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IRA GERSHWIN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 55598

IRA GERSHWIN Ira Gershwin sends an autograph letter about how he feels about his doctorate. Autograph Letter Signed: "Ira", ¼p, 8½x14 blue sheet. No place, no date. To "Dear Lillian" [Burke]. Headed: "Our Secret". In full: "They may call me a Doctor of Fine Arts, but I'm really a bookkeeper at heart.

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Reg. $450.00

Condition: lightly creased, otherwise fine condition
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IRA GERSHWIN
Ira Gershwin sends an autograph letter about how he feels about his doctorate.
Autograph Letter Signed: "Ira", ¼p, 8½x14 blue sheet. No place, no date. To "Dear Lillian" [Burke]. Headed: "Our Secret". In full: "They may call me a Doctor of Fine Arts, but I'm really a bookkeeper at heart. Love," 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). Lightly creased with folds, not at signature. Chipped at upper right blank edge, irregularly cut at upper right margin. Tape remnant at upper horizontal fold, light paper loss at lower blank margin from removal of tape. Ink number written in unknown hand at lower right corner. Overall, fine condition.

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