IRA GERSHWIN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 09/21/1964 - HFSID 252559
IRA GERSHWIN Ira Gershwin sends an autograph letter with his phone number. Autograph Letter Signed: "Ira G.", 1p, 6x4 imprinted card. No place, 1964 September 21. To Mr. John A. Fischback, Phoenix, Arizona.
Sale Price $658.75
Ira Gershwin sends an autograph letter with his phone number.
Autograph Letter Signed: "Ira G.", 1p, 6x4 imprinted card. No place, 1964 September 21. To Mr. John A. Fischback, Phoenix, Arizona. In full: "Yes, the # is still Cr1-2824, and if you and Mrs. F. should get to L.A. next week, dandy to call me. I'm sure to find time to have you both in on us. All best," Fine condition. Included addressed mailing envelope 6¼x4¼: "Mr. John A. Fischbach/1355 East Weldon Avenue/Phoenix, Arizona 85014" postmarked Beverly Hills, California, 1964 September 21. Fine condition. The first lyricist to win a Pulitzer Prize (1932, Of Thee I Sing), Ira Gershwin (1896-1983) wrote the lyrics to a number of the songs by his older brother, George, including "Liza", beginning in 1924 for the musical Lady Be Good. In 1931, the brothers wrote for their first Hollywood musical, Delicious. After George's death in 1937, Ira worked with a number of other composers, including Jerome Kern (Cover Girl, 1944) and Harold Arlen (the musical remake of A Star is Born, 1954). Nominated for Academy Awards for Best Song in 1937 (Shall We Dance?), 1944 (Cover Girl) and 1954 (A Star is Born), Ira also wrote lyrics or the music score for a number of other feature films, including An American in Paris (1951), The Country Girl (1954) and Funny Face (1957). Two items.
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