Interview with Jule Styne, 1971-07-07Additional title: They're playing our song
NamesStyne, Jule, 1905-1994 (Interviewee)Wilk, Max (Interviewer)
Interviews for the book "They're playing our song"
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1971-07-07
Library locationsRodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded SoundShelf locator: *LDC 52813Shelf locator: *LT-10 2184
TopicsStyne, Jule, 1905-1994Composers -- 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 New York City 1971 July 7.Additional physical form: Also available on CD (2 audio discs : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.) copied from archival original in *LDC 52813.
Physical DescriptionAudiotape reelExtent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 98 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips., 1/2 track mono ; 10 in.
DescriptionJule Styne, a songwriter famous for many songs and Broadway musicals, speaks about his work for Darryl Zanuck, studio executive at Fox; the process of learning to write songs while continuing to work in Hollywood; his collaboration with Frank Loesser that led to recognition; his initial reluctance to collaborate with Sammy Cahn, a lyricist and songwriter, and their further successful partnership; his profound dislike for Hollywood work ethics and coming back to New York; his production of the revival of the musical "Pal Joey" with libretto by John O'Hara, based on his book with the same title, and songs by the composer Richard Rodgers and the lyricist Lorenz Hart during the McCarthy witch-hunt; his production of the musical Mr. Wonderful with Sammy Davis, Jr. ; his return to Hollywood and the composition of the famous song "Three coins in the fountain" with Cahn (their last collaboration); his other hit shows such as Gypsy, Funny Girl, and Bells are ringing; choreographer Jerome Robbins with whom he did six shows; his famous associates and partners; and much more.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 879644721NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20202434Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 11f0c900-b3f7-0133-59d4-3c07547a230f
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