Jun 17, 2021 - Sale 2573

Sale 2573 - Lot 113

Price Realized: $ 2,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 2,000
"YOUR SKETCH IS VERY INTERESTING, AND . . . YOU MIGHT READILY FIND AN OPENING" GERSHWIN, GEORGE. Typed Letter Signed, to Jack T. Chord, explaining that agreements prevent him from using outside lyrics, suggesting that he contact music publishers, remarking that his musical sketch is interesting and that his ability in this area gives him an advantage. 1 page, 4to, personal stationery, pale blue paper; folds. New York, 17 November 1932

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"I appreciate your sending your lyrics to me and am sorry that contracts prevent my using any outside material. They are above the average, and I would suggest that you get in touch with several of the large music publishing houses. . . .
"Your sketch is very interesting, and I should think you might readily find an opening for development along that line. Talent and ability in sketching places you in a much less crowded field than lyric-writing, as you probably know."