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    W. C. Handy Signed Letter. This single-page letter on business letterhead is dated August 22, 1945 and signed by the Father of the Blues in blue ink. In the letter, written to MGM, Handy objects to the use of the title St. Louis Woman for a movie as it is too close to the title of his classic theme "St. Louis Blues," stating in part: "...I shall be prepared closely to scrutinize such production and to take all available legal measures in respect of any use of any sort of my material in such production." The letter is in Very Fine condition with mild tanning and a small stain to the letterhead, and has been framed with a b&W 5" x 7" photo of handy and small plaque to an overall size of 25.5" x 20.5". Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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