Thursday 7 February 2013

La La La: Precode Music Sheets

I started collecting music sheets around five years ago, mainly because they were cheap and many of them had beautiful pictures of classic movie stars and backgrounds that I could use to cover my walls and desk. Over the years I have amassed a bit of a collection with several Precodes – although not as many as I would like. I have scanned copies of some of them produced between 1929 and 1936. My favourite is, perhaps obviously, the sheet with featuring Cary Grant, Franchot Tone and Jean Harlow because these artists were not included in many musical films and are immense classic film icons. Enjoy:

'Coney Island' in Cain and Mabel (1936)
Featuring Marion Davies and Clark Gable

'If I Had a Talking Picture of You' in Sunny Side Up (1929)

Featuring Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell
'The World is Mine Tonight' in The Gay Desperado (1936) 
Featuring Ida Lupino and Nino Martini


'You Were Meant for Me' in Broadway Melody (1929)
Featuring Anita Page and Bessie Love

'I Wanna Go Places and Do Things' in Close Harmony (1929)

Featuring Nancy Carrol and Buddy Rogers

'Shuffle Off to Buffalo' in Forty-Second Street (1933)

Featuring Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, Warner Baxter, George Brent and Bebe Daniels

'You' in The Great Ziegfeld (1936)

Featuring Myrna Loy, William Powell and Luise Rainer

'Top Hat, White Tie and Tails' in Top Hat (1935)

Featuring Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire

'Did I Remember' in Suzy (1936)

Featuring Jean Harlow, Franchot Tone and Cary Grant

1 comment:

  1. How lovely! I found some sheets in the Clara Bow Archive on Tumblr. I studied piano for a while, and my grandma has a sheet from a movie Joan Crawford did in the 1940s. When I have more spare time, I'd love to get to know these sheets!