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The George Gershwin Reader$
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Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195327113

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.001.0001

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George Gershwin: Letter to Rose Gershwin (1937)

George Gershwin: Letter to Rose Gershwin (1937)

68 George Gershwin: Letter to Rose Gershwin (1937)
The George Gershwin Reader

Robert Wyatt

John Andrew Johnson

Oxford University Press

This chapter the text of George Gershwin's letter to his mother Rose Gershwin dated May 19, 1937. In this letter, Gershwin tells his mother about his excitement in finishing the musical score for Fred Astaire's motion picture and he talks about the new Goldwyn Follies. He also informs her that he and his brother Ira were working very hard to get some new songs started and that they were planning to take at least a month's vacation after finishing the scores for two Astaire films.

Keywords:   George Gershwin, Rose Gershwin, letter, correspondence, Fred Astaire, musical score

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