Lot 827: Rare handwritten musical manuscript in pencil, unsigned, two pages, 10.25 x 13.75, no date but circa 1939. Steiner's handwritten working drafts of music for the score to Gone with the Wind, the first page headed "Selznick's Melody in E" and the second headed "G.W.T.W. Selznick's Melody." In fine condition, with light soiling, toned edges, and a few small chips to the second page. From the noted Gone with the Wind collection of James L. Tumblin. Steiner was one of the greatest score composers in the history of film, with other films to his credit including King Kong and Casablanca. His Gone with the Wind theme is one of the most recognizable in all of cinema, and drafts of his music associated with this important film are exceedingly rare and of the utmost desirability.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 462
Wednesday, 14th October 2015
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