Mar 21, 2019 - Sale 2502

Sale 2502 - Lot 25A

Price Realized: $ 6,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000
CELEBRATION OF A 100-YEAR OLD NEW YORK INSTITUTION (ALBUM.) Guestbook for Lüchow's restaurant containing over 400 Signatures, many with holograph sentiments, a few with small ink drawings, written on recto and verso of ruled loose leaves, 10-15 to a page. 86 pages, folio cloth with gilt Lüchow's emblem on front cover, worn; 4 punch holes in margin, some toning and soiling at edges throughout, minor scattered staining throughout; cloth clamshell box. [New York], 1950-56

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Musicians: Leopold Stokowski Cole Porter Arthur Rubenstein Oscar Hammerstein Jascha Heifetz Vladimir Horowitz Richard Rodgers others.
Artists: Charles Addams. With drawing Al Hirschfeld. With drawing Joan Miró Hans Arp others.
Entertainers: Barbara Streisand Frank Sinatra Humphrey Bogart Marlon Brando Charlie Chaplin Clark Gable Grace Kelly Groucho Marx Basil Rathbone others.
Notables: Alfred Hitchcock. With drawing Harry Hershfield. With drawing Eleanor Roosevelt W.H. Auden Cecil B. DeMille Joe DiMaggio John Ford Lillian Gish Mary Pickford Carl van Vechten Edward, Duke of Windsor Thornton Wilder Lillian Hellman Edmund Hillary Anita Loos Rocky Marciano Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran Billy Wilder Richard Nixon others.
Complete list of signers available upon request.
Lüchow's restaurant, located in the East Village of New York City for just over a century beginning in 1882, was a meeting place for the city's entertainers, artists, and musicians, often hosting intimate musical performances by the same figures who stunned crowds at the nearby Academy of Music opera house.