LENNIE HAYTON - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 20366
Sale Price $180.00
Autograph Note signed by the Oscar-winning MGM music director on a 5x3 card
Autograph Note signed: "To Max/Best Wishes!/Lennie Hayton", 5x3 card. Leonard George "Lennie" Hayton (1908-1971), originally a jazz pianist with Bix Beiderbecke, Paul Whiteman and others, composed "Apple Blossoms" and other popular songs. He arranged music for Artie Shaw and Frank Sinatra, among others. Hayton was music director at MGM (1940-1953), the era of the studios great musicals, and he won Oscars for On the Town (1950) and Hello, Dolly (1969). Hayton met singer/actress Lena Horne on the set of Stormy Weather (1943), and they were wed secretly in France in 1947. After their marriage was made public in Life magazine (1950), the interracial couple received death threats and other hate mail, forcing Hayton to buy a shotgun and build a wall around their home. Pencil note (unknown hand) on verso. Corners lightly worn. Otherwise, fine condition.
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