The Harold Rome papers, 1873-1988 (inclusive).
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Lieberson, Goddard, 1911-1977
. Goddard Lieberson (1911-1977) Lieberson was in 1945 Director of Masterworks Department at Columbia Recording Corporation and in 1954 Executive Vice-President of Columbia Records Inc. (both of those entities were subsidiaries of Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc.), then president of Columbia Records, and composer by training. In the 1940s, he introduced to the American public the long-playing records of classical repertoire and Bro...
Wouk, Herman, 1915-2019
Herman Wouk is a prolific author and enthusiastic supporter of Jewish culture. Wouk was born in the Bronx on May 27, 1915 to Abraham Isaac and Esther (neé Levine) Wouk, Russian Jewish immigrants. Wouk attended Townsend Harris Hall and continued his education at Columbia University, where he graduated with a B.A. with general honors in 1934. After graduation, Herman Wouk was a staff writer for comedian Fred Allen. However, with the onset of World War II, Wouk traveled to Washington D.C. in o...
Gershwin, Ira, 1896-1983
Ira Gershwin was an American lyricist who collaborated with his brother George Gershwin to create some of the most memorable songs in the English language of the 20th century. Born in Brooklyn, the oldest of four children. It was not until 1924 that Ira and George teamed up to write the music for what became their first Broadway hit Lady, Be Good. Some of their more famous works include "The Man I Love", "Fascinating Rhythm", "Someone to Watch Over Me", "I Got Rhythm" and "They Can't Take That A...
Porter, Cole, 1891-1964
Cole Porter was born in Peru, Indiana on June 9, 1891. As a boy he took lessons in piano and violin, and began writing songs while in prep school. He attended Yale College (Class of 1913), where he composed fight songs that are still used today. After graduating, he went on to Harvard Law School, but he had little interest in law and soon began studying music instead. Porter would later complete his musical education at the Schola Cantorum in Paris. Porter's first Broadway show, See America F...
Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989
Irving Berlin (1888-1989), a writer and composer of popular songs, wrote "I Like Ike", which was used by Eisenhower's staff during the 1952 presidential campaign. Eisenhower presented Berlin with a special gold medal from the U.S. Congress in 1955 in recognition of his patriotic and popular songs. ...
Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979
Richard Rodgers, composer and producer, was born in New York on June 28, 1902. He composed his first song, My Auto Show Girl when he was fourteen years old. (This is included in the collection Box 16, Folder 6) In 1918 Rodgers met his first professional partner, Lorenz Hart. Together they presented their first hit show, The Garrick Gaieties in 1925. In 1929 Rodgers and Hart appeared in a two-reel autobiographical short, Masters of Melodyproduced by Paramount-Famous-Lasky Corp. and written and di...
Hammerstein, Oscar, II, 1895-1960
Oscar Hammerstein II, lyricist, librettist, theatrical producer. He is best known for his collaborations with composer Richard Rodgers, whose musicals include Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music....
Javits, Jacob K. (Jacob Koppel), 1904-1986
Jacob Koppel Javits (May 18, 1904 – March 7, 1986) was an American lawyer and politician. A member of the Republican Party, Javits served in the U.S. House of Representatives representing New York's 21st congressional district from 1947 to 1954, as the 58th Attorney General of New York from 1955 to 1957, and as a U.S. Senator from New York from 1957 until 1981. After graduating from New York University School of Law, he established a law practice in New York City. During World War II, he serv...
Rodgers, Dorothy, 1909-1992
Dorothy Rodgers (née Feiner; 1906 – 1993) was an American author, inventor, businesswoman, and philanthropist. She was married to the Broadway composer Richard Rodgers, of the famous duo Rodgers and Hammerstein. Born in New York City to a Jewish family, Rodgers attended the Horace Mann School and Wellesley College in the late 1920s, where she studied art and interior design. She married Richard Rodgers in 1930. She started her own business, Repairs Inc. in 1935 before she invented the Jonn...
