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Simpkins, Juliet (text); Kenneth Griffiths & Ric Gemmell (photographs)

Published by Madame Tussaud's, London (1985)

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About this Item: Madame Tussaud's, London, 1985. Wraps. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Illustrated guide to Madame Tussaud's wax museum. This catalogue is for the 1985 exhibition held at Baker St., London. Text in English. Illustrated with full colour photographs throughout. Sections as follows: The Tableaux (includes Mary Queen of Scots); The Conservatory (includes The Beatles, Agatha Christie, & Humphrey Bogart); Super Stars (includes Michael Jackson, Dolly Parton, & David Bowie); The Grand Hall (includes Elizabeth I, Henry VIII, Napoleon, Picasso, Abraham Lincoln, Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, & Hans Christian Anderson); The Chamber of Horrors; The Battle of Trafalgar; Making Portraits in Wax; The London Planetarium; & The Exhibition's History. Text by Juliet Simpkins. Photographs by Kenneth Griffiths & Ric Gemmell. Staple-bound pictorial wraps. 32pp. SB-85. Size: 29.5 x 21cm. Seller Inventory # 005995

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Christie, Agatha

Published by Grand Theatre Wolverhampton (1951)

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About this Item: Grand Theatre Wolverhampton, 1951. Original theatre programme, good condition, adverts, 12pp. Seller Inventory # 18125

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Agatha Christie

Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York (1992)

ISBN 10: 0399137270 ISBN 13: 9780399137273

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About this Item: G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First Winterbrook edition stated with complete number line. Review copy with publisher's sheet and review slip laid in. 5 3/4 x 8 1/2 Book; modest toning to top board edges and mild bumping to rear board bottom edge else fine, as new, unread. Dust jacket ($24.95) has faint scratch to rear cover with minor bumping to bottom spine. Color bright and sharp. Under archival quality mylar cover. Photos upon request. Packed well and shipped in a sturdy box. Seller Inventory # 042315WSR#2

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Various

Published by John Creasey, London (1958)

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About this Item: John Creasey, London, 1958. Soft cover. Condition: Fair to Good. Tight binding, clean interior. Bright orange wraps are rubbed on edges and spine, heavy wear at corners; 1 1/4" tear at bottom of spine between spine and front wrap. Has H-35 written in front cover and 3-16-11 AK written on first page. Interior is otherwise clean and unmarked. 11 short stories by Creasey, Nigel Balchin, Lord Jowitt, Agatha Christie and more. 111 pages. Seller Inventory # 021587

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Shakespeare ; [ John Gielgud ]

Published by Cambridge Arts Theatre Trust, Cambridge [England] (1944)

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About this Item: Cambridge Arts Theatre Trust, Cambridge [England], 1944. Ephemera. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 4 pages; Program, printed in black on thin grey paper. Bifolium: [4] pp. Scarce program for one of the significant performances of John Gielgud as Hamlet. Sir John Gielgud [1904-2000] was associated with the role of Hamlet for a large portion of his very long career. The actor first won stardom during a successful two seasons at the Old Vic Theatre from 1929 to 1931 where his performances as Richard II and Hamlet were particularly acclaimed. The Hamlet production of 1929 was the first Old Vic production to be transferred to the West End for a run. The noted critic of the time, James Agate, wrote that Gielgud's playing of Hamlet was "the high-water mark of English Shakespearean acting in our time." This 1944 production transfered from its original six day run in Cambridge to London's Haymarket Theatre, and was directed by George Rylands [1902-1999], one of the few figures of the twentieth century theater who lived longer than Sir John Gielgud. Gielgud spent the previous year at the Haymarket in his revival of Congrieve's 'Love for Love' -- with scenery designed to his commission by Rex Whistler. Gielgud's Ophelia for this production was Peggy Ashcroft, who first became a star in 1934 playing opposite Gielgud and Laurence Ollivier in 'Romeo and Juliet' (as the two great actors alternated in the roles of Romeo and Mercutio). George "Dadie" Rylands would become the director of the Camgridge Arts Theatre two years later, in 1946, a position he occupied with distinction through 1982. The inner two pages of this scarce threepenny program give a full listing of the cast and crew of this six-day pre-Haymarket/London production. This is unusually inclusive, with names cited for the painting and building of the scenery, the electrician, and the sources of the properties, wigs, men's and women's shoes, and even the stockings [Kayser-Bondor]. The rear cover details the cast and dates for the next week's offering at the Cambridge Arts -- Agatha Christie's "Ten Little Niggers." Apparently not in OCLC. Seller Inventory # 39768

