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An evening with Alexander H. Cohen

Author: Alexander H Cohen
Publisher: New York, N.Y., 1997.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English
Database:WorldCat
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Broadway producer Alexander H. Cohen discusses his career from the 1940s to the present day, examining his relationships with other showmen, with his wife and sometime co-producer Hildy Parks, and with such performers as Maurice Chevalier, Marlene Dietrich, John Gielgud, Richard Burton, and Elizabeth Taylor. He reminisces about his encounters with President John F. Kennedy, who attended several Cohen productions. He  Read more...
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Named Person: Alexander H Cohen; Alexander H Cohen; Hildy Parks; Maurice Chevalier; Marlene Dietrich; John Gielgud; John F Kennedy; Richard Burton; Elizabeth Taylor; Jerry Lewis
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander H Cohen
OCLC Number: 52552937
Notes: Copy of program available.
No credits on tape. Audio quality is poor.
A revised version of this material was staged during 1998-9 at various venues under the title Star billing.
There is a black-out of picture and audio at 56:48 of the first cassette, lasting six seconds, resuming at 56:54 with a lapse in continuity. This happens again at 59:18 on the second cassette, resuming at 59:21 with an unknown amount of material missing.
Performer(s): Featuring Alexander H. Cohen.
Event notes: Videotaped at the Promenade Theatre, New York, N.Y., April 28, 1997.
Description: 2 videocassettes (VHS) (157 min.) : sound, color SP ; 1/2 in.
Other Titles: Star billing
Responsibility: [Video prod. company] C & C Visual.

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Broadway producer Alexander H. Cohen discusses his career from the 1940s to the present day, examining his relationships with other showmen, with his wife and sometime co-producer Hildy Parks, and with such performers as Maurice Chevalier, Marlene Dietrich, John Gielgud, Richard Burton, and Elizabeth Taylor. He reminisces about his encounters with President John F. Kennedy, who attended several Cohen productions. He discusses his early years in radio, and his later work as the producer of the first Tony Awards ceremonies to be televised. Mr. Cohen also reflects on his experience with the 1976-7 revival of Hellzapoppin featuring Jerry Lewis, which he closed rather than bring to New York, and on how the business of producing plays for Broadway has changed over time.

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