Schwartz, Arthur, 1900-1984

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Arthur Schwartz, composer. Dorothy Fields, lyricist. Betty Smith and George Abbott, librettists. Betty Smith, novelist. David Ives, concert adaptation.

From the description of A tree grows in Brooklyn : typescript, 2005. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 79468106

Songwriter, producer.

From the description of Reminiscences of Arthur Schwartz : oral history, 1958. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122608352

Robert Russell Bennett was an American composer, orchestrator and conductor.

From the guide to the Robert Russell Bennett papers, 1911-1981, (Music Library)

Biographical Note

  • 1900, Nov. 25: Born, Brooklyn, New York
  • circa 1908 - 1914 : Taught himself piano and harmonica
  • circa 1914: Accompanied silent films at a Flatbush theater
  • circa 1920: B.A., New York University, New York, N.Y.
  • early 1920s: Taught English in New York school system
  • 1923: Law degree, Columbia University, New York, N.Y. Published first song, "Baltimore, MD, You're the Only Doctor for Me"
  • summer 1924: Camp counselor in Adirondacks where he met Lorenz Hart Collaborated with Hart on camp songs
  • 1924 - 1929 : Practiced law
  • 1926, June 15: Musical revue Grand Street Follies opened off-Broadway (with Schwartz songs)
  • circa 1928: Met Howard Dietz
  • 1929, Apr. 30: Musical revue The Little Show opened on Broadway (Dietz and Schwartz)
  • 1930, Sept. 2: Musical revue The Second Little Show opened on Broadway (Dietz and Schwartz)
  • 1930, Oct. 15: Musical revue Three's a Crowd opened on Broadway (Dietz and Schwartz)
  • 1931, June 3: Musical revue The Band Wagon opened on Broadway (Dietz and Schwartz)
  • 1932, Sept. 15: Musical revue Flying Colors opened on Broadway (Dietz and Schwartz)
  • 1934, Nov. 28: Musical Revenge with Music opened on Broadway (Dietz and Schwartz)
  • 1934: Married Katherine Carrington (died 1954)
  • 1934 - 1935 : Schwartz and Dietz wrote songs for NBC radio program The Gibson Family
  • 1935, Sept. 15: Musical revue At Home Abroad opened on Broadway (Dietz and Schwartz)
  • 1936, Dec. 25: Musical revue The Show is On opened on Broadway (additional songs by Dietz and Schwartz)
  • 1937, Sept. 2: Musical Virginia opened on Broadway (Stillman and Schwartz)
  • 1937, Dec. 2: Musical Between the Devil opened on Broadway (Dietz and Schwartz)
  • 1938, June 30: Son Jonathan Schwartz born
  • 1939, Feb. 9: Musical Stars in Your Eyes opened on Broadway (Fields and Schwartz)
  • 1942, Aug. 17: Film musical Cairo released (Harburg and Schwartz)
  • 1943, Sept. 25: Film musical Thank Your Lucky Stars released (Schwartz songs)
  • 1944, Mar. 30: Film musical Cover Girl released (produced by Schwartz)
  • 1944: Academy Award nomination for best song for "They're Either Too Young or Too Old" from Thank Your Lucky Stars
  • 1946, Aug. 3: Film musical Night and Day released (produced by Schwartz)
  • 1946, Nov. 4: Musical Park Avenue opened on Broadway (Schwartz and Ira Gershwin)
  • 1946, Dec. 28: Film musical The Time, The Place and the Girl released
  • 1947: Academy Award nomination for best song for "A Gal in Calico" from The Time, The Place and the Girl
  • 1948, Apr. 30: Musical revue Inside U.S.A. opened on Broadway (Dietz and Schwartz)
  • 1949: Produced three episodes of television series Inside U.S.A. with Chevrolet
  • 1951, Apr. 19: Musical A Tree Grows in Brooklyn opened on Broadway (Fields and Schwartz)
  • 1953, July 3: Film musical Dangerous When Wet released (with Schwartz song)
  • 1953, Aug. 7: Film musical The Band Wagon released
  • 1954, Apr. 8: Musical By the Beautiful Sea opened on Broadway (Fields and Schwartz)
  • 1955, June 15: Married Mary Grey (died 1994)
  • 1956, Mar. 10: Television musical High Tor aired on Ford Star Jubilee (produced and with songs composed by Schwartz)
  • 1956, June 2: Television musical A Bell for Adano aired on Ford Star Jubilee (produced and with songs composed by Schwartz)
  • 1956, Aug. 20: Son Paul Schwartz born
  • 1958 - 1983 : Served as director for ASCAP
  • 1961, Nov. 18: Musical The Gay Life opened on Broadway (Dietz and Schwartz)
  • 1963, Oct. 17: Musical Jennie opened on Broadway (Dietz and Schwartz)
  • 1967 - 1970 : Served on Dramatist Guild governing board
  • 1969: Moved to England Became Dramatist Guild London representative
  • 1969 - 1981 : Lived in England but spent more time in the U.S. over the last three years
  • 1972: Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame That's Entertainment, a revue of Schwartz songs, performed at the Edison Theater
  • 1979: Dancing in the Dark, a retrospective of Schwartz songs, performed at the Manhattan Theater Club
  • 1981: Inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame
  • early 1984: Received ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers Award for lifetime achievement in the musical theater
  • 1984, Sept. 3: Died Kintnersville, Pennsylvania

