JEROME KERN - DOCUMENT SIGNED 12/22/1931 CO-SIGNED BY: OTTO A. HARBACH - HFSID 254881
JEROME KERN and OTTO HARBACH Kern and Harbach sell the Canadian copyright of their song "Try to Forget" to Kern for $1. Partly Printed DS: "Jerome Kern" as Composer and "Otto Herbach" as Author, 2p, 8½x13½, front and verso. New York, 1931 December 22.
Sale Price $1,190.00
JEROME KERN and OTTO HARBACH
Kern and Harbach sell the Canadian copyright of their song "Try to Forget" to Kern for $1.
Partly Printed DS: "Jerome Kern" as Composer and "Otto Herbach" as Author, 2p, 8½x13½, front and verso. New York, 1931 December 22. In part: "Assignment of Canadian Copyright. Know All Men By These Presents. That for and in consideration of the sum of One Dollar and other good and valuable considerations received, of Jerome Kern...I/we...do hereby bargain, sell, assign, set over and transfer...a certain title, song, words, music and musical work entitled: 'TRY TO FORGET' (From - Cat and the Fiddle) and the exclusive right to have and obtain copyright therein in its own name in Canada, and all of the Canadian copyright therein...the author of said being Otto Harbach, Citizen (or Subject) of United States...when the aforesaid words were written and composed; the composer of the music being Jerome Kern, Citizen (or Subject) of United States...." Countersigned: "R. Kohner" twice as witness to Harbach's and Kern's signatures and twice on verso stating that she (Rose Kohner) was well acquainted with Harbach and Kern. Also signed twice on verso: "Arthur S. Boucher" as Notary Public. A musical based on The Cat and the Fiddle was filmed by MGM in 1934. It starred Jeanette MacDonald as a music student and Ramon Novarro as a struggling composer. Other Kern and Harbach musicals were Sunny (1925) and Roberta (1933). Harbach wrote the lyrics for No! No! Nanette (1924), Rose Marie (1924) and The Desert Song (1926). Kern composed the score for Show Boat (1927) and wrote songs including "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" and "The Last Time I Saw Paris". Lightly creased. Fine condition.
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