COLE PORTER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/04 - HFSID 278877
COLE PORTER He signs a typed letter discussing both business and personal affairs. Typed Letter signed: "Cole", 1 page, 8x11. No place, "Nov. 4th", no year. To "Dear Harvey" [Albert H. Cole], in full: "Thanks for the letter.
Sale Price $1,040.00
He signs a typed letter discussing both business and personal affairs.
Typed Letter signed: "Cole", 1 page, 8x11. No place, "Nov. 4th", no year. To "Dear Harvey" [Albert H. Cole], in full: "Thanks for the letter. The Shurr commission of ten per cent goes on for the run of the show so please send it to him. Also, beginning December 1st, will you ask the bank to send one hundred dollars monthly to Ted Fetter, and charge to my account. His address is 337 West 22nd Street, New York City. We are both very sad to leave on the 17th for London, but my job there is so good that I can't afford to lose it. Also, I have put off my next show here until the autumn and will return in July to start rehearsals. It was so nice seeing you and Mildred. We send you our best regards, and hope you will have a good winter, Yours". Cole Porter (1891-1964), known for his bouncy, lively style and witty lyrics, was a successful Broadway composer by 1928. He composed music and lyrics for more than 20 musicals, including Anything Goes (1934), Kiss Me, Kate (1948), Silk Stockings (1955) and High Society (1956). His classic songs include "Night and Day," "Begin the Beguine" and "I've Got You Under My Skin". Porter injured his legs in a horseback riding accident in 1937. He suffered through many operations, including an amputation, remaining creative productive despite enduring constant pain. Albert "Harvey" Cole, a cousin, managed Porter's finances from the songwriter's home town, Peru, Indiana. Theodore "Ted" Fetter (1907-1996), who is to receive monthly checks according to this letter, appeared in a minor role in Porter's musical Jubilee, which opened on Broadway October 12, 1935. This reference does not necessarily date the letter, however, as Fetter became a successful Broadway lyricist and could have made an un-credited contribution to another of Porter's shows. Fold creases through "C" of Cole. Left edge is jagged. Otherwise, fine condition.
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