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Historically important archive pertaining to the song: LIVINGSTON, Jerry (1909

LIVINGSTON, Jerry (1909 - 1987)

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From: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB (New York, NY, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: 1954. unbound. This song was written in 1954 at the very height of Jerry Livingston's success, tracking the project from a simple concept to a copyrighted and published song. The archive includes: Livingston's original signed rough-draft music score for the song "Tularosa" in pencil, with the title crossed out; a second draft, most likely in the hand of Sid Prosen, who has tidied-up Livingston's original score, readying it for publication, the title becoming "Tularosa (Valley Of Roses)." The next step: the creation of the solicitation edition, consisting of the completed work, including lyrics. These copies were mailed to various record companies and vocalists, a solicitation for them to record the song. Also included is the retail edition of the sheet music which was sold in stores. This edition bears the photograph of vocalist Dolores Hawkins of the cover. Once the song was completed, the parties had to secure the proper copyrights. The archive includes an original letter from Hometown Music to the Register of Copyrights, Library of Congress, enclosing the application for registration; a carbon copy of the letter to ASCAP informing them that Hometown Music has the World Rights, with the original ASCAP index card attached; Jerry Livingston's original U.S. government Certificate for the Copyright and Ownership in the Musical Composition "Tularosa (Valley of Roses)" with the embossed seal from the Copyright Office (not valid without it); the original signed publisher-composer contract between Hometown Music and Jerry Livingston / Bill Anson, 4 pages, elephant folio, March 16, 1954, whereby Livingston accepted $1.00 (as an advance against royalties), and agreed to accept 5 cents.but no less than 3 cents per sheet music sold, signed "Jerry Livingston" / "Bill Anson" / "Sidney Prosen," with the original cover sheet from the Songwriters Protective Association sanctioning the agreement. A most impressive archive pertaining to one of the most successful songwriters of the 20th century. All items are in fine condition and are housed in the original manila folder. American iconic songwriter best known for writing the words and music to Walt Disney%u2019s animated features "Cinderella" and "Alice in Wonderland," including the Academy Award-winning songs "A Wish Is A Dream Your Heart Makes" and "Bibbidi - Bobbidi - Boo." In the pop market, he wrote "Mairzy Doats" and "Blue And Sentimental." In motion pictures he wrote the Oscar-nominated songs "The Hanging Tree" and "The Ballad Of Cat Ballou." And for children of all ages, he wrote "Casper The Friendly Ghost" and the theme song for "The Bugs Bunny Show." Provenance: from the vaults of Hometown-Village Music, a New York City music publishing company (1930s - 1960s) owned by Sid Prosen. Seller Inventory # 260310

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