Furness, Betty, 1916-1994
Elizabeth Mary Furness (January 3, 1916 – April 2, 1994) was an American actress, consumer advocate, and current affairs commentator. Elizabeth Mary "Betty" Furness was born in Manhattan, the daughter of wealthy business executive George Choate Furness and his wife Florence. She attended the Brearley School and Bennett Junior College. Furness made her stage debut in the school holidays in the title role of Alice in Wonderland. She also posed for commercial advertising. She began her profes...
Rome, Harold, 1908-1993
Harold Jacob "Hecky" Rome (May 27, 1908 – October 26, 1993) was an American composer, lyricist, and writer for musical theater. He was born in Hartford, Connecticut and graduated from Hartford Public High School. Originally, he chose to go to Trinity College, but transferred because he felt like a "townie". Rome played piano in local dance bands such as Eddie Wittstein's and was already writing music while studying architecture and law at Yale University. While at Yale, he also pledged to Tau...
Schlesinger, Arthur M. (Arthur Meier), Jr., 1917-2007
Arthur Meier Schlesinger Jr. (born Arthur Bancroft Schlesinger; October 15, 1917 – February 28, 2007) was an American historian, social critic, and public intellectual. The son of the influential historian Arthur M. Schlesinger Sr. and a specialist in American history, much of Schlesinger's work explored the history of 20th-century American liberalism. In particular, his work focused on leaders such as Harry S. Truman, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and Robert F. Kennedy. In the 1952 an...
Goodman, Benny, 1909-1986
Benny Goodman was born in Chicago, May 30, 1909. He received his first musical training at a local synagogue, and later studied clarinet with Franz Schoepp. Goodman made his debut at the age of twelve, and left home to become a full-time professional clarinetist when he was sixteen. After a decade of performing as a free-lancer and as a member of Ben Pollak's band, Goodman established his first big band in 1934, and soon it achieved unprecedented success. He won great ac...
Actress. From the description of Reminiscences of Arlene Francis : oral history, 1979. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122565459 ...
Horton Foote, playwright. From the description of The day Emily married : typescript, 2004. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 79467997 ...
Drake, Alfred, 1914-1992
Epithet: né Alfred Capurro; actor and singer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000472.0x0003b6 ...
American dancer, choreographer, and ballet master. From the description of Jerome Robbins scrapbooks [microform]. 1937-1985. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81722948 From the description of Jerome Robbins scrapbooks. 1986-1990. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79096064 American ballet dancer and choreographer primarily associated with American Ballet Theatre in the 1940s and the New York City Ballet since 1949; also, theatrical director and choreographer whose producti...
Adolph Green (1915-2002) was a lyricist, librettist, screenwriter, and performer. Working with his lifelong writing partner, Betty Comden, Green co-authored the books and lyrics to some of the most important works of musical theater and film. From the description of Adolph Green papers, 1944-2002. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 79468166 Adolph Green was born in the Bronx, New York on December 2, 1915. After a brief stint ...
Record company president. From the description of Reminiscences of David Kapp : oral history, 1959. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122587733 ...
Lerner, Alan Jay, 1918-1986
Alan Lerner (August 31, 1918 – June 14, 1986) was an American lyricist and librettist. In collaboration with Frederick Loewe, and later Burton Lane, he created some of the world's most popular and enduring works of musical theatre both for the stage and on film. He won three Tony Awards and three Academy Awards, among other honors....
Kober, Arthur, 1900-1975
Novotná, Jarmila, 1907-1994
Epithet: Czech soprano British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000210.0x00001a Opera singer. From the description of Reminiscences of Jarmila Novotna: oral history, 1988. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122620578 ...
Chevalier, Maurice, 1888-1972
Epithet: of Add MS 39101 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000987.0x000371 ...
Wood, Audrey, 1905-
American theatrical agent. From the description of Audrey Wood Papers, 1863-1984 (bulk 1900-1984). (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122472700 Audrey Wood was born February 28, 1905, in New York City to William Wood, a theatre manager, and Ida Gaubatz. Audrey grew up with constant exposure to the art and business of vaudeville and theatre through her father's work. She read and selected plays for ...
