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GEORGE GERSHWIN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/05/1936 - HFSID 202510

GEORGE GERSHWIN Gershwin tells a lawyer friend to tell his client, Tams-Witmark, to contact his producers for conditions regarding the licensing of his musicals. Typed Letter Signed: "George G", 1p, 8½x10½. New York, 1936 June 5. To Mr. A.M.

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GEORGE GERSHWIN
Gershwin tells a lawyer friend to tell his client, Tams-Witmark, to contact his producers for conditions regarding the licensing of his musicals.
Typed Letter Signed: "George G", 1p, 8½x10½. New York, 1936 June 5. To Mr. A.M. Wattenberg, Wattenberg & Wattenberg, New York City. Begins: "Dear Watty". In full: "In reference to your letter concerning the Tams-Witmark Music Library I believe the best thing is to have them get in touch with the various producers of my musical comedies nearly all of which have been produced by Aarons & Freedley or Sam H. Harris. I am sure the producers could let Tams-Witmark know all the conditions much better than I." Gershwin's musical comedy, Of Thee I Sing, the first musical to win a Pulitzer Prize in Drama (1932), was produced by SAM H. HARRIS. In 1919, producer ALEX AARONS let the 21-year-old composer do the complete score for La La Lucille, Gershwin's first musical. For the firm of AARONS AND FREEDLEY, George and Ira Gershwin wrote the words and music for seven musical comedies, including Lady, Be Good!, Tip-Toes, Oh, Kay! and Girl Crazy. The Tams-Witmark Music Library still licenses shows for amateur productions. A year after writing this letter, George Gershwin died of a brain tumor at the age of 38. 2-inch mid-vertical tear at upper margin touches the letterhead (all intact). Vertical fold touches the "G" in George. Overall, fine condition.

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