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Harvey Granat collection of George and Ira Gershwin materials, 1926-1973

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BOX 1-2 George and Ira Gershwin Materials, 1926-1973
This series consists of manuscript and printed music, correspondence, legal documents, and other items pertaining to the lives and works of George and Ira Gershwin. Most notably, it includes George Gershwin's holograph score for "They Can't Take That Away From Me," written for the 1937 film Shall We Dance.
File units arranged to mirror the series structure of the George and Ira Gershwin Collection. Entries arranged alphabetically therein.
Music
Shall We Dance, 1937
BOX-FOLDER 2/1 They Can't Take That Away From Me
George Gershwin holograph manuscript piano-vocal score (no lyric); 6 pages
BOX-FOLDER 2/2 Treasure Girl, 1928 and Oh, Kay!, 1926
Bound sheet music
Note: Inscribed to Bertram Taylor by George Gershwin on front leaf, and by both Ira Gershwin and George Gershwin on first page of music
Correspondence
Note: All correspondence from Ira Gershwin, except where noted
BOX-FOLDER 1/1 Fischbach, John A., 1948 September 3
BOX-FOLDER 1/1 Fischbach, John A., 1950 March 10
BOX-FOLDER 1/2 Miller, Carl, 1961 August 23
BOX-FOLDER 1/2 Miller, Carl, 1961 November 20
BOX-FOLDER 1/2 Miller, Carl, 1967 March 1
BOX-FOLDER 1/2 Miller, Carl, 1967 April 3
BOX-FOLDER 1/3 Ruby, Harry, 1963 January 8
BOX-FOLDER 1/4 Sirmay, Albert, 1955 July 23
BOX-FOLDER 1/4 Sirmay, Albert, 1964 November 17
BOX-FOLDER 1/4 Sirmay, Albert, 1973? March 25
BOX-FOLDER 1/5 Stoessel, Frederick, 1970 June 17
BOX-FOLDER 1/6 Winchell, Walter (from George Gershwin), 1931 August 12
Biographical Materials
BOX-FOLDER 1/7 Driver's license application for George Gerhswin in California, 1937 April 14
BOX-FOLDER 2/3 Porgy and Bess limited edition published score signature page, 1935
2 copies
Note: Both copies autographed by George Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, Ira Gershwin, and Rouben Mamoulian. One copy additionally inscribed to Harry Hansen by Bennett Cerf, 1935 September 26
BOX-FOLDER 1/8 Postal stamps of George Gershwin, 1973 February 28
4 items
Note: Autographed by Ira Gershwin, Bing Crosby, Arthur Fiedler, and Hoagy Carmichael (with stamped Guy Lombardo signature)
BOX-FOLDER 1/9 Who's Who in America questionnaire, 1925 February 12
Note: Completed by Ira Gershwin for George Gershwin
BOX-FOLDER 1/10 Photograph of George Gershwin, 1928
Note: Inscribed to Leopold Auer, 1928 December 19
BOX-FOLDER 1/11 Program for Rhapsody in Blue 10th anniversary tour, 1934
Note: Inscribed to "Rose" by George Gershwin and conductor Charles Previn
Legal documents
BOX-FOLDER 1/12 A Damsel in Distress letter of agreement, 1937 January 28
BOX-FOLDER 2/4 Petition regarding George Gershwin estate, 1945 August 14
Note: Exemplified copies of three documents attached, 1937 July 13; 1937 August 12; 1937 August 15
BOX-FOLDER 1/13 Rosalie contract regarding broadcast rights, 1937 December 4

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