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Saidy, Fred

Overview
Works: 66 works in 125 publications in 1 language and 2,265 library holdings
Genres: Musicals  Original cast recordings  Drama  Musical films  Fantasy films  Librettos  Excerpts  Vocal scores  Television adaptations  Television musicals 
Roles: Librettist, Author of screenplay, Performer, Author, Scenarist, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PN1997.2, 782.14
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Most widely held works by Fred Saidy
American musicals, 1927-1949 : the complete books & lyrics of eight Broadway classics( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this first volume of a lavishly produced two-volume collector's edition, The Library of America presents eight enduring masterpieces charting the evolution of the musical from the groundbreaking Show Boat through the genre's glorious mid-century. Based on new research, the complete libretto of each musical is presented in its Broadway opening night version, making these beloved cultural treasures available as never before. The texts are supplemented with additional song lyrics, biographical sketches of the musicals' creators, original cast lists, detailed accounts of each show's sources and production history, textual and explanatory notes, and full-color portfolios of illustrations featuring posters and photographs from each musical's original Broadway run. This volume gathers eight landmark musicals written by an astonishing roster of talents: Show Boat (1927) by Oscar Hammerstein II and Jerome Kern, an epic work that revolutionized the musical form; As Thousands Cheer (1933) by Irving Berlin and Moss Hart--published here for the first time--a peerless example of the Broadway revue and a time capsule of the early Depression era; Pal Joey (1940) by John O'Hara, Richard Rodgers, and Lorenz Hart--in a newly restored text--with its sophisticated take on sex and ambition in a Chicago nightclub; Rodgers and Hammerstein's triumphant Oklahoma! (1943), a celebration of the American heartland that signaled a major leap forward in the development of the book musical; On the Town (1944) by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Leonard Bernstein, the spirited tale of three sailors enjoying an unforgettable twenty-four-hour shore leave in "New York, New York"; Finian's Rainbow (1947) by Fred Saidy, E.Y. "Yip" Harburg, and Burton Lane, an improbable fusion of Irish mythology, Jim Crow politics, and the economics of the atomic age; Kiss Me, Kate (1948) by Samuel and Bella Spewack and Cole Porter, which brushed up Shakespeare to an irreverent Broadway sheen, and won the first Tony Award for Best Musical; and South Pacific (1949) by Rodgers, Hammerstein, and Joshua Logan, a Pulitzer Prize-winning success that tapped into still-vivid emotions about the experience of World War II--Publisher description
Finian's rainbow by Burton Lane( )

17 editions published between 1947 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finian's rainbow by Burton Lane( Recording )

4 editions published between 1947 and 2004 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bloomer girl : original cast album by Harold Arlen( Recording )

4 editions published between 1949 and 2001 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from the musical
Finian's rainbow : original Broadway cast recording by Burton Lane( Recording )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finian's rainbow by Francis Ford Coppola( Visual )

10 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mysterious Irishman, Finian, and his daughter arrive one day in a small Southern town of sharecroppers and plant a stolen crock of leprechaun gold
Flahooley : original Broadway cast recording by Sammy Fain( Recording )

6 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I dood it( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy legend Red Skelton is Joe Reynolds, an air-headed pants-presser and stage-door-Johnny who "borrows" expensive suits from customers, hoping to impress his dream girl, Broadway star Constance Shaw (Eleanor Powell). But the ruse works a little too well, and an incredulous Joe finds himself 'hitched' to the freshly jilted Constance. Red's head-over-heels in love -- but how can he keep her once she's hip to his lowly status?
The happiest girl in the world by Robert De Cormier( Recording )

2 editions published between 1961 and 2002 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jamaica : original Broadway cast recording by Harold Arlen( Recording )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bloomer girl( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book ... is set at the brink of the Civil War and addresses the issues of women's equality (priorities were the right to vote and to wear "bloomers," a liberating alternative to hoop skirts) and racial equality ..."--Container
Meet the people by Charles Riesner( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julie Hampton (Lucille Ball) can tote a lunch pail and carry a tune. She's a Broadway star who's joined the Rosie the Riveters at Morgan Shipyards. Working with her is aspiring playwright Swanee Swanson, who insists Julie toil among the yard workers before she stars in the play he's written about them
Vocal selections from Jamaica by Harold Arlen( )

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bloomer girl : vocal selection by Harold Arlen( )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finian's rainbow by Burton Lane( Book )

8 editions published between 1947 and 1968 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Charles E. Burch Fund presents The Howard Players in a musical "Finian's Rainbow," book by E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy, lyrics by E.Y. Harburg, music by Burton Lane, production directed by Owen Dodson, choreography Doris W. Jones and Clarke H. Haywood, musical direction Mark Fax, scenery and lighting Thomas Unthank and Edward Harvey, costumes Anne M. Cooke, at the pianos: Alfreda Tappin and Yvonne Tibbs Hobson
How are things in Glocca Morra by Burton Lane( )

1 edition published in 1946 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The exposure : public credit and banking witchcraft by Fred Saidy( Book )

2 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Look to the rainbow by Burton Lane( )

1 edition published in 1947 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finian's rainbow; a musical satire by Burton Lane( Book )

2 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If this isn't love by Burton Lane( )

1 edition published in 1946 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Finian's rainbow
Alternative Names
Fred Saidy American screenwriter

Fred Saidy Amerikaans scenarioschrijver (1907-1982)

Saidy, Fareed Milhelm

Saidy, Fareed Milhelm 1907-1982

Фред Сейди

Languages
English (69)

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