GEORGE M. COHAN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/20/1939 - HFSID 174221
Sale Price $680.00
GEORGE M. COHAN
George M. Cohan sends letter inviting Phillip Dunning to serve on a committee
Typed Letter Signed: "George M. Cohan", 1p, 8½x11. Hotel Astor, New York, 1939 March 20. To Phillip Dunning, New York. On stationery of The Catholic Actors Guild of America listing Cohan as President. In part:"On Sunday evening April 16, the Catholic Actors Guild is celebrating its Twenty-fifth Anniversary with a dinner at the Hotel Astor. To observe, in a fitting manner, the great amount of work he Catholic Actors Guild has done...we are forming an Honorary Committee...We cordially invite you to serve on this committee...." George M. Cohan (1878-1942) began his career as a child in Vaudeville as part of The Four Cohans. By the time he was a teen, his original skits and songs were being published and sold. In 1904, Little Johnny Jones which introduced "Give My Regards to Broadway" and "The Yankee Doodle Boy" was his first Broadway hit. Cohan wrote the book, music and lyrics for 20 musicals and was one of the leading Tin Pan Alley songwriters, publishing upwards of 1500 original songs. His shows include Forty-five Minutes from Broadway, Hello, Broadway and The Song and Dance Man. His autobiography was published in 1925 -Twenty Years on Broadway and the Years It Took to Get There. Cohan songs include "Yankee Doodle Dandy", "Give My Regards to Broadway", "Over There" and "You're a Grand Old Flag". Lightly creased. Folds, not at signature. Nail and tackhead-size stains at lower blank margin.
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