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COLE PORTER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/10 - HFSID 167366

COLE PORTERTyped and signed letter of thanks for the gift of two books by Isak Dinesen! Typed Letter Signed: "Cole", 1 page, 5¼x7. New York, March 10. To Slim. On The Waldorf Astoria Stationary. In full: "Thank you so much for the two books by Isak Dinesen. I know I shall enjoy them greatly.

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COLE PORTERTyped and signed letter of thanks for the gift of two books by Isak Dinesen! Typed Letter Signed: "Cole", 1 page, 5¼x7. New York, March 10. To Slim. On The Waldorf Astoria Stationary. In full: "Thank you so much for the two books by Isak Dinesen. I know I shall enjoy them greatly. How nice it was to see you and Leland the other night. Love, P. S. - Foxy Gwynn married Hugh Molyneux. He was Lord Molyneux. Later his father died and he became the Earl of Sefton. Tell that to Leland." 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 writings of the Danish Karen Blixen, pen name Isak Dinesen, include the autobiographical Out of Africa (1937, film 1985). Fold crease not at signature. Fine condition.

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