New York: New World Music Corporation Harms [PN N.W. 99-4], [c1931]. Folio. Original publisher's decorative wrappers printed in purple and green including a reproduction photograph of Janet Gaynor and her Scotch terrier. Pp. 2-5 music. With full-page advertisement for "Rhapsody In Blue" in decorative lettering within decorative border to verso of lower wrapper.
Slightly worn and browned; splitting at head and tail of spine.
"Even during his first stay in Hollywood (from November 1930 to February 1931), Gershwin maintained his commitment to concert music; while he and Ira wrote the score for the film Delicious (for which they were paid $100,000) and began the Broadway musical Of Thee I Sing, he also composed most of his Second Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra." Richard Crawford et al in Grove Music Online.
Delicious tells "the story of a Scottish immigrant (Gaynor) who spends most of the film fleeing from a persistent immigration officer; she had come into the country illegally, hidden in a horse van belonging to a wealthy Long Islander (Farrell). Most of the action takes place in Manhattan, however, which afforded Gershwin the opportunity for his rhapsody..." Jablonski: Gershwin, p. 206. Item #25251
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