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Lot 1464

Berlin, Irving (1888-1989) Russian-born American composer of popular music, and one of the greatest American songwriters. From Tin Pan Alley ditties to "White Christmas," Irving Berlin's 800 songs and 40 musical scores are some of the most recognizable and enduring music of the 20th century.

Typed Letter Signed ("Irving Berlin"). One page, quarto, Chicago, January 10, 1961. On his personalized stationery. In blue ink. To John Snyder. With two horizontal folds. In very good condition overall.

Here the musician inquires about attending an upcoming political function: "We are going to be in Washington to attend the various inaugural functions… It is our understanding that we are to contact you as regards an invitation for the Governors' Reception on Thursday, January 19, 1961." Presumably, Berlin was requesting an invitation to attend the events honoring John F. Kennedy upon entering the White House.
Estimated Value $450 - 550.

Realized $259

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