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If only for an hour, original interviews. Sammy Fain

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Title
If only for an hour, original interviews. Sammy Fain
Names
Fain, Sammy, 1902-1989 (Speaker)
Fain, Sammy, 1902-1989 (Performer)
Fain, Sammy, 1902-1989 (Composer)
Fain, Sammy, 1902-1989 (Lyricist)
Joyce, Vicki, vocalist (Performer)
Reed, Jane Levy (Producer)
Heller, Peggy (Producer)
Reed, Jane Levy (Director)
Heller, Peggy (Director)
Collection

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1976
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8630
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-6238 cassette four (former)
Topics
Kelly, Gene, 1912-1996
Berkeley, Busby, 1895-1976
Composers -- United States -- 20th century
Motion picture music
Artistic collaboration
Genres
Interviews
Music
Notes
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Videocassette
Extent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (43 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Description
Unedited footage for the documentary If only for an hour. For the completed program, see: *MGZIC 9-7 If only for an hour. Composer-lyricist Sammy Fain looks back at his career: how he got his start as a songwriter, his collaboration with lyricist Lew Brown, and his experiences in writing songs for movies under the studio system. He recalls collaborating with dancer Gene Kelly, first on the music for Kelly's dance with Jerry the mouse in Anchors aweigh, then on the theme song for Marjorie Morningstar, which was sung by Kelly. In reminiscing about his collaborations with dancers and choreographers, he describes Busby Berkeley's setting of his song "By a waterfall." Throughout the interview Fain tells anecdotes about songs and personalities, and sings and plays examples of his work. Vocalist Vicki Joyce sings along with him in some of the songs.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY00-F551
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14604287
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5bcd6e30-8a89-0135-dd20-0bb4a7396cc9
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1902: Creator Born
  • 1976: Issued
  • 1989: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "If only for an hour, original interviews. Sammy Fain" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1976. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/7bc5a743-01ea-422f-8efa-f78563ae383b

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "If only for an hour, original interviews. Sammy Fain" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 21, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/7bc5a743-01ea-422f-8efa-f78563ae383b

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1976). If only for an hour, original interviews. Sammy Fain Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/7bc5a743-01ea-422f-8efa-f78563ae383b

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If only for an hour, original interviews. Sammy Fain