Interview with Harry Warren, 1971-06-09

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Title
Interview with Harry Warren, 1971-06-09
Names
Warren, Harry, 1893-1981 (Interviewee)
Wilk, Max (Interviewer)
Collection

Interviews for the book "They're playing our song"

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1971-06-09
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LDC 52814
Shelf locator: *LT-10 2185
Topics
Warren, Harry, 1893-1981
Composers -- United States
Genres
Interviews
Notes
Source note: Title supplied by cataloger from information on the original container.
Content: Original interview conducted by Max Wilk, playwright, screenwriter and author of fiction and nonfiction books, for the book "They're playing our song" published in 1973.
Venue: Recorded in Beverly Hills, California (original container incorrectly indicates New York City) 1971 June 9.
Additional physical form: Also available on CD (2 audio discs : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.) copied from archival original in *LDC 52814.
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 99 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips., 1/2 track mono ; 10 in.
Description
Harry Warren, a composer and lyricist who wrote songs primarily for films, speaks about the impact of publicity; the long lasting success of musicals in Europe; the humble beginning of his music career (he played the piano for silent movies and later led a band in the Navy during World War I); the gradual success of his songs in the 20s; the typical work practices in Hollywood studios; the success of the musical films on which he worked (42nd Street, Gold diggers of 1933 etc.); performers such as Al Jolson, Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby whose special charisma can turn a song into a hit; head of Fox Studio Darryl Zanuck and head of MGM Louis B. Mayer as personalities and executives; his long and productive collaboration with the lyricist Al Dubin, and after the latter's death, with Billy Rose, Mack Gordon, Leo Robin, Ira Gershwin and Johnny Mercer; his love for the composer Puccini and his taste in music; and recounts many experiences from his long career in the film industry.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 879644706
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20202432
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 028f9250-b3f7-0133-598d-3c07547a230f
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1893: Creator Born
  • 1971: Created
  • 1981: Creator Died
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Harry Warren, 1971-06-09" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1971. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/07bad390-b3f7-0133-9334-3c07547a230f

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Harry Warren, 1971-06-09" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 13, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/07bad390-b3f7-0133-9334-3c07547a230f

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1971). Interview with Harry Warren, 1971-06-09 Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/07bad390-b3f7-0133-9334-3c07547a230f

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Interview with Harry Warren, 1971-06-09