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Saunder, Peter, et al

Published by Theatreprint, London, U.K. (1974)

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About this Item: Theatreprint, London, U.K., 1974. Soft Cover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Theater program from the 39th year of the production, when it had just moved to St. Martin's Theatre. This production directed by Richard Digby-Day, with a cast includingBony Boncza, Cheryl Kennedy, Madeline Smith, Nicholas Smith, Paul Wimsett, Paul Imbusch, Pamela Lane and Darren Bennett. Program includes an esay on the play by Peter Saunders and some B&W photos of this and other Saunders productions. Very good plus with light fingering. 24 pp. Seller Inventory # 12302

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Charta. Antiquariato - Collezionismo - Mercato -: AA.VV.

AA.VV.

Published by Nova Charta (2016)

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About this Item: Nova Charta, 2016. Brossura. Condition: nuovo. Rivista bimestrale, ill. col. cm 21x28, 80 pp. LA LENTE DELL’ESPERTO – FOTOLIBRI: Milano di Orsi e Pinelli – a cura di Davide Nuti; LA LENTE DELL’ESPERTO – AUTOGRAFI: Apollinaire: le parole e le immagini della poesia – a cura di Anna Rita Guaitoli; LA LENTE DELL’ESPERTO – LIBRI D’ARTISTA: Il “Quartiere delle Botteghe” a Sesto San Giovanni – a cura di Luciano De Donati; LA LENTE DELL’ESPERTO – STORIA POSTALE: Postalettere addio – a cura di Fedele Clemente; TEMI: L’alfabeto del Mondo Nuovo. Abbecedari dalla Rivoluzione al Novecento - di Corrado Farina; GIORNALI & RIVISTE: In nome di sua Maestà. Periodici “giudiziari” della seconda metà dell’Ottocento - di Patrizia Caccia; PERSONAGGI: Un provinciale a Parigi. Georges de Feure - di Francesco Rapazzini; PER LA PRIMA VOLTA TRADOTTO: Chi è l’assassino? L’esordio di Agatha Christie in Italia - di Guido Iazzetta; AUTOGRAFI: Fra Carnevale e Quaresima. L’enigmatico Belli, poeta (non solo) di Roma - di Anna Rita Guaitoli; Esercizi in vacanza. Piccoli “sussidiari” estivi della prima metà del Novecento - di Elisabetta Gulli Grigioni; ICONOGRAFIA: Dalla vela al vapore. Polizze di carico per il commercio marittimo - di Michele Rapisarda; GRAFICA: Un disco per tutte le stagioni. La “scoperta del cerchio” negli stampati moderni - di Mauro Chiabrando; COLLANE: Letture di una certa portata. Bolc-notes conviviali - di Lucio Gambetti; BIBLIOFILIA: I licheni di Camillo Sabarbaro - di Marcello Soffici; ULTIMA THULE – BREVI ESCURSIONI TRA LE MAPPE: La memorabile impresa di Serse – a cura di Piero Falchetta. Seller Inventory # 47

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BOOK AND MAGAZINE COLLECTOR, Issue 47, February: Agatha Christie, Lawrence

Agatha Christie, Lawrence Durrell, Lewis Carroll, Charles Morgan, Michael Crawford

Published by Diamond Publishing, UK (1988)

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About this Item: Diamond Publishing, UK, 1988. Soft cover. Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Diamond Publishing Group, London. Most of the issues we are listing here are in fine or better condition, but some may show minimal, shallow wrinkling of one or both wrappers, in which case we downgrade them to near fine, even though they are in otherwise excellent condition. A small number of copies may also have one or more advertisements highlighted. If so, it will not be mentioned in the individual listing. In addition to author pieces and bibliographical data, the magazine also features adverts, a book condition grading reckoner, letters, book values and 'current' catalogues. This issue features a review of the current selling prices of Agatha Christie books, a Lawrence Durrell biblio and values, ditto Lewis Carroll and Charles Morgan, and collectable actor Michael Crawford ephemera, plus more. Seller Inventory # 15945

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CHRISTIE, Agatha.

Published by London: Samuel French Ltd (1950)

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About this Item: London: Samuel French Ltd, 1950. French's Acting Edition. Soft-cover. Dramatized by Moie Charles and Barbara Toy. Contents: some faint pencil underlining & notes. Corners a little curled & creased. Cover: edges and corners moderately creased. A little loss base of spine. Otherwise good. 83 pp. Seller Inventory # 11031

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CHRISTIE, Agatha

Published by Samuel French Limited, London (1954)

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About this Item: Samuel French Limited, London, 1954. Condition: Near Fine. Reprint. A trifle soiled on the spine and small price sticker on rear wrap, very near fine in printed wrappers. Seller Inventory # 405912

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Faulkner, William; Ray Bradbury; Agatha Christie; W. Somerset Maugham, et al.

