Vintage signed personal check. Bold, crisp signature in fountain pen. Personal check drawn on his account at The National City Bank of New York. You do not see George Gershwin checks in this condition come to the market often. Gershwin’s signature is immaculate – bold, crisp fountain pen and uninterrupted by any cancellation marks like you sometimes see on checks. I will also include an 8×10 b&w unsigned press photo of George and Ira Gershwin from 1983. See scans for further description on the back of the photo. Any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Also be sure to check out my other current listings, including some of the finest Frank Sinatra autographs available in the market today! George Gershwin (born Jacob Bruskin Gershowitz; September 26, 1898 July 11, 1937) was an American composer and pianist whose compositions spanned both popular and classical genres. Among his best-known works are the orchestral compositions Rhapsody in Blue (1924) and An American in Paris (1928), the songs “Swanee” (1919) and “Fascinating Rhythm” (1924), the jazz standard “I Got Rhythm” (1930), and the opera Porgy and Bess (1935) which gave birth to the hit “Summertime”. Gershwin studied piano under Charles Hambitzer and composition with Rubin Goldmark, Henry Cowell, and Joseph Brody. He began his career as a song plugger but soon started composing Broadway theater works with his brother Ira Gershwin and with Buddy DeSylva. He moved to Paris intending to study with Nadia Boulanger, but she refused him. Initially a commercial failure, it came to be considered one of the most important American operas of the twentieth century and an American cultural classic. Gershwin moved to Hollywood and composed numerous film scores. He died in 1937 of a malignant brain tumor. His compositions have been adapted for use in film and television, with several becoming jazz standards recorded and covered in many variations. The item “GEORGE GERSHWIN SIGNED PERSONAL CHECK AMERICAN COMPOSER PIANIST 1935 IRA” is in sale since Thursday, November 12, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Other Collectible Autographs”. The seller is “sverrone” and is located in Boonton, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Ukraine, Cayman islands.
- Modified Item: No
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Profession: Theater & Stage
- Signed by: GEORGE GERSHWIN
- Autograph Authentication: Not Authenticated
- Signed: Yes