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    Jerome Kern Letter Signed to Wanamaker Organist Mary E. Vogt. Nice association TLS "Jerome Kern" on Beverly Wilshire Hotel letterhead, 1p., 4.5" x 7.75" (sight), Dec. 7, 1935, reading in part: "I never saw more errors compressed in six lines. In the first place, why the 'Mr. Kern?' In the second place, you presuppose I received your note concerning a matter close to your heart. This is error number two. As you see by the above, I am not in New York. And, finally, what can be reasonably expected to develop in a matter of which I know less than nothing?"

    Ironically Kern started his career as a song plugger at the famed and innovative John Wanamaker's department store. Vogt was an employed as the main organ player of the famed Wanamaker organ during the time she received this letter; making the organ the likely topic close to her heart.

    Wanamaker's had acquired the organ in 1909, aiming to add character to the ambiance of their Philadelphia location. The organ had originally been built for the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair and took thirteen freight cars to transport.

    The letter is double-matted and framed to an overall size of 8.5" x 17.25".


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