COLE PORTER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/08/1946 - HFSID 251792
COLE PORTER He signs a letter to a financial adviser in his home town, giving instructions on his accounts and inquiring when more money will arrive from an estate. Typed Letter signed: "Cole", 1 page, 8½x11. New York, N.Y., 1945 January 8. On letterhead of the Waldorf-Astoria to A. H.
Sale Price $880.00
He signs a letter to a financial adviser in his home town, giving instructions on his accounts and inquiring when more money will arrive from an estate.
Typed Letter signed: "Cole", 1 page, 8½x11. New York, N.Y., 1945 January 8. On letterhead of the Waldorf-Astoria to A. H. Cole, Peru, Indiana. In full: "Will you please deposit $5,000 from my regular account into my SPECIAL account. Please let me know when you have done this and what my balance will then be in my regular account. Also let me know when you expect further money from the estate. Yours sincerely". Accompanied by an unsigned copy of a letter from Mr. Cole, dated January 10, informing Porter that the requested fund transfer has been made, that nearly $25,000 remains in the regular account, that $1,475 will be received on January 25, but that the timing of additional distributions is unknown. 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). The estate mentioned in this letter may be that of Porter's very wealthy grandfather, J. O. Cole, always a generous financial supporter of daughter Kate and grandson Cole, and who died in the 1920s. Kate Cole, Cole Porter's mother and the source of his first name, died in 1952. Mailing folds, not at signature. Light crease in upper right. Paperclip stain at upper left. Otherwise, fine condition.
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