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Raye, Martha

Overview
Works: 255 works in 437 publications in 6 languages and 6,063 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Juvenile works  Musical films  Film adaptations  Music  Dark comedy films  Interviews  Television comedies  Musical fiction 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Singer, Costume designer, Interviewee, Speaker
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about  Martha Raye Publications about Martha Raye
Publications by  Martha Raye Publications by Martha Raye
posthumous Publications by Martha Raye, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Martha Raye
Monsieur Verdoux a comedy of murders by Charlie Chaplin ( Visual )
80 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this dark comedy first released during WWII, Henri Vedoux, played by Charlie Chaplin, supports his family by first marrying, and then killing wealthy widows. On another level the film is an indictment of war in which mass murder is legalized, celebrated and paraded. "Killing is the enterprise by which your system prospers," Verdoux says. "As a mass killer, I am an amateur by comparison."
The music goes round and around the golden years of Tin Pan Alley, 1930-1939 ( Recording )
3 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pippin, his life and times ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Using the medieval legend of Charlemagne's son, Pippin, heir apparent to the Holy Roman Empire, this musical pageant is a parable about a young man's search for meaning and truth
Pippin his life and times by Stephen Schwartz ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Using the medieval legend of Charlemagne's son, Pippin, heir apparent to the Holy Roman Empire, the musical is a parable about a young man's search for meaning and truth
Jumbo ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The greatest show on earth comes to the screen in this sensational, razzle-dazzle circus epic the New York Herald Tribune called "a glorious tribute to sawdust!" Set at the turn of the century, the story centers on Pop Wonder (Jimmy Durante), his daughter Kitty (Doris Day), his long-suffering fiancee of fourteen years, Lulu (Martha Raye), and Sam Rawlins (Stephen Boyd), the spy who comes to steal Pop's circus and falls in love with Kitty. All four stars shine in thbe lavish and colorful musical numbers featuring the sublime songs of Rodgers and Hart. Doris Day delivers a bouncy version of "This Can't Be Love" while performing as a bareback rider, and also sings "Why Can't I" and "Little Girl Blue." Stephen Boyd croons a romantic version of "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World." And the comedy team of Durante and Raye provides some of the film's most hilarious moments and memorable lines. The breathtaking circus footage was actually directed by the legendary Busby Berkeley. Escape to the circus!
Pin up girl ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1944 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lorrie Jones visits a popular hangout for servicemen. She falls in love with a war hero and tries to come up with a way to be near him. Lorrie pretends to be a Broadway star, and in turn she is hired by the USO and becomes a real star
College swing ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
College swing: a tune-filled spoof of small-town college. The big broadcast of 1938: W.C. Fields plays dual roles while Hope juggles three ex-wives and romances Dorothy Lamour
Red Skelton America's favorite funnyman by Red Skelton ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows some of Red Skelton's best loved and remembered television episodes
Four Jills in a Jeep ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the true-life adventures of the first female performers to join the U.S.O., Kay Francis, Carole Landis, Martha Raye and Mitzi Mayfair play themselves in the film adaptation of Carole Landis's novel by the same name
Pufnstuf ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jimmy is lured aboard a magical talking boat sent by an evil witch named Witchiepoo after school one day. The evil witch wants to make him a prisoner and steal his magic flute. But H.R. Pufnstuf and his friends come to the rescue!
Bing Crosby ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes 5 classical musical films with Bing Crosby. Waikiki wedding: A beauty contest winner of the "Miss Pineapple Princess" pageant takes part in a publicity scheme in Hawaii, and is pursued by an advertising executive for the agency doing the promotion. Double or nothing: A dying millionaire instructs his laywer to drop 25 purses on the streets of New York City. Four honest people find them and return them to the lawyer. Under the terms of the will, each of them is given $1,000,000, which they must double within 30 days in order to claim his entire estate. East side of heaven: A man finds himself the father, by proxy, of a ten-month-old baby and becomes involved in the turbulent lives of the child's family. If I had my way: A good-natured construction worker named "Buzz" become a guardian to the orphaned daughter of his killed friend. Here comes the Waves: Twin sisters Rosemary and Susie Allison are successful nightclub performers. Their act is about to come to a close when serious-minded Rosemary announces she's joining the Navy
Billy Rose's Jumbo by Richard Rodgers ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The greatest show on earth comes to the screen in this sensational, razzle-dazzle circus epic the New York Herald Tribune called "a glorious tribute to sawdust!" Set at the turn of the century, the story centers on Pop Wonder (Jimmy Durante), his daughter Kitty (Doris Day), his long-suffering fiancee of fourteen years, Lulu (Martha Raye), and Sam Rawlins (Stephen Boyd), the spy who comes to steal Pop's circus and falls in love with Kitty. All four stars shine in the lavish and colorful musical numbers featuring the sublime songs of Rodgers and Hart. Doris Day delivers a bouncy version of "This Can't Be Love" while performing as a bareback rider, and also sings "Why Can't I" and "Little Girl Blue." Stephen Boyd croons a romantic version of "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World." And the comedy team of Durante and Raye provides some of the film's most hilarious moments and memorable lines. The breathtaking circus footage was actually directed by the legendary Busby Berkeley. Escape to the circus!
Caught in the draft Give me a sailor ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Caught in the draft: Hope plays a gun-shy movie star who gets drafted. He pulls through and ends up a hero and wins the heart of the colonel's daughter. Give me a sailor: A comedy about mixed-up relationships. Sailors Jim and Walter Brewster are brothers in love with the same girl, Nancy, who has an ugly duckling sister, Letty. Letty agrees to help Jim win Nancy if he will help her win Walter. Jim tries, but nothing seems to work, that is until a photo of Letty's legs wins first prize in a national contest. Suddenly Walter notices her, but Letty changes her mind, causing things to get even more mixed up
Red Skelton ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hellzapoppin' by H. C Potter ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1941 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Playing incompetent nitwits, Ole and Chic hire a producer to make a musical show at a fancy estate. What follows are non-stop zany gags and jokes when the producer takes on extracurricular activities by falling in love with the estate's wealthy girl. However he's encumbered by the girl's fianceĢ. A wild love triangle ensues, complicated by Chic's sister because a penniless Russian aristocrat mistakes her for the wealthy girl. Based on the hit Broadway play"--Container label
Louisiana purchase ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Louisiana Purchase is a fun and fierce look at the way politics and politicians sometimes spin out of control and into the headlines. Never say die: A misdiagnosis of a month to live sends Bob Hope into Martha Raye's arms
Music from the soundtrack of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer production [of] Billy Rose's Jumbo by Richard Rodgers ( Recording )
2 editions published between 1962 and 1973 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Billy Rose's Jumbo by Richard Rodgers ( Recording )
3 editions published between 1962 and 2001 in English and French and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The big broadcast of 1938 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This was the fourth, and the last, of the "Big Broadcast" films, and it introduced Bob Hope. Bob hope and Shirley Ross stole the show with their rendition of "Thanks for the Memory." It won the Oscar for Best Song of 1938 and became Hope's theme song!"--Container
Bing Crosby's White Christmas USO all star show ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The concert that was produced by the USO for the U.S. troops overseas features over 40 top names from stage, screen, and TV in an evening of music and comedy
 
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Reed, Margaret Teresa Yvonne
Reed, Margaret Teresa Yvonne 1916-1994
Reed, Margie
Reed, Margie 1916-1994
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