"Hit Songs From Baker Street"(MGM 4293)-LP. This LP was released in 1966 and is a various artists compilation LP featuring hit songs from Broadway musicals. The front cover has a color photo of Fritz Weaver and Inga Swenson in a color scene from the 1965 Broadway Musical-"Baker Street".Baker Street is a musical with a book by Jerome Coopersmith and music and lyrics by Marian Grudeff and Raymond Jessel.Loosely based on the Sherlock Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, it is set in and around London in 1897, the year in which England celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of the reign of Queen Victoria (an event marked by an elaborate royal procession depicted by Bil Baird's marionettes). The musical veers from Conan Doyle's work in that Irene Adler becomes an associate of Holmes rather than his opponent, thus allowing an element of romance between the two.After six previews, the Broadway production, directed by Hal Prince, opened on February 16, 1965 at the The Broadway Theatre, where it ran for nine months. It then transferred to the Majestic, but closed after only eleven days, for a total of 311 performances.The opening night cast included Fritz Weaver, Peter Sallis, Martin Gabel, Inga Swenson, Virginia Vestoff, and, in small supporting roles, Tommy Tune and Christopher Walken in their Broadway debuts.The LP has been autographed on the front cover by Fritz WEaver and Inga Swenson with fountain pens in black...........CONDITION OF VINYL IS VG PLUS.CONDITION OF COVER AND AUTOGRAPHS IS WEAK VG.RECORD IS IN ORIGINAL INNER SLEEVE.COVER HAS A BB HOLE....................
HeadlineFritz Weaver & Inga Swenson "Hit Songs From Baker Street" 1966 LP Signed Autograph