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    Edgar G. Ulmer Material from Moon Over Harlem and Carnegie Hall. Includes material from two Ulmer-directed music-motif movies, Moon Over Harlem (Meteor Productions, 1939) and Carnegie Hall (Federal Productions, 1947): two 9" x 12" pieces of sheet music from Moon, one for "Teach Me to Sing Again" and one for "Moon Over Harlem," each signed and inscribed by composer Donald Heywood (1896-1967); and two 10.25" x 13" b&w photos showing Ulmer with Gregor Piatigorsky and Leopold Stokowski during production on Carnegie Hall, plus a photocopy of an advertisement for the film. Ulmer was delighted to work with and to be photographed with these musical heroes, and he proudly displayed these Carnegie Hall pictures and the Moon Over Harlem signed sheet music in his homes. All in Excellent condition. From the Edgar G. Ulmer Preservation Corp. Accompanied by an LOA from Arianne Ulmer Cipes. Requires third party shipping.

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    "Music is one of my passions," said Edgar Ulmer, whose early wish was to have been a musical director. As such he relished directing films with musical themes, and this lot features material from two Ulmer-directed music-motif movies: Moon Over Harlem (Meteor Productions, 1939) and Carnegie Hall (Federal Productions, 1947). Moon Over Harlem, featuring a black cast and shot on a four-day schedule and on an $8,000 budget, was decades ahead of its time in its sensibilities, presenting a solid, non-stereotypical portrait of a black family. There are two 9" x 12" pieces of sheet music from the film, one for "Teach Me to Sing Again" and one for "Moon Over Harlem," each signed and inscribed by composer Donald Heywood (1896-1967). Heywood has written "To Helmo a real artist and a real friend Donald Heywood" on the first piece, and "In appreciation for many favours. To Gustave from Donald" on the second. Sheet music covers shows a couple dancing as the moon smiles down at them; back features ads for such "radio stars" as Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman. The lot also features a photocopy of the title card. Carnegie Hall was an impressive, 144-minute production, filmed on location in New York and featuring such musical guest stars as Lily Pons, Ezio Pinza and Harry James. The lot includes two 10.25" x 13" black and white photos, in 11.5" x 14.5" frames, showing Ulmer with Gregor Piatigorsky and Leopold Stokowski. Producer Boris Morros is also in both pictures. Photocopy of advertisement for the film included. Ulmer was delighted to work with and to be photographed with these musical heroes, and he proudly displayed these Carnegie Hall pictures and the Moon Over Harlem signed sheet music in his homes. All in Excellent condition. From the Edgar G. Ulmer Preservation Corp.



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    November, 2010
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