Published by Manchester, UK: Withy Grove Press. (1950)

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About this Item: Manchester, UK: Withy Grove Press., 1950. Condition: Good. 12mo. 160 pp., Soft Covers, Very Good with covers detached. Illustrated. Pages 13-14 missing. Stories by , William Faulkner; Ray Bradbury; Agatha Christie; W. Somerset Maugham and others. Seller Inventory # 15-8913

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Pleasure Gardens Theatre

Published by Folkestone Tribe Bros LTD c 1952 (1952)

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About this Item: Folkestone Tribe Bros LTD c 1952, 1952. Condition: fine. 8.5" X 5.5" (21.5 X 14 cm). Black and red text. Clean, flat and bright. fine Broadside provides details for the venue, box office hours and showtimes. A quote upon the sheet reads "Not Only Agatha Christie's biggest play but her best- Daily Mail". The play was first published in the UK in Famous Plays of 1954 by Victor Gollancz LTD in 1954. The film version, based on Christie's play, was released on 6 February 1958 and directed by Billy Wilder. Seller Inventory # 136509

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Wimbledon Theatre (London).

Published by London: Wimbledon Theatre-1928. (1916)

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About this Item: London: Wimbledon Theatre-1928., 1916. Condition: Good. 8vo. 4 to 8 pp. each. Alibi is based on Agatha Christie's novel. Chinese Bungalow stared Matheson Lang, and has a chunk for the back page. The Ringer is based on Edgar Wallace's novel. Sunshine of the World is somewhat stained. The Jest starred Henry Ainley and has a few stains and a turned corner. Iris Intervenes with good ads and some corners turned and some staining. Seller Inventory # 05-1706

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Showboat Theatre Program, 1959, Seattle, for Agatha: School of Drama,

School of Drama, University of Washington

Published by Showboat Theatre, University of Washington, Seattle (1959)

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About this Item: Showboat Theatre, University of Washington, Seattle, 1959. Soft Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Rare 1959 program for the Showboat Theatre in Seattle Washington. Folded twice forming three panels each side. Excellent condition with only a small, light smudge one of the panels. The theatre was founded and operated by the University of Washington, School of Drama. The play was The Mousetrap, by Agatha Christie and starred Rod Whitaker as Christopher Wren. Whitaker went on to become a best-selling author under the pseudonym of Trevanian (Eiger Sanction, The Loo Sanction, Shibumi, etc.). Other starring actors included Kay Harris (1940s actress?), Ron Galbreath, Jacque Colton, Robert Cecil, Mary Kay Voigt, Rick Carter, and Edward Gould. A rare and interesting piece of theater ephemera. Seller Inventory # 09761

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CHRISTIE, Agatha). DARBON, Leslie

Published by Samuel French, London (1967)

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About this Item: Samuel French, London, 1967. Condition: Fine. First edition. Printed wrappers. Fine. Play adaptation of the Christie novel. Seller Inventory # 327494

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About this Item: Gloucester Ford & Branch, LTD c1945, 1945. Condition: near fine. 14.25" X 10" (36 X 25.5 cm). Original boardside with black and red text and illustration. Two small holes and string hanger at top. Slight crease to top with subtle red line across bottom half. Else is clean and bright. near fine Broadside from an English Opera House advertising two plays. A decorative border encases the title at the top and a dark illustration depicting a stage and packed seats is to the top right. The first play, Agatha Christie's Ten Little Niggers, is to take place on March 26th for one week (no perfomance Good Friday) and is accompanied by the subtitle "nine victims- and one unknown killer- marooned on a desert island.". The play was first published by Christie in 1939. The book was named after a popular nursery rhyme of the same name. The American edition was "Ten Little Indians". The name was later adapted to the last line of the rhyme "And Then There Were None". "The Happiest Days of Your Life", the second play on the broadside, (by John Dighton and produced by Leslie Phillips) was to take place April 2nd for one week as a special Easter Holiday Attraction. It is described as "A wildly funny farce about a boys' school and a girls' school- on the same premise! The most hilarious evening of your life!". In 1950 the play was turned into a film by Frank Launder. The broadside also provides details of performances and box office. Seller Inventory # 136506

