Salzburg, Austria: Not published, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Folio. Very good condition. Item #017190
Folio ledger, bound in red leather, with three large brass or brass/silver armorial calling card holders affixed to and protruding from the front cover. The pre-1958 inclusions are on separate smaller sheets that are tipped-in, presumably from a previous guestbook. There is a gap between 1953-1957 with no entries from this period. Hundreds of autographs have yet to be identified, but there is a strong concentration of musical, opera and ballet performers, due to the proximity of the Castello Bar to Salzburg, but also artists, politicians, dignitaries, race car drivers, film stars and others. This includes a couple of bars of music for "The Hills are Alive" from the movie "The Sound of Music" and the signatures of Director Robert Wise, Actors Christopher Plummer and Julie Andrews (and other production personnel), dated April, and again May 1964. Contains hundreds of autographs and inscriptions, drawings, etc., many of which are identified to be of: Franz Josef II, Herbert von Karajan (1908-1989), Tony Curtis, Winifred Wagner, Leontyne Price, Robert Stolz (1880-1975), Brooke Astor, Gene Tunney, Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Natalie Wood (1938-1981), Jack Lemmon, Keenan Wynn (1916-1986), Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, Walter Legge; W. H. Auden, Chester Kallman, Nicolas Nabokov and John Warrack the night before the opening of the premier performance (in German translation) of "Bassarids"; Donald J. Russell (Southern Pacific Co.); Jean-Louis Barrault, Madeleine Renaud, Yves Saint Laurent (with sketch), Sylvie de Nussac, Kim d'Estainville; John Berkeley "Peanuts" Taylor; Mara Lane; Burt Lancaster; Helmut Berger (Steinberger), Luchino Visconti; Thomas Quinn Curtis (1915-2000), Claudio Abbado, Kurt Hoffmann (1910-2001), Jean-Pierre Ponnelle (1932-1988); Helmut Qualtinger (1928-1986); Anneliese Rothenberger, Claudio Abbado, Jean-Pierre Ponnelle, Tom Krause; Alice Tully (1902-1993); Lucia Popp (1939-1993); Walter Legge (1906-1979); Wolfgang Hutter (two page watercolor/pen & ink drawing); (Norman) Graham Hill (1929-1975); Siegfried Lowitz (with signed photograph); Helene Rochas; Peter Sellers; Eberhard Wachter (Waechter) (1929-1992), Waldemar Kmentt, Walter Berry (1929-2000); Harold Wilson (1916-1995); Ivan Rebroff (with signed photograph); Joanna Simon, Walter Legge; Heinz Reincke; Riccardo Muti; Tilly Losch Carnarvon (Ottilie Ethel Leopoldine "Tilly" Losch, Countess of Carnarvon; 1903-1975); Claudio Abbado, Maruizio Pollini; Arthur Rubinstein (1887-1882), Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, Joanna Simon and Walter Legge; Rita Streich (1920-1987), James King (1925-2005); Isabel and Arabel von Karajan; Pierre Graber (1908-2003); Edda Moser; Piero Cappuccilli (1926-2005); (Count) Piero Roberti (1935-2005), Elisabeth Roberti (Elisabeth Schenck Countess von Stauffenberg), Rick di Portanova (Baron Enrico di Portanova), Sandra di Portanova (Sandra Hovas); Ken Adam; Niki Lauda (with signed photograph); Fritz Wotruba (1907-1975); Kenneth (Dewitt) Schermerhorn (1929-2005), Carol Neblett; Jean Pierre Marcie-Riviere, Rosemarie (Kanzler) Marcie-Riviere; Betty Holt; Kiri Te Kanawa (with signed photograph), Desmond Park, Johannes Waldendorff, Sophie Woldendorff; Nicolai Ghiaurov (1929-2004), Mirella Freni; Gordon P. Getty; Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, Catherine Aleya Aga Khan; Leopold Sedar Senghor; Chuck Jones (1912-2002) with a penned sketch of Daffy Duck smoking a pipe; Philip Entremont; Peter Haener; Ronald S. Lauder (US Ambassador to Austria); Erwin Strahl, Waltraut Haas (with signed photograph), etc.