Interview with William Hammerstein II, 1971-05-25

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Title
Interview with William Hammerstein II, 1971-05-25
Additional title: They're playing our song
Names
Hammerstein, William (Interviewee)
Wilk, Max (Interviewer)
Collection

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

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1971-05-25
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LDC 53161
Shelf locator: *LT-10 2170
Topics
Hammerstein, Oscar, 1895-1960
Hammerstein, William
Lyricists -- 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 Easton, Connecticut 1971 May 25.
Additional physical form: Also available on CD (2 audio discs : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.) copied from archival original in *LDC 53161.
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 79 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips., 1/2 track mono ; 10 in.
Description
William Hammerstein, a director and producer and the son of Oscar Hammerstein II, speaks about his famous father's childhood and adolescence; his education; his work with Jerome Kern and long fruitful collaboration with Richard Rodgers; the ups and downs in his career; his failed attempts to succeed in Hollywood alonf with other composers and lyricists from Broadway; his circle of friends and associates (playwright Marc Connelly, songwriter Harry Ruby, writer Charles Lederer) ; his joyful character and sense of humor; his "dry period;" his late success; the reflection of his childhood in his works; his mother's perfect image (she died when he was only 12) that is projected in his love lyrics, and such.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 879646147
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20202485
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5d6cce10-b3f8-0133-471f-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 William Hammerstein II, 1971-05-25" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1971. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/5f7c0160-b3f8-0133-cd09-3c07547a230f

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Interview with William Hammerstein II, 1971-05-25" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 17, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/5f7c0160-b3f8-0133-cd09-3c07547a230f

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1971). Interview with William Hammerstein II, 1971-05-25 Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/5f7c0160-b3f8-0133-cd09-3c07547a230f

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Interview with William Hammerstein II, 1971-05-25