Arlen, Harold, 1905-1986

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Harold Arlen, composer was born in Buffalo, New York in 1905. He composed the music for such well-known songs as: "Over the Rainbow", "Stormy Weather", "That Old Black Magic", and "Blues in the Night". Among his collaborators were: E. Y. Harburg, Johnny Mercer, Ira Gershwin, Dorothy Fields and Leo Robbin.

From the guide to the Harold Arlen papers, 1947-1967, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.)

Harold Arlen, composer.

From the description of House of flowers: typescript, n.d. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122598282

Harold Arlen, composer was born in Buffalo, New York in 1905.

He composed the music for such well-known songs as: "Over the Rainbow", "Stormy Weather", "That Old Black Magic", and "Blues in the Night". Among his collaborators were: E. Y. Harburg, Johnny Mercer, Ira Gershwin, Dorothy Fields and Leo Robbin.

From the description of Papers, 1947-1967. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122517481

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referencedIn Breen, Robert, 1914-. Papers, [ca. 1935-ca. 1979]. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Lemuel Ayers theatrical designs, 1944-1951 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf NCSA Jazz Ensemble. Jazz Ensemble [sound recording]. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
creatorOf Arlen, Harold, 1905-1986. House of flowers: typescript, n.d. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Arlen, Harold, 1905-1986. Bloomer girl / words by E.Y. Harburg ; music by Harold Arlen ; arr. by L. Leonardi. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Joan McCracken ephemera, ca. 1930-1958 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Lucille Lortel papers, 1902-2000 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Edward Jablonski Papers, 1942-2003, 1950-2000 Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Levin, Sylvan, 1903-1996. To sing or not to sing ; Porgy and Bess in Rome ; I met the Queen-Mother at the opera house ; L'heure espagnole, Maurice Ravel ; Memorial for Leopold Stokowski ; Babe Ruth program / Sylvan Levin. Curtis Institute of Music, John de Lancie Library
referencedIn Arna Bontemps Papers, 1927-1968 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Rome, Harold, 1908-1993. The Harold Rome papers, 1873-1988 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn The E.Y. Harburg Collection, 1929-1968 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn Morton DaCosta papers, 1929-1978 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Arlen, Harold, 1905-1986. Devil & d. blue sea. Harvard University, Loeb Music Library
creatorOf Arlen, Harold, 1905-1986. House of flowers / by Truman Capote and Harold Arlen. Library of Congress
creatorOf Arlen, Harold, 1905-1986. House of flowers / music by Harold Arlen ; lyrics by Truman Capote and Harold Arlen ; book by Truman Capote ; concert adaptation by Kirsten Childs, 2003. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Metzger, Jon. Jon Metzger and friends [sound recording]. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
referencedIn The Harold Rome Papers, 1873-1988 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn Abe Burrows collection of sound recordings [sound recording] The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn E. Y. Harburg papers, 1936-1981 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Posaune Voce Trio. Posaune Voce Trio [sound recording]. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
referencedIn Botkin, Henry, 1896-1983. Henry Botkin papers, 1917-1979. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Arlen, Harold, 1905-1986. Bloomer girl : a modern musical comedy with old-fashioned charm / music by Harold Arlen ; lyrics by E. Y. Harburg ; book by Sig Herzig and Fred Saidy ; based on a play by Dan and Lilith James ; concert adaption by David Ives, 2001. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph). Bloomer Girl / music by Harold Arlen, lyrics by E.Y. Harburg, book by Sig Herzig and Fred Saidy, based on a play by Don and Lilith James, music and lyrics adapted by Alan Moon, book adapted by Alan Moon and Jackie Maxwell ; directed by Jackie Maxwell, 2004 - performance files. University of Guelph
creatorOf Arlen, Harold, 1905-1986. House of flowers : a musical play / music by Harold Arlen ; lyrics by Harold Arlen and Truman Capote ; book by Truman Capote ; adapted by Charles Busch, 1990. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph). Over the Raimbow / the music of Harold Arlen ; musical direction and arrangements by Paul Sportelli, 2001 - house program. University of Guelph
referencedIn DaCosta, Morton, 1914-1989. Papers, 1929-1978. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Lemuel Ayers set designs, elevations and blueprints, 1941-1954 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Harburg, E. Y. (Edgar Yipsel), 1896-1981. E.Y. Harburg papers, 1913-1985. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Mercer, Johnny, 1909-1976. Johnny Mercer Papers, 1885-1988. Georgia State University
referencedIn The Railroad hour, radio program [sound recording], 1948-1954 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn E. Y. (Yip) Harburg papers, 1913-1985 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Arlen, Harold, 1905-1986. Things / [words by] Gershwin - Harburg ; [music by] H. Arlen. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Arlen, Harold, 1905-1986. Papers, 1947-1967. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Records of the U.S. Information Agency. 1900 - 2003. Sound Recordings Relating to Willis Conover's Jazz Program quot;House of Soundsquot;
referencedIn Lawrence Tibbett Collection, 1929-1945 Archive of Recorded Sound, Stanford University Libraries
referencedIn Rome, Harold, 1908-1993. The Harold Rome papers, 1873-1988 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Wachsman, Robert A. Papers, [ca. 1933-ca. 1942]. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Allen, Fred, 1894-1956. Mail call, radio program [sound recording]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Joseph Schillinger collection of noncommercial recordings, 1937-1943 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
