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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 A. Pallay: Letter to Irene Gallagher (1937)

George A. Pallay: Letter to Irene Gallagher (1937)

70 George A. Pallay: Letter to Irene Gallagher (1937)
The George Gershwin Reader

Robert Wyatt

John Andrew Johnson

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents the text of George A. Pallay's letter to Irene Gallagher about the death of George Gershwin in July 1937. Pallay informs Gallagher that he was present on the operating floor and watched part of the operation on Gershwin because he had been asked by the family to keep them posted. He also mentions that Gershwin had showed various symptoms during the past months including dizziness, headache, and fatigue.

Keywords:   George Gershwin, George A. Pallay, Irene Gallagher, death, letters, correspondence

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