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The Rodgers & Hart story : thou swell, thou witty

Author: Richard RodgersLorenz HartDavid ThompsonDavid HornJohn CarrafaAll authors
Publisher: New York, ©1998.
Series: Great performances
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English
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The professional partnership of composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist Lorenz Hart is examined through a combination of archival footage, interviews with colleagues and family members, and performances of several of their best-known songs in sequences staged for this program. The emphasis is on their work for the Broadway stage, but their contribution to Hollywood films is also examined.
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Genre/Form: Documentaries and factual works
Television
Interviews
Named Person: Richard Rodgers; Richard Rodgers; Richard Rodgers; Lorenz Hart; Lorenz Hart; Mary Rodgers; Frederick W Nolan; Jeffrey Lunden; Dorothy Hart; Eddie Albert; Hugh Martin; Eddie Bracken; Larry Adler; June Havoc; Betsy Blair; Larry Adler; Eddie Albert; Betsy Blair; Eddie Bracken; Dorothy Hart; Lorenz Hart; June Havoc; Jeffrey Lunden; Hugh Martin; Frederick W Nolan; Mary Rodgers; Richard Rodgers
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Rodgers; Lorenz Hart; David Thompson; David Horn; John Carrafa; Rob Fisher, conductor.; Michael Anania; Martin Pakledinaz; Alan Adelman; Daryl Bornstein; Gary Bradley; Eric Singer; Miguel Armstrong; Manny Gutierrez; John Kosmaczewski; Alain Onesto; Mark McKenna; Jonathan Pryce; Rebecca Luker; Stanley Wayne Mathis; Brian d'Arcy James; Susan Egan; Christine Ebersole; Mary Cleere Haran; Debbie Shapiro Gravitte; Ron Raines; Jane Krakowski; Mary Rodgers; Frederick W Nolan; Jeffrey Lunden; Dorothy Hart; Eddie Albert; Hugh Martin; Eddie Bracken; Larry Adler; June Havoc; Betsy Blair; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); British Broadcasting Corporation.; Coffee Club Orchestra.
OCLC Number: 84483112
Notes: Credits at end of tape.
Performers (archival footage): Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Jessie Matthews, Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Al Jolson, Jimmy Durante, George Balanchine, the Nicholas Brothers, Mitzi Green, Desi Arnaz, Lucille Ball, Gene Kelly, and Vivienne Segal.
Credits: Scenic designer, Michael Anania ; costume designer, Martin Pakledinaz ; lighting designer, Alan Adelman ; audio, Daryl Bornstein ; editors, Gary Bradley and Eric Singer ; cameras, Miguel Armstrong, Manny Gutierrez, John Kosmaczewski, and Alain Onesto ; stage manager, Mark McKenna.
Performer(s): Narrator: Jonathan Pryce.
Interviews: Mary Rodgers, Frederick Nolan, Jeffrey Lunden, Dorothy Hart, Eddie Albert, Hugh Martin, Eddie Bracken, Larry Adler, June Havoc, and Betsy Blair.
Interview (archival footage): Richard Rodgers.
Performers: Rebecca Luker, Stanley Wayne Mathis, Brian d'Arcy James, Susan Egan, Christine Ebersole, Mary Cleere Haran, Debbie Shapiro Gravitte, Ron Raines, and Jane Krakowski.
Musicians: The Coffee Club Orchestra, conducted by Rob Fisher.
Event notes: Originally broadcast on WNET-TV, Channel 13, New York, N.Y., Jan. 6, 1999.
Description: 1 videocassette (VHS) (56 min.) : sd., col. SP ; 1/2 in.
Series Title: Great performances
Other Titles: Thou swell, thou witty
Great performances (WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.))
Responsibility: A production of Thirteen/WNET and BBC TV ; produced and directed by David Thompson ; songs in performance produced and directed by David Horn ; staged and choreographed by John Carrafa.

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The professional partnership of composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist Lorenz Hart is examined through a combination of archival footage, interviews with colleagues and family members, and performances of several of their best-known songs in sequences staged for this program. The emphasis is on their work for the Broadway stage, but their contribution to Hollywood films is also examined.

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