American composer, pianist and painter whose compositions spanned both popular and classical genres (1898-1937). Autograph musical quotation, signed and inscribed "With Best wishes/ from your Composer/ George Gershwin". [Winter Garden Theatre, Drury Lane, London, Autumn 1924]. 60 : 92mm.
$ 7,617 / 6.500 €
Autograph musical quotation, signed and inscribed "With Best wishes/ from your Composer/ George Gershwin", of two bars in E flat Major [the opening of 'Isn't it Wonderful', the chorus concluding the first act of his musical Primrose], on card, very light browning but overall in good and attractive condition. Together with a newspaper clipping and two postcards (small collection).
'BEST WISHES FROM YOUR COMPOSER' - the young George Gershwin doffs his cap to one of his leading ladies, quoting his song 'Isn't it Wonderful', dating from the same year as Rhapsody in Blue and Lady, Be Good.
With this card is a newspaper cutting, datable to 1929, reporting the secret romance and wedding of 'West End leading lady' Margery Hicklin to Leon Heron, artist son of an Australian financier (two of whose postcards are also included).