GERSHWIN, GEORGE. 1898-1937.

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Lot 2385
GERSHWIN, GEORGE. 1898-1937.

Sold for US$ 2,400 inc. premium

Fine Books and Manuscripts

11 Jun 2008, 13:00 EDT

New York

GERSHWIN, GEORGE. 1898-1937.
Typed Letter Signed (“George Gershwin”), 1 p, 4to, Los Angeles, December 11, 1936, on RKO Studios letterhead, to Andy Rice, about possible collaboration on a picture, verso taped at edges to mat, about fine, matted and framed to 16¾ by 19 inches.

George and Ira Gershwin signed a contract in 1936 with RKO Studios to write for his first Hollywood project, the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers vehicle, Shall We Dance (1937). In this letter, he offers to help his writer friend Rice land work at Samuel Goldwyn with obligating himself to a project.
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