Gershwin, Ira (1896 – 1983)

A superb signed and inscribed 10″ X 8″ portrait by Ira Gershwin, in which he incorporates the lyrics from one of his songs. He writes, ‘For Sy Kessler, from Shall We Dance, “Life is short; we’re growing older. Don’t you be an also-ran. You’d better dance, little lady! Dance, little man! Dance whenever you can!” Ira Gershwin’. A few light creases, otherwise in fine condition. Quite unusual and desirable in this format. Shall We Dance was released in 1937, and was the seventh of the ten Astaire-Rogers musical comedy films.