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Of Thee I Sing, 1931 Musical Play George S. Kaufman, Morrie Ryskind, George and Ira Gershwin

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Of Thee I Sing, 1931 is a Musical Play with Book by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind, Music by George Gershwin and Lyrics by Ira Gershwin.

  • The plot follows the presidential campaign and election of John P. Wintergreen whose slogan is "Put Love in the White House."
  • Equally interesting are the recognition seeking comic adventures of the Vice-presidential candidate Alexander Throttlebottom.
  • Like many Samuel French Acting Editions, this paperback includes a Property Plot, an Electrical Plot, List of Cues, a Publicity Essay by critic George Jean Nathan and 9 pages of scene designs.

This is a presidential election campaign worthy of recognition considering America's current political shenanigans.

This paperback play acting edition--printed sometime in the early 1980s-- has a binding weakness. As a unit the first dozen pages are loose from the binding. Otherwise, there is a clear text without problems.

The book measures 5 1/4 inches by 8 1/4 inches by 1/4 in and has 127 pages.


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