Interview with Edward Eliscu, 1971-09-04

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Title
Interview with Edward Eliscu, 1971-09-04
Names
Eliscu, Edward, 1902-1998 (Interviewee)
Wilk, Max (Interviewer)
Collection

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

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1971-09-04
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LDC 53153
Shelf locator: *LT-10 2163
Topics
Eliscu, Edward, 1902-1998
Lyricists -- United States
Screenwriters -- 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 Newtown, Connecticut 1971 September 4.
Additional physical form: Also available on CD (2 audio discs : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.) copied from archival original in *LDC 53153.
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 92 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips., 1/2 track mono ; 10 in.
Description
Edward Eliscu, lyricist, playwright, screenwriter and songwriter from the golden years of Broadway and Hollywood, speaks about his background (born and raised in New York), education, the beginning of his theater career, his first responsibilities as a writer at a young age, the working relationship between T.B. Harms publishing run by Max Dreyfus and producers looking to put on a show, his and other composers' negative opinion of Max Dreyfus with an account of his and Vincent Youmans's law suit, Youmans as a person and a composer, and recalls stories related to his associates and career. The interview projects an exceptionally modest, but very experienced show business professional who downplays his significance and contribution to performing arts.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 879646554
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20202500
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d433ef10-b3f8-0133-77a4-3c07547a230f
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1902: Creator Born
  • 1971: Created
  • 1998: Creator Died
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Edward Eliscu, 1971-09-04" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1971. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/d662f9c0-b3f8-0133-7cec-3c07547a230f

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Edward Eliscu, 1971-09-04" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 13, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/d662f9c0-b3f8-0133-7cec-3c07547a230f

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1971). Interview with Edward Eliscu, 1971-09-04 Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/d662f9c0-b3f8-0133-7cec-3c07547a230f

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Interview with Edward Eliscu, 1971-09-04