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Manuel Greenhill collection of sound recordings relating to the Save the Voice of Freedom Committee

Author: Manuel GreenhillStella AdlerWilliam GailmorFrank H KingdonDorothy ParkerAll authors
Publisher: [ca. 1945-1950]
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on Cassette : 78 rpm : Cassette recording : Reel-to-reel tape : English
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Collection consists chiefly of instantaneous recordings of a May 8, 1947, Save the Voice of Freedom Committee rally at Town Hall in New York City protesting the removal of liberal news commentator William L. Shirer and others from various radio networks. Includes speeches by Shirer, William S. Gailmor, Frank Kingdon, Dorothy Parker (founder of the committee), and Henry Wallace, as well as a "transcription" address  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Commentary
Addresses
Named Person: William L Shirer
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Manuel Greenhill; Stella Adler; William Gailmor; Frank H Kingdon; Dorothy Parker; Henry A Wallace; Orson Welles; Zero Mostel; Gabriel Heatter; Walter Winchell; Will Geer; Norman Atkins, (Vocalist); Dave Timmons; Robert St John; J Raymond Walsh; William L Shirer; Save the Voice of Freedom Committee.
OCLC Number: 124072772
Notes: Cataloged from information on disc labels, engineer's notes, and outside sources.
Some double-sided and some single-sided discs.
Order of selections on tape copies sometimes varies from order on original discs.
Reproduction Notes: Preservation master. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress Magnetic Recording Laboratory, 1993. 3 sound tape reels : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 2 track, mono. ; 10 in. Playback copy. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress Magnetic Recording Laboratory, 1993. 3 sound cassettes : digital ; 2 1/2 x 3 in.
Description: 36 sound discs : analog, various speeds, mono. ; 10-12 in.
Contents: Tape 1 (RWD 5029). Gabriel Heatter commentary regarding Europe, France, Italy, and Russia --
[unidentified commentary, possibly duplicating preceding selection] --
Walter Winchell news report and commentary --
[unidentified commentary, possibly duplicating preceding selection] --
Program at Town Hall, New York City, possibly involving Dave Timmons and "Carson," and including "Mikrophobia," dated Sept. 25, 1947 [incomplete] --
Voice of Freedom rally at Town Hall, New York City, May 8, 1947, opening with VOF calling, Star spangled banner, freedom now means security tomorrow, intro. to William S. Gailmor --
VOF rally, William S. Gailmor speech --
Gailmor speech, cont. --
Gailmor speech, cont., intro. to Frank Kingdon, skit, Frank Kingdon speech --
call to action postcards --
Dave Timmons in Corwin skit --
intro. to William L. Shirer, Shirer speech --
Shirer speech, cont. --
action petitions, listening post, Al Jones and Lou Norman skit --
intro. to Orson Welles, Orson Welles skit --
Welles skit, cont. --
Tape 2 (RWD 5030). Orson Welles, cont., missing persons bureau --
Norman Atkins, Bill of rights, VOF signoff, credits for writer, commentators, performing artists --
[speech by Frank Kingdon?] --
[Kingdon speech? cont.] --
skit with Stella Adler and Will Geer --
Adler and Geer skit, cont. --
request to audience to send postcards to influence the FCC --
end of Robert St. John speech, [Johannes Steel skit?], [this selection possibly not from May 8, 1947, VOF rally] --
end of "Mr. oh why was I born" skit, intro. of William Shirer by two unidentified Nazis, talk by Shirer --
Discussions about censorship in Soviet Union and about Moscow Conference [possibly not from May 8, 1947, VOF rally] --
end of Shirer talk, The liberal commentator skit with Zero Mostel --
end of Mostel skit, "missing persons report" about removed commentators --
missing persons, cont., intro. of Orson Welles, It can't happen here skit with Zero Mostel and others --
Mostel skit, cont., Junior shows his report card skit --
report card skit, cont. --
singer and piano followed by end of show with credits, including Herman Bar, script, and Norman Rosen, director --
VOF tribute to William Gailmor with speech by Gailmor and song [this selection possibly edited by donor] --
Gailmor tribute, cont., with Henry Wallace speech on the Progessive Party and the Christian tradition --
Tape 3 (RWD 5031). Portion of a talk by Robert St. John --
talk by unidentified speaker about politics and Europe --
[unidentified selection, possibly a skit, incomplete] --
[unidentified selection, possibly a skit, incomplete, originally on disc labeled "part 1" and dated "4/?/4?"] --
J. Raymond Walsh speech, beginning --
Walsh speech, cont. --
Walsh speech, cont. --
talk by unidentified radio commentator at Town Hall and commentator's performance of You always hurt the one you love --
J. Raymond Walsh speech, cont. --
Walsh speech, cont. --
Walsh speech, cont. --
Walsh finale --
live, in-progress talk by unidentified speaker about New York mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, speaker's performance of Face on a dime --
beginning of William Gailmor talk --
announcement of Gailmor's name --
Gailmor talk, cont. --
Gailmor talk, cont. --
Dr. Annette Rubinstein [incomplete] --
announcement about CIO Chorus, remarks by Stanley Faulkner --
CIO Chorus singing March and rhapsody USA --
CIO Chorus singing Of thee I sing --
end of program --
[unidentified selection, possibly a Voice of Freedom rally with speakers and skits].

Abstract:

Collection consists chiefly of instantaneous recordings of a May 8, 1947, Save the Voice of Freedom Committee rally at Town Hall in New York City protesting the removal of liberal news commentator William L. Shirer and others from various radio networks. Includes speeches by Shirer, William S. Gailmor, Frank Kingdon, Dorothy Parker (founder of the committee), and Henry Wallace, as well as a "transcription" address by Orson Welles and performances by Zero Mostel, Stella Adler, Will Geer, Norman Atkins, and others. A separate but similar Save the Voice of Freedom rally may also have been recorded. The collection also includes commentary by Gabriel Heatter and Walter Winchell, and possibly unrelated political talks and songs by others.

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