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George and Ira Gershwin collection, 1895-2008

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Biographical Materials, 1913-1986 (continued)
Ira Gershwin (continued)
BOX-FOLDER 69/4 University of Maryland commencement exercises program, 1966
Note: Inscribed by Ira Gershwin to Ben Botkin
Lyrics on Several Occasions
Typescript pages
BOX-FOLDER 70/1 1-89
BOX-FOLDER 70/2 90-195
BOX-FOLDER 70/3 196-309
BOX-FOLDER 70/4 310-end
Drafts
BOX-FOLDER 70/5 Variant title pages; foreword and acknowledgements; list of possibilities
BOX-FOLDER 70/6 The Not Impossible He
Laid in: Lawrence Stewart typescript note; [1] p.
BOX-FOLDER 70/7 Divers Duets
BOX-FOLDER 70/8 The Possessive Case
BOX-FOLDER 70/9 With Place Names
BOX-FOLDER 70/10 The Importunate Male
BOX-FOLDER 70/11 The Importunate Female
BOX-FOLDER 70/12 A Quartet of Trios
BOX-FOLDER 71/1 A Quintet of Findings
BOX-FOLDER 71/2 Sextet of Irreverence
BOX-FOLDER 71/3 Not for a Musicologist
BOX-FOLDER 71/4 A Set of Sagas
BOX-FOLDER 71/5 A Gathering of Guidance
BOX-FOLDER 71/6 Ladies in Lament
BOX-FOLDER 71/7 Sound Effects
BOX-FOLDER 71/8 The Element of Time
BOX-FOLDER 71/9 Turns with Terpsichore
BOX-FOLDER 71/10 The State of the Union
Laid in: Lawrence Stewart typescript note; [1] p.
BOX-FOLDER 71/11 A Miscellany of Acclaim
BOX-FOLDER 71/12 Euphoria Revisited
BOX-FOLDER 71/13 Afterword
BOX-FOLDER 71/14 Worksheets; Saturday review, 1959 August 29
BOX-FOLDER 141/62-64, 145/1 Preparatory notes, research, and unused drafts
BOX 138 Galley proof
BOX 72-101, 137 Scrapbooks, 1913-1986
The scrapbooks are divided into three subseries. The first and second subseries, "Biographical" and " Porgy and Bess " respectively, are organized in chronological order. The third subseries, "Miscellany," is organized by subject matter. Books 1-31 will be served on microfilm: #93/20013.
Biographical
BOX-BOOK 72/1 Book 1, 1913-1924
60 p. +
BOX-BOOK 73/2 Book 2, 1925-1926
51 p. +
Includes: Concerto in F; Rhapsody in Blue; Tell Me More; 135th Street; Lady Be Good! (English production)
BOX-BOOK 74/3 Book 3, 1927-1929
54 p. +
Includes: Strike Up the Band; Funny Face; Rosalie; trip to Paris; Treasure Girl; An American in Paris; The Dybbuk; GG takes up painting; Show Girl; Strike Up the Band (2nd version)
BOX-BOOK 75/4 Book 4, 1930-1931
57 p. +
Includes: Strike Up the Band; Girl Crazy; Of Thee I Sing; Delicious
BOX-BOOK 76/5 Book 5, 1932-1934
54 p. +
Includes: Delicious; Of Thee I Sing; Second Rhapsody; Pardon My English; Pulitzer Prize; father's obituary; Cuban Overture; Let 'Em Eat Cake; Arts Club of Chicago exhibition of the George Gershwin Collection of Modern Paintings; national tour
BOX-BOOK 77/6 Book 6, 1934 August-1939
78 p. +
Includes: Life Begins at 8:40; Porgy and Bess; Ziegfeld Follies of 1936; Suite from Porgy and Bess; Shall We Dance; GG illness and death; A Damsel in Distress; "Love Walked In" #1 tune; "Dawn of a New Day" anthem for worlds fair
BOX-BOOK 78/7 Book 7, 1940-1945
63 p. +
Includes: Lady in the Dark; Girl Crazy (film); Toscanini conducts Rhapsody in Blue; Cover Girl; Lady in the Dark (film); The Firebrand of Florence; Where Do We Go from Here? (film); Rhapsody in Blue (film biography)
BOX-BOOK 79/8 Book 8, 1946-1951
59 p. +
Includes: Ziegfeld Follies of 1946 (film); Park Avenue; The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (film); The Barkleys of Broadway (film); death of mother Rose; death of Kurt Weill; An American in Paris (film)
BOX-BOOK 80/9 Book 9, 1952-1955
70 p.
Includes: An American in Paris (film) academy awards; Of Thee I Sing (revival); Give a Girl a Break (film); Lady in the Dark (TV); A Star is Born (film); The Country Girl (film)
BOX-BOOK 81/10 Book 10, 1956-1959
53 p.
Includes: Funny Face (film); Ewen biography "The Magic of Gershwin"; Ira's illness; Bell Telephone Hour -"Gershwin" (TV); Ella Fitzgerald Gershwin concert and recording
BOX-BOOK 82/11 Book 11, 1960-1962
52 p.
