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SIGNED BY GEORGE AND IRA GERSHWIN

GERSHWIN, George and Ira. Typed contract signed. New York, circa 1935.

Important mimeographed contract leasing Porgy and Bess rights to Europe, signed by author DuBose Hayward, Theatre Guild representative Warren P. Munsell, and composers George and Ira Gershwin. The Sang copy. $12,000.

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FONDLY INSCRIBED BY GEORGE GERSHWIN TO RENOWNED FOX PRODUCER WINFIELD "WINNIE" SHEEHAN, "WHO MADE MY FIRST VENTURE INTO MUSICAL TALKIES A GREAT PLEASURE"

(GERSHWIN, George) GOLDBERG, Isaac. George Gershwin: A Study in American Music. New York, 1931.

First edition of this early biography of George Gershwin, inscribed by the composer on the verso of the frontispiece portrait in blue ink to an important Fox Film Corporation producer who helped persuade Gershwin to write scores for movies: "For Winnie Sheehan, who made my first venture into musical talkies a great pleasure. George Gershwin, Sept. 24, 1931." $6800.

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“HE IS NEVER HAMPERED BY THE LYRICS
IN IMPROVISING ON THE MELODY”

ARMSTRONG, Louis. Photograph signed. New York, 1953.

Vintage Joe Glaser publicity photo of Louis Armstrong grinningly posed before his trophy mantle, boldly signed on the verso by Armstrong and two of the All-Stars, scat-singer Velma Middleton, and jazz pianist Billy Kyle. $1800.

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SIGNED BY “SATCHMO” AND VELMA MIDDLETON

(ARMSTRONG, Louis). (MIDDLETON, Velma). Document signed (concert program). No place, no date [1957].

Vintage concert program booklet, illustrated with numerous black-and-white photographs, signed in green ink on the front cover “Satchmo, Louis Armstrong,” further signed by singer Velma Middleton at her photograph. $1650.

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"JUST SKAT'N' SKEET'N' HI DE HI, AND SKATTLE ATTLE AT DA DAY"

CALLOWAY, Cab. Cab Calloway's Jive Jubilee of Songs. New York, 1942.

First edition of this book of piano-vocal sheet music for some of Cab Calloway's most famous big band hits, including his jive dictionary featuring popular slang of the era. $1200.

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