Interview with Ira Gershwin, 1971-08-16

More Details Cite This Item

View this item elsewhere:

Title
Interview with Ira Gershwin, 1971-08-16
Additional title: They're playing our song
Names
Gershwin, Ira, 1896-1983 (Interviewee)
Wilk, Max (Interviewer)
Collection

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

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1971-08-16
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LDC 53157
Shelf locator: *LT-10 2167
Topics
Gershwin, Ira, 1896-1983
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 Beverly Hills 1971 August 16.
Additional physical form: Also available on CD (1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.) copied from archival original in *LDC 53157.
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 71 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips., 1/2 track mono ; 10 in.
Description
Ira Gershwin, lyricist and author of many successful Broadway musicals who collaborated with his younger brother, composer George Gershwin, and after his death with many other prominent composers (Jerome Kern, Kurt Weill, Harold Arlen), talks about revivals of old shows (e.g. Showboat in London) and changes they undergo, costs of putting on shows at the moment of the interviews compared to those in the past, contemporary British musicals, show business finances, and discusses other topics related to musicals, lyricists, composers, and songs. He also speaks very fondly about Pelham (Plum) Wodehouse (an English writer of short stories, plays, poems, and song lyrics), a close friend and a collaborator on the musical "Rosalie," and reminisces about his brother George Gershwin.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 879646329
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20202492
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 93a96730-b3f8-0133-b149-3c07547a230f
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1896: Creator Born
  • 1971: Created
  • 1983: Creator Died
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Ira Gershwin, 1971-08-16" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1971. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/95af4900-b3f8-0133-be46-3c07547a230f

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Ira Gershwin, 1971-08-16" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 15, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/95af4900-b3f8-0133-be46-3c07547a230f

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1971). Interview with Ira Gershwin, 1971-08-16 Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/95af4900-b3f8-0133-be46-3c07547a230f

Wikipedia Citation

<ref name=NYPL>{{cite web | url=http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/95af4900-b3f8-0133-be46-3c07547a230f | title= (sound recording) Interview with Ira Gershwin, 1971-08-16, (1971) }} |author=Digital Collections, The New York Public Library |accessdate=November 15, 2019 |publisher=The New York Public Library, Astor, Lennox, and Tilden Foundation}}</ref>

Interview with Ira Gershwin, 1971-08-16