Literary and talent agent. From the description of Lucy Kroll papers, 1908-1998 (bulk 1950-1990). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982679 Lucy Kroll was the owner of the Lucy Kroll Agency which was a theatrical management organization for stage and motion picture stars during the latter part of the 20th century. Lillian Gish was one of the many clients of the agency, as well as a friend of Lucy Kroll and her family. From the guide to the Correspondence from Lilli...
Arlen, Harold, 1905-1986
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 o...
Crawford, Joan, 1908-1977
Joan Crawford, actress. From the description of Joan Crawford scrapbooks, 1925-1960, microform. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122517687 From the guide to the Joan Crawford scrapbooks, [microform.], 1925-1960, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.) Joan Crawford was a film star whose career spanned five decades, from silent films onward, and who worked in many genres including drama, musicals, comedy, Westerns, and horror films, ...
Leinsdorf, Erich, 1912-1993
Epithet: conductor British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000210.0x000384 Born on January 10, 1910 in Lyon, the French conductor and composer, Jean Martinon entered the Lyon and Paris conservatoires to study the violin. At Lyon, his teacher was Maurice Foundray and at the Paris Conservatory, he studied violin technique with Jules Boucherit. While at the Paris conservatory, Martinon took composition with A...
Lane, Burton, 1912-1997
Composer. From the description of Autograph sheet signed : [n.p.], [ca. 1947]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270907043 From the description of Reminiscences of Burton Lane : oral history, 1958. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122451734 Burton Lane, composer. Alan Jay Lerner, lyricist and librettist. David Ives, adaptor. From the description of On a clear day you can see forever: typescript, 2000. (New York Public Libra...
Weidman, Jerome, 1913-1998
Epithet: playwright and novelist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001569.0x000274 Jewish American novelist, playwright, short-story writer, and essayist; also author of screenplays and creator of the television series "The Reporter." Best known for I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE and the Pulitzer Prize-winning FIORELLO! From the description of Papers, 1934-1990. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Cente...
Silber, Irwin, 1925-2010
Ionesco, Eugene 1912-
Romanian and French author, playwright, and critic, Eugène Ionesco (1909-1994), was one of the foremost playwrights of the Theatre of the Absurd. From the description of Letters, photographs, and ephemera, 1969-2001. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 436464327 Eugene Ionesco, playwright. Tina Howe, translator. From the description of The lesson : typescript, 2004. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 79468111 From the description of Th...
De Mille, Agnes
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...
Actor; interviewee b. 1901, d. 1981. From the description of Reminiscences of Melvyn Douglas : oral history, 1958. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122451630 From the description of Reminiscences of Melvyn Douglas : oral history, 1971. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 86131510 ...
Engel, Lehman, 1910-1982
Composer, conductor, author. From the description of Reminiscences of Lehman Engel : oral history, 1979. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122597833 ...
Hart, Moss, 1904-1961
Director, theatre owner/operator, writer, producer and performer. From the description of Autograph card signed : [n.p.], [195-?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270923811 ...
Resnik, Regina, 1922-....
Schwartz, Arthur, 1900-1984
Arthur Schwartz, composer. Dorothy Fields, lyricist. Betty Smith and George Abbott, librettists. Betty Smith, novelist. David Ives, concert adaptation. From the description of A tree grows in Brooklyn : typescript, 2005. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 79468106 Songwriter, producer. From the description of Reminiscences of Arthur Schwartz : oral history, 1958. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122608352 Rob...
Mercer, Johnny, 1947-
Freeman, Paul, 1936-
Born in Richmond, Virginia, maestro Paul Freeman made a global impact with his symphonic direction. Freeman attended the Eastman School of Music, where he earned his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees, with his principal instruments being the clarinet and the cello. Following the completion of his Ph.D., Freeman received a Fulbright Scholarship for two years of study at the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin, and then studied under conductor Pierre Monteaux at the American Symphony.Freeman began his condu...
Carlyle, Kitty, 1915-
Osborn, Paul, 1901-1988
Betty Comden, part of the successful team of Comden and Green, collaborated as a lyricists with Adolph Green from 1938 until the his death in 2002. Betty Comden was born in 1919 in Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from New York University, she began her career as a performer and writer in a cabaret act called The Revuers . Adolph Green was born in 1915 in the Bronx, New York. After a short career on Wall Street, Mr. Green joined The Revuers in 1938 and the Comden and Green team was formed. C...