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About this Item: Gloucester Ford & Branch, LTD c1945, 1945. Condition: fine. 14.25" X 10" (36 X 25.5 cm). Original boardside with black and red text and illustration. Two small holes and string hanger at top. Slight crease to top else is clean and bright. fine Broadside from an English Opera House advertising two plays. A decorative border encases the title at the top and a dark illustration depicting a stage and packed seats is to the top right. The first play, Agatha Christie's Ten Little Niggers, is to take place on March 26th for one week (no perfomance Good Friday) and is accompanied by the subtitle "nine victims- and one unknown killer- marooned on a desert island.". The play was first published by Christie in 1939. The book was named after a popular nursery rhyme of the same name. The American edition was "Ten Little Indians". The name was later adapted to the last line of the rhyme "And Then There Were None". "The Happiest Days of Your Life", the second play on the broadside, (by John Dighton and produced by Leslie Phillips) was to take place April 2nd for one week as a special Easter Holiday Attraction. It is described as "A wildly funny farce about a boys' school and a girls' school- on the same premise! The most hilarious evening of your life!". In 1950 the play was turned into a film by Frank Launder. The broadside also provides details of performances and box office. Seller Inventory # 136503

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Photo Albums and Scrapbooks from an American: scrapbook album; travelogue];

scrapbook album; travelogue]; [Meyer]

Published by 1954-1955, Wisconsin, England, Scotland, Germany, France, et al (1954)

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About this Item: 1954-1955, Wisconsin, England, Scotland, Germany, France, et al, 1954. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Leatherette with ornate gilt-stamped border; two volumes, folio (390x285mm); contains about 300 original photographs (silver prints, various sizes, but average about 115x75mm) and as many (or more) ephemeral items, mounted to the recto and verso of pale grey leaves, much of it with handwritten captions beneath; interspersed with 30 typed diaristic essays (usually 2 to 5 pages, on the recto only, 215x330mm), each with an original ink sketch in color. Also includes 6 small cyanotypes. Photographs are nicely composed, exposed, printed, and arranged, and include landmarks and landscapes, airports and airplanes, cars, skiing, interiors, and candid snapshots of family and friends (tho these are in the minority -- and dad, Fred, who continued to work throughout the trip, is not shown). Ephemera includes immunization letters, airline memorabilia, bon voyage and holiday cards, postcards, newspaper clippings, maps, menus (including a cocktail menu), beer coasters, telegrams, hotel stationery, a program from Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap" at Ambassador Theatre), and more. Compiled by Kathryn Meyer, the matriach of the family; her essays record her casual impressions of the culture (remarking on food, manners, and daily activities); astute observations of flowers, art, and architecture (including lingering evidence of, or recovery from, WWII); as well as historical anecdotes and context. A detailed account of a long journey from Chicago to London, Amsterdam, the Hague, Dusseldorf, Heidelberg, Zurich, St. Moritz, Paris, Ayr (Scotland), Hamburg, and Buxtehude. The Meyers include Frederick John Meyer (a potato chip king, who founded Red Dot Foods in Madison, Wisconsin, in the 1930s), Kathryn, and their teenage children, John (a student at Purdue) and Carol. This travelogue is remarkable for its detail, its appealing design, the style in which the family travels (they're obviously well-to-do), the things that remain the same (airports are exhausting, American Christmas is too commercial but nonetheless awesome), and the moments that make a trip unique (among other things, Fred winds up next to John Noble on his return flight home, having just been released after 10 years imprisoned in Russia -- a letter from Noble is included on the final page). The Meyers stay with John Sword at Craigweil House in Ayr, and Kathryn describes seeing a Bontemps bird for the first time, and includes numerous pictures of the house and Sword's famous collection of cars. From the expected (Big Ben! Parliament!) to the unexpected, these two rich volumes capture an enviable journey. Seller Inventory # D12064

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About this Item: 1970. Condition: Very Good. On offer are two, super, large 3-ring binders of newspaper clippings, magazine articles and ephemera being an homage and tribute to the Queen of crime fiction writers Agatha Christie. The binders were created by a reference librarian who was a super fan of the author and also an extremely well organized fan at that. Items include or relate to: the movie "Agatha" and other Christie related movies; announcements of the death of Poirot; the death of Christie; press releases; catalogue pages; postcards; bibliography+++ virtually anything related to Christie. Circa 1970s the archive is in mostly good condition, some toning of newspaper clippings and a few unfortunate splotched pages where something like rubber cement was used. We quickly noted other oddments such as a program for Ten Little Indians play, autographed by director William Morris; photos of Angela Lansbury and cast for "Miss Marple" filming; snapshots of studio lots, etc. Utterly unique and probably impossible to duplicate this archive of materials. Overall VG. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Manuscript. Seller Inventory # 0001526

