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METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS. - Collection of six pieces of sheet music from the famous motion picture.

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Estimate: £600 - £800
ca. US$1,078 - US$1,438
Price realised:  n. a.
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Collection of six pieces of sheet music from the famous motion picture.
New York: Leo Feist Inc, 1939. Each 6 pp. Folio (310 x 230 mm). Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg. Music by Harold Arlen. Original decorated self-wrappers with photographs of the cast and caricatures by Al Hirschfeld Condition : some soiling to covers, a few with splits to folds. Provenance : Fred M. Meyer Collection. first issue of “Over the Rainbow” and “If I Only Had A Brain” with “The Jitterbug” mentioned on front and rear wrapper . On the eve of the picture’s national release, Feist issued six of the songs from the movie. But when “The Jitterbug” was cut from the final print, Feist withdrew it and all references to it on the other sheet music was removed in subsequent printings. Later issues of “Over the Rainbow,” “Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead,” “We’re Off to See the Wizard” and “The Merry Old Land of Oz.” [With:] Five pieces of sheet music in plain wrappers . New York: Leo Feist Inc., [circa 1945]. Each 6 pp. Folio (300 x 230 mm). Lyrics by E, Y. Harburg. Music by Harold Arlen. Original plain self-wrappers. Provenance : Fred M. Meyer Collection. Comprising “Over the Rainbow,” “Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead,” “If I Only Had A Brain,” “The Merry Old Land of Oz” and “The Jitterbug.” [And:] Another copy of “Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead” with different wrappers . New York: Leo Feist Inc., circa 1945. 6 pp. Folio (300 x 230 mm). Lyrics by E, Y. Harburg. Music by Harold Arlen. Original plain self-wrappers printed in blue only. Provenance : Fred M. Meyer Collection. [And:] Secular Choral Music: Over the Rainbow . New York: Leo Feist Inc., [1939]. 6 pp. Small folio (265 x 172 mm). Lyrics by E, Y. Harburg. Music by Harold Arlen. Original self-wrappers. Provenance : Fred M. Meyer Collection. [And:] Song Hits . October 1939. 36 pp. Folio (290 x 215 mm). Original decorated self-wrappers. Provenance : Fred M. Meyer Collection. Featuring “Hits from ‘Wizard of Oz,”’ pp. 4-5. [And:] Souvenir Album.The Wizard of Oz. New York: Leo Feist Inc., [1939]. 22 pp. Folio (300 x 230 mm mm). Lyrics by E, Y. Harburg. Music by Harold Arlen. Original decorated wrappers with photographs of the cast. Provenance : Fred M. Meyer Collection. later issue with “Price 1.00 in U. S. A.” on the front wrapper . [And:] The Wizard of Oz Made Simplified in Large Notes and Words . New York: Leo Feist Inc., [1957]. 20 pp. Folio (300 x 230 mm). Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg. Music by Harold Arlen. Original decorated wrappers. Provenance : Fred M. Meyer Collection.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
Title: Bibliophile Sale: Featuring the Fred M. Meyer Collection of L. Frank Baum and related Oziana
Date of the auction: 17 Sep 2008
Address: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
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