Interview with Harold Rome, 1971-05-20

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Title
Interview with Harold Rome, 1971-05-20
Additional title: They're playing our song
Names
Rome, Harold, 1908-1993 (Interviewee)
Wilk, Max (Interviewer)
Collection

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

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1971-05-20
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LDC 53172
Shelf locator: *LT-10 2179
Topics
Rome, Harold, 1908-1993
Composers -- United States
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 London 1971 May 20.
Additional physical form: Also available on CD (2 audio discs : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.) copied from archival original in *LDC 53172.
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 79 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips., 1/2 track mono ; 10 in.
Description
Harold (Hecky) Rome, a composer, lyricist, and writer for musical theater, speculates about the success of his Broadway debut revue "Pins and Needles" and deduces the formula for success. He speaks about his other hit "Call me mister;" state of revues; comedian Milton Berle; the instinct of a writer; the profession of a songwriter; the creation of a show; comedy on television; the popularity of his song "FDR Jones" from the revue "Sing out the news" celebrating FDR's prewar presidential campaign; the musical "Gone with the wind" he composed (in production in London at the time of the interview); the version of this musical staged in Japan and called "Scarlett"; the difficulties he and his associates encountered in order to produce "Scarlett;" and points out vast differences between these two versions.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 879645119
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20202446
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 92b448f0-b3f7-0133-cf4c-3c07547a230f
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1908: Creator Born
  • 1971: Created
  • 1993: Creator Died
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Harold Rome, 1971-05-20" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1971. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/950f4260-b3f7-0133-5f92-3c07547a230f

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Harold Rome, 1971-05-20" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed January 25, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/950f4260-b3f7-0133-5f92-3c07547a230f

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1971). Interview with Harold Rome, 1971-05-20 Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/950f4260-b3f7-0133-5f92-3c07547a230f

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Interview with Harold Rome, 1971-05-20