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Collection of autographs from a group of noted female journalists congratulating Sally Kirkland and Serge Obolensky on their 25th anniversary




[c. 1943-48]


Volume of signatures and occasional inscriptions of 83 noted women journalists. (12mo), gilt decorated green leather, raised spine bands. 

Sally Kirkland was a manager at Lord & Taylor, a fashion editor at Vogue magazine and served as the only fashion editor at Life magazine between 1947 and 1969. Kirkland's lover was Prince Sergei Platonovich Obolensky Neledinsky-Meletzky — known as Serge Obolensky — a Russian-American aristocrat, U.S. Army paratrooper, socialite and publicist. Sally and Serge had an open, yet scandalous relationship, that lasted over 25 years, while both were married to other partners.  This volume contains signatures and inscriptions from 83 noted women journalists, mostly from the fashion industry, wishing the pair well on their 25th anniversary. Laid in is an original ink drawing, likely a caricature of Kirkland.

Signatures include: Ida Jane Randolph Richmond News Leader; Wilma Tait, Canadian Home Journal Toronto; Peggy Preston , Washington Post; Vivian Wilcox, Mayfair Magazine Toronto; Bernice Breen, Breen News Service, Empire State Building, New York; Ruth Mugglebee, Record American Boston MA; Margaret Angleman, Richmond Times-Dispatched; Eleni Sakes (Epstein), Washington Star; Julie Haggerman, Bridgeport Sunday Post, Bridgeport, Connecticut; Edith Hills Coogler, Atlanta Journal, Atlanta, Georgia; Polly Miller of WRHL; Blanche Krause, Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia, PA; Dorothy Booth, Montreal Gazette; Mildred Planthold, St. Louis Missouri, Globe-Democrat.

Salutations include: "With all good wishes to Sally, a good artist, a great person, Mary Garey, Cincinnati Enquirer"; "Best good wishes to a wonderful designer and hostess! from Marion Street, Seattle Post-Intelligencer"; "With appreciation for all you have done for me, Lois P. Hatton, St. Paul Pioneer Press; Honor McGrrath, Buffalo Courier-Express"; Phil Ezack (Joan Deon) she was named beauty editor with the one-name byline Philomene and later used other combinations of her name such as Phil Ezack. "Our hats are off to you and Serge in Congratulations on your 25th anniversary"; "Long live Sally and her Sallies! Ida Clemens, The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tenn; "May we keep coming for 25 years to see your hats and wish you happiness on your fiftieth!' Dorothy Parnell, Milwaukee Sentinel.

Also: Eileen Bryne, Miami Herald; Elenor Wakefield, Houston Chronicle; Alice Connolly, New Haven Register; Marie MacDonald, Wichita Beacon; Enerstine Gorman, Oklahoman; Patricia Dowling, Chicago Sun; Grace Davidson, The Boston Post; Rosalind White Bryan, Baltimore News Post; Shirley Hull, Los Angeles Examiner; Rea Seeger, Fashion Editor, Chicago Tribune; Margaret G. Byrne, WRGB Television; etc., for the full count of women who signed this album amounting to 83, female journalists, mostly in the fashion industry.

Lot Amendments

Some wear and soiling to binding, front joint cracked; toning to page edges; very good.

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