ANDRE PREVIN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/11/1949 - HFSID 224557
Sale Price $234.00
sends a typed letter authorizing the Manning O'Connor Agency to receive his checks not MCA Artists, Ltd.
Typed Letter Signed: "André Previn", ¾p, 7¼x10½. Hollywood, California, 1949 February 11. On letterhead of Manning O'Connor Agency to Cashier, MGM Grand Studios, Culver City, California. Begins: "Gentlemen". In full: "Effective this date any and all authorizations given you by me involving the release of my checks to the MCA Artists, Ltd. are revoked, terminated and deemed to be of no further force and effect. From this day forward the Manning O'Connor Agency is exclusively authorized to pick up any and all checks made payable to me by your studio." Previn's memoir, No Minor Chords - My Early Years in Hollywood, detailing his years as a composer, arranger and orchestrator for MGM Studios, was published in 1991. André Previn (1929-2019) has made over 400 recordings as a conductor and pianist in virtually every field of composition, from symphony and concerto to chamber music and song. He has also served as a musical director and principal conductor for a number of prestigious orchestras, including the principal conductor of the Houston Symphony (1967-1970), the London Symphony (1968-1970), the Pittsburgh Symphony (1976-1984) and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (beginning in 1987) and the music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic (1985-1989) and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (1985-1986). As a film composer and arranger, he has won four Academy Awards, for Gigi, Porgy and Bess, Irma La Douce, and My Fair Lady. Lightly creased with folds, not at signature. Staple holes at upper blank margin. Fine condition.
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