Oscar Hammerstein of "Rogers and Hammerstein" Personal LIFE Collection. Jan, 1940
All 5 issues from January, 1940. Professionally bound together.
Copy of Authentication Letter from Oscar's Step-son included with order. (See images)
You can now have the honor of owning an amazing piece of Oscar Hammerstein's personal Life magazine collection.
Best known for his collaborations with composer Richard Rodgers, the duo became among the most popular musical teams in the 20th century. They wrote many of the most iconic pieces of American theater and film history. Their Broadway shows won a whopping 34 Tony Awards, 15 Academy Awards, 2 Grammy Awards, and a Pulitzer Prize!.
Hold in your hands the same book that Oscar himself held and read throughout the years. Each professionally bound book contains an entire month, (4, sometimes 5 complete, original issues of Life magazine). Oscar loved Life magazine just like countless other people throughout the world. He had a subscription which started from the very first issue in 1936 and ending in 1961 when he passed. Using these for research and personal enjoyment he had them bound neatly for easier access to each issue. Being stamped on the spine of each book is the date including the Month and year. Listed below are just a small part of what he and Richard Rodgers created in their history making careers.
Oklahoma (1943) Oklahoma ran for more than 2,000 performances, with songs like "People Say We're In Love" and "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning". 75 years after its premiere, Oklahoma! returned to New York City, winning two Tony Awards including best revival of a musical.
Carousel (1945) The first musical to feature an antihero. It includes "If I Loved You" and "You'll Never Walk Alone", which have been heard in theatres around the world for over 70 years.
South Pacific (1949) Several of its songs, including "Bali Ha'i", "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair", "Some Enchanted Evening", "There Is Nothing Like a Dame", "Happy Talk", "Younger Than Springtime", and "I'm in Love with a Wonderful Guy", have become popular standards.
The King and I (1951) Winning Tony Awards for best musical, The King and I is the fourth longest-running Broadway musical in history at the time and has many tours and revivals. The wonderfully rendered duet "Shall We Dance" is certainly one of the more famous soundtrack listings, as is "Getting To Know You."
Cinderella (1957) It featured songs still treasured today, "In My Own Little Corner", "Ten Minutes Ago" and "Impossible: It's Possible."
The Sound of Music (1959) This musical contains more hit songs than any other Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, and the film version was the most financially successful film adaptation of a Broadway musical ever produced. Among the most memorable are "Do-Re-Mi", "My Favorite Things", "Climb Ev'ry Mountain", "So Long, Farewell", and "Sixteen Going on Seventeen". "Edelweiss" was the last song that Rodgers and Hammerstein wrote together.
Condition is Good. Some fading and small flaws. These were on bookshelves in Oscar's home for may decades and were lovingly used.