Two interviews with John Fearnley, 1971-05Additional title: They're playing our song
NamesFearnley, John, 1914- (Interviewee)Wilk, Max (Interviewer)Ellis, Michael, 1917-2008 (Interviewee)
Interviews for the book "They're playing our song"
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1971-05-01Date Created: 1971-05-08
Library locationsRodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded SoundShelf locator: *LDC 53154Shelf locator: *LT-10 2164
TopicsFearnley, John, 1914-Ellis, Michael, 1917-2008Theatrical producers and directors -- United States
NotesSource 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 DescriptionAudiotape reelExtent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 56 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips., 1/2 track mono ; 10 in.
DescriptionTracks 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 ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 879646516NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20202499Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b8be3660-b3f8-0133-fb9c-3c07547a230f
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