JOHNNY GREEN - INSCRIBED AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL QUOTATION SIGNED 1954 CO-SIGNED BY: EDDIE SAUTER, BILL FINEGAN, PAT CROWLEY - HFSID 22404
Sale Price $324.00
JOHNNY GREEN, PAT CROWLEY, EDDIE SAUTER AND BILL FINEGAN
All four sign autograph notes in a guest book. Green includes an autograph musical quotation.
Autograph Musical Quotation inscribed and signed: "To George/[four measures of "Body and Soul"/In admiration/Thanks/Johnny Green", 1 page (front and verso), 7½x10 album leaf. Also signed: "To George -/Best wishes/Bill Finegan", "Eddie Sauter" and on verso "To you George/What an enjoyable/interview I've had./With warmest Good Wishes/Pat Crowley". Affixed below their respective signatures are captioned photos of Finegan and Sauter; and newspaper clipping and photo of Crowley. JOHNNY GREEN (1908-1989, born John Waldo Green in New York City) was an Academy Award-winning American composer, songwriter and conductor. Green wrote standards like "Body and Soul", "Out of Nowhere", "Rain Rain Go Away", and "I Cover the Waterfront", as well as scores for movies, including his Academy-Award Winning scores for Easter Parade (1949), An American in Paris (1954), West Side Story (1962) and Oliver! (1969). He wrote his first hit, Coquette, in 1928 for Guy Lombardo. He started out arranging music for dance orchestras, but was commissioned to write works for larger orchestras in 1933 and, finally, was given his own orchestra, called Johnny Green, His Piano and Orchestra. He continued to play piano and to conduct, most notably at MGM. Irregular edges from begin cut from a book. Light show through of ink and newspaper article on verso. PATRICIA CROWLEY, often billed simply as Pat, starred in the TV sitcom Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1965-1967). Although she appeared in feature films, including two Martin & Lewis comedies, she was primarily a TV actress, appearing in multiple episodes of Maverick, Police Story, The Love Boat, Dynasty and many daytime soaps. She played the wife of Roger Maris in the biopic 61*. EDDIE SAUTER (1914-1981) was a drummer and trumpet player who excelled as an arranger and composer for big bands, including those of Tommy Dorsey, Woody Herman and Benny Goodman. He was commissioned by Stan Getz to compose music suited to Getz' improvisational style. From 1952 to 1958, Sauter was co-leader of the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra. BILL FINEGAN (1917-2008) was the staff arranger for Glenn Miller's Orchestra, and later worked for Tommy Dorsey. As noted above, he co-founded the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra in the 1950s. Later he was in demand composing music for commercial ads, and taught music at the University of Bridgeport. Irregular edges from begin cut from a book. Light show-through of ink and newspaper article on verso.
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