From the guide to the Arthur Schwartz Papers, 1900-1983, (bulk 1931-1983), (Music Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Schwartz, Arthur, 1900-1984. A tree grows in Brooklyn : typescript, 2005. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Ewing, Max. [Grand Street follies of 1928. Selections / Words by] Agnes Morgan ; [music by] Max Ewing. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Rome, Harold, 1908-1993. The Harold Rome papers, 1873-1988 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Schwartz, Arthur, 1900-1984. That's not cricket / words by Howard Dietz ; music by Arthur Schwartz. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Spewack, Samuel and Bella. Papers, ca.1920-1980. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. 1921 - 2008. Audio Recordings. 1945 - 1965. GEORGE GERSHWIN
referencedIn Romney Brent papers, 1934-1975 (bulk dates 1969-1975 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Schwartz, Arthur, 1900-1984. Nice goings on [music] : a musical comedy / by Douglas Furber ; founded on a play by Franz Arnold & Ernest Bach ; music by Arthur Schwartz ; lyrics by Douglas Furber and Frank Eyton. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Dietz, Howard, 1896-1983. Inside U.S.A. Lyrics. 1948. 1 folder. (20 p.). New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Leo Reisman collection of sound recordings [sound recording], 1932-1948 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
creatorOf Robert Russell Bennett papers, 1911-1981 Music Library
referencedIn Jo Mielziner designs and technical drawings, 1924-1976 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Robert Baral papers, 1876-1980 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Johnny Green additional papers, 1923-1989. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Schwartz, Arthur, 1900-1984. Coney Island boat : from By the beautiful sea / lyrics by Dorothy Fields ; music by Arthur Schwartz. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Schwartz, Arthur, 1900-1984. Autograph letter signed, dated : to James Fuld, [193?] Sept. 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Dietz, Howard, 1896-1983. Revenge with music: typescript, 1934. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Gordon, Max, 1892-. Papers, [ca. 1935-1959]. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Jenkins, George, 1908-2007. Set designs and groundplans, 1943-[1963]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Van Upp, Virginia. Cover girl : screenplay / by Virginia Van Upp. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Schwartz, Arthur, 1900-1984. Reminiscences of Arthur Schwartz : oral history, 1958. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Wiman, Dwight Deere, 1895-1951. Papers, 1922-1950. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Buzz Miller collection of playscripts, 1956-[1968? The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
referencedIn Abe Burrows collection of sound recordings [sound recording] The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn The Harold Rome Papers, 1873-1988 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf Schwartz, Arthur, 1900-1984. You and the night and the music : Revenge with music / words by Howard Dietz ; music by Arthur Schwartz. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Schwartz, Arthur, 1900-1984. Papers, 1930-1961. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Arthur Schwartz Papers, 1900-1983, (bulk 1931-1983) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Leser, Tina. Tina Leser costume designs for Park Avenue, 1946. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Vincent J. Donehue papers, 1946-1965 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Dwight Deere Wiman papers, [microform], 1922-1950 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Samuel and Bella Spewack Papers, ca.1920-1980 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Lillie, Beatrice, 1894-1989. Beatrice Lillie papers, 1911-1995. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn The Bell Telephone Hour collection of sound recordings [sound recording], 1940-1968 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn Museum of the City of New York. Personality files, [ca. 1800]-1986, 1900-1986 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Johnny Green papers, 1920-1991. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Jo Mielziner papers, 1903-1976 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Schwartz, Arthur, 1900-1984. Park avenue. [1946] 2 folders. (117 p.). New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Jan Peerce collection of sound recordings, 1932-1983 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn Beatrice Lillie papers, 1911-1995 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Howard Dietz papers, 1915-1976 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
