WHITECAPS. Virginia SIMMONS.
WHITECAPS
WHITECAPS

WHITECAPS

[Yellow Springs, Ohio: The Antioch Press, 1942]. Foreword by Sue Bailey Thurman. Illustrated. First Edition. Signed presentation from Simmons on the front endpaper: "For Princess Red Rock with warmest regards! Virginia Simmons." Wah Nese Red Rock [“Princess Red Rock”] was an actress, singer and Indian rights activist who sang at the White House at two presidential inaugurations- in 1945 for Franklin D. Roosevelt and in 1949 for Harry S. Truman. Princess Red Rock sang professionally throughout the world and was a member of the St. Louis Opera Company and the San Francisco Light Opera Company. She also was featured in the 1936 ovie “Rosemarie” with Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald. Princess Red Rock, a member of the Napissing tribe of Canadian Indians and spent many years in Florida- active in Indian rights for the Seminoles. She died 1988 at age 74. A very scarce book! 8vo., blue cloth in dust jacket;70 pages. Item #56897

Very Good (minor light spotting covers; contents clean & tight with very minor browning endpapers); edgewear (tiny chips & tears, white paper has browned to tan, except on the flaps) d/j.

Price: $125.00

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