PORTER, COLE. 1891-1964.
1. Typed Letter Signed ("Cole"), 1 p, 8vo, London, November 3, 1993, to Gertrude Lawrence, on Savoy Hotel stationery, horizontal fold creases, evenly toned, else excellent. In part: "I received your wire beginning 'Here's to that Far Away Look.' I don't know whether you are talking about my far away look, your far away look or Fred Astaire's far away look...."
2. Photograph Signed ("Cole Porter") and Inscribed, silver print, 3 ¾ by 2 ¾ inches, n.p., n.d., excellent condition.
3. Typed Letter Signed ("Cole"), 1 p, 4to, n.p., May 20, 1952, to George Cukor, fine. Porter mentions he is sending A Distant Summer, likely the book by Edith Saunders.
4. Document Signed ("Cole Porter"), 1 p, 4to, Culver City, August 18, 1955, on Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures letterhead, being a document granting permission to use his name in the lyrics of a song, two horizontal fold creases, excellent, with mimeographed lyric sheet. The song in question is "I Refuse to Rock 'n' Roll" by Nicholas Brodszky and Sammy Cahn with the lyric: "I've been the inspiration for a song / with spicey lyrics by dear Cole." * With Clipped Signature.