Interview with Harry Ruby, 1971-06-12Additional title: They're playing our songAdditional title: Interviews for the book "They're playing our song"
NamesRuby, Harry (interviewee.)Wilk, Max (interviewer.)
General Audio Collection
Dates / OriginDate Captured: 19710612Other Date: 1971.
Library locationsRodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded SoundShelf locator: *LDC 53175Shelf locator: *LT-10 2181
TopicsRuby, HarryLyricists -- United States
Genresspoken wordInterviews (Sound recordings)Interviews
NotesTitle supplied by cataloger from information on the original container.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.Performers: Harry Ruby, interviewee ; Max Wilk, interviewer.Venue: Recorded in Los Angeles 1971 June 12.Additional physical form: Also available on CD (1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.) copied from archival original in *LDC 53175.Forms part of: Interviews for the book "They're playing our song."
Physical DescriptionExtent: 2 streaming audio files (approximately 70 min.) : digital, mono.
DescriptionHarry Ruby, a composer and screenwriter, speaks about his childhood, his background, the beginning of his songwriting, the circumstances that led to his partnership with Bert Kalmar( a lyricist who started as a successful vaudevillian); the movie "Check and double check" for which Kalmar and Ruby wrote the story; the "Book my mother never sang" (a book of 12 humorous songs); and many famous songwriters of his generation such as the Gershwin brothers and others. The interview is sprinkled with a few anecdotes from his life experiences including a story about a pet duck who drank martini, and a monkey named Brutus (both belonged to Kalmar who loved animals and had all sorts of them on his ranch) who acted in a movie.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 879645046NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20202443Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 70348980-b3f7-0133-4f58-3c07547a230f
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