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Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction								 xii						
I.	Portraits of the Artist						 2							
 1	Ira Gershwin: "In person, my brother was a good deal like		 3
 	his music" (1961)							
 2	Frances Gershwin Godowsky: "George Gershwin Was 		 4
My Brother" (1962)								
 3	Kay Swift, "Did you ever feel a composer resembled 		 8
his music?" (ca.1970)						
 4	Oscar Levant, "Variations on a Gershwin Theme" (1939) 		 10
 5	Verna Arvey, "George Gershwin Through the Eyes of a 		 33
Friend" (1948)
 6	"Gershwin Bros." (1925) 						 43
 7	Isaac Goldberg, "Childhood of a Composer" (1931) 			 46
II.	The Growing Limelight (1919-1924)				 64					
 8	George Gershwin, Letter to Max Abramson (1918) 			 66
 9	Dolly Dalrymple, "Beryl Rubinstein Says This Country 		 69
Possesses Genius Composer" (1922)
 10	George Gershwin, Letter to Ira Gershwin (1923)			 72		 
 11	"Whiteman Judges Named: Committee Will Decide 		 75
 	'What Is American Music'"(1924)
 12	Paul Whiteman and Mary Margaret McBride, "An 			 76
Experiment" (1926)	
 13	Olin Downes, "A Concert of Jazz" (1924)				 84				
 14	Carl Van Vechten, Letter to George Gershwin (1924) 		 88
 15	James Ross Moore, "The Gershwins in Britain" (1994) 		 90
 16	Ira Gershwin, "Which Came First?" (1959) 				 97
III.	Fame and Fortune (1924-1930) 				 108
 17	Philip Furia, Ira Gershwin: the Art of the Lyricist (1996) 	 110
 18	George Gershwin, Letter to Emily Paley (1934) 		 122
 19	Alec Wilder, "That Certain Feeling" (1972) 			 126
 20	Carl Van Vechten, "George Gershwin, An American 	 129
Composer" (1925)
 21	Samuel Chotzinoff, "New York Symphony at Carnegie 	 138
Hall" (1925)
 22	Lawrence Gilman, "Mr. George Gershwin Plays His 	 143
New Jazz Concerto" (1925)
 23	"Paul Whiteman Gives 'Vivid' Grand Opera; Jazz 		 148
Rhythms of Gershwin's '135th Street'" (1925)
 24	George Gershwin, "Our New National Anthem" (1925) 	 151
 25	George Gershwin, "Jazz is the Voice of the American 	 155
Soul" (June 1926)
 26	George Gershwin, "Does Jazz Belong to Art?" (July 1926) 160
 27	Allen Forte, "Someone to Watch Over Me" (1990) 		 167
 28	George Gershwin, "Mr. Gershwin Replies to Mr. Kramer" 172
(October 1926)
 29	Abbe Niles, "The Ewe Lamb of Widow Jazz" (1926) 	 177
 30	C.S.S., "d'Alvarez-Gershwin Recital"(1927)			 180
 31	"George Gershwin Accepts $100,000 Movietone Offer"	 182
(1928)
 32	George Gershwin, Letter to Mabel Schirmer (1928) 		 183
 33	Deems Taylor, "An American in Paris" (1928) 		 	 185
 34	Olin Downes, "Gershwin's New Score Acclaimed" (1928) 	 189
 35	George Gershwin, "Fifty Years of American Music" (1929)	 193
 36	George Gershwin, "The Composer in the Machine Age" (1930)	 202
 37	Mary Herron Dupree, "'Jazz,' the Critics, and American 	 209
Art Music in the 1920s" (1986)
IV.	Maturity (1930-1935)					 219							
 38	George Gershwin, "Making Music" (1930) 			 221
 39	Robert Benchley, "Satire to Music" (1930) 			 227
 40	John Harkins, "George Gershwin" (1931)				 230
 41	Arthur Ruhl, "'Of The I Sing,' Kaufman-Ryskind 	 	 239
