COLE PORTER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/12/1964 - HFSID 226547
Sale Price $450.00
COLE PORTERThe composer sends his thanks for the excerpt from a letter by Tom Maturo! Typed Letter Signed: "Cole", 1 page, 5¼x6¾. New York, 1964 May 12. To Doctor. On The Towers The Waldorf-Astoria Stationery. In full: "Thank you very much for sending me the excerpt from the letter to Tom Maturo. I shall put it in my Scrap Book. Love," 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). Fold crease not at signature. Lightly foxed at blank margins. Fine condition.
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