Inscribed Photograph Signed

PENNARIO, Leonard (1924-2008)

From Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA (Galena, IL, U.S.A.)

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When Joan Fontaine plays Rachmaninoff's 2nd Concerto in the 1950 film "September Affair," it's actually a recording of this American classical pianist you're hearing; he debuted while a G.I. in Carnegie Hall in 1943, and toured the country in the 1960s as part of a popular Grammy-winning trio along with cellist Gregor Piatigorsky and violinist Jascha Heifetz. IPS, 8" X 10", n.p., 1984. Fine. Dramatic half-length portrait of a white-haired Pennario in tuxedo performing, set against an entirely black background. At upper left, in bright bold white, he inscribes and signs it "To John A. Leiser -- / With the good wishes of / Leonard Pennario / 1984." Outstanding contrast. With large portion of the original mailing envelope, addressed in Pennario's hand and bearing his hand-printed name and return address. Choicer than choice!. Bookseller Inventory # 29111

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association (MWABA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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