An oral history interview with Harold Prince / conducted for the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music by Donald Spoto, New York City, 1985 November 19 : recording and transcript.

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Prince, Harold,. An oral history interview with Harold Prince / conducted for the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music by Donald Spoto, New York City, 1985 November 19 : recording and transcript.

An oral history interview with Harold Prince / conducted for the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music by Donald Spoto, New York City, 1985 November 19 : recording and transcript.

Prince talks mainly about Cabaret and working with Lotte Lenya, whom he admires greatly. He also discusses Lenya's marriage to Russell Detwiler and her life between 1966 and her death in 1981. He closes the interview by relating a story of the meeting between Lenya and Helen Kazantzakis. There are also anecdotes about Marlene Dietrich and Lys Symonette.

1 transcript (14 p.) ; 28 cm.1 sound cassette (ca. 45 min.) : analog, 1 5/16 ips., stereo.

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Spoto was born June 28, 1941 in New Rochelle, NY; BA, Iona College, 1963; MA (1966) and Ph. D. (1970), Fordham Univ.; taught at New School for Social Research, NYC, 1975-86; began teaching at Univ. of So. California in 1987; visiting lecturer, British Film Institute, National Film Theatre, London, 1980-86; published biographical studies of filmmakers Stanley Kramer, Alfred Hitchcock, Preston Sturges, playwright Tennessee Williams, and actors Marlene Dietrich, Marilyn Monroe, Lotte Lenya, Laurenc...

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As a result of the success of his Broadway musical Lady in the dark in 1941, German-born composer Kurt Weill and his wife, the singing actress Lotte Lenya, were able to buy "Brook House," in Rockland County, New York, moving there during their sixth year in the United States. From Brook House, and a couple of addresses in Los Angeles during his trips there, Weill kept in touch, until a month before his death, with his parents, who had emigrated to Israel in 1935. From the description...

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John Kander, composer. Terrence McNally, librettist. Fred Ebb, lyricist. Adapted from the novel, Beso de la Mujer Arana by Manuel Puig. From the description of The kiss of the spider woman: typescript, 1992. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122314287 The musical opened Jan. 27, 1962, at the Billy Rose Theatre,New York, N.Y., and played 65 performances. From the description of A family affair : a wedding in two acts / music, lyrics, and book by John ...

Dietrich, Marlene, 1901-1992

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Marlene Dietrich (b. December 27, 1901, Berlin, Germany–d. May 6, 1992, Paris, France) was a German actress and singer. Throughout her long career, spanning from the 1910s to the 1980s, she maintained popularity by continually reinventing herself. In 1920s Berlin, Dietrich acted on the stage and in silent films. Dietrich starred in Hollywood films such as Morocco (1930), Shanghai Express (1932), and Desire (1936). Throughout World War II, she was a high-profile entertainer in the United St...

Prince, Harold H.

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American producer and director best known for his work with Stephen Sondheim, Prince's career on Broadway began in 1954 and has been extremely successful. He directed Cabaret, with Lotte Lenya, in 1966 and The silver lake, based on Kurt Weill and Georg Kaiser's Der Silbersee, in 1980. From the description of An oral history interview with Harold Prince / conducted for the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music by Donald Spoto, New York City, 1985 November 19 : recording and transcript. (Pau...

Detwiler, Russell, 1925-1969.

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Lenya, Lotte

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Born in Austria, Lenya became an actress in Zürich, then moved to Berlin where she met and married Kurt Weill. They emigrated to the U.S. in 1935, where Lenya lived until her death a few months after this interview was recorded. From the description of An oral history interview with Lotte Lenya / conducted for the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music by Alan Rich, New City, N.Y., 1981 : recording and transcript. (Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison). WorldCat record id: 12258368...