THIS IS AN AUTHENTICALLY AUTOGRAPHED SHEET MUSIC BY ROBERT HUTTON AND JOAN LESLIE..
IT'S ONLY A PAPER MOON-LYRIC BY BILLY ROSE AND EY HARBURG-MUSIC BY HAROLD ARLEN-TOO YOUNG TO KNOW-STARRING JOAN LESLIE AND ROBERT HUTTON-
Joan Leslie was born in Detroit and began acting as a child performer. She was never able to escape the good girl role in her early work. She married Dr. William Caldwell in 1950. She quit her acting career to raise her identical twin daughters Patrice and Ellen. Both daughters are now Doctors teaching at universities.
The son of a hardware merchant (and cousin of Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton), Robert was born in Kingston, New York, and attended Blair Academy in New Jersey. For several seasons, the future film actor was a leading man and director with the Woodstock Playhouse stock company in New York. He supplemented his income by posing for the photographic illustrations in sensational magazines like "Modern Confessions". He spent several years as a Warner Brothers contract player, but went through some lean times after he left the studio and even considered going into some other field. Hutton stuck with show biz, however, working in movies and TV and even doing some writing and directing. After working in England for several years, he returned to the U.S. and settled again in the town of his birth, Kingston. He suffered a broken back in an in-home fall and spent his last days in a nursing-care facility. He told an interviewer, "I lived a fantasy in Hollywood. I met and worked with so many people now considered legends. And then, just when I wondere d why I was even alive, I broke my back, and the Lord opened up a whole new world of opportunity for me". Hutton wrote an autobiography but it was never published because (according to Hutton) he wouldn't dish dirt on the stars he knew.
CONDITION OF THE SHEET MUSIC AND AUTOGRAPHS IS VERY GOOD.