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MUSIC AUTOGRAPHS & ANTIQUARIAN

Price: $650.00

NEAR MINT CONDITION

COLE PORTER - COMPOSER
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Phone: 212-860-5541  *  Fax: 917-677-8247

 

Autographed 3” x 5” photograph of the legendary American song and Broadway composer.

 

A favorite photograph of Porter that he often signed in a variety of sizes, typically small. 

 

Porter (1891-1964) was one of the leading Broadway and song composers of the 20th Century.  He broke into songwriting at Yale as a member of the Whiffenpoofs and the Yale Glee Club writing numerous songs while he was there.  He studied composition and counterpoint at Harvard with Pietro Yon and later at the Schola Cantorum with Vincent D’Indy.  Porter’s gift of witty repartee and language combined with a sincere musical gift provided the World with some of the greatest hits of the 20th Century, “Don’t Fence Me In”, “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye”, “In the Still of the Night”, “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”, “My Heat Belongs to Daddy”, “Night and Day”, “You Do Something to Me”, “You’re the Top” just to mention a few.  His Musical “Kiss Me Kate” won the first Tony for musicals in 1949.  Other musicals, “Anything Goes”, “Can-Can”, “Dubarry Was a Lady”, “The Gay Divorcee”, “Hitchy-Koo”, “Mexican Hayride” and “Out of this World” were all huge hits and that’s just a short list. Many were turned into film scores.

 

A true American original!