Collection of musicals and interviews [sound recording], 1926-1980.

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Collection of musicals and interviews [sound recording], 1926-1980.

The collection contains commercial discs and noncommercial recordings; the latter containing interviews with Rodgers and his family and friends, performances of his music by contemporary performers, as well as radio and television programs that use Rodgers' music.

362 sound recordings : analog.174 sound discs : analog.184 sound tape reels : analog.4 sound cassettes : analog.

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SNAC Resource ID: 6719049

New York Public Library System, NYPL

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American singer. From the description of Bing Crosby letter to Harry Ruby, 1964 Feb. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 716080707 From the description of Bing Crosby autograph letter to Joe Roddy, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 716080729 From the description of Bing Crosby letter to Look magazine, 1944 July 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 716080749 Although Bing Crosby studied law at Gonzaga University in Spokane, he was more interested in playi...

Kostelanetz, André, 1901-1980

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Reiner, Fritz, 1888-1963

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Robert Russell Bennett was an American composer, orchestrator and conductor. From the guide to the Robert Russell Bennett papers, 1911-1981, (Music Library) Reiner was born in Budapest in 1888. He graduated from the Budapest Academy of Music in 1908 where he studied with Bela Bartok. Various conducting and directing appointments followed in Budapest and in Dresden, including that of chief conductor of the Royal Opera House in Dresden for 1914-1922. An acquaintan...

Lombardo, Guy

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Davis, Sammy, Jr., 1925-1990

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Garland, Judy

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Burns, George, 1896-1996

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Jolson, Al, 1907-

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Verrett, Shirley

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Cagney, James, 1899-1986

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Marx, Groucho, 1890-1977

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Hart, Lorenz, 1895-1943

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Arden, Victor, 1893-1962

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Lawrence, Steven R

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Hammerstein, Oscar, II, 1895-1960

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Lyricist. From the description of Reminiscences of Oscar Hammerstein : oral history, 1959. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122565446 Librettist, lyricist, producer, and publisher. From the description of Typewritten letter signed : Boston, to James J. Fuld, 1955 Nov. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270923808 ...

Benny, Jack, 1894-1974.

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Jack Benny (1894-1974) was an American vaudeville, radio, television and film actor. Born Benjamin Kubelsky in Waukegan, Illinois, Benny first honed his talents as a comedian on the vaudeville stage, then found that his style was uniquely adapted to the new medium of radio, where he became a national celebrity with his Jack Benny Show (1943-1958). His wife, Mary Livingstone, often starred on the Jack Benny Show. Benny took his show to television and continued to appear in his own show, in specia...

Littler, Emile

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Eddy, Nelson

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Henderson, Skitch, 1918-2005

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Fisher, Eddie (Composer)

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Traubel, Helen

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Stevens, Rise̤, 1925-

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Drake, Alfred, 1914-1992

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Paul, Leslie, 1905-1985

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Tormé, Mel, 1925-1999

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Faith, Percy.

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De Mille, Agnes

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American dancer and choreographer. From the description of An oral history interview with Agnes de Mille / conducted by Peggy Sherry for the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Weill-Lenya Research Center, 1991 Aug. 9 : recording and transcript. (Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison). WorldCat record id: 122537807 Agnes de Mille (b. 1909-d. 1993) was an American choreographer, dancer, and author. From the description of Papers, 1918-1972. (Unknown). WorldCat...

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Coward, Noël, 1899-1973

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Peerce, Jan

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Walter, Cy, 1915-1968

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Forrest, Helen

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Martin, Tony, 1913-2012

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Powell, Jane, 1929-....

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Steber, Eleanor

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American soprano. From the description of Interview conducted by Oliver Daniel, May 10, 1978 [sound recording]. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155861510 ...

Vallée, Rudy 1901-1986

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Sinatra, Frank

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Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989

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American composer. From the description of Irving Berlin letter to John W. Rumsey, 1959 May 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 608505243 From the description of Irving Berlin letter to Harry Ruby, 1971 Jan. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 608505236 From the description of Irving Berlin letter to Harry Ruby, 1957 Dec. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 608505260 From the description of Irving Berlin letter to Harry Ruby, 1956 May 22. (Unknown). WorldCat rec...

Berle, Milton

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Streater, Ted.

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Rooney, Mickey, 1945-

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Chevalier, Maurice, 1888-1972

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Shore, Dinah, 1917-1994

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Lillie, Beatrice, 1894-1989

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Beatrice Lillie, stage star, was born in Toronto, Canada on May 29, 1894. Her first appearances on stage were in 1914 in Canada and in England in musical revues. She made her Broadway debut in Andre Charlot's Revue of 1924 . Miss Lillie's most notable Broadway performances were in The Seven Lively Arts, Inside U. S. A., Ziegfeld Follies of 1957 and High Spirits . She toured the world in An Evening with Beatrice Lillie from 1952 to 1956. Miss Lillie appeared in films and on television. She marrie...

Langford, Frances

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Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996

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Ella Fitzgerald (b. April 25, 1917, Newport News, VA–d. June 15, 1996, Beverly Hills, CA) was an American jazz singer often referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella. She was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing. After tumultuous teenage years, Fitzgerald found stability in musical success with the Chick Webb Orchestra, performing across the country, but...

Heatherton, Ray

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Keller, Greta.

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Kaye, Danny

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Danny Kaye was a singer, dancer, actor and comedian active primarily from the 1930s through 1970s. Sylvia Fine, his wife, was a writer and composer who produced material for Kaye and others. She also produced television shows, and taught courses and lectured on musical comedy. From the description of Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine collection, 1895-1943 (bulk 1898-1939). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71128324 ...

Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979

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Richard Rodgers (1920-1979) was an American composer well-known for his collaborations with Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein. Rodgers began writing music at the young age of 14 and went on to compose for both theatrical productions and films including Oklahoma, The King and I, The sound of music, and South Pacific. From the guide to the Richard Rodgers sheet music, 1920-1958., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Compos...

Jones, Allan, 1907-1992

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Bauer, Franklyn

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Allen, S.

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Clark, Buddy.

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Day, Doris, 1924-

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Martin, Mary, 1913-1990

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Wright, Martha Susan

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Melton, James, 1904-1961

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James Melton, 1904-1961, was a professional vocalist, a popular tenor whose career in radio, television, concert, opera, and motion pictures extended from the late 1920s through the 1950s. He began in radio with NBC in "Roxy's Gang" in 1927. He toured Europe with the Reveler's Quartet and in 1934 toured 28 cities with George Gershwin. His operatic debute was in 1938 as Pinkerton in "Madam Butterfly". In the 1940s he was a leading tenor on network shows such as "Texaco Star Theater", "The Telepho...

Ameche, Don

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Bailey, Pearl

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Pearl Bailey (1918-1990) was an African-American actress and singer. In films she was known chiefly for two roles: Maria in "Porgy and Bess"(1959) and Frankie in "Carmen Jones,"(1954) as well as her starring role on Broadway in an all-black cast version of "Hello Dolly." During World War II, Bailey toured with the USO, performing for American troops. Beginning in 1946 she was a top attraction in nightclubs, variety houses and television programs in the United States and Britain. At age 67, in 19...

LaRosa, Julius.

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