Incredibly scarce glossy 8 x 10 publicity photo of Joplin seated on a stool, signed and inscribed in blue felt tip, “To Manny’s Musik, Love, Janis Joplin,” adding a small heart. Areas of surface loss and moderate toning to lower portion of photo, binder dings to left edge, a few spots to background, and some scattered light surface marks and creases, otherwise very good condition. Manny’s Music in Times Square was a must-stop destination for many musicians over the decades, including the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, and Joplin. Signed photos of this size are very seldom encountered, this being only the third we have ever offered, with the example offered here having great association with a New York music landmark. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.
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Vintage ballpoint signature, “Janis Joplin,” adding a small heart under her signature, on an off-white 3 x 4.5 lightly-lined sheet. Matted and framed with a copy of Joplin’s Tampa, Florida, mugshots, to an overall size of 21.25 x 14.5. In very good condition, with uniform toning, a light diagonal bend through portion of last name of signature, and some soiling to lower portion of sheet, well away from signature. Joplin’s signature remains very bold and largely unaffected by the physical flaws of the sheet. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from Roger Epperson/REAL. RR Auction COA.