78 RPM Test Pressing of Marlon Brando Singing "I'll Know" in Rehearsal for Guys and Dolls
Lot 2146
A 78 RPM test pressing of Marlon Brando singing "I'll Know" in rehearsal for Guys and Dolls
US$ 1,200 - 1,800
£770 - 1,200

Lot Details
A 78 RPM test pressing of Marlon Brando singing "I'll Know" in rehearsal for Guys and Dolls
Bearing a white label reading "Frank Music Corp. / "I'LL KNOW.... Brando (Collector's Item) / NOT FOR PUBLIC PERFORMANCE - NOT FOR SALE." Frank Music Corp. was the publishing company founded by Frank Loesser, who wrote the music and lyrics for Guys and Dolls. Brando famously played Sky Masterson in the 1955 MGM musical and his costar Frank Sinatra was rumored to have been resentful that Brando, not known for his singing abilities, was awarded this plum role. This recording captures Brando in rehearsal for the film, singing his part of the love song, "I'll Know," which he performs with Jean Simmons in the film. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Patricia (Pat) Quinn, actress and longtime friend of Brando, and a CD transfer of the recording.
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