JAY LIVINGSTON - AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL QUOTATION SIGNED - HFSID 144891
Sale Price $595.00
Jay Livingston scribes his "Sil-ver Bells" on a first day cover for Christmas.
Autograph Musical Quotation signed: "Jay Livingston", 6¼x3½. First Day Cover for Christmas 1982, 20-cent Seasons Greetings stamp affixed, postmarked Snow, Oklahoma, October 28, 1982, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. Above his signature, the composer has drawn a bar of music, which he has titled: "Sil-ver Bells", the popular Christmas song that he co-wrote with Ray Evans. The song was introduced in the 1951 film, Lemon Drop Kid, starring Bob Hope. In 1998, "Silver Bells" was ranked #8 on ASCAP'S "Top 25 Holiday Season Songs". American composer Jay Livingston (1915-2001) won Academy Awards for "Buttons and Bows" (The Paleface, 1948), "Mona Lisa" (Captain Carey, U.S.A., 1950) and "Que Será Será" (The Man Who Knew Too Much, 1956) and was nominated for an Oscar for "Tammy" (Tammy and the Bachelor, 1957). In addition to his songs for Hollywood films, Livingston penned many popular television themes, including those for Bonanza and Mr. Ed. Slightly creased at bar of music. Lightly soiled at upper left blank edge Fine condition. Framed with a photograph of Livingston that has imprinted musical quotations from several of his most well-known songs. Framed in the Gallery of History style: 21x17.
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