“Damn Yankees” 1955 Musical Comedy Collectibles – Music and a Magazine.
Lot 256. “Damn Yankees” 1955 Musical Comedy Collectibles – Music and a Magazine. Three items relate to the 1955 musical comedy, which retells the Faust legend. Set in Washington, D.C., in the early 1950s when the New York Yankees dominated baseball, it is based on Douglass Wallop’s novel “The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant.” Wallop and George Abbott wrote the play, and Richard Adler and Jerry Ross provided the music. Songs from the show are captured on three 45 rpm records in a “Damn Yankees” album presented here. The records contain 15 original cast recordings, including “Whatever Lola Wants” and “You’ve Got to Have Heart.” The records are mint -, and the album jacket, vg with stains on the front cover. Accompanying the music is a June 13, 1955 issue of “Time” with Gwen Verdon, star of the play, on the front cover. Inside is a three-page article on the show. The magazine is vg+ with a label. Also, a Playbill from the Forty-Sixth Street Theatre with information on the show. The front cover is missing, and some of the pages are loose. Enjoy the music and a journey through “Time”! Winning Bid $10.