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The blue flame : theme
MacDonald, Ballard (Lyricist)
Peters, William Frederick, 1871-1938 (Composer)
Alfred S. Campbell Art Co. (Photographer)

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1920

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1920
Place: New York
Publisher: Shapiro, Bernstein & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Shelf locator: Music (Sheet) 99-318
Songs (High voice) with piano
Bara, Theda, 1885-1955
Hobart, George V. (George Vere), 1867-1926
Willard, John, 1885-1942
Popular music -- United States -- 1911-1920
Content: "A.H. Wood presents Theda Bara (herself) in the spoken drama 'The blue flame' by George V. Hobart and John Willard"--Upper left of cover.
Content: "Founded on a play of the same title by Leta Vance Nicholson"--Middle right of cover.
Content: Caption title.
Content: First line of refrain: Little blue flame, your light divine.
Content: First line of text: There is a flame that is lighting our hearts.
Content: For voice and piano.
Content: Full body photograph, by Campbell Studios, of Theda Bara.
Funding: National Endowment for the Arts Millennium Project.
Funding: Treasures of the American Performing Arts, 1875-1923
Statement of responsibility: lyric by Ballard MacDonald ; music by Wm. Frederic Peters.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 vocal score (4 p.) : ill. ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b10826013
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14661860
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 02b55ed0-c642-012f-428f-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1920: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

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The blue flame : theme