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About this Item: Edgar Allan Poe: First Day of Cover Signed By Agatha Christie, Rex Stout, Leslie Charteris, Evan Hunter, and Others. 1949. Issued on the 100th Anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe's Death, signed in the early 1970's by Agatha Christie, Rex Stout, Leslie Charteris, Evan Hunter (with his pen name "Ed McBain" in brackets), Richard Lockeridge,and George Harmon Coxe. It is likely that they would have been signed at the Mystery Writes of America in the early 1970's since Rex Stout died in 1975. The signature of Agatha Christie appears to be a little shakier which is typical of her writing in the same period. This first day cover that was issued on October 7, 1949. We have seen most of the same writers sign a later first day issue in 1974 so it is possible they were signed at the same event. Seller Inventory # 018791

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MARIO RUBEN COOPER

Published by NEW YORK CITY (1960)

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About this Item: NEW YORK CITY, 1960. Condition: Good+. On offer is a super, original circa 1960 manuscript art book created by watercolour artist Mario Ruben Cooper. The book was Cooper's pre publication manuscript that became his noted "Drawing and Painting the City". Born in Mexico City on Nov. 26, 1905, Cooper was raised in Los Angeles where he began his art studies at the Chouinard and Otis Art Institutes. He continued in New York at Columbia University and Grand Central School of Art where he later taught. Following his art training, he pursued a career in NYC as an illustrator for Collier's magazine. He authored Drawing and Painting the City in 1967. Quite popular many works by the artist have been sold at auction, including ''Piggy O'Kane Peered Out, Saw That the Coast Was Clear, and Motioned His Companions', Collier's magazine story illustration' which sold at Heritage Auctions, New York 'Illustration Art Auction ' in 2011. There have been several articles about Mario Cooper, including 'University of the Arts Alumnus Arnold Roth Inducted into Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame' written for ArtDaily in 2009. Overall G. BIO NOTES: We quote from the Society of Illustrators: Mario Cooper (1905 - 1995) excelled in many roles. His years in illustration showed his deep commitment to the magic that is design and his appreciation of research. (He once built an entire cardboard staircase, complete with banister and balusters, so that he could be sure of how the light and shadows would play on it.) Born in Mexico City in 1905, his American father brought the family to the United States to avoid threats of the escalating Mexican revolution. He got his first taste of art while in Mexico. Later, his insatiable appetite for research set the stage for new "points of view" in his work, such as looking down from a balcony or stair landing, or leaning out a window. In the 1930s, when he was teaching illustration at Columbia University in New York City, sculpture classes caught his eye. However, illustration was still his love and he became known for interpretations of stories by such authors as Agatha Christie, Clarence Buddington Kelland, Erich Maria Remarque, and many others. He even did illustrations for a story titled "The Cardinal's Mistress." The author was little known in the United States, though he was known in Rome. His name was Benito Mussolini. Unfortunately, it wasn't too long until Americans did get to know that name - but not as an author. Mario taught illustration at Pratt Institute when the world was recovering from World War II. The United States Air Force had now come of age and in 1950 instituted the U.S. Air Force Art Program to document the ongoing history of military aviation and aeronautics. In 1953, the Air Force made a pact with the Society: In exchange for transportation and a per diem, the illustrators would donate their artwork to the Air Force. In 1954 Mario Cooper was assigned a plane with crew of seven, as well as a courtesy rank of Brigadier General. He made visits to Asia, Europe, Africa, and Alaska, accompanied by members of the Society. NASA also enlisted aid from the Society for art about America's space program, including the moon landing, exploration, etc. One of the paintings Mario donated is of a missile launch, done from sketches and photos taken at Cape Canaveral. A majority of his work is in the Pentagon and at the Smithsonian Institute. Putting together these memories of Mario, whom I married in 1964, I thought to add a memory of my own - I recall a winter day in Chicago in 1932. My sister Gretchen, who was seventeen, and I, a rambunctious ten, were lounging on the bed. She had turned on the overhead and I didn't like its stark light. But she needed it to look at her magazines. She was "ooh-ing and ah-ing" over the stories and the illustrations that accompanied them. Gretchen tried to get me interested but I was not. Being Tarzan was my thing, running around with a rubber knife in my belt. That was more like it. She insisted on showing me an ill. Manuscript. Seller Inventory # 0002081

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