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Original Typed Contract Signed by Band Leader and Musician Jimmy Dorsey for the Fred Astaire / Ginger Rogers Film Musical ÔShall We DanceÕ Originally Titled ÔWatch Your StepÕ

DORSEY, JIMMY

Published by Los Angeles RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. 1937, 1937
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Original 11 page typed contract, dated January 7, 1937, signed by band leader and musician Jimmy Dorsey, detailing the terms of his professional agreement with the Rockwell & OÕKeefe, Inc. agency and RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. for his work with his orchestra on the classic dance / musical film ÔShall We DanceÕ which is referred to in the contract by its original title, ÔWatch Your Step.Õ Fine copy with evidence of a removed staple to the top of the cover. ÔShall We DanceÕ starred the legendary dance team of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, was directed my Mark Sandrich, and co-starred Edward Everett Horton, Eric Blore, Jerome Cowan, Ketti Gallian, and William Brisbane. The film received an Oscar nomination for Best Music, Original Song - George Gershwin (music) and Ira Gershwin (lyrics) for the song "They Can't Take That Away from Me." Jimmy Dorsey and all or part of the Dorsey band contributed to the filmÕs musical numbers and he was featured in solo performances on the songs "Slap That Bass," "Walkin' the Dog," and "They All Laughed.". Bookseller Inventory # 17663E

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Title: Original Typed Contract Signed by Band ...

Publisher: Los Angeles RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. 1937

Publication Date: 1937

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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