Tuesday, July 7, 2009


I don't think I've discussed my collection before on this blog. I collect sheet music from movie musicals, specifically trying to get every sheet from all 10 Fred and Ginger films. I will do a more comprehensive post once I locate my camera cord (grr).
Anyway, last night I stayed up pretty late to win this item.
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It's the music to "I Used to be Color Blind" from Carefree, but that's not all: It's autographed by BOTH Fred and Ginger. The sheet for this music is rare already (it has never come up on ebay since I began collecting 5 months ago), but adding both of the signatures makes this an astronomical find! Obviously, it was autographed at different times (Ginger signed in '92, 5 years after Fred's death), making this an even greater testament to the devotion someone had to getting their signatures. It comes with a certificate of authenticity, but I don't need it to tell me that it's Ginger. She wished him "blessings" as she has in 99% of the autographs I've seen.
As you can see, I ended up paying $67 for it. It's a lot for one piece of sheet music, but it's the prize of my collection, and I know it's worth much more. I can't wait to get it in the mail!
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