Lot 8103: Fantastic Waterman's autograph album, 5 x 7.25, signed inside on affixed slips by over one hundred notable figures from a variety of fields, including sports, entertainment, politics, the arts, and business. Highlights include baseball players Lou Gehrig, John McGraw, Ty Cobb, Connie Mack, and Pepper Martin; entertainment legends such as Carl Laemmle, Freeman 'Amos' Gosden, and Charles 'Andy' Correll; American icons Amelia Earhart, Charles Horace Mayo, William James Mayo, and Charles M. Schwab; athletic notables Paavo Nurmi, Glenn Scobey 'Pop' Warner, Amos Alonzo Stagg, and Gene Tunney; writers H. L. Mencken and Zane Grey; and political figures Calvin Coolidge, Grace Coolidge, and Charles Curtis.Other signers include: Grace Abbott, Jane Addams, Bess Streeter Aldrich, Newton D. Baker, Richard Barthelmess, Bruce Fairchild Barton, James Bausch, Cecilia Beaux, Joan Bennett, A. L. 'Doc' Bixby, Harry F. Byrd, Charles W. Bryan, Charles Wakefield Cadman, Fred Payne Clatworthy, Ronald Colman, J. J. Connors, Bing Crosby, Frank Crumit, Edward Cudahy, Jr., Edward Cudahy, Sr., Bebe Daniels, Ben Eastman, Eugene C. Eppley, Ruth Etting, Griffith Ogden Ellis, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Morris Fishbein, John Nance Garner, John Gilbert, Dr. George H. Glover, Johnny Goodman, John Robert Gregg, Edgar Guest, Tommy Hampson, General James G. Harbord, Glenn 'Slats' Hardin, Frank Hibbard, Gilbert Hitchcock, Robert B. Howell, Ted Husing, A. C. Ivy, Hiram Johnson, Martin Elmer Johnson, Isham Jones, Jack Keller, Philip La Follette, Irving Langmuir, Harry Lauder, Lewis E. Lawes, Ben Lindsey, Alexander Legge, Mae Marsh, A. E. McKinley, Graham McNamee, Duncan Anderson McNaughton, Ralph Metcalfe, Polly Moran, Joy Morton, Ruth Bryan Owen, Frank Presbrey, John J. Raskob, Albert Ritchie, Nellie Tayloe Ross, Charles 'Chic' Sale, George Saling, Julia Sanderson, Ernestine Schumann-Heink, C. S. Scofield, George Simpson, Ingeborg Sjoqvist, Al Smith, Kate Smith, Reed Smoot, Walter R. Steiner, Douglas Tilden, Bob Tisdall, Eddie Tolan, Rudy Vallee, Thomas J. Walsh, Arthur J. Weaver, Paul Whiteman, Mary Emma Woolley, Malcolm Glenn Wyer, and Ed Wynn. Includes several unaffixed autographs on various slips and sheets, including: George Arliss, Warner Baxter, Oswald Ragan 'Oz' Black, Eleanor Boardman, John Boles, Carrie Chapman Catt, Maurice Chevalier, Ina Claire, June Clyde, Frank Crumit, John W. Davis, Vaughn De Leath, Charles Farrell, Morris Fishbein, Jan Garber, Floyd Gibbons, Alois Havrilla, George Jessel, Baroness Lisette von Kapri, Elissa Landi, Vincent Lopez, Paul Lukas, William Gibbs McAdoo, Tom Mix, Conrad Nagel, Marian Nixon, Anthony Quinn, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., James E. Stuart, Albert Tangora, Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, and Fusa Yamashita. In overall fine condition. The Walt Disney signature in the album is secretarial. Accompanied by many of the original transmittal letters and mailing envelopes. Waterman albums of this high caliber are uncommon, with this example featuring an outstanding representation of the greatest names of the period—a truly outstanding piece.
RR Auction's Remarkable Rarities Auction 461
Monday, 28th September 2015
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