"The Lonesome Road"

"The Lonesome Road"

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Description (Brief)
This sheet music is for the song “The Lonesome Road,” with lyrics by Gene Austin and music by Nathaniel Shilkret. It was published by Spier and Coslow, Inc. in New York, New York in 1928. This song was featured in the 1929 Universal Pictures romantic drama film Show Boat, directed by Carl Laemmle and starred Laura La Plante and Joseph Schildkraut. The cover features images of Joseph Schildkraut and Laura La Plante with the caption, "Special Motion Picture Edition Issued in Connection with Carl Laemmle's Universal Production, 'SHOW BOAT.' Show Boat was released by Universal in two editions, one a silent film for movie theatres not equipped for sound, and one a part-talkie with a sound prologue.
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Object Name
Sheet Music
date made
Spier and Coslow Incorporated
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 11 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in; 29.21 cm x 21.59 cm
ID Number
accession number
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Credit Line
Gift of Ruth Mildred Hunter
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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