Cartoonist George Herriman’s popular cartoon Krazy Kat was the inspiration for a collaborative “Jazz Pantomime” which opened at New York’s Town Hall in January 1922. Composer John Alden Carpenter scored the show, and Herriman wrote the scenario and created the scenery and costumes. The published score included many drawings from the production. Krazy Kat was published in many American newspapers between 1913 and 1944.

Krazy Kat, 1922

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  • Published piano score of Krazy Kat: A Jazz Pantomime. (014.00.00) Music by John Alden Carpenter; arranged for pianoforte by the composer. New York: G. Schirmer, 1922. Music Division, Library of Congress (014.00.00) Courtesy of G. Schirmer

  • Published piano score of Krazy Kat: A Jazz Pantomime. (016.00.00) Music by John Alden Carpenter; arranged for pianoforte by the composer. New York: G. Schirmer, 1922. Music Division, Library of Congress (016.00.00) Courtesy of G. Schirmer

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