Born in Staten Island, N.Y., Benjamin Franklin Grauer (1908-1977) had a prosperous career as a child actor in the 1920s, both in film and on Broadway. He graduated from Townsend Harris Hall High School, the preparatory school for City College of New York, and he received his B.A. from City College in 1930. Grauer started in radio as an actor but soon became part of the broadcasting staff at the National Broadcasting Company. On the radio, he was associated with Walter Winchell, Eleanor Roosevelt...
Merrick, David, 1911-2000
David Merrick was a "noted and notorious" theatrical producer, responsible for the success of many Broadway musicals. From the description of David Merrick collection 1956-1970 (bulk 1960-1969). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71128325 ...
Herlie, Eileen 1920-
The ballet Charade was composed by Trude Rittman based on American songs and social dances popular in the epoch of 1895-1910 incl. melodies of Stephen Foster & Louis Moreau Gottschalk. It was written for the American Ballet Caravan and was first performed in New York at the St. James Theater on December 26, 1939 with choreography by Lew Christensen. From the description of Adagio / [Trude Rittman]. . (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 227108254 ...
Lawrence, Steve, 1935-
Bennett, Tony, 1926-
Anthony Dominick Benedetto (born August 3, 1926), known professionally as Tony Bennett, is an American singer of traditional pop standards, big band, show tunes, and jazz. He is also a painter, having created works under the name Anthony Benedetto that are on permanent public display in several institutions. He is the founder of the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens, New York. Born and raised in Astoria to an Italian-American family, Bennett began singing at an early age. He...
Sardi, Vincent, 1915-2007
Robbins, Warren M.
Howard Dietz and Arthur Schwartz, writers and composers. From the description of Revenge with music: typescript, 1934. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122532975 Howard Dietz (1896-1983) was an important musical theater lyricist and motion picture publicist, who is well-known for his professional partnership with composer Arthur Schwartz, as well as for his long association with the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film studio. Born in New York City...
Layton, Joe, 1931-
Joe Layton (1931-1994) was an Emmy and Tony award-winning American choreographer, director, and producer of stage productions, television specials, and live concerts. The Joe Layton papers (1931-1992) document his professional career and his marriage to actress Evelyn Russell. The collection includes correspondence, photographs, production binders, scrapbooks, and scripts. Joe Layton (1931-1994) was born Joseph Lichtman in Brooklyn, New York to James and Sadie Lichtman. ...
American film director. From the description of Carbon copy of a typed letter : place not specified, to Darryl [Zanuck], undated [1952 Jan. or Feb.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 778505876 American film producer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to [John Steinbeck], undated . (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 777247890 From the description of Preservation photocopy of a typed letter : place not specified, to John Stein...
Baruch, Bernard M. (Bernard Mannes), 1870-1965
Baruch, a financier and public adviser, was a millionaire by the age of thirty thanks to his investments in the stock market. He put his wealth to use in politics and public affairs and became an adviser to Woodrow Wilson, who appointed him chairman of the War Industries Board and a member of the president's war council. After World War I, he took part in the postwar peace conference and later became an adviser to President Roosevelt on defense matters and industrial preparedness for war. After ...
Jerome Chodorov (1911-2004) was an American playwright, librettist and director. Born in New York City to Harry and Lena (Simmons) Chodorov, Jerome attended George Washington High School and then began his writing career as a journalist in the 1930s. By 1942 he had written at least seven plays or screenplays. Following a three-year hiatus from 1942 to 1945, during which time he served as a captain in the United States Air Force, he returned to writing, producing plays, s...
Chasins, Abram, 1903-1987
Revised 1937. First performance of revised version by the Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York, New York, April 7, 1938, John Barbirolli, conducting, the composer at the piano.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Piano concerto no. 2 : in F♯ minor / Abram Chasins. [19--] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42693718 American pianist, composer, writer, and educator. From the description of Autograph letter signed and Typewritte...