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1 ENGEL, LEHMAN Their Words Are Music: The Great Theatre Lyricists and Their Lyrics (ISBN: 0517516829 / 0-517-51682-9)
New York Crown 1975 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author, Lehman Engel, to film composer Louis Palange and his wife: “To Carmie & Lou - Merry Christmas and love, Lehman.” Oversize format, 8 1/2” x 11”, 276 pages. Illustrated.Very good copy in a very good plus dust jacket with a 4” tear to the front panel, a hint of use, and three small tears to the rear panel. Louis Palange's filmography as a composer includes ‘Born to the Saddle' (1953), ‘King Dinosaur' (1955), and ‘Dark Venture' (1956). A comprehensively produced work exploring the music of such well-known theatrical lyricists as Marc Blitzstein, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Howard Deitz, Ira Gershwin, Oscar Hammerstein II, E.Y. Harburg, Lorenz Hart, Alan Jay Lerner, Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim, and more. An authority on this subject, Lehman Engel was himself a composer, conductor, and stage director involved with Broadway for many years. 
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2 ENGEL, LEHMAN This Bright Day. An Autobiography (ISBN: 0025361104 / 0-02-536110-4)
New York Macmillan 1974 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author, Lehman Engel, to film composer Louis Palange and his wife: “For Carmie & Louis. Love, Lehman.” Illustrated. Louis Palange is mentioned at several points in the text, always with praise and appreciation for his talent. Trace of offsetting to the rear endpapers, else a fine copy in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with a hint of use. Lehman Engel was a composer, conductor, and stage director involved with Broadway for many years and this work includes terrific annecdotes and experiences of working with such well-known theatre personalities as Martha Graham, Lillian Gish, Harold Rome, Michael Redgrave, George Cukor, Mary Martin, Ethel Barrymore, Tennessee Williams, Leonard Bernstein, David Merrick, Josh Logan, Barbra Streisand, Jule Styne, and others. Louis Palange's filmography as a composer includes ‘Born to the Saddle' (1953), ‘King Dinosaur' (1955), and ‘Dark Venture' (1956). 
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