COLE PORTER - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 12/18/1946 - HFSID 278523
Sale Price $1,020.00
Signed 1946 check, payable to R. C. Kelly for $100!
Check signed: "Cole Porter", 6¼x2¾. Peru, Indiana, 1946 December 18. Check No. 65, drawn on his "special account" at the Wabash Valley Trust Company, payable to R. C. Kelly for $100. 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 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. In 1946, the year he signed this check, Porter's musical, Around the World in Eighty Days, played on Broadway from May-August, and he appeared (uncredited) in his screen biography, Night and Day. Bank cancellation holes touching "Col" of Cole. Light show through of bank cancellation on verso touching "C" of Cole Lightly worn at corners. Otherwise, fine condition.
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