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Levant, Oscar 1906-1972

Overview
Works: 656 works in 1,324 publications in 4 languages and 14,713 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Romance films  Biography  Comedy films  Records and correspondence  Music  Romantic comedy films  Film adaptations  Excerpts 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Instrumentalist, Singer, Composer, Arranger, Speaker, Adapter, Lyricist, Interviewee, Editor, Contributor, Other, Costume designer, Musician
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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An American in Paris by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

111 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ex-GI loves Paris and loves even more an alluring, but engaged, perfume-shop clerk
The band wagon by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

52 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fading movie musical star Tony Hunter, down and out in Hollywood, decides to try his luck on the Broadway stage
A smattering of ignorance by Oscar Levant( Book )

25 editions published between 1939 and 1997 in English and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of essays on Oscar Levant's various life experiences, his early days, his studies (which included years of lessons with none other than Arnold Schoenberg), his encounters with famous musicians and show business personalities, such as Harpo Marx, and above all, his relationship with George Gershwin and his family
The Barkleys of Broadway by Charles Walters( Visual )

18 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in English and French and held by 942 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
Humoresque by Jean Negulesco( Visual )

16 editions published between 1946 and 2005 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A glamorous but alcoholic socialite, trapped in a marriage to an older man, finds herself falling in love with the young musician whose performance she is underwriting
Rhapsody in blue ; An American in Paris by George Gershwin( Recording )

15 editions published between 1949 and 1987 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This selection is a DSD (Direct Stream Digital) recording
Nothing sacred by William A Wellman( Visual )

36 editions published between 1937 and 2016 in English and French and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hazel Flagg is the small-town girl who mistakenly believes she's dying of radium poisoning. Sensing a great human interest story, exploitative journalist Wally Cook brings Hazel to New York City and turns her into a media darling, but Wally's strategy takes a sudden turn when he starts having feelings for the vulnerable Hazel
O. Henry's full house( Visual )

4 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Steinbeck introduces dramatizations of five of O. Henry's short stories
George Gershwin remembered by Tony Thomas( )

3 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romance on the high seas by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical about a singer, Georgia Garrett, who takes the place of a socialite on a cruise and finds herself embroiled in the plots and counterplots of a suspicious husband and wife
Rhapsody in blue : the story of George Gershwin by George Gershwin( Visual )

11 editions published between 1945 and 2011 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized version of the life and career of American composer George Gershwin
Charlie Chan at the opera( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie Chan investigates two murders on the opening night of an opera. The prime suspect is the husband of the star of the opera, himself a talented singer who recently escaped from the insane asylum where he had suffered from amnesia for years
Gershwin's greatest hits by George Gershwin( Recording )

4 editions published between 1970 and 1984 and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American in Paris by George Gershwin( Recording )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Along with two of Gershwin's most popular works, Barry Wordsworth and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, along with acclaimed pianist Christopher O'Riley, perform works by Ravel and Debussy
Greatest classic films collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The band wagon: Tony Hunter is a famous singer/dancer/movie star who is feeling washed up. But his old friends Lily and Les Martin have an idea for a funny little Broadway show and Tony agrees to do it. Things begin to get out of hand when bigshot 'artistic' director/producer/star Jeffrey Cordova joins the production. He proclaims it's a modernistic Faust and insists on hiring a prima ballerina, Gabrielle Gerard, to star opposite Tony. It's hate at first sight. Her jealous choreographer isn't helping matters. The show looks doomed, but romance, an epiphany, and a triumphant opening are waiting in the wings
A Copland celebration. chamber music and rarities by Aaron Copland( Recording )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greatest classic films collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs. Miniver (1942, b & w, 133 min.): One of Hollywood's most memorable spirit-lifters about an idealized England confronting the terror of World War II
Concerto no. 4 in D minor for piano and orchestra, op. 70 by Anton Rubinstein( Recording )

6 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American in Paris : original MGM soundtrack by George Gershwin( Recording )

2 editions published in 1990 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhapsody in blue ; Preludes for piano ; Short story ; Violin piece ; Second rhapsody for orchestra with piano ; For Lily Pons ; Sleepless night ; Promenade : walking the dog by George Gershwin( Recording )

15 editions published between 1943 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features Grosvenor playing three solo encores, one from each composer represented. For Saint-Saens, he's chosen Leopold Godowskys deliciously free transcription 'The Swan'. The famous cello solo from 'The Carnival of Animals'. Ravel is represented by a brief prelude that he wrote in 1913. And he performs Gershwins Piano Concerto and Rhapsody in Blue
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
An American in Paris
Alternative Names
Levant, Oscar 1906-

Oscar Levant Amerikaans acteur (1906-1972)

Oscar Levant amerikansk komponist og skodespelar

Oscar Levant amerikansk komponist og skuespiller

Oscar Levant amerikansk kompositör och skådespelare

Oscar Levant compositeur américain

Oscar Levant compositore, pianista e attore statunitense

Oscar Levant US-amerikanischer Komponist

Левант, Оскар

Оскар Левант

אוסקר לבנט

אוסקר לבנט שחקן אמריקאי

اسکار لونت بازیگر و آهنگساز آمریکایی

オスカー・レヴァント

Languages
English (316)

Spanish (13)

French (9)

German (5)

Covers
The band wagonGreatest classic films collectionA talent for genius : the life and times of Oscar Levant