Carolyn Leigh papers 1944-1985

ArchivalResource

Carolyn Leigh papers 1944-1985

Carolyn Leigh, lyricist, was born 21 August 1926 in New York. She wrote lyrics for the Broadway shows PETER PAN, WILDCAT, HOW NOW DOW JONES, and LITTLE ME and for a tribute to labor commissioned by the U.S. Dept. of Labor, SOMETHING TO DO. She also wrote for television and numerous popular songs including "Young at Heart" and "Firefly". Ms. Leigh died in New York in 1983 and was inducted posthumously into the Song Writers' Hall of Fame in 1985. Among her principal collaborators were Cy Coleman, Mark 'Moose' Charlap, John Richards, Philip Springer, Elmer Bernstein, Morton Gould, and Lee Pockriss. The Carolyn Leigh Papers include notes, drafts of lyrics and scripts, outlines, clippings, production records, financial records and business and personal correspondence. The materials document Carolyn Leigh's private and professional life and her artistic approach. All of her Broadway shows are included as well as many unproduced musicals. There are alsolecture notes that discuss the art of lyric writing and a draft of a lyric primer.

13 lin. ft., (25 boxes, 22 scrapbooks)

Related Entities

There are 4 Entities related to this resource.

Dickson, Ruth

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6gq9gn4 (person)

Epithet: of Royal Holloway College British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000355.0x0003e5 ...

Liebman, Max

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w69s1tj1 (person)

Max Liebman was one of the leading pioneers in producing, directing, and writing several highly credited television productions in the 1950s. Growing up in New York, he attended the Boys High School in Brooklyn, and got his start in entertainment, performing and writing in vaudeville. He was the producer and director of the Tamiment Theatrical Workshop in the Poconos, a summer stock playhouse, and brought the company's show to Broadway as The Straw Hat Revue in 1939. Liebman was a co-writer for ...

Leigh, Carolyn, 1926-1983

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6x06cnj (person)

Lyricist of "Hey, look me over" and songs. From the description of Autograph card signed : [n.p.], Nov. 18, 1982, 1982 Nov. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270923752 Carolyn Leigh, lyricist, was born 21 August 1926 in New York. She wrote lyrics for the Broadway shows Peter Pan, Wildcat, How Now Dow Jones and Little Me as well as for a tribute to labor commissioned by the United States Department of Labor entitled Something to Do . She also wrote for television and numerou...

Lester, Edwin

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6n90mc6 (person)