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COLE PORTER - PRINTED DOCUMENT SIGNED IN INK 08/08/1942 - HFSID 227168

COLE PORTERPromissory note signed by the composer, borrowing $6,000 in 1942! Partly Printed Document Signed: "Cole Porter", 1 page, 8½x3½, front and verso. Peru, Indiana, 1942 August 8. Wabash Valley Trust Company, Peru Indiana promissory note.

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Condition: lightly creased, otherwise fine condition
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COLE PORTERPromissory note signed by the composer, borrowing $6,000 in 1942! Partly Printed Document Signed: "Cole Porter", 1 page, 8½x3½, front and verso. Peru, Indiana, 1942 August 8. Wabash Valley Trust Company, Peru Indiana promissory note. Cole agrees to pay $6,000 to the bank within six months at "with interest at the rate of 5 per cent per annum from date until paid". Stamped as paid on "Nov. 19, 1942" on front. On verso is payment made in unknown hand. 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 with folds, not at signature. Pencil note (unknown hand) at lower margin. Otherwise, fine condition.

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