Interview with Leo Robin, 1971-06-08

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Title
Interview with Leo Robin, 1971-06-08
Additional title: They're playing our song
Names
Robin, Leo (Interviewee)
Wilk, Max (Interviewer)
Collection

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

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1971-06-08
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LDC 53171
Shelf locator: *LT-10 2178
Topics
Robin, Leo
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 8.
Additional physical form: Also available on CD (1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.) copied from archival original in *LDC 53171.
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 90 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips., 1/2 track mono ; 10 in.
Description
Leo Robin, a lyricist and songwriter, who collaborated with such composers as Ralph Rainger until the latter's untimely death, and then continued to work with other composers including Vincent Youmans, Sam Coslow,Jerome Kern, and Richard A. Whiting, speaks very affectionately about his partnership with Whiting in Hollywood; Maurice Chevalier for whom he and Whiting composed "Louise"; and Adolph Zukor, a film mogul and founder of Paramount Pictures. Robin reminisces about the making of the musical Monte Carlo with Jeanette MacDonald directed by Ernst Lubitsch; circumstances that separated him from Whiting and teamed up with Rainger; the success of the musical Gentlemen Prefer Blondes on Broadway, and discusses such issues as working for movies versus shows, the state of the music, the quality of lyrics, and such.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 879646016
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20202467
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a7e3b6c0-b3f7-0133-55d1-3c07547a230f
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1971: Created
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Leo Robin, 1971-06-08" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1971. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/aa2b3e90-b3f7-0133-1489-3c07547a230f

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Leo Robin, 1971-06-08" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 21, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/aa2b3e90-b3f7-0133-1489-3c07547a230f

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1971). Interview with Leo Robin, 1971-06-08 Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/aa2b3e90-b3f7-0133-1489-3c07547a230f

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Interview with Leo Robin, 1971-06-08