HOWARD DIETZ - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 18924
Sale Price $108.00
The songwriter pens a note on a 4¼x2¾ card. Dietz wrote hit songs like Moanin' Low, Dancin' In the Dark and That's Entertainment and designed the MGM lion logo!
Autograph note signed: "To Kayo/From/Howard Dietz". Lead pencil and blue ink notations on verso in unknown hand. 4¼x2¾. B/w 1½x2¾ printed photo of Dietz affixed. Dietz (1896-1983) was a versatile newspaper columnist, publicist and music lyricist. With composer Arthur Schwartz, he wrote musical comedies in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Dietz'shit songs included Moanin' Low (1929), Dancin' In the Dark (1931) and That's Entertainment (1953). He also wrote musical scores for films, including Key Largo (1948) and The Bandwagon (1953). Need more? He also designed the MGM lion logo and coined the studio's motto, "Ars Gratia Artis". Dietz is enshrined in the Songwriters' Hall of Fame. Lightly toned and bowed. Signature has bled lightly but is legible. Otherwise, fine condition.
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