creatorOf Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph). Over the Rainbow / the music of Harold Arlen ; music directed by Paul Sportelli, 2001 - performance files. University of Guelph
creatorOf Arlen, Harold, 1905-1986. Stormy weather [music] / Harold Arlen ; arr. for orchestra by Michael Hurst. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Arlen, Harold, 1905-1986. I got a song / [Harold Arlen]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919. [Wizard of Oz sheet music and sound recordings] [realia]. Arizona State University Libraries
referencedIn Ayers, Lemuel. Lemuel Ayers set designs, elevations and blueprints, 1941-1954. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Leo Reisman collection of sound recordings [sound recording], 1932-1948 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn Beaton, Cecil, 1904-1980. Costume designs for Saratoga, [1959]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Jo Mielziner papers, 1903-1976 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Arlen, Harold, 1905-1986. Bloomer girl / [words by E.Y. Harburg ; music by Harold Arlen] University of Nebraska - Lincoln
referencedIn Olive Reeves-Smith Papers, 1879-1964, 1920-1961 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Harburg, E. Y. (Edgar Yipsel), 1896-1981. E.Y. Harburg papers, 1936-1981. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Ayers, Lemuel, 1915-1955. Lemuel Ayers theatrical designs, 1944-1951. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Johnny Green additional papers, 1923-1989. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph). Lunchtime One-Acts, 2004 - house program. University of Guelph
referencedIn Robert A. Wilson slides, 1956-1969 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Costume designs for Saratoga, 1959 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Arlen, Harold, 1905-1986. [Songs. Selections / Harold Arlen]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Harold Arlen papers, 1947-1967 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Arlen, Harold, 1905-1986. Song of the woodman / music by Harold Arlen ; lyric by E.Y. Harburg. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Irving Berlin collection of non-commercial sound recordings [sound recording] The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
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 George Balanchine archive, 1924-1989 (inclusive), 1961-1983 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Rome, Harold, 1908-1993. Harold Rome collection, 1937-1969. Library of Congress
referencedIn Reeves-Smith, Olive, 1894-1972. Olive Reeves-Smith Papers, 1879-1964 bulk (1920-1961). New York Public Library System, NYPL
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associatedWith Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941. person
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associatedWith Beaton, Cecil, 1904-1980 person
associatedWith Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989 person
associatedWith Bontemps, Arna, 1902-1973 person
associatedWith Boretz, Allen, 1900-1986. person
associatedWith Botkin, Henry, 1896-1983. person
associatedWith Breen, Robert, 1914- person
associatedWith Burrows, Abe, 1910-1985 person
associatedWith Busch, Charles. person
associatedWith Capote, Truman, 1924-1984. person
associatedWith Chase, Mary, 1907-1981. person
associatedWith Childs, Kirsten. person
associatedWith Chodorov, Jerome. person
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associatedWith Ciardi, Dan. person
associatedWith City Center of Music and Drama (New York, N. Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith DaCosta, Morton, 1914-1989. person
associatedWith Ehrlich, Ida L. person
associatedWith Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974 person
associatedWith E. Y. Harburg person
associatedWith Fast, Howard, 1914-2003. person
associatedWith Fuller, Samuel person
associatedWith Fuller, Samuel. person
associatedWith Gershwin, Ira, 1896-1983. person
associatedWith Green, Johnny, 1908-1989 person
associatedWith Harburg, E. Y. (Edgar Yipsel), 1896-1981. person
associatedWith Harold Rome person
associatedWith Herzig, Sig. person
associatedWith Horwin, Jerry. person
associatedWith Hurst, Michael, 1925- person
associatedWith Ives, David. person
associatedWith Jablonski, Edward person
associatedWith Koehler, Ted, 1894-1973. person
associatedWith Kraft, H. S. (Hyman Solomon), 1899-1975. person
associatedWith Lahr, Bert, 1895-1967. person
associatedWith Lawrence, Reginald, 1900-1967. person
associatedWith Leonardi, Leonid, 1901-1967 person
associatedWith Levin, Sylvan, 1903-1996. person
associatedWith Library of Congress. Ira and Leonore S. Gershwin Fund. corporateBody
associatedWith Lortel, Lucille person
associatedWith Marks, Rita. person
associatedWith Marshall, Kathleen. person
associatedWith McCracken, Joan person
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correspondedWith Rome, Harold, 1908-1993. person
associatedWith Rouse, Brad. person
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associatedWith Wilson, Robert A. (Robert Alfred), 1922- person
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New York (State)--New York
New York (State)--New York
Subject
Playwriting
Motion picture authorship
Musical revues, comedies, etc.--Excerpts
Revues
Musical theater
Jazz
Musical revues, comedies, etc.--Excerpts--Parts
Musical revues, comedies, etc.--Excerpts--Vocal scores with piano
Musicals--Vocal scores without accompaniment
Popular music--1941-1950
Musicals--Librettos
Man-woman relationships--Drama
Musicals
Songs (Medium voice) with orchestra--Parts
Music--Manuscripts
Orchestral music, Arranged--Scores and parts
Prostitution--Drama
Musical sketches
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Birth 1905-02-15

Death 1986-04-23

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