Includes: Oh, Kay (revival); Of Thee I Sing (production); Girl Crazy; The George and Ira Gershwin Songbook; The Gershwin Years (TV)
BOX-BOOK 83/12 Book 12, 1963-1964
50 p. +
Includes: ASCAP plaque on birthplace; Oh, Kay!; 17 trunk songs unearthed by Ira; The Songs of Harold Arlen (TV); fire at Chappell's in London; death of Cole Porter; Kiss Me, Stupid (film)
BOX-BOOK 84/13 Book 13, 1965-1967
61 p. +
Includes: Kiss Me, Stupid (film); When the Boys Meet the Girls (film); George Gershwin's Theater (An Unusual Entertainment); Honorary degree for Ira from University of Maryland; Lady in the Dark (Pasadena Playhouse); Star! (film)
BOX-BOOK 85/14 Book 14, 1968-1972
100 p.
Includes: Lady, Be Good! (London); Star! (film); Of Thee I Sing (revival); Who Cares (Balanchine ballet); Gershwin Festival (University of Miami); Ira elected to the Songwriters Hall of Fame; 'S Wonderful, 'S Marvelous, 'S Gershwin (TV); Of Thee I Sing (TV); Gershwin exhibit at Library of Congress; George Gershwin stamp issued
BOX-BOOK 86/15 Book 15, 1973-1975
82 p.
Includes: George Gershwin stamp; 75th anniversary of George's birth; Gershwin Film Retrospective; 50th Anniversary of Rhapsody in Blue; Lady Be Good! (at Goodspeed); Uris Theater renamed The Gershwin; "Tribute to Ira Gershwin" Benefit; "Mr. Words," a musical salute to Ira Gershwin; "Our Love Is Here to Stay" with Steve and Eydie (TV)
BOX-BOOK 87/16 Book 16, 1976-1982
124 p.
Includes: Lyrics and Lyricists "The Lyrics of Ira Gershwin"; Tip Toes (at Goodspeed); Let 'Em Eat Cake (Berkshires); Funny Face (Studio Arena and Goodspeed); "By Ira...By George" Tribute at Carnegie Hall; Gershwin Concert ballet by Jerome Robbins; "Celebrating the Gershwins" at Brooklyn College; Secaucus scores found
BOX-BOOK 88/17 Book 17, 1983 January-May
96 p.
Includes: Restored version of A Star is Born; Rosalie (concert revival); My One and Only
BOX-BOOK 89/18 Book 18, 1983 May-August
92 p.
Includes: My One and Only; Gershwin Tony Award and tribute; renaming the Uris Theater to the Gershwin; Michael Feinstein interview with Ira; restored version of A Star is Born
BOX-BOOK 90/19 Book 19, 1983 August-1984 October
100 p.
Includes: Ira's death; Hang On To Me; Oh, Kay! (at Chichester Festival); Strike Up the Band (revival); Gershwin Room at the Library of Congress planned
BOX-BOOK 91/20 Book 20, 1984 October-1985 December
84 p.
Includes: Ira's death; Gershwin Night at the Library of Congress; My One and Only; Gershwin Congressional Medal
BOX-BOOK 91/21 Book 21, 1986 January-August
32 p.
Includes: My One and Only; George and Ira Gershwin awarded the Academy's Trustee Award at the Grammys; Girl Crazy (at Seattle Rep)
Porgy and Bess
BOX-BOOK 92/22 Book 1, 1935-1954 July
172 p.
Includes: Original production of Porgy and Bess, tours, 1942 revival, 1952 revival (that goes on to European tour and returns to Broadway)
BOX-BOOK 93/23 Book 2, 1954 August-1956
72 p.
Includes: Porgy and Bess in Paris, Zagreb, Yugoslavia, Israel, Alexandria, Athens, Cairo, La Scala, Milan, Rome, Lausanne, Geneva, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Russia, West Germany, Poland, Norway, and Czechoslovakia; Truman Capote's "The Muses are Heard" (about Russian tour)
BOX-BOOK 94/24 Book 3, 1957-1959
52 p.
Includes: Porgy and Bess film; various recordings
BOX-BOOK 94/25 Book 4, 1960-1965
50 p.
Includes: Porgy and Bess film in London; NY City Center Light Opera production; Russian student production; New Zealand production; Coconut Grove Playhouse production; Vienna production
BOX-BOOK 95/26 Book 5, 1966-1976
62 p.
Includes: Porgy and Bess Israeli production; Charleston production; Berlin production; Serbian production; Lisbon, Portugal production; LA Civic Light Opera production; Atlanta production; recording with Cleveland Orchestra; Houston Opera production (tour)
BOX-BOOK 96/27 Book 6, 1977-1984
108 p.
Includes: Porgy and Bess Houston Opera (tour continued); 1978 European tour; "Todd Duncan: A Mighty Voice" (TV); Houston Opera revival at Radio City; various other productions
BOX-BOOK 97/28 Book 7, 1985-1986 August
64 p.
Includes: Porgy and Bess 50th anniversary; Metropolitan Opera production; DuBose Heyward Centennial Celebration; 50th anniversary production at Charleston, South Carolina; Glyndebourne Festival Opera 1986 production
Miscellany
BOX-BOOK 98/29 Miscellaneous clippings: Volume 1, 1947-1971
44 p.
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