Autograph Musical Quotation Signed

LIVINGSTON, Jay (1915-2001)

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Together with Ray Evans, this formidable and prolific songwriting duo composed numerous iconic film tunes. Signed First Day Cover, 6½" X 3½", cancelled at Beverly Hills, California, on 28 February 1973 and with "First Day of Issue" boldly stamped. Fine. Single 8-cent "George Gershwin" stamp at upper right. No decorative cachet at left; no recipient's name/address. Along the top edge, in bold blue ballpoint, Livingston inscribes and signs: "My very best to Paul Johnston / Jay Livingston." Below this, scattered among the remaining blank area, Livingston pens SIX musical measures from six of his best-known tunes, neatly penning the title beneath each: "Buttons and Bows," "Que Sera Sera," "To Each His Own," "Silver Bells," "Mona Lisa" and "Tammy." A veritable musical quotation autobiography -- "Buttons and Bows" was composed for "The Paleface" in 1948, "Que Sera Sera" for "The Man Who Knew Too Much" in 1956, "To Each His Own" for "To Each His Own" in 1946, "Silver Bells" for "The Lemon Drop Kid" in 1951, "Mona Lisa" for "Captain Carey" in 1950 and "Tammy" for "Tammy and the Bachelor" in 1957. One occasionally sees Christmas-theme First Day Covers inscribed with a bar or two from "Silver Bells" -- but a music theme cover such as this, inscribed with music from six -- count 'em, SIX! -- of their most famous songs is rather unusual and most desireable. Small portion of original transmittal envelope also present. Bookseller Inventory # 22850

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