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Ira Gershwin: Letter to Rose Gershwin (1937)

Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

in The George Gershwin Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327113
eISBN:
9780199851249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0077
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents the text of Ira Gershwin's letter to his mother Rose Gershwin dated July 31, 1931. This letter was written from the perspective of the survivor who had to face the world he had ... More


Ira Gershwin: “In person, my brother was a good deal like his music ” (1961)

Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

in The George Gershwin Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327113
eISBN:
9780199851249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents Ira Gershwin's opinion about his brother, composer George Gershwin. It explains that George was a good deal like his music: vibrant, dynamic, and honest. Though he devoted most ... More


“George Gershwin Accepts $100,000 Movietone Offer; Fox to Pay that Sum for Film Version of Musical Comedy—Composer Gets Bid of $50,000 for Rhapsody in Blue Rights” (1928)

Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

in The George Gershwin Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327113
eISBN:
9780199851249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0031
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents the text of the report about George and Ira Gershwin's signing of a contract worth $100,000 to write a musical comedy for Fox Movietone Co.'s motion pictures Delicious and Blah, ... More


George Gershwin: Letter to Rose Gershwin (June or July 1932)

Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

in The George Gershwin Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327113
eISBN:
9780199851249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0048
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents the text of George Gershwin's letter to his mother Rose Gershwin dated June or July 1932. In this letter, Gershwin informed his mother about his trip to the Augustus and told ... More


George Gershwin: Letter to Ira Gershwin (193s)

Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

in The George Gershwin Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327113
eISBN:
9780199851249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0051
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents the text of George Gershwin's letter to his brother Ira Gershwin written in 1937. In this letter, Gershwin informs his brother about his condition in South Carolina and the ... More


George Gershwin: Letter to Rose Gershwin (1937)

Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

in The George Gershwin Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327113
eISBN:
9780199851249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0068
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter the text of George Gershwin's letter to his mother Rose Gershwin dated May 19, 1937. In this letter, Gershwin tells his mother about his excitement in finishing the musical score for ... More


George Gershwin: Letter to Rose Gershwin (1937)

Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

in The George Gershwin Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327113
eISBN:
9780199851249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0069
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents the text of George Gershwin's letter to his mother Rose Gershwin dated June 10, 1937. In this letter, Gershwin tells his mother that he is not feeling well but was hopeful that ... More


Ira Gershwin: “Gershwin on Gershwin” (1944)

Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

in The George Gershwin Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327113
eISBN:
9780199851249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0079
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents the text of Ira Gershwin's reply to criticism on his brother George's fitness as a composer and his use of the Schillinger method of composition, which was published in 1944. ... More


Frances Gershwin Godowsky: “George Gershwin Was My Brother ” (1962)

Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

in The George Gershwin Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327113
eISBN:
9780199851249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents Frances Gershwin Godowski's opinion about her brother George Gershwin. It states that Gershwin had a reputation as a ladies' man, however, he was always somewhat guarded about ... More


“Gershwin Bros.” (1925)

Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

in The George Gershwin Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327113
eISBN:
9780199851249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter discusses the success of George and Ira Gershwins during the 1920s. George composed the tunes while Ira wrote the lyrics. George's success was attributed to the commercial success of ... More


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