her first novel at the age of twenty, she joined the Oxford Repertory Company and appeared in many British and American stage successes. During the 1920s she acted in a number of films, then traveled to the United States and appeared in a Broadway production of "Farewell to Arms". She was signed to a contract by Fox Film Corporation in 1931 and thereafter was paired successfully with such major leading men as Charles Farrell, Warner Baxter and Ronald Colman. She appeared with Robert Donat in the box office hit "The Count of Monte Cristo" . After her Fox contract was canceled in 1936 over a disputed role, she acted in several films for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. She retired in 1943, became a naturalized U.S. citizen and devoted herself to writing novels and poetry. Very good .
Fanny Davenport [1850-1898] was an Anglo-American actress, born in London and brought to the United States in 1854. She made her debut in 1862 at the age of 12, appearing as the King of Spain in "Faint Heart Never Won Fair Lady" at Niblo's Garden in New York City. In 1869 she joined Augustin Daly's company and later, with a company of her own, appeared with great success in Sardou's "Fedora" . She took over emotional Sardou roles that had been originated in Europe by Sarah Bernhardt. Her last appearance was at the Grand Opera House in Chicago in March 1898, not long before her death. Very good .
Olga Petrovna sends Christmas and New Year greetings to agent Chamberlain Brown: "Another Christmas. Another New Year and once again I write to tell you I'm thinking of you, hoping that the first may be a pleasant one and that the second may be VERY kind.."
Olga Petrova [1884-1977] was an American actor, screenwriter and playwright. She was born Muriel Harding in England, moved to the United States and became a vaudeville star using Olga Petrovna as her stage name. She starred in films for Solax Studios and was Metro Studio's first diva, usually playing femme fatale roles. Most of her films are now lost. She wrote several screenplays and, after retiring from the film industry in 1918, acted in Broadway productions and wrote three plays. Very good .
First edition, limited to 1,500 copies.
Maria Angelina Acuna Sagastume de Castaneda [1905-2006] was a Guatemalan writer of prose and poetry. A major poet in her country, Acuna began publishing poetry in the 1930s. Her skillful use of language helped her to succeed and gain recognition in a society where men's intelligence was still believed to be superior to women's. Unlike some of her fellow Guatemalan female writers, like Elisa Hall de Asturias who gave up writing because of the prevailing misogyny, or Magdelena Spinola who faced ostracism during the dictatorship of Jorge Ubico Castaneda, Acuna was able to manipulate language and use poetic form to address the culture without appearing to be a threat. She celebrated her nationalism by employing imagery of mother earth's fertility to evoke both pride in her homeland and address the patriarchy of her times without explicit confrontation. Good .
Inscribed by the author on the title page: "To .. -- who has the gift of healing -- / With love and all good wishes / Virginia Adair".
A study of women with healing, clairvoyant and other parapsychological powers. Very good .
First trade edition.
Inscribed "Best wishes / Helen Adam" on the front endpaper. Very good .
First ediiton. With a preface by Robert Duncan.
Inscribed by the poet on the front endpaper and signed in full. Very good .
Among the contents of this issue are an interview with Helen Adam; poems by Charles Bukowski, Sharon Olds, James Dickey and many others; and an illustrated report on the First Annual NYQ Poetry Day Banquet, held on October 15, 1977. The occasion was a tribute to James Dickey and bestowed on him the NYQ Poetry Day award. Very good .
Orbis Pictus/Weltkunst Bucherei, herausgegeben von Paul Westheim, Band 17. The text is in German. Good .