September 18, 1932 · n.p.
Featuring many of the music and lyrics of Gershwin's greatest songs including ""Swanee,"" ""Fascinating Rhythm,"" ""'S Wonerful,"" ""Strike Up the Band,"" and ""I Got Rhythm."" Lyricists include Ira Gershwin, B.G. DeSilva, and Gus Kahn.Joan Peyser wrote about Aileen Pringle (1895-1989) in The Memory of All that: The Life of George Gershwin (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1993). In part, ""Most of the music for Delicious was composed before he left New York, but an extended sequence was composed by Gershwin while he was the guest of Aileen Pringle, a silent movie actress, in Santa Monica. This music was designed to accompany a sequence in which Janet Gaynor runs wildly through the streets of New York. Over the score there are street noises that include everything from the shouts of passersby to the hammering of rivets. In the production list the title was 'Rhapsody in Rivets.' Gershwin finished his work by the end of January. Later he gave Pringle an inscribed photograph. It read: 'For Pringie - this easterner will always look West with swell thoughts of you. George. February 22, 1931'…""In the book here offered, at the end of the listing of ""Public Works of George Gershwin,"" after ""1931 / Girl Crazy"" and seven songs, is listed ""1932 / Delicious"" and four songs followed by ""Of Thee I Sing"" and five songs." (Inventory #: 60286)