Adler, Larry, 1914-2001

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Epithet: harmonica player

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000209.0x00036d

Adler (1914-2001) was a harmonica player who was blacklisted in 1949 for refusing to testify against the "Hollywood Ten." He had appeared in motion pictures during the 1930s and 1940s and with concert orchestras. In 1950 Adler and performer Paul Draper sued Hester McCullough, the wife of a "Time-Life" editor for libel for alleging he was a communist, but the jury was unable to reach a verdict. He moved to England during the 1950s and was able to revive his musical career in the U.S. during the 1960s.

From the description of Larry Adler papers, 1929-1995. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 31453076

Harmonica player.

From the description of Autograph card signed : [n.p.], [196-?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270914109

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Adler, Larry, 1914-2001. Ark värmeland du sköna / Larry Adler, harmonica. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Paul Draper and Larry Adler collection, [ca. 1942-ongoing]. Museum of Performance & Design
creatorOf Adler, Larry. Autograph card signed : [n.p.], [196-?]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf MS Mus. 71. CHAGRIN COLLECTION. Vol. lxx. Correspondence; 1951-69, 1971-2, 1974.ff. 259.1. ff. 1-184. General correspondence; 1971-2, 1974.2. ff. 183-259. Correspondence with the B.B.C. relating to the Francis Chagrin Ensemble; 1951-69.includes:f. 1 ..., 1951-1974 British Library
referencedIn Correspondence files: concerts and general; 1951 (ff. 197).includes:f. 1 Emmie M. Tillett, née Bass; of Ibbs and Tillett: Redvers Llewellyn, musician: Alan J. Kirby, OBE; conductor; Secretary, Royal Philharmonic Society: Letter to Alan J. Kirby fro..., 1951 British Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 261. ARTHUR BENJAMIN COLLECTION. Vol. xi. Concerto for harmonica and orchestra; June – July 1953. Dyeline copy of the autograph full score, with conductor’s annotations in pencil. Dedicated to Larry Adler. Piano reduction published Hawkes & S... British Library
creatorOf Adler, Larry. Correspondence with Leopold Stokowski, 1939. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Kaye Webb Collection, 1925-1994 Seven Stories, the Centre for Children's Books
creatorOf Adler, Larry. Larry Adler papers, 1929-1995. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
creatorOf Chapman, Gilbert W. Gilbert W. Chapman collection of sound recordings [sound recording], [ca.1900]-1962. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Adler, Larry. The house in the wood / Larry Adler. Northwestern University
referencedIn Ogden Nash Collection TXRC98-A1., 1882-1969, (bulk 1928-1969) Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Ralph and Ursula Vaughan Williams: Photographs, 1951-1952 British Library
creatorOf Adler, Larry, 1914-2001. Ark värmeland du sköna [Multimédia multisupport] / Larry Adler, harmonica. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Larry Adler collection, [ca. 1942-ongoing]. Museum of Performance & Design
creatorOf Francis Chagrin: ‘Roumanian Fantasy’, for harmonica (or violin) and orchestra, 1956 British Library
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associatedWith Benny, Jack, 1894-1974. person
associatedWith Bergman, Ingrid, 1915-1982. person
associatedWith Chapman, Gilbert W. person
associatedWith Draper, Paul, 1909-1996. person
associatedWith McCullough, Hester. person
associatedWith Nash, Ogden, 1902-1971 person
associatedWith Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Music Library. General Manuscript Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith United Service Organizations (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities. corporateBody
associatedWith Webb, Kaye person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Westminster, Middlesex
World War, 1939-1945--War work
Harmonica music
Motion picture music--Excerpts--Scores and parts
Harmonica players


Birth 1914-02-10

Death 2001-08-07




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SNAC ID: 83624956