Interview with Jay Gorney, 1971-09-28

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Title
Interview with Jay Gorney, 1971-09-28
Additional title: They're playing our song
Names
Gorney, Jay, 1896-1990 (Interviewee)
Wilk, Max (Interviewer)
Collection

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

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1971-09-28
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LDC 53158
Shelf locator: *LT-10 2168
Topics
Gorney, Jay, 1896-1990
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 London 1971 September 28.
Additional physical form: Also available on CD (2 audio discs : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.) copied from archival original in *LDC 53158.
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 81 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips., 1/2 track mono ; 10 in.
Description
Jay Gorney, a theater and film song writer, speaks about his family and their life in Białystok, Russia; pogroms and immigration to America; life in Detroit; his lessons in piano and college education; enlisting in the Navy during WWI and forming a band on a ship; coming to New York; composing the famous song "Brother, can you spare a dime" dedicated to the Great Depression; his songwriting experience in Hollywood; meeting and introducing Shirley Temple to Fox Studios in 1932; period of decline in Hollywood due to blacklisting and limitations on freedom of speech, and more about many show business people.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 879646365
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20202489
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7f90ce60-b3f8-0133-4f2d-3c07547a230f
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1896: Creator Born
  • 1971: Created
  • 1990: Creator Died
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Jay Gorney, 1971-09-28" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1971. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/816e57c0-b3f8-0133-7c4e-3c07547a230f

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Jay Gorney, 1971-09-28" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 22, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/816e57c0-b3f8-0133-7c4e-3c07547a230f

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1971). Interview with Jay Gorney, 1971-09-28 Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/816e57c0-b3f8-0133-7c4e-3c07547a230f

Wikipedia Citation

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Interview with Jay Gorney, 1971-09-28