The Kalmar-Ruby Song Book

New York: Random House, 1936. Small folio. First Edition. Presentation Copy, INSCRIBED by one author to the other on the front endpaper: "To Bert Kalmar / Harry Ruby."

From the archive of songwriter Bert Kalmar.

Kalmar and Ruby worked on several Marx Brothers endeavors, including the stage production of "Animal Crackers" (1928) and the subsequent film adaptation, as well as "Horse Feathers" (1932) and "Duck Soup" (1933). The partnership was depicted in the 1950 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musical "Three Little Words," starring Fred Astaire and Red Skelton.

Near Fine in pictorial boards, housed in a contemporary quarter-leather slipcase with gilt title and design on the spine. Slipcase moderately rubbed and soiled.

[Book #160738]