Two interviews with John Fearnley, 1971-05

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Title
Two interviews with John Fearnley, 1971-05
Additional title: They're playing our song
Names
Fearnley, John, 1914- (Interviewee)
Wilk, Max (Interviewer)
Ellis, Michael, 1917-2008 (Interviewee)
Collection

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

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1971-05-01
Date Created: 1971-05-08
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LDC 53154
Shelf locator: *LT-10 2164
Topics
Fearnley, John, 1914-
Ellis, Michael, 1917-2008
Theatrical producers and directors -- 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 Westport (Connecticut) 1971 May 1 and 8.
Additional physical form: Also available on CD (1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.) copied from archival original in *LDC 53154.
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 56 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips., 1/2 track mono ; 10 in.
Description
Tracks 4-13: John Fearnley, a stage manager and director closely identified with the work of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, speaks about them; the songs and musicals they wrote and he directed; the shows they produced; the fall out between Berlin and Rodgers; the preparation of "Annie get your gun" written by Berlin and produced by Rodgers and Hammerstein; music composed for The King and I; Cole Porter and other prominent composers and lyricists, and such. He recounts many details and episodes related to the period he worked for Rodgers and Hammerstein, and to performers and associates. These two interviews take place within one week from each other and blend into one.Includes a 10 minute interview (tracks 1-3), recorded in London on October 19, 1971 and conducted by Wilk, with a theater producer Michael (Mike)Ellis who briefly speaks about the creation of a famous song "Mona Lisa;" Betty Davis's performance in "Two's Company" that he produced with James Russo; composer Duke Vernon who wrote music for that show; songs "Purple rose," "You came out of a clear blue sky", and a few others. Wilk and Elis share stories related to musicals, performers, and songwriters.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 879646516
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20202499
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b8be3660-b3f8-0133-fb9c-3c07547a230f
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1971: Created (Approximate)
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Two interviews with John Fearnley, 1971-05" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1971 - 1971. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/badb22d0-b3f8-0133-9aad-3c07547a230f

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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Two interviews with John Fearnley, 1971-05" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 6, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/badb22d0-b3f8-0133-9aad-3c07547a230f

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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1971 - 1971). Two interviews with John Fearnley, 1971-05 Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/badb22d0-b3f8-0133-9aad-3c07547a230f

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Two interviews with John Fearnley, 1971-05