Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart Signature and AMQS

02 Nov

Vintage AMQS, signed “Richard Rodgers, New York,” with three bars of ‘My Heart Stood Still’ penned by Rodgers below and headed, “Con Amore”; and a fountain pen signature, “I’m grateful for a little ease with Chappaqua’s Praxitzles, Lorenz Hart,” on an off-white 9.5 x 9.5 sheet, most likely from a guest book. A matted contemporary photo of the duo is affixed to the center of the sheet. Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 15.5 x 15.75. In fine condition. A feature song in 1927’s hit musical A Connecticut Yankee, ‘My Heart Stood Still’ became one of the duo’s most popular songs over the course of the next three decades, with renditions recorded by such legendary performers as Frank Sinatra, Chet Baker, and Ella Fitzgerald (among many others). Holding the signatures of both the composer and the lyricist, this is a wonderfully scarce combination, further enhanced by Rodgers’s musical quote. RR Auction COA.


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