HOWARD DIETZ - ORIGINAL ART SIGNED 1978 - HFSID 132058
Sale Price $270.00
The songwriter draws a red ink bow on this 5x3 card and signs "Merry Christmas to You" in 1978. Dietz wrote hit songs like Moanin' Low, Dancin' In the Dark, That's Entertainment and designed the MGM lion logo!
Original Art Signed: "Merry Christmas to You/from Howard Dietz/1978" in blue ink. 5x3 ruled card, 1¾x¾ drawing, one surface. Red ink drawing. 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. Signature lightly beaded but legible. Otherwise, fine condition.
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