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Lyrical satirical Harold Rome : a biography of the Broadway composer-lyricist

Author: Tighe E Zimmers
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Harold Rome was a composer-lyricist on Broadway from 1937, starting with Pins and Needles, a revue for the ILGWU. His early career featured songs of "social significance," lyrics for the common man filled with satire. His later work featured songs well adapted to the book musicals of the day, and his words and music became more lyrical"--
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Harold Rome; Harold Rome; Harold Rome
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tighe E Zimmers
ISBN: 9780786470266 0786470267
OCLC Number: 810122537
Description: viii, 263 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Early life and career --
Harold Rome and the ILGWU --
Pins and needles on Broadway --
Kaufman and Hart and Sing out the news --
Political endeavors and The little dog laughed --
Wartime efforts --
Vernon Duke and other work --
Call me mister and the revue --
The 1950 shows --
Liberal politics and the right wing --
Wish you were here --
Movie work and shows gone awry --
Fanny --
Destry rides again --
I can get it for you wholesale --
Harold Rome's gallery and artistic endeavors --
The 1965 shows and African art --
Scarlett in Japan --
Gone with the wind in London and America --
Later years --
Appendices. A. Chronology ; B. Songs ; C. Song recordings and artists ; D. Discography ; E. Cast recordings of Harold Rome's musicals ; F. Chronology of produced shows ; G. Chronology of unproduced shows ; H. Movie work ; I. Political endeavors.
Responsibility: Tighe E. Zimmers.

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