COLE PORTER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 176644
Sale Price $935.00
COLE PORTERHe pens this letter congratulating a friend on a new book! Autograph Letter Signed: "Cole" in pencil, 1½ pages, 6x8, front and verso. London, no date, Thursday. On letterhead of the Hotel Splendide and Green Park Restaurant to "Dear Douglas". In full: "I went to White's & found your grand book. It is beautifully done & I congratulate you. Thank you so much for it. It was very thoughtful of you. I'm rehearsing but will try to drop in on you one night. Goodbye & so many thanks." Composer and lyricist Cole Porter (1891-1964), who was born in Peru, Indiana, won two Tony Awards in 1949 (Best Composer & Lyricist and Best Musical) for Kiss Me, Kate, and he was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Song in 1936, 1941, 1943 and 1956. Among the songs penned by Porter, who was known for his urbane, witty lyrics and sinuous music are "You Do Something to Me", "What Is This Thing Called Love?", "Night and Day", "Anything Goes", "I Get a Kick Out of You", "You're the Top", "Begin the Beguine", "My Heart Belongs to Daddy", "I've Got You Under My Skin" and scores of other popular songs. He appeared (unaccredited) in his screen biography, Night and Day, in 1946, the year his musical, Around the World in Eighty Days, ran on Broadway (May-August). Porter wrote over 20 musicals, including Anything Goes (1934), Silk Stockings (1955) and High Society (1956). Lightly creased. Chipped at upper and left blank edges, tape remnant at left margin touches 6 words (all legible). Mounting remnants at upper blank margin of verso (no show-through). Otherwise, fine condition.
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