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Signed & InscribedBlack Literature

Signed & InscribedBlack Literature

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1 BAILEY, PEARL Between You and Me
New York Doubleday 1989 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author, singer-actress Pearl Bailey: “To George, All my love and may God love you, Pearl Bailey.” Illustrated. Fine bright copy in a near fine dust jacket with a 3 1/2” x 7/8” sticker to the rear panel. A book of memoirs. Pearl Mae Bailey (1918 – 1990) was an American actress and singer, working in vaudeville and on Broadway. Her Broadway debut was in ‘St. Louis Woman' in 1946 and she went on to win a Tony Award for the title role in the all-black production of ‘Hello, Dolly!' in 1968. She also enjoyed a successful television career and in 1986, she won a Daytime Emmy award for her performance as a fairy godmother in the ABC Afterschool Special, ‘Cindy Eller: A Modern Fairy Tale.' 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 BAILEY, PEARL The Raw Pearl
New York Harcourt, Brace 1968 
First Edition. Signed by the author, singer-actress Pearl Bailey: “Love, Pearl Bailey.” Illustrated. Very good plus bright copy with a hint of use in a very good lightly used dust jacket with some fading to the spine and a few small chips and tears. A book of memoirs. Pearl Mae Bailey (1918 – 1990) was an American actress and singer, working in vaudeville and on Broadway. Her Broadway debut was in ‘St. Louis Woman' in 1946 and she went on to win a Tony Award for the title role in the all-black production of ‘Hello, Dolly!' in 1968. She also enjoyed a successful television career and in 1986, she won a Daytime Emmy award for her performance as a fairy godmother in the ABC Afterschool Special, ‘Cindy Eller: A Modern Fairy Tale.' 
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3 BAILEY, PEARL The Raw Pearl
New York Harcourt, Brace 1968 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author, singer-actress Pearl Bailey, to her son Tony: “To my son Tony whom I love dearly - and who is so much a part of this book. God bless you always and your loved ones. Mama Pearl.” Illustrated. Very good plus bright copy with a bit of use and edge wear in a very good lightly used dust jacket with some fading to the spine and a few small chips and tears. Several photos of Pearl and Tony are in the book. A book of memoirs. Pearl Mae Bailey (1918 – 1990) was an American actress and singer, working in vaudeville and on Broadway. Her Broadway debut was in ‘St. Louis Woman' in 1946 and she went on to win a Tony Award for the title role in the all-black production of ‘Hello, Dolly!' in 1968. She also enjoyed a successful television career and in 1986, she won a Daytime Emmy award for her performance as a fairy godmother in the ABC Afterschool Special, ‘Cindy Eller: A Modern Fairy Tale.' Miss Bailey and her husband, jazz drummer Louie Bellson, adopted a son, Tony, in the mid-1950s, and a girl, Dee Dee, in the early 1960s. The meeting between Pearl, her husband jazz drummer Louie Bellson, and the infant boy, Tony, is loving described: “Sunday we took off for this town to get our fine son. There he was, this lovely baby boy nineteen months old, in just a diaper - not undershirt, no shoes - big wondering eyes staring at Louis and me. He might have been wondering if these two folks would leave him stranded later in this big world. Well, Son, we're still around.” When Tony was seven, Dee Dee was adopted into the family, to everyone's delight. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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4 CLEAVER, ELDRIDGE Soul on Ice by Eldridge Cleaver. With an Introduction by Maxwell Geismer
New York Ramparts / McGraw-Hill 1968 
Later printing. Signed and inscribed by the author Eldridge Cleaver: “For Lynn Scarlett, With best wishes for a bright future! Eldridge Cleaver 8/26/85.” Near fine copy with a trace of foxing to the top edge and some minor edge wear in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with a few small chips and tears. A collection of eloquent and powerful essays and open letters written by one of the most prominent leaders of the Black Panther Party, Eldridge Cleaver, while he was in prison. Leroy Eldridge Cleaver (1935 – 1998) was a writer and political activist who helped to craft the black liberation movement and the consciousness of race in the United States and abroad. Soul On Ice was praised by The New York Times Book Review at the time of its publication as "brilliant and revealing." 
Price: 395.00 USD
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