An oral history interview with Saul Bolasni / conducted by David Farneth and Peggy Meyer Sherry for the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Weill-Lenya Research Center, New York City, 1991 April 18 : recording and transcript.

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Bolasni, Saul, 1923-. An oral history interview with Saul Bolasni / conducted by David Farneth and Peggy Meyer Sherry for the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Weill-Lenya Research Center, New York City, 1991 April 18 : recording and transcript.

An oral history interview with Saul Bolasni / conducted by David Farneth and Peggy Meyer Sherry for the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Weill-Lenya Research Center, New York City, 1991 April 18 : recording and transcript.

Bolasni tells of his involvement, as costume designer, with the original run (96 performances in 1954) of the Marc Blitzstein adaptation of the Weill/Brecht Threepenny Opera; he also relates the story of his portrait of Lenya in his own "Jenny" costume and speaks of Lenya in the context of fashion design and theatrical beauty; further discussion relates to Stella Adler, Valerie Bettis, Marcus Blechman, Marc Blitzstein, Eleanor Bolasni, Carmen Capalbo, Marlene Dietrich, Lotte Lenya, Dory Livingston, Lucille Lortel, Pat McBride, Scott Merrill, Katina Paxinou, William Pitkin, Gerald Price, Charlotte Rae, Valentina, and Irene Worth.

1 transcript (22 p.) ; 28 cm.1 sound cassette (ca. 90 min.) : analog, 1 5/16 ips., stereo.

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