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Gershwin, Ira 1896-1983

Overview
Works: 3,864 works in 7,355 publications in 7 languages and 72,678 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television programs  Operas  Popular music  Interviews  Music  Jazz vocals  Fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Lyricist, Librettist, Author, Composer, Musician, Performer, Other, Translator, Creator, Arranger, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Ira Gershwin
 
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Most widely held works by Ira Gershwin
Porgy & Bess by George Gershwin( Recording )

209 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 4,504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first complete recording of the opera based on Gershwin's original score, restoring the material cut by Gershwin during rehearsals for the New York premiere in 1935, was made by the Cleveland Orchestra under Lorin Maazel in 1976, in time for the U.S. Bicentennial"-Wikipedia (Feb 2007)
An American in Paris by George Gershwin( Visual )

60 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ex-GI loves Paris and loves even more an alluring, but engaged, perfume-shop clerk
American poetry : the twentieth century by Randall Stewart( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over 1500 poems by more than 200 well-known American poets, including Langston Hughes, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Robert Frost, and Wallace Stevens
Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin( )

145 editions published between 1934 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Funny face by Stanley Donen( Visual )

41 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Cinderella story about an inconspicuous salesgirl who is whisked off to Paris by a group of fashion magazine sophisticates and transformed into a dazzling model
Shall we dance by Mark Sandrich( Visual )

39 editions published between 1937 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A male ballet dancer and a female singer enter into a phony romance to generate publicity for their careers
Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin( Visual )

24 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera stage production of the Gershwins' classic musical drama Porgy and Bess, which portrays the lives of the occupants of Catfish Row. The television production was shot using the recording made of the 1989 production for its soundtrack
A star is born by Max Steiner( Visual )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic story of fame, innocence and destruction. A matinee idol falls in love with a young girl and propels her to stardom. Her career skyrockets, while his continues to fade with tragic results
The complete lyrics of Ira Gershwin by Ira Gershwin( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Barkleys of Broadway by Charles Walters( Visual )

15 editions published between 1949 and 2010 in English and Multiple languages and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josh and Dinah Barkley are a successful (though argumentative) musical-comedy team, yet Dinah chafes as Galatea to her husband's Pygmalion. When serious playwright Jacques Barredout envisions her as a great dramatic actress, Dinah is not hard to persuade
Duets by Tony Bennett( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary crooner Tony Bennett returns with a new collection of superstar duets that includes collaborations with Carrie Underwood, Josh Groban, and Lady Gaga. Duets II also includes Bennett and Amy Winehouse performing Body and Soul
Ten great musicals of the American theatre by Stanley Richards( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes the librettos: Of thee I sing, Porgy and Bess, One touch of Venus, Brigadoon, Kiss me Kate, West Side story, Gypsy, Fiddler on the roof, 1776, and Company
Live in Paris by Diana Krall( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lyrics on several occasions; a selection of stage & screen lyrics by Ira Gershwin( Book )

35 editions published between 1959 and 1998 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crazy for you the new Gershwin musical comedy : original Broadway cast recording by George Gershwin( Recording )

18 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The country girl by George Seaton( Visual )

5 editions published between 1955 and 2004 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Elgin is an alcoholic actor and singer who gets a second change at stardom. His long suffering wife, Georgie, and their marriage is put to the test. Frank is desperate to make a come back and Bernie Dodd is the hotshot Broadway director in need of a "name" star for his new stage production. Georgie is both weary of her husband's weaknesses and Dodd's motives. When Georgie appears to be dragging Frank down, Bernie tries to force her to leave
The best of the song books by Ella Fitzgerald( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of thee I sing ; Let 'em eat cake by George Gershwin( Recording )

25 editions published between 1932 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover girl by Charles Vidor( Visual )

9 editions published between 1944 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dancer in a Brooklyn night club catches the eye of a magazine publisher, who sees in her potential as a future cover girl
Love's labour's lost a romantic musical comedy by William Shakespeare( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The handsome young King of Navarre and his three friends--Berowne, Longaville, and Dumaine--make a pledge to retreat for three years to study literature and art, depriving themselves of all comforts, including the company of women, for the duration. The pledge survives intact for exactly as long as it takes the beautiful Princess of France and her three friends--Rosaline, Maria, and Katherine--to travel to Navarre on a diplomatic mission from her father. Shakespeare purists will probably be horrified that Branagh has juxtaposed the Bard with classics by Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, and George and Ira Gershwin, in a loving homage to the great musicals of the '30s. He has also thrown in every cliché of said musicals, reviving the abandoned genre with 90 minutes of elaborately staged flossy, frothy, campy, cotton-candy fun
 
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Alternative Names
Ajra.

Francis, Arthur.

Francis Arthur 1896-1983

Gershovitz, Israel 1896-1983

Gershowitz, Israel.

Gershowitz, Israel 1896-1983

Gershvin, Aĭra 1896-1983

Gershvin, Ira 1896-1983

Gershvin, Israel.

Gershvin, Israel 1896-1983

Gershwin, I.

Gershwin, Ira Arthur Francis

Gershwin, Israel 1896-1983

גרשוין, אירה

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American poetry : the twentieth centuryPorgy and BessFunny faceShall we danceA star is bornThe complete lyrics of Ira GershwinLyrics on several occasions; a selection of stage & screen lyricsCover girl