Rome, Harold

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Composer and lyricist Harold Rome was born in Hartford, Conn. on May 27, 1908. He came to prominence in 1937 with his revue Pins and Needles; his 1962 musical I Can Get it for your Wholesale provided the Broadway debut of Barbra Streisand. Both of these shows are represented in the Library's Rome Collection. He died in New York on Oct. 26, 1993.

From the description of Harold Rome collection, 1937-1969. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71129959

Harold Rome, composer and author.

From the description of Flowers for Polly painting, 1968. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122579637

American musical theater composer.

From the description of The Harold Rome papers, 1873-1988 (inclusive). (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 122573981

From the description of The Harold Rome papers, 1873-1988 (inclusive). (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 702121428

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referencedIn Levin, Herman, 1907-1990. Herman Levin papers, 1943-1981. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Rome, Harold, 1908-1993. Blissful Christmas / Harold Rome. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Rome, Harold, 1908-1993. Flowers for Polly painting, 1968. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Correspondence and other papers of Arthur Sullivan, W. S. (William Schwenck) Gilbert, and related persons, 1834-1979. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Vernon Duke Collection, 1918-1968 Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Wiener, Bruce F. A Rome with a view : three sample chapters of a proposed biography of Broadway composer-lyricist Harold Rome: typescript, 2001. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Elisofon, Eliot. Papers, 1930-1988 (bulk, 1942-1973). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Jo Mielziner designs and technical drawings, 1924-1976 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Rome, Harold, 1908-1993. The lady is lucky : [from] G.W.T.W. : revised / [words and music by] Harold Rome. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Vernon Duke Collection, 1918-1968 Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Oliver, Sy. Sy Oliver papers, [ca. 1933-1990]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Johnny Green additional papers, 1923-1989. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Trude Rittman scores, ca. 1934-ca. 1975 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
referencedIn Sy Oliver papers, ca. 1933-1990 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
creatorOf Rome, Harold, 1908-1993,. [The Harold and Florence Rome collection of African art] [realia]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Rome, Harold, 1908-1993. The Harold Rome papers, 1873-1988 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Rome, Harold, 1908-1993. Every night / Harold Rome. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Rome, Harold, 1908-1993. The Harold Rome papers, 1873-1988 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Rome, Harold, 1908-1993. Gone with the Wind : the epic musical / music and lyrics by Harold Rome ; adaptation by Horton Foote ; based on the novel by Margaret Mitchell, 1971. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn The Railroad hour, radio program [sound recording], 1948-1954 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
creatorOf Rome, Harold, 1908-1993,. [The Harold and Florence Rome collection of African art] [realia]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Rome, Harold, 1908-1993. Harold Rome collection, 1937-1969. Library of Congress
creatorOf Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949. Margaret Mitchell collection, 1936-1990. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Valente, Alfredo. Alfredo Valente papers, 1941-1978. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Leo Reisman collection of sound recordings [sound recording], 1932-1948 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn Meredith, Scott. Research files [microform], 1971-1974. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Pins and Needles Collection, 1938-1940 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Biography: Melvyn Douglas, 1972-1980 Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memoryhttp://www.indiana.edu/~cshm
referencedIn Duke, Vernon, 1903-1969. Vernon Duke collection, 1918-1968. Library of Congress
creatorOf Merrick, David, 1911-2000. David Merrick collection 1956-1970 (bulk 1960-1969). Library of Congress
referencedIn Jo Mielziner papers, 1903-1976 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
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correspondedWith Arlen, Harold, 1905-1986 person
associatedWith Baruch, Bernard M. (Bernard Mannes), 1870-1965. person
associatedWith Bennett, Tony, 1926- person
associatedWith Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989. person
correspondedWith Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990 person
correspondedWith Blitzstein, Marc person
associatedWith Carlisle, Kitty, 1910-2007. person
associatedWith Carlyle, Kitty, 1915- person
associatedWith Chasins, Abram, 1903-1987. person
associatedWith Chevalier, Maurice, 1888-1972. person
associatedWith Chodorov, Jerome. person
associatedWith Comden, Betty. person
associatedWith Crawford, Joan, 1908-1977. person
associatedWith De Mille, Agnes. person
associatedWith Dietz, Howard, 1896-1983. person
associatedWith Douglas, Melvyn. person
associatedWith Drake, Alfred, 1914-1992. person
correspondedWith Duke, Vernon, 1903-1969. person
associatedWith Elisofon, Eliot. person
associatedWith Engel, Lehman, 1910- person
associatedWith Foote, Horton. person
associatedWith Francis, Arlene. person
associatedWith Freeman, Paul, 1936- person
associatedWith Furness, Betty, 1916-1994. person
associatedWith Gershwin, Ira, 1896-1983. person
associatedWith Goodman, Benny, 1909-1986. person
associatedWith Gorme, Eydie. person
associatedWith Grauer, Ben. person
associatedWith Green, Adolph. person
associatedWith Green, Johnny, 1908-1989 person
associatedWith Green, Stanley. person
associatedWith Hammerstein, Oscar, 1895-1960. person
correspondedWith Hart, Moss, 1904-1961 person
associatedWith Herlie, Eileen. person
associatedWith Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memory corporateBody
associatedWith International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. corporateBody
associatedWith Ionesco, Eugène. person
associatedWith Javits, Jacob K. (Jacob Koppel), 1904-1986. person
associatedWith Kapp, David. person
associatedWith Kazan, Elia. person
associatedWith Kert, Larry. person
associatedWith Kober, Arthur, 1900-1975. person
associatedWith Kroll, Lucy. person
associatedWith Lane, Burton, 1912-1997. person
associatedWith Lawrence, Steve, 1935- person
associatedWith Layton, Joe, 1931- person
associatedWith Leinsdorf, Erich, 1912-1993. person
associatedWith Lerner, Alan Jay, 1918-1986. person
associatedWith Levin, Herman, 1907-1990. person
associatedWith Lieberson, Goddard, 1911-1977. person
associatedWith Mercer, Johnny. person
associatedWith Meredith, Scott. person
associatedWith Merrick, David, 1911-2000. person
associatedWith Mielziner, Jo, 1901-1976 person
associatedWith Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949. person
associatedWith Novotná, Jarmila, 1907-1994. person
associatedWith Oliver, Sy person
associatedWith Oliver, Sy. person
associatedWith Osborn, Paul, 1901- person
correspondedWith Porter, Cole, 1891-1964 person
associatedWith Railroad Hour Radio Program corporateBody
associatedWith Reisman, Leo, 1897-1961 person
associatedWith Resnik, Regina, 1922- person
associatedWith Rigby, Harry. person
associatedWith Rittman, Trude. person
associatedWith Robbins, Jerome. person
associatedWith Robbins, Warren M. person
associatedWith Rodgers, Dorothy F., 1909- person
correspondedWith Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979 person
associatedWith Rome, Florence, person
associatedWith Sardi, Vincent, 1915-2007. person
associatedWith Schlesinger, Arthur Meier, 1917- person
associatedWith Schubert, Bernard. person
associatedWith Schwartz, Arthur, 1900-1984. person
associatedWith Segáll, Bernardo. person
associatedWith Silber, Irwin, 1925-2010. person
associatedWith Vacha, John. person
associatedWith Valente, Alfredo. person
associatedWith Weidman, Jerome, 1913-1998. person
associatedWith Wiener, Bruce F. person
associatedWith Wood, Audrey, 1905- person
correspondedWith Wouk, Herman, 1915- person
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Birth 1908-05-27

Death 1993-10-26

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