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Autographed Musical Score for Of Thee I Sing.  Autograph signed, GERSHWIN, George.
Author Name:    GERSHWIN, George.

Title:   Autographed Musical Score for Of Thee I Sing. Autograph signed

Publisher:    1932, 

Seller ID:   95407

GERSHWIN, George. Autographed Musical Score for “Of Thee I Sing”. Copyrightby the New World Corporation, N.Y., 1932. Original printed first edition m anuscript of the play produced by Sam H. Harris; music by George Gershwin; lyrics by Ira Gershwin; book by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind. 198 pages of printed music with handwritten annotations in another hand. . With the title-page detached and cut-down from the binding. Inscribed in pen andink with dedication to the Musical Director : ”To Eugene Fuerst with the b est wishes for his success” signed and dated : “George Gershwin Apr. 1932”.Contained in an unmarked envelope inscribed variously in pencil : “Eugene Fuerst / Gershwin, George / Of Thee I Sing / Autographed by Composer / Friends (in a circle) / Michael Good.” The title-page matted separately. Overall 12 x 8.75 inches (30.5 x 22,2 cm); Title-page 5.75 x 6.5 inches (14.6 x 16.5 cm). The original Broadway production, directed by Kaufman, opened in 1931 and ran for 441 performances, receiving critical and box office success. It has been revived several times in the U.S. and in London. Of Thee I Sing was the first musical to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, in 1932. The score is in well-worn condition, attesting to its frequent employment by the dedicatee, who conducted the opening night performance of the return engagement of the musical on May 15th, 1933. (George Gershwin himself had conducted the orchestra on the original first night). This item is encased in a clam-shell box for protection. A rare Gershwin item. As is. 7,500.00


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