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    The Band Wagon (MGM, 1953). Autographed One Sheet (27" X 41").
    This very witty musical stars the indomitable Fred Astaire as Tony Hunter, a Broadway star who is asked by friends Oscar Levant and Nanette Fabray to headline their new production, a musical revival of Faust. Tony is not thrilled by his ballerina co-star Cyd Charisse, nor by the artsy director, Jack Buchanan, but all performers put aside their differences to put on a top show. The poster has crossfold separations, pinholes in the corners, light edge wear, two extra vertical creases, and smudges in the borders. This beautiful one sheet is a rare find and is signed "Fred Astaire," "Vincente Minnelli," (Director), "Betty Comden," (Writer) and "Adolph Green," (Writer). There is also a fabulous inscription at the top-- "For Arthur Kern. That's Entertainment--my warmest wishes-- Arthur Schwartz." Schwartz co-wrote the songs in the film, including the screen debut of "That's Entertainment." From the collection of Artie Kern, A/V man to Oscar winning songwriter Sammy Cahn for many years, who was also personal lyricist to Frank Sinatra for almost fifty years. Kern was also Memorabilia Consultant to the Songwriters Hall of Fame Museum in New York City and many of his items were on display there from 1980-1985, until its closing. Sammy Cahn helped Mr. Kern obtain the autographs as he was president of the hall for over 17 years and almost all of the signatures were from his personal friends. Very Fine-.


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