referencedIn Rome, Harold, 1908-1993. The Harold Rome papers, 1873-1988 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Gershwin, Ira, 1896-1983. Park avenue. Lyrics. 1 folder. (29 p.). New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
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associatedWith Abbott, George, 1887-1995. person
associatedWith Adler, Larry person
associatedWith American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. corporateBody
associatedWith Arnold, Franz. person
associatedWith Bach, Ernest. person
associatedWith Baral, Robert person
associatedWith Bennett, Louis J. person
associatedWith Bennett, Robert Russell, 1894-1981 person
correspondedWith Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989 person
associatedWith Billings, William, 1746-1800 person
associatedWith Brent, Romney, 1902-1975 person
associatedWith Burrows, Abe, 1910-1985 person
associatedWith Busch, Carl, 1862-1943 person
associatedWith Chappell and Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400 person
associatedWith Cherubini, Luigi, 1760-1842 person
associatedWith Dietz, Howard, 1896-1983. person
associatedWith Donehue, Vincent J., 1915-1966 person
associatedWith Ewing, Max. person
associatedWith Eyton, Frank. person
associatedWith Fields, Dorothy, 1905-1974. person
associatedWith Fields, Herbert, 1897-1958 person
associatedWith Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864 person
associatedWith Franklin, Joan, person
associatedWith Franklin, Robert, person
associatedWith Fuld, James J., 1916- person
associatedWith Furber, Douglas. person
associatedWith Gershwin, George, 1898-1937 person
associatedWith Gershwin, Ira, 1896-1983. person
associatedWith Gibson, David, 1928-2004 person
associatedWith Gordon, Max, 1892- person
associatedWith Green, Johnny, 1908-1989 person
correspondedWith Hammerstein, Oscar, 1895-1960 person
associatedWith Harold Rome person
associatedWith Ives, David. person
associatedWith J.C. Williamson (Firm) corporateBody
associatedWith Jenkins, George, 1908-2007. person
associatedWith Johnson, Nunnally. person
associatedWith Kaufman, George S. (George Simon), 1889-1961. person
associatedWith Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945 person
associatedWith Leser, Tina. person
associatedWith Lillie, Beatrice, 1894-1989. person
correspondedWith Logan, Joshua person
associatedWith Marcello, Benedetto, 1686-1739 person
associatedWith Mielziner, Jo, 1901-1976 person
associatedWith Miller, Buzz person
associatedWith Museum of the City of New York. corporateBody
associatedWith New York Public Library, Billy Rose Theatre Collection, Theatre on Film and Tape Archive. corporateBody
associatedWith Peerce, Jan, 1904-1984 person
associatedWith Phillips, Harvey, 1929-2010 person
associatedWith Raksin, David person
associatedWith Reiner, Fritz, 1888-1963 person
associatedWith Reisman, Leo, 1897-1961 person
correspondedWith Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979 person
associatedWith Rome, Harold, 1908-1993. person
associatedWith Salzedo, Carlos, 1885-1961 person
associatedWith Schwartz, Jonathan, 1938- person
associatedWith Smith, Betty, 1896-1972. person
associatedWith Spewack, Samuel, 1899-1971 person
associatedWith Spewack, Samuel and Bella. person
associatedWith Tamiris, Helen, 1905-1966. person
associatedWith Teasdale, Sara, 1884-1933 person
associatedWith Van Upp, Virginia. person
associatedWith Wiman, Dwight Deere, 1895-1951. person
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Musicals
Musicals--Scores and parts
Radio programs--United States
Revues--United States
Popular music--Scores
Popular music--United States
Musical films--United States
Songs--Texts
Musical revues, comedies, etc.--Excerpts--Vocal scores with piano
Revues--Excerpts--Scores
Theater--United States
Composers--Interviews
Musicals--Excerpts--Vocal scores with piano
Popular music--Writing and publishing
Television music--Excerpts--Scores
Musicals--United States
Musical theater--United States--20th century
Composition (Music)
Motion pictures and music
Motion pictures--United States
Music--Manuscripts--United States
Musicals--Excerpts--Scores
Motion picture music--Excerpts--Scores
Popular music--1951-1960
Composers--United States
Motion picture producers and directors--Interviews
Popular music
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Birth 1900-11-25

Death 1984-09-03

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