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GERSHWIN, GEORGE A typed letter boldly signed, on the American composer's personal letterhead, New York, March 20, 1937. To would-be playwright Milton Adelmann of Brooklyn, NY: "My present plans are to go to Hollywood to do a picture. However I am always looking for unusual and outstanding material and if you have something in that category you might send it to me." In 1936, Gershwin moved to Hollywood to work on the Astaire-Rogers' musical Shall We Dance. While working on this project, the composer began to complain of stabbing headaches. Eventually, a malignant head tumor was found. The composer died on July 11, 1937, at the age of 38 much to the shock of the music world. One page, 4to. [ref:7195]
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KERN, JEROME A one page folio contract assigning the Canadian copyright for the show Sunny a 1925 hit on Broadway for Jerome Kern with the star Marilyn Miller. The composer for value stated sells, assigns, sets over and transfers unto T.B. Harms Co. a certain title, song, music and musical work: namely, "Sally Selections." [ref:7215]
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Abt, Franz
An autograph letter signed Brunswick, March 23, 1868, by the German composer and conductor, Kapellmeister at the Court of Brunswick where he created many works for the male voice. "After the extraordinary success of the tenor Sontheimís guest performance here last week, I am sending the enclosed brief review." On the third page Abt has written the review: "Rarely has a guest performance made such a sensation here as that of the Royal Wurttemberg Chamber Singer Sontheim, who triumphed here last week as Masaniello, Othello and Eleazar." Heinrich Sontheim (1820-l912), German tenor. [ref:1410]
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ADLER, RICHARD
A candid 8 X 10 signed photograph of the producer and composer of Pajama Game and Damn Yankees. [ref:3812]
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ADLER, RICHARD
RICHARD ADLER. SIGNED SHEET MUSIC. DAMN YANKEES. WHATEVER LOLA WANTS Signed and inscribed, on the front cover by the lyricist/composer of several Broadway hits, with his partner Jerry Ross, notably Damn Yankees and Pajama Game. Dated June 2, 1955 in another hand. 5 pages, folio. [ref:6598]
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ANDERSON, LEROY
LEROY ANDERSON A large boldly signed and dated 8 x 10 photograph of the American composer of light instrumental classics such as The Typewriter, Sleigh Ride and Blue Tango as well as many well-regarded orchestral pieces. [ref:7154]
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Anderson, Leroy
Leroy Anderson. A 4 x 5 signed and dated photograph of the American composer, creator of The Blue Tango and The Syncopated Clock. [ref:5746]
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ARGENTO, DOMINICK
DOMINICK ARGENTO An artistically lovely 7 x 5 signed photograph of the American composer, shown in profile admiring the cityscape of Florence, Italy from a hilltop. [ref:5889]
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ARLEN, HAROLD
HAROLD ARLEN ET AL. ST. LOUIS WOMAN. The complete 14-page folio contract transferring the rights to the musical St. Louis Woman, first staged in 1946, starring Pearl Bailey to Loew's Incorporated. The contract is pure legalize but lists the songs, one of which Come Rain or Come Shine became an all time classic. The score, if not the musical, is considered one of the best collaborations by Mercer and Arlen. Arna Bontemps was an integral member of the Harlem Renaissance and his book God Sends Sundays was worked on with poet Countee Cullen to make it into the play St. Louis Woman. All four principals have signed on the first page [ref:7156]
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Arlen, Harold
Signed First Edition. Harold Arlen. Gershwin Song Book Signed and inscribed by American composer Harold Arlen, who wrote Somewhere Over the Rainbow; a seasonal gift: "Merry Xmas, to John & Dee Dee, Love Anya & Harold," on the full title page. Foreword by Ira Gershwin, illustrations by Milton Glaser. Original spiral presentation, folio. In original illustrated box. New York, 1960. [ref:4906]
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