2 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Gershwin, George, 1898-1937. Porgy and Bess.
60,000 items ; 136 containers ; 53 linear feet -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Composer George Gershwin (1898-1937) and his lyricist brother Ira (1896-1983) wrote some of the most significant American popular songs of the first half of the twentieth century. Working with novelist and poet DuBose Heyward, they created the great American opera Porgy and Bess. Additionally, George Gershwin composed several singularly American concert works, including An American in Paris and...
8,250 items ; 33 containers ; 14.25 linear feet -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
This collection consists primarily of correspondence and contracts related to the personal legal affairs of Ira Gershwin and the activities of the Rose Gershwin Testamentary Trust from 1935-1967. It includes royalty and copyright materials for well-known Gershwin shows and films, most notably Porgy and Bess. In addition, this collection contains financial documents related to the Rose Gershwin...