Comedy Satire at the Music Box" (1931)
 42	"A Music Master Talks of His Trials" (1932)			 243
 43	Catherine Parsons Smith, William Grant Still: a 		 245
 	study in Contradictions (2000)	
 43	Richard Crawford, "George Gershwin's 'I Got 		 256
Rhythm'" (1993)
 45	Allen Lincoln Langley, "The Gershwin Myth" (1932) 	 271
 46	William Daly, "George Gershwin as Orchestrator" (1933) 		 277
 47	Olin Downes, "George Gershwin Plays His 'Second Rhapsody' 	 279
 for the First Time Here" (1932) 
 48	George Gershwin, Letter to Rose Gershwin (1932) 			 282 
	 
 49	Alexander Woollcott, "George the Ingenuous" (1933) 	 284
 50	George Gershwin, Letter to Emily Paley (1934) 		 293
 51	George Gershwin, Letter to Ira Gershwin (1935) 		 295
 52	Frederick Jacobi, "The Future of Gershwin" (1935) 		 297
V. Porgy and Bess							 307
 53	Joseph Swain, "America's Folk Opera" (1990) 		 328
 54	George Gershwin and DuBose Heyward, Selected 		 320
Correspondence
 55	"George Gershwin Arrives To Plan Opera on 		 338
'Porgy'" (1933)
 56	George Gershwin, "Rhapsody in Catfish Row" (1935) 	 341
 57	Brooks Atkinson and Olin Downes, "'Porgy and 		 348
Bess,' Native Opera, Opens at The Alvin" (1935)
 58	Todd Duncan, An interview with Robert Wyatt (1990)	 355
 59	Anne Brown, An interview with Robert Wyatt (1995) 	 368
VI.	Last years: Hollywood (1936-1937) 			 384
 
 60	Edith Garson, "Hollywood--An Ending" (1938) 		 386
 61	Isabel Morse Jones, "Gershwin Analyzes Science 		 395
of Rhythm"(1937)
 62	Nanette Kutner, "Radio Pays A Debt" (1936) 		 399
 63	Alec Wilder, "'A Foggy Day'" (1972) 			 405
 64	George Gershwin, Letters to Zenna Hannenfeldt 		 408
 	(1936)
 65	George Gershwin, Letters to Mabel Schirmer 		 412
(1937-1937)
 66	George Gershwin, Letter to Emily Paley 			 421
(March 16, 1937)
 67	George Gershwin, Letter to Henry Botkin 			 422
(May 17, 1937)
 68	George Gershwin, Letter to Rose Gershwin 			 425
(May 19, 1937)	
 69	George Gershwin, Letter to Rose Gershwin 			 427
(June 10, 1937)
 70	George A. Pallay, Letter to Irene Gallagher 			 428
(July 1937)
VII.	Obituaries and eulogies 					 438
 71	Report in Variety (July 16, 1937) 				 440
 72	Arnold Schoenberg, "George Gershwin" (1938) 		 443
 73	Olin Downes, "Hail and Farewell" (July 18, 1937) 		 446
 74	Irving Berlin, "Poem" (1938) 					 453
 75	Jerome Kern, "Tribute" (1938) 				 455
 76	"Gershwin Left $341,089 Estate to His Mother" (1938) 	 456
 77	Ira Gershwin, Letter to Rose Gershwin (July 31 and 		 457
August 1, 1937)
VIII.	As Time Passes 						 462
 78	"Music by Slide Rule" (1944) 				 464
 79	Ira Gershwin, "Gershwin on Gershwin" (1944) 		 467
 80	Vernon Duke, "Gershwin, Schillinger, and 			 468
Dukelsky" (1947)
 81	Leonard Bernstein, "Why Don't You Run 		 	 475
Upstairs and Write a Nice Gershwin Tune?" (1955)
 82	Duke Ellington, "George Gershwin" (1973) 			 487
 83	Wayne Shirley, "George Gershwin: yes, the 		 489
sounds as well as the tunes are his" (1998)	
Chronology 									 501
Selected Bibliography						 531
Credits
Index
 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Gershwin, George, 1898-1937 Criticism and interpretation