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    Sale 2461 | Lot 69
    Price Realized: $406With Buyer's Premium
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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 Gilbert seemed most anxious to re-record Peter as he said the quality of the old Stokowski record I made was outdated .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