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Price: $450.00

FINE CONDITION

Autographed and inscribed 8” x 10” sepia, matte, double-weight photograph of the legendary Broadway composer, c. 1938.

Rodgers (1902-1979) was the most successful composer of musical theatre in the 20th Century.  Whilst Irving Berlin, George Gershwin and Cole Porter were also important composers of Musical Theatre, Rodgers works with Oscar Hammerstein II have endured the test of time.  “Oklahoma”, “Carousel”, “South Pacific”, “The Sound of Music” and
The King and I” are all regularly revived on Broadway and also throughout the Country and Internationally, from professional to amateur productions.

Rodgers first important musical was performed by an amateur company in 1917.  His first professional staged musical comedy, “Poor Little Ritz Girl” was co-composed with Sigmund Romberg with lyrics by Lorenz Hart and Alex Gerber.  Until 1943 when Rodgers first collaborated with Oscar Hammerstein II in “Oklahoma” and revolutionized musical theatre, Hart was his constant lyricist.  They collaborated on numerous Broadway shows and film projects, really the only one which gets any play today is “Pal Joey” and perhaps “Babes in Arms” which are old fashioned by comparison to the “verismo” shows that were created by the Rodgers and Hammerstein team.

A fine autographed photograph from his earlier period.

RICHARD RODGERS - COMPOSER
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