The Rodgers & Hart story: thou swell, thou wittyAdditional title: Thou swell, thou wittyAdditional title: Great performances (WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.))
NamesRodgers, Richard, 1902-1979 (Performer)Hart, Lorenz, 1895-1943 (Dancer)Thompson, David (Producer)Thompson, David (Director)Horn, David, 1937- (Producer)Horn, David, 1937- (Director)Carrafa, John (Choreographer)Fisher, Rob, 1952- (Conductor)Anania, Michael (Set designer)Pakledinaz, Martin (Costume designer)Adelman, Alan (Lighting designer)Bornstein, Daryl (Associated name)Bradley, Gary (Film editor)Singer, Eric (Film editor)Armstrong, Miguel (Associated name)Gutierrez, Manny (Associated name)Kosmaczewski, John. (Cinematographer)Onesto, Alain (Associated name)McKenna, Mark. (Production personnel)Pryce, Jonathan (Narrator)Luker, Rebecca (Performer)Mathis, Stanley Wayne (Performer)James, Brian D'Arcy. (Performer)Egan, Susan, 1970- (Performer)Ebersole, Christine (Performer)Haran, Mary Cleere (Performer)Gravitte, Debbie Shapiro (Performer)Raines, Ron (Performer)Krakowski, Jane (Performer)Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979 (Interviewee)Rodgers, Mary, 1931- (Interviewee)Nolan, Frederick W., 1931- (Interviewee)Lunden, Jeffrey (Interviewee)Hart, Dorothy (Interviewee)Albert, Eddie (Interviewee)Martin, Hugh, 1914-2011 (Interviewee)Bracken, Eddie, 1915-2002 (Interviewee)Adler, Larry (Interviewee)Havoc, June (Interviewee)Blair, Betsy, 1923-2009 (Interviewee)WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.) (Producer)British Broadcasting Corporation (Producer)Coffee Club Orchestra (Performer)
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1998Place: New York
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: NCOX 1552Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-7323
TopicsBalanchine, GeorgeRodgers, Richard, 1902-1979Bracken, Eddie, 1915-2002Adler, LarryHavoc, JuneBlair, Betsy, 1923-2009ComposersLyricistsMusical theaterMotion pictures
GenresInterviewsDocumentary filmsMotion pictures
NotesStatement of responsibility: A production of Thirteen/WNET and BBC TV ; produced and directed by David Thompson ; songs in performance produced and directed by David Horn ; staged and choreographed by John Carrafa.Content: Credits at end of tape.Performers: Performers (archival footage): Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Jessie Matthews, Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Al Jolson, Jimmy Durante, George Balanchine, the Nicholas Brothers, Mitzi Green, Desi Arnaz, Lucille Ball, Gene Kelly, and Vivienne Segal.Creation/production credits: Scenic designer, Michael Anania ; costume designer, Martin Pakledinaz ; lighting designer, Alan Adelman ; audio, Daryl Bornstein ; editors, Gary Bradley and Eric Singer ; cameras, Miguel Armstrong, Manny Gutierrez, John Kosmaczewski, and Alain Onesto ; stage manager, Mark McKenna.Performers: Interviews: Mary Rodgers, Frederick Nolan, Jeffrey Lunden, Dorothy Hart, Eddie Albert, Hugh Martin, Eddie Bracken, Larry Adler, June Havoc, and Betsy Blair.Date: Originally broadcast on WNET-TV, Channel 13, New York, N.Y., Jan. 6, 1999.Acquisition: Gift; Popular Balanchine Foundation (Dance Div. copy). NN-PD
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 11 videocassette (VHS) (57 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
DescriptionThe professional partnership of composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist Lorenz Hart is examined through a combination of archival footage, interviews with colleagues and family members, and performances of several of their best-known songs in sequences staged for this program. The emphasis is on their work for the Broadway stage, but their contribution to Hollywood films is also examined.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15485886Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 60a5e450-f79b-0130-7894-3c075448cc4b
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