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    Sale 2502 | Lot 25A
    Price Realized: $6,500With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2502 Lot 25A

      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

      Estimate $8,000 - 12,000

      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.


      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $6,500