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The New York Public Library press conference to announce the acquisition of the collections of John Kander and Fred Ebb, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick

Author: Paul LeClercJacqueline Z DavisHarold PrinceJohn KanderFred EbbAll authors
Publisher: New York, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : U-matic   Visual material : English
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Press conference at which the President of the New York Public Library, Paul LeClerc, announces the acquisition of the papers of two composer/lyricist teams: John Kander and Fred Ebb, known for such shows as Cabaret and Chicago, and Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, known for Fiddler on the roof, She loves me, and other musicals. Dr. LeClerc's announcement is followed by remarks from the Executive Director of The New  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Press conferences
Named Person: John Kander; John Kander; Fred Ebb; Fred Ebb; Jerry Bock; Jerry Bock; Sheldon Harnick; Sheldon Harnick; Jerry Bock; Fred Ebb; Sheldon Harnick; John Kander
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Paul LeClerc; Jacqueline Z Davis; Harold Prince; John Kander; Fred Ebb; Jerry Bock; Sheldon Harnick; Sally Mayes; Howard McGillin; Todd Ellison; Patrick Hoffman; Character Generators/Video.; New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Collection. Theatre on Film and Tape Archive.
OCLC Number: 59995566
Performer(s): Opening remarks: Paul LeClerc, Jacqueline Z. Davis.
Moderator: Harold Prince.
Singers: Sally Mayes and Howard McGillin. Pianist: Todd Ellison.
Event notes: Videotaped by The New York Public Library's Theatre on Film and Tape Archive in the Bruno Walter Auditorium, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, New York, N.Y., June 15, 2004.
Description: 1 videocassette (VHS) (71 min.) : sound, color SP ; 1/2 in.
Contents: Songs (performer): A trip to the library/Sally Mayes --
A quiet thing/Howard McGillin.
Other Titles: Press conference with Kander & Ebb, Bock & Harnick
Kander & Ebb, Bock & Harnick
Responsibility: [Video prod.company] Character Generators, Inc. ; [video producer] Theatre on Film and Tape Archive, Patrick Hoffman, director.

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Press conference at which the President of the New York Public Library, Paul LeClerc, announces the acquisition of the papers of two composer/lyricist teams: John Kander and Fred Ebb, known for such shows as Cabaret and Chicago, and Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, known for Fiddler on the roof, She loves me, and other musicals. Dr. LeClerc's announcement is followed by remarks from the Executive Director of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Jacqueline Z. Davis, and by producer/director Harold Prince, who also conducts a group interview with the four songwriters themselves. Messrs. Kander, Ebb, Bock, and Harnick discuss their work, their careers, their relationship with the Performing Arts Library, and the changes they perceive in the world of musical theater over the years of their professional life. They also field questions from the audience. Two songs are performed, one by each team.

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