Arthur Bell interviews Lotte Lenya, [1972?]Additional title: Arthur Bell collection of recorded interviews
NamesBell, Arthur (Arthur Irving) (Interviewer)Lenya, Lotte (creator)Bell, Arthur (Arthur Irving) (interviewer.)
Arthur Bell Collection of Recorded Interviews, 1970-1980
Dates / OriginDate Captured: 1972
Library locationsRodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded SoundShelf locator: *LDC 52801Shelf locator: *LTC 4531
TopicsLenya, Lotte -- InterviewsSingers -- InterviewsWomen singers -- InterviewsActresses -- InterviewsMotion picture actors and actresses -- Interviews
GenresInterviewsInterviews (Sound recordings)
NotesInterview by Arthur Bell, most probably conducted for his popular column "Bell tells" in the Village Voice.Title supplied by cataloger from information on original cassette.Streaming files were created in two parts; track IDs have been inserted every five minutes on service compact disc for reference purposes.Venue: Recorded [1972?] New York, N.Y.Additional physical form: Service compact disc (1 audio disc : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in.) copied from archival original, available in *LDC 52801.Acquisition: Gift; Bell Estate; 1990 NN-RHA.Forms part of Arthur Bell collection of recorded interviews, 1970-1980, *L (Special) 90-32.
Physical Description2 streaming audio files (approximately 24 min)Digital, stereo.
DescriptionTracks 1-3. Austrian singer and actress Lotte Lenya discusses her life and singing career in Europe as well as in the USA, and recalls her husband Kurt Weil, whose songs she successfully performed in both musicals, and concerts. She also speaks about her involvement in political cabaret activities in Berlin, Germany that were very popular in the 1930's before the Nazi party came to power in 1933 and started to repress this intellectual criticism, which finally lead to their closing. The actress shares her memories about the role of Fräulein Schneider that she played in the 1966 Broadway production of the musical Cabaret, and compares it to the 1972 film adaptation in which many numbers, played by Lenya, were discarded. Lenya also talks about her personal and professional recovery after Weill's death in 1950.Track 4. Excerpt from the recording of a gay and lesbian activists meeting.Tracks 5-11. Recordings of Bell's answering machine.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19977417Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c295f9f0-8a98-0131-8fc2-58d385a7bbd0
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