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COLE PORTER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 09/13/1952 - HFSID 278887

COLE PORTERHe signs this typed letter concerning his mother's funeral expenses. Typed Letter signed: "Cole", 1 page, 7¼x10½. New York, N.Y., 1952 September 13. On letterhead of the Waldorf-Astoria Towers to Albert H. Cole, Jr., Cole, Wildman and Cole, Peru, Indiana.

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COLE PORTERHe signs this typed letter concerning his mother's funeral expenses. Typed Letter signed: "Cole", 1 page, 7¼x10½. New York, N.Y., 1952 September 13. On letterhead of the Waldorf-Astoria Towers to Albert H. Cole, Jr., Cole, Wildman and Cole, Peru, Indiana. In full: "This should be paid from my Mother's estate, under the item of 'funeral expenses'. Best." Accompanied by unsigned carbon copy of a typed letter from Albert H. Cole, Jr., dated September 17, replying to Porter's. After discussing funeral expenses, the letter passes on a curious request for biographical material from Porter to be used in an entertainment about the state of Indiana in a trailer court show in Lakeland, Florida. 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). Catherine "Katy" Cole was Cole Porter's mother. The daughter of multimillionaire James Omar (J. O.) Cole, she dedicated herself to her son's success, encouraging his musical career and aiding him financially. She died in 1952, two years before Porter's wife Linda. Fold creases not near signature. Lightly stained at upper left. Otherwise, fine condition.

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