Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00038122: HAROLD ARLEN

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Scarce signature in blue felt-tip marker on a 3x5-inch tan card, acquired in-person in the early 1980s, in his older years, when his handwriting had become somewhat shaky.  In good condition, with negligible mounting remnants on the verso, and ideal for matting.  The esteemed composer, pianist and singer shared an Oscar with E.Y. Harburg for their score for The Wizard of Oz (1939), and collaborated at various points with Ted Koehler, Johnny Mercer, Ira Gershwin, Lew Brown, Leo Robin, Ralph Blane, Dorothy Fields, Truman Capote, Dory Previn, and Jack Yellen to create some of the most memorable tunes in the American songbook.  The seemingly endless list includes "Get Happy", "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea", "Love a Parade", "I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues", "I've Got the World on a String", "Minnie the Moocher's Wedding Day", "It's Only a Paper Moon", "Stormy Weather", "Let's Fall in Love", "As Long As I Live", "Ill Wind", "Last Night When We Were Young", Groucho Marx's theme song "Lydia the Tattooed Lady", "Blues in the Night", "This Time the Dream's on Me", "That Old Black Magic", "Happiness is a Thing Called Joe", "My Shining Hour", "One for My Baby", "Let's Take the Long Way Home", "Ac-Cen-Tchu-Ate the Positive", "Come Rain or Come Shine", "It Was Written in the Stars", "Fancy Free", "The Man That Got Away", "A Sleepin' Bee", and "Fun to Be Fooled".