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    Irving Berlin Signed Letter With Photograph (1940). Easily the most successful songwriter of the 20th century, Irving Berlin spent the better part of his career writing songs to be used in Broadway and Hollywood musicals, but is better remembered for the songs themselves than for the shows and movies in which they were used. Not bad for a fellow who didn't read music and could play the piano in only one key and only on the black notes (he used a special piano with a lever that changed keys for him and had a musical secretary to notate his compositions). Here is a letter from Berlin to a friend, dated July 22, 1940, in which he discusses the success of "God Bless America," and signed by the composer. With COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2005
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