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MacDonald, Ballard (1882-1935) (Lyricist)
Peters, William Frederick (1871-1938 ) (Composer)
Alfred S. Campbell Art Co. (Photographer)

Published music.

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1920
Place Term: New York
Publisher: Shapiro, Bernstein & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Shelf locator: Music (Sheet) 99-318
Songs (High voice) with piano
Bara, Theda, 1885-1955
Hobart, George V. (George Vere), 1867-1926
Willard, John, 1885-1942
Popular music -- United States -- 1911-1920
Sheet music
Sheet music covers
Content : "A.H. Wood presents Theda Bara (herself) in the spoken drama 'The blue flame' by George V. Hobart and John Willard"--Upper left of cover.

Content : "Founded on a play of the same title by Leta Vance Nicholson"--Middle right of cover.

Content : Caption title.

Content : First line of refrain: Little blue flame, your light divine.

Content : First line of text: There is a flame that is lighting our hearts.

Content : For voice and piano.

Content : Full body photograph, by Campbell Studios, of Theda Bara.

Content : National Endowment for the Arts Millennium Project.

Content : Treasures of the American Performing Arts, 1875-1923

Statement of Responsibility: Lyric by Ballard MacDonald ; music by Wm. Frederic Peters.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 vocal score (4 p.) : ill. ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b14661860
UUID: 02b55ed0-c642-012f-428f-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1882: Creator Born
  • 1920: Issued
  • 1935: Creator Died
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The blue flame : theme" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1920. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8e1ec306-7392-facb-e040-e00a180678ae

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The blue flame : theme" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 29, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8e1ec306-7392-facb-e040-e00a180678ae

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1920). The blue flame : theme Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8e1ec306-7392-facb-e040-e00a180678ae

Wikipedia Citation

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The blue flame : theme