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Price Realized: $406 With Buyer's Premium Show Hammer Price
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Sale 2461 Lot 69
RATHBONE, BASIL. Autograph Letter Signed, to an unnamed recipient, discussing an upcoming performance at the Lyceum Theatre, and planning ways to encourage Columbia Records to record a new Peter and the Wolf album with [Eugene] Ormandy. 4 pages, 4to, written on two sheets; horizontal folds, faint soiling at folds on terminal page. New York, 18 September 1950
Estimate $250 - 350
". . . I know what he wants . . . [:] That you provide a frame in the theatre lobby advertising that I shall appear with the Philadelphia Orchestra on Tuesday Dec 12th . . . . The advertisement should state I am to appear in 'Peter & the Wolf' & in 'The Nightingale & the Rose'. . . .
". . . I would suggest . . . that we & you may work towards a co-ordinated plan & obtain the maximum of publicity possible. Such as (if possible) I greet Mr. Ormandy aboard ship on his arrival from Europe & am photographed with him. Mr. Ormandy & myself photographed back stage at the Lyceum in my dressing room, going over the scores of Peter & 'The Nightingale.' All this will also greatly increase Columbia's interest in recording Peter & The Nightingale . . . . Mr. Gilbert seemed most anxious to re-record Peter as he said the quality of the old Stokowski record I made was outdated . . . ."Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $406