Gershwin, George. (1898–1937)
Period promotional photograph of the composer at the piano, his eyes looking directly into the lens. A typed press blurb to verso reads "George Gershwin who will be guest performer with Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians on the Ford dealers' broadcast Sunday evening, February 25, from 8:30 to 9." Staple marks to upper left margin, light surface wear to upper right quarter, else in fine condition. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).
Waring's orchestra supposedly has the distinction of being the first to record a George Gershwin tune, the first to record a rumba, and the first dance band to record with a vocal chorus.