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The George Gershwin Reader$
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Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195327113

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.001.0001

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Ira Gershwin: Letter to Lou and Emily Paley (November 26, 1924)

Ira Gershwin: Letter to Lou and Emily Paley (November 26, 1924)

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18 Ira Gershwin: Letter to Lou and Emily Paley (November 26, 1924)
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The George Gershwin Reader
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Robert Wyatt

John Andrew Johnson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0018

This chapter presents the text of Ira Gershwin's letter to Lou and Emily Paley dated November 26, 1924. In this letter Gershwin wrote to the Paleys about their preparation and the success of the musical Lady, Be Good! in Pennsylvania. He lists the songs they had composed and the numbers they had prepared for the show. He also notes some of the flaws that needed to be remedied before the show's December 1924 opening in New York.

Keywords:   Ira Gershwin, Lou Paley, Emily Paley, Lady, Be Good!, musicals, letters, correspondence

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