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Price: $650.00

FINE CONDITION

Autographed 2” x 4” matte double-weight photograph of the great song composer and lyricist and composer of a variety of Broadway shows and films. We offer with a first edition, second issue example of the sheet music for “Wunderbar” from his hit Broadway show and later film, “Kiss Me Kate”. The first edition, first issue only lists four songs on the front bottom left, the first edition quickly followed when the show became a hit listing 17 titles which became quickly available for purchase.  Buxton Hills Music Corporation, T. B. Harms, New York, 1948, plate 1604-5.

 

The photograph was Porter’s favorite image of himself and he often signed them in a variety of sizes, typically small as our is. 

 

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 his musical gifts allowed him like Wagner to compose and provide his own lyrics along the way giving the world some of the greatest hit songs 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”  and “Wunderbar” just to name 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.

 

Perfect for framed display!

COLE PORTER - COMPOSER & LYRICIST
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