Edward Jablonski and Lawrence D. Stewart Collection, 1931-1973, (bulk 1957-1973).


Duke, Vernon, 1903-1969. Edward Jablonski and Lawrence D. Stewart Collection, 1931-1973, (bulk 1957-1973).

Edward Jablonski and Lawrence D. Stewart Collection, 1931-1973, (bulk 1957-1973).

The Jablonski and Stewart Collection, 1931-1973 (bulk 1957-1973), was generated by the collaborative literary efforts of Edward Jablonski and Lawrence D. Stewart during the writing of THE GERSHWIN YEARS (1958, and 2nd edition 1973) and THE GERSHWIN YEARS IN SONG (1973), a music song book with illustrations and text. Also included are a few original manuscripts of both George and Ira Gershwin, which were a gift from Ira Gershwin to Jablonski and Stewart. Among the Works series are the authors' research materials, correspondence, transcripts of interviews, outlines, holograph and typed manuscripts, galley proofs, page proofs, layout dummies, illustrations and captions, bibliographical notes, and press clippings. Correspondents include Vernon Duke, George Gershwin (transcripts), Ira Gershwin, Frances Gershwin Godowsky, DuBose Heyward (transcripts), Eva Jessye, Francis Robinson, Harry Ruby, Carl Van Vechten, and Paul Whiteman. Also included in this series is a sixteen page manuscript "Gershwiniana," by Edward Kilenyi, which discusses the formal music training George Gershwin received under Kilenyi's guidance. In the Gershwin Manuscripts series, George Gershwin is represented by a single holograph piano/voice score of "Gone, Gone, Gone," from PORGY AND BESS. The Ira Gershwin manuscripts include holograph and typescript drafts of lyrics written for the film A STAR IS BORN. There is also one holograph manuscript of Ira Gershwin's lyric for the song "Of Thee I Sing."

8 boxes (4 linear feet) and 5 galley files.

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Stewart, Lawrence D. (Lawrence Delbert), 1926-

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Edward Jablonski was born in 1922 in Bay City, Michigan. His love for the music and lyrics of the Gershwin brothers began as a teenager. Jablonski initiated his correspondence with Ira Gershwin with a fan letter which began a life long friendship. From 1942 to 1946 Jablonski served in World War II as a member of the U.S. Army Field Artillery Corp. After the war he moved to New York City to launch his writing and music career. In 1949 he helped found Walden Records which specialized ...

Robinson, Francis, 1910-1980

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Public relations staff, Metropolitan Opera. From the description of Interview conducted by Oliver Daniel, Sept. 7, 1978 [sound recording]. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155862075 ...

Whiteman, Paul, 1890-1967

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Gershwin, George, 1898-1937

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George Gershwin (1898-1973) was an American pianist and composer well-known for his collaborations with older brother Ira Gershwin. George Gershwin's work included musical theater, opera, most notably Porgy and Bess, and other classical compositions. From the guide to the George Gershwin sheet music, 1918-1946., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) George Gershwin, composer. Ira Gershwin, lyricist. Ken Ludwig, librettist...

Ruby, Harry

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Songwriter; interviewee b.1895, d.1974. From the description of Reminiscences of Harry Ruby : oral history, 1959. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122684149 American composer. From the description of Harry Ruby letter to Irving Brown, 1963 May 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 722849700 From the description of Harry Ruby letter to Irving Brown, 1961 Sept. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 722849664 From the de...

Heyward, DuBose, 1895-1940.

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Jablonski, Edward

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Gershwin, Ira

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Biographical Note 1872? Moishe Gershovitz (later, Morris Gershovitz, then Gershvin, and finally, Gershwin) born in St. Petersburg, Russia. He immigrates to New York in the early 1890s. George will describe him as "a very easy-going, humorous philosopher who takes things as they come." 1875 or 1876 Rosa (later, Rose) Bruskin...

Kilenyi, Edward, 1884-1968

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Jessye, Eva, 1895-1992

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Eva Jessye-Director of Music-Writer. b. Coffeyville, Kan.; educated Western University, Kansas City, Kan.; State University for Colored, Langston, OK. Director of Music, Morgan College, Baltimore, Md., 1920; Editorial staff, Afro-American, Baltimore, Md., one year. Won prizes: Essay, Music, Poetry, Interstate Literary Society of Kansas and the West; President Interstate Society, 1924. Director of Music, first all-Negro moving picture, "Hallelujah," produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corporation, di...

Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964

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Carl Van Vechten was an American novelist, critic, essayist, book collector, and photographer. From the description of Carl Van Vechten collection of papers, 1922-1964. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122455166 From the guide to the Carl Van Vechten collection of papers, 1911-1964, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.) Carl van Vechten (1880-1964) was an American photographer, writer,...

Duke, Vernon, 1903-1969

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< Born Vladimir Alexandrovitch Dukelsky, Parafianove, Minsk 1916 1919 Studied composition with Reinhold Glière and Marian Dombrovsky at the Kiev Conservatory 1920 Fled the Revolution with his family, settling first in Constantinople ...

Godowsky, Frances Gershwin

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