Interview with Harry Ruby, 1971-06-12

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Title
Interview with Harry Ruby, 1971-06-12
Additional title: They're playing our song
Names
Ruby, Harry (Interviewee)
Wilk, Max (Interviewer)
Collection

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

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1971-06-12
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LDC 53175
Shelf locator: *LT-10 2181
Topics
Ruby, Harry
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 Los Angeles 1971 June 12.
Additional physical form: Also available on CD (1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.) copied from archival original in *LDC 53175.
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 70 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips., 1/2 track mono ; 10 in.
Description
Harry Ruby, a composer and screenwriter, speaks about his childhood, his background, the beginning of his songwriting, the circumstances that led to his partnership with Bert Kalmar( a lyricist who started as a successful vaudevillian); the movie "Check and double check" for which Kalmar and Ruby wrote the story; the "Book my mother never sang" (a book of 12 humorous songs); and many famous songwriters of his generation such as the Gershwin brothers and others. The interview is sprinkled with a few anecdotes from his life experiences including a story about a pet duck who drank martini, and a monkey named Brutus (both belonged to Kalmar who loved animals and had all sorts of them on his ranch) who acted in a movie.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 879645046
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20202443
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 70348980-b3f7-0133-4f58-3c07547a230f
Rights Statement
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  • 1971: Created
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  • 2021

MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Harry Ruby, 1971-06-12" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1971. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/722ecb10-b3f7-0133-f71f-3c07547a230f

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Harry Ruby, 1971-06-12" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed January 23, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/722ecb10-b3f7-0133-f71f-3c07547a230f

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1971). Interview with Harry Ruby, 1971-06-12 Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/722ecb10-b3f7-0133-f71f-3c07547a230f

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Interview with Harry Ruby, 1971-06-12