* [MUSICIANS AND COMPOSERS].
COWARD, No-l (1899-1973). Autograph letter signed ("No-l Coward"), to Cedric Hardwick, London, n.d. 1 page, 8vo, on blue 111, Ebury Street stationery. Coward thanks Hardwck for the wire "which did make me laugh which wasn't idiotic at all." Coward lived at 111, Ebury Street in Belgravia from 1917 to 1930 while writing his early plays. [With:] Portrait photograph of Coward. -- LIVINGSTON, Jay (1915-2002). Autograph musical quotation signed ("Jay Livingston"), to Michael Judd, n.p., n.d. 1 page, oblong 8vo, with 8 quotations on cut printed staves. Including bars from: "Silver Bells," "Buttons and Bows," "Tammy," "Bonanza," "Mister Ed," "To Each his Own," "Mona Lisa," and "Que Sera Sera." -- SIMON, Neil (b.1927). Autograph letter signed ("Neil Simon"), to Mark Gauthier, n.p., n.d. 1 page, 4to, on personal stationery. Simon responds to a fan's letter, and writes about nuclear war, North Korea, Saddam Hussein, and the hole in the ozone layer. -- WILLSON, Meredith (1902-1984). Autograph letter signed ("Meredith Willson") and musical quotation, to John A. Fischbach, [Los Angeles], 9 January 1949. 1 page, 4to, on personal stationery,with type-addressed envelope, lightly creased, tiny pin hole. Willson writes "both words and music," and includes 5 bars on a handwritten stave: "Darling - you and I kno the reason why" which he calls "my favorite composition (of my own)." -- Together, 4 manuscripts.
Estimate $ 400-600
Property from the Robert L. McKay Collection, North Tustin, California