AL JOLSON - DOCUMENT SIGNED 03/29/1944 - HFSID 226666
Sale Price $595.00
Agreement signed in 1944 by Jolson, Akst, Ruby and Kalmar with Leo Feist, Inc., allowing them to publish The Kid That I've Never Seen
Document signed " Al Jolson" in blue ink, "Harry Akst" in blue ink, "Herman Ruby" in blue ink and "Bert Kalmar". 1 page, 8x11. March 29, 1944. Agreement with Leo Feist, Inc., allowing Jolson, Akst, Ruby and Kalmar to publish The Kid That I've Never Seen; Feist was to pay them $10 for each use of the song. The writing team of Jolson, Akst, Ruby and Kalmar also collaborated on 1947's The Egg and I. The Kid That I've Never Seen was apparently made written for Anchors Aweigh, but was never used. Former synagogue singer and successful black-faced café and vaudeville entertainer JOLSON (1886-1950, born Asa Yoelson in Seredzius, Russia, now Lithuania), starred in the first talking picture, Warner Brothers' The Jazz Singer, in 1927. He also starred in Swanee River (1940), appeared as himself in Hollywood Cavalcade (1939) and did the voice over for The Jolson Story (1946). AKST (1894-1963, born in New York City) met Irving Berlin in the Army in 1916 and wrote songs for him as well as Jolson. He wrote the popular hits "Dinah" and "Baby Face" in the 1920s. He is enshrined in the Songwriters Hall of Fame. RUBY (1892-1959, born in New York City) wrote comedy material for Jolson and once headed Warner Brother's VitaShort production department. KALMAR (1884-1947, born in Los Angeles) wrote a number of hit songs between 1923 and 1935, including Who's Sorry Now? (1923) and I Wanna Be Loved by You (1928), which was sung by Marilyn Monroe in 1959's Some Like It Hot. Lightly toned and creased. Staple holes in top edge. Two file holes in top edge; one hole has a binder hole reinforce affixed. Otherwise in fine condition.
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