Evans, Ray & Livingston, Jay

In person signatures of the film, TV & Broadway songwriting duo, won 3 Oscars

Price: $75.00

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JAY LIVINGSTON (b. Jacob Harold Levison, 1915-2001) American composer, half of a songwriting duo with Ray Evans that specialized in songs composed for films; Livingston wrote the music with Evans the lyricist. At the University of Pennsylvania, he organized a dance band and met Evans, a fellow student in the band. Their professional collaboration began in 1937. Livingston and Evans won 3 Oscars for Best Original Song: “Buttons and Bows” for “The Paleface” (1948); “Mona Lisa” for Captain Carey, U. S. A.” (1950); and “Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)” for “The Man Who Knew Too Much” (1956). They also wrote "Tammy" for the movie “Tammy and the Bachelor” (1957 Oscar nominee). Livingston & Evans wrote popular TV themes for shows including “Bonanza” and “Mister Ed” and wrote the Christmas song, “Silver Bels” (1951) for the film, “The Lemon Drop Kid” as well as "Never Let Me Go" for the 1956 film “The Scarlet Hour.” He is a member of the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. His Broadway work includes “Oh, Captain!” (1958 Tony nominee), “Let It Ride” (1961), and the 1979 revue, “Sugar Babies”, for which he and Evans contributed “The Sugar Baby Bounce”. RAYMOND B. EVANS (1915-2007) American songwriter, received a degree in economics from the Univ. of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. With Livingston, he played in the University's college dance orchestra, "The Continentals." During school vacations the orchestra played on international cruises. After graduation the duo continued their partnership in New York and later Hollywood. Their 1st big break came in 1939 when their song “G’Bye Now” made it into comedy duo Olsen & Johnson’s Broadway revue “Hellzapoppin’”. In 1946 Livingston and Evans signed a contract with Paramount Studios in Hollywood. Both were ASCAP members. Evans also collaborated separately with Michael Feinstein, Henry Mancini, Max Steiner, and Victor Young. The song “Dear Heart” from the 1964 film of the same name was written by Livingston and Evans with Henry Mancini; it was nominated for an Oscar and a Grammy, recorded by Andy Williams, Jack Jones, and Henry Mancini. He is also a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame; he and Evans have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Evans wrote 700+ songs for screen, stage, and tv, most with Livingston. 6 x 4 ½ autograph album page inscribed with sentiment and signed by Evans, also signed by Livingston.

Condition: Very good, very slight toning at edges
Type:Signed album page






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