Interview with Betty Comden, 1971-11-11

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Title
Interview with Betty Comden, 1971-11-11
Additional title: They're playing our song
Names
Comden, Betty (Interviewee)
Wilk, Max (Interviewer)
Collection

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

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1971-11-11
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LDC 53150
Shelf locator: *LT-10 2160
Topics
Comden, Betty
Lyricists -- United States
Screenwriters -- 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 New York City 1971 November 11.
Additional physical form: Also available on CD (1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.) copied from archival original in *LDC 53150.
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 60 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips., 1/2 track mono ; 10 in.
Description
Betty Comden, one-half of the musical-comedy duo Comden and Green, who provided lyrics, libretti, and screenplays to successful Hollywood musicals and Broadway shows, discusses the difference between writing songs and shows; her teamwork with Green; their collaboration with leading entertainment figures and composers such as Jule Styne, Leonard Bernstein, and Morton Gould; the formation of the troupe called the Revuers that included Comden, actress Judy Holliday, Leonard Bernstein and Green; the famous shows and movies for which they wrote (Singin' in the Rain, On the town, The band wagon, Wonderful town, and a few ohers); their hard work in Hollywood; the reason they started writing; the diversity of Bernstein as a composer; and other related stories. The recording includes a five minute commentary Wilk makes in order to follow up on his conversation with Irving Berlin.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 879646593
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20202503
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 18aaba60-b3f9-0133-0bb6-3c07547a230f
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  • 1971: Created
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Betty Comden, 1971-11-11" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1971. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/1ac08700-b3f9-0133-b058-3c07547a230f

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Betty Comden, 1971-11-11" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 20, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/1ac08700-b3f9-0133-b058-3c07547a230f

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1971). Interview with Betty Comden, 1971-11-11 Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/1ac08700-b3f9-0133-b058-3c07547a230f

Wikipedia Citation

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Interview with Betty Comden, 1971-11-11