The Gershwins

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Product ID: 4996 SKU: 001997 Categories: , ,

, Kimball, Robert and Alfred Simon. Published by Bonanza Books, New York, 1973. First Edition. 292 pages. Designed by Bea Feitler. Folio. 12 1/4″ x 9 1/4″. Orange cloth boards, gilt spine titles. Text block in mint condition; very light rubbing to board edges. Unclipped dust-jacket has light shelf wear only. “The Gershwins” is a generous, lavish and colorful tribute to America’s greatest musical theater talents, published on September 26, 1973, the 75th anniversary of George’s birth, and compiled, edited, cared for and produced by the people who know George and Ira Gershwin best. Part scrapbook, journal, album, home movie and pictorial bio of George and Ira. Lots of info from their private family collections and decorated with more than 350 photographs, including color plates of rarely photographed Gershwin paintings. The results is a biography and celebration, a magnificent volume that evokes the sounds, the songs, and the life of the golden age of American musical theater by recalling the lives and gifts of two of its brightest and most beloved ornaments.” 001997 $40


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