Philip Sterling reads chapter from his book on Bert Williams: RosenbaumAdditional title: RosenbaumAdditional title: Philip Sterling research materials on Bert Williams collection of sound recordings
NamesSterling, Dorothy, 1913-2008 (Donor)Sterling, Philip, 1907-1989 (Interviewer)Sterling, Philip, 1907-1989 (Speaker)Rosenbaum, Edward (Interviewee)
Philip Sterling research materials on Bert Williams collection of sound recordings
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1960 (Questionable)
Library locationsRodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded SoundShelf locator: *LT-7-A 3962
TopicsRosenbaum, EdwardWilliams, Bert, 1874-1922Blackface entertainersAfrican American actorsAfrican American singersAfrican American entertainersPress agentsPromotersAfrican Americans -- California -- Riverside -- HistoryRiverside (Calif.) -- History
NotesContent: Title provided by cataloger.Content: Very poor sound quality of the interview.Additional physical form: Archival original (1 audiotape reel ; analog, mono ; 7 in) available in *LT-7-A 3962.Acquisition: Gift; Dorothy Sterling; 1991.Content: Forms part of the Philip Sterling research materials on Bert Williams, *T-Mss 1991-026.
Physical DescriptionAudiotape reelExtent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 115 minutes) : analog, mono ; 7 in.
DescriptionPart 1. (00:00-14:53) and Part 2 (00:00-30:11). Philip Sterling, the writer and public relations executive who worked for the Columbia Broadcasting System for many years, reads chapter about the history of Riverside City and County from his biographical book on the African American entertainer Bert Williams, to his recording device. This chapter includes the history of Riverside City and County, where Williams lived as a child. That book never was completed. The recording also includes interview with Ed [Edward] Rosenbaum. Rosenbaum who handled publicity of the Ziegfeld Follies theatrical productions on Broadway (1907-1910/11), recalls Bert Williams, the first black-featured performer in all-white show, who also worked at the Follies since 1910, and Williams successful roles in the Follies theatrical productions on New York stage, as well as the road shows during 1910-1911. Rosenbaum also talks about his own experience working for the Follies, and shares his memories about various producers, directors and actors who performed at the Follies in the beginning of the 20th century.Part 1. (14:54-57:14 minutes) and Part 2 (30:14-57:17). Audio recordings of excerpts from various radio programs. Includes radio commercials, announcements of upcoming cultural events, and excerpts from various musical works played during the programs.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20767197RLIN/OCLC: 918573915Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5e2cd3b0-b914-0133-a8a0-60f81dd2b63c
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