Patronage for the theater in America

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Title
Patronage for the theater in America
Names
De Mille, Agnes (Speaker)
Collection

General Audio Collection

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1964-12-06
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *MGZT 7-106 (former)
Topics
De Mille, Agnes
Rose, Billy, 1899-1966
Art patronage
Federal aid to dance
Performing arts sponsorship -- United States -- History
Federal aid to the arts
Genres
Speeches
Notes
Content: Speech given by Agnes de Mille (approximately one hour), followed by a question and answer period (approximately 15 minutes), at the Women's Music Club, Columbus, Ohio, on December 6, 1964. (The remaining approximate 21 minutes of the streaming file are blank.) For a speech by De Mille on the same topic see the recording entitled: Appreciation and support for the theater in America, in streaming file format, accessible only on site at NYPL research libraries.
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded for the the Women's Music Club 1964 Columbus (Ohio)
Funding: The conservation and cataloging of this recording was made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The support of the National Endowment for the Arts is also gratefully acknowledged.
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 1 hr., 36 min.) : acetate, half-track, 3.75 ips. ; 7 in.
Sound quality is good except for the questions from the audience, which are difficult to understand. However, the speaker, Agnes de Mille more often than not repeats the gist of the question. The recording is marred by slight "tape hiss."
Description
Streaming file (approximately one hour and 36 minutes). [Introductory remarks about Agnes de Mille's background and career.] Agnes de Mille speaks about the nature of arts patronage including an anecdote about Billy Rose; the necessity for arts patronage and the European tradition of patronage; the American attitude toward the theater and the concept of patronage; [charitable] foundations including their inherent conservatism and the 1964 Ford Foundation grant to George Balanchine; typical American attitudes towards the arts including Congressman [John James] Rooney's opposition to federal financial aid; the background of American attitudes toward the arts and arts patronage; the state of the theater in America including the economic lottery of Broadway productions and the typically precarious state of opera, dance, and theatrical repertory companies; more on opposition in the United States to government patronage of the arts including the spuriousness of the reasons typically given for this opposition; the growth of regional theaters and theaters in colleges and universities; the development of support for the arts in state legislatures, notably in New York and North Carolina; recently-enacted federal financial support for the arts; the role of the theatrical arts in society, in particular as a means of communication. [De Mille's lecture ends at approximately 1:02 minutes; it is followed by applause and a question and answer period that ends at approximately 1:15. The remaining approximate 21 minutes of the recording are blank.]
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 84121344
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12117216
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 057054c0-c353-0133-f1a3-60f81dd2b63c
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  • 1964: Created
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Patronage for the theater in America" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1964. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/0936a340-c353-0133-a700-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Patronage for the theater in America" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 14, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/0936a340-c353-0133-a700-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1964). Patronage for the theater in America Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/0936a340-c353-0133-a700-60f81dd2b63c

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Patronage for the theater in America