Songs from Irving Berlin's "Alexander's Ragtime Band"

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1938. First Edition. Association copy, INSCRIBED on the second front endpaper by Irving Berlin: "To / Dorothy Hechtlinger / with my best / Irving Berlin." A scarce promotional songbook issued by Twentieth Century-Fox in connection with their successful 1938 musical film "Alexander's Ragtime Band."

Dorothy Hechtlinger was Twentieth Century-Fox studio head Darryl F. Zanuck's script coordinator from 1934 to 1945, described by later biographers as an "indispensable" part of Zanuck's team. Although uncredited in the 1938 film, Hechtlinger would likely have been intimately involved in the screenwriting process.

The songbook contains piano transcriptions of three new songs written for the film—including "Now It Can Be Told," "My Walking Stick," and "Marching Along with Time"—as well as 25 other songs written by Berlin.

Very Good plus in wrappers, with light wear to the spine ends and a small chip to the bottom corner of the front wrapper.

[Book #154298]