RICHARD RODGERS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/01/1975 - HFSID 177415
Sale Price $405.00
Richard Rodgers of Rodgers and Hammerstein signed this typed letter of thanks for birthday greeting on his personalized stationery in 1975. Accompanied by original mailing envelope.
Typed letter signed: "Richard Rodgers", 1p, 7¼x10½, on Rodgers' personalized stationery. 1975 July 1. Addressed to Mr. Robert F. Allen, Jr., Lewiston, Maine. In full: "Dear. Mr. Allen: Your kind letter with all its signatures reached me in time for my birthday. I send you my deepest thanks and the hope that you are feeling as well as I do. I am indeed grateful. Yours sincerely," Lightly toned and creased. Folded twice and unfolded. Otherwise, fine condition. Accompanied by: Original mailing envelope from Rodgers' personalized stationery. Postmarked New York City, July 2, 1975. Addressed to Mr. Robert F. Allen, Jr., Lewiston, Maine. Lightly toned, soiled and creased. Neatly cut open at top edge. Otherwise, fine condition. Rodgers (1902-1979) collaborated with lyricists Lorenz Hart and later Oscar Hammerstein II to produce dozens of America's most beloved popular songs and many of its most successful musicals. Collaborations with Hart produced such standards as With a Song in My Heart, The Lady Is a Tramp, My Funny Valentine and Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered. After Hart's death (1943), Rodgers teamed up with Hammerstein to produce one Broadway hit after another, including Oklahoma, South Pacific (which won a Pulitzer Prize), The Sound of Music and The King and I. Richard Rodgers and Marvin Hamlisch are the only two composers to win an Oscar, a Tony, an Emmy, a Grammy and a Pulitzer. Two items.
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