Interview with Dorothy Fields, 1971-11-21

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Title
Interview with Dorothy Fields, 1971-11-21
Additional title: They're playing our song
Names
Fields, Dorothy, 1905-1974 (Interviewee)
Wilk, Max (Interviewer)
Collection

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

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1971-11-21
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LDC 53156
Shelf locator: *LT-10 2166
Topics
Fields, Dorothy, 1905-1974
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 New York City 1971 November 21.
Additional physical form: Also available on CD (2 audio discs : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.) copied from archival original in *LDC 53156.
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 81 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips., 1/2 track mono ; 10 in.
Description
Fields, lyricist and librettist, who sometimes collaborated with her brother Herbert, speaks about the beginning of her career in American popular culture when she met the popular song composer J. Fred Coots who introduced her to another composer and song-writer Jimmy McHugh who helped her to get a job at Mills Music, Inc., where one of her first assignments was to write the lyrics for a tune commemorating aviator Ruth Elder's attempt to cross the Atlantic Ocean; songs that became hits (I can't give you anything but love, Diga Diga Doo, Exactly like you, Blackbirds of 1928, etc); her easy collaboration with Jerome Kern and one tense incident that involved her new Cord car; work in Hollywood; and her return to Broadway and collaboration with composers Arthur Schwartz, Cole Porter, her brother Herbert, and many others. Fields and Wilk exchange stories about people related to show business (Irving Berlin, Oscar Hammerstein, Richard Rodgers, Sigmund Romberg, Ethel Merman, etc)
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 879646266
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20202494
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a93cd490-b3f8-0133-4977-3c07547a230f
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

  • 1905: Creator Born
  • 1971: Created
  • 1974: Creator Died
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Dorothy Fields, 1971-11-21" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1971. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/bcbd6c50-c32b-0133-b1dc-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Dorothy Fields, 1971-11-21" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 15, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/bcbd6c50-c32b-0133-b1dc-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1971). Interview with Dorothy Fields, 1971-11-21 Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/bcbd6c50-c32b-0133-b1dc-60f81dd2b63c

Wikipedia Citation

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Interview with Dorothy Fields, 1971-11-21