JOSE ITURBI - TYPED NOTE SIGNED 1976 - HFSID 87081
Sale Price $198.00
Typed note signed in blue ink by conductor José Iturbi in 1976. With original mailing envelope.
Typed note signed "José Iturbi/1976." in blue ink. 1 page, 4x3, 1 sheet folded. In full: "Many happy returns to Mr. Larry Schroeder from". Lightly toned and creased. Adhesive residue and paper loss at left and right edges, which touches signature, and bottom edge of verso. Otherwise in fine condition. Accompanied by: Original mailing envelope. Pencil notations on verso in unknown hand. 4x3. PostmarkedBeverly Hill, California, Jan 28, 1976. Addressed to Kenneth Gay, Forest Park, Illinois. One 13¢ yellow-and-brown stamp affixed. Neatly cut open at left edge. Lightly toned, soiled and creased. Normal bank stamps, which touch address. Paper loss on verso (no show-through). Otherwise in fine condition. Born in Spain, Iturbi (1895-1980) came to the U. S. in 1929 and spent eight years as conductor of the Rochester Philharmonic. In the 1940s, he appeared in several MGM films - usually playing himself. Iturbi's biggest success came during his Hollywood years with his adaptation of Chopin's Polonaise in A Minor for the 1945 film A Song to Remember. Unfortunately, because of his Hollywood success, it caused many to undervalue him as a serious musician.
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