Mar 10, 2011 - Sale 2239

Sale 2239 - Lot 403

Price Realized: $ 4,080
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(MUSIC.) ELLINGTON, EDWARD KENNEDY "DUKE." Autograph Letter Signed, to the Musicians' Protective Association, Local 767. 4to, two pages, written on rectos only. Los Angeles, May 10, 1942

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"Duke" Ellington files a claim against three parties to recover money owed him for arrangements of five numbers made for the show "Jump For Joy": "I am informed that the title of 'Jump for Joy,' the show and certain assets thereof are being sold at the office of Attorney Leo Gold in the Fox Building . . ." Ellington sought $1800 from the parties named in the suit, for arrangements of "Suntan Tenth of a Nation," "Two Left Feet," "Uncle Tom's Cabin," The Emperor's Bones," and "Cymbal Sockin' Sam."