Autograph Letter Mentioning Lady Be Good, Foggy Day and Funny Face
by Gershwin, Ira. (1896 -1983) [Gershwin, George. (1898-1937)]
Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Autograph letter from the American lyricist dated April 22, 1957 to a Miss [Madge] Rogers, mentioning the Gershwin brothers' 1924 musical Lady Be Good, their song A Foggy Day, and the new Audrey Hepburn film Funny Face, featuring several Gershwin songs. Writing on his Beverly Hills letterhead, Gershwin also mentions the ongoing renovation of his house there. Â 2pp. (recto/verso). In fine condition and sold together with the original transmissal envelope.Text, in part:Â "Thank you for the photographs of your charming town; also for the interesting review of 'Lady Be Good.' I'd heard vaguely that a company had revived that show but have had no official confirmation. However, when you tell me they've had difficulty finding a London theatre, I imagine it wasn't too commercial a project and the show has probably closed by now - although I hope, of course, that it's still around somewhere... I'm surprised that 'A Foggy Day' is rarely, if ever, played - since you say you've never heard it. There have been many recordings. As for 'Funny Face': The film doesn't use the original story (just as well) but does include six of our songs. It received unanimously good notices in New York and is a big hit there. I imagine London will see it shortly and should you get to see it, I'm sure you'll find it enjoyable." (Inventory #: 13600)
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