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BOX 67-71, 132, 136-139 Biographical Materials, 1913-1986
The biographical materials are divided into three subseries. The first and second subseries, biographical materials of George and Ira Gershwin respectively, are organized in publication order and chronologically within when appropriate. The third subseries, Lyrics on Several Occasions, is further divided into three subseries. The first subseries consists of the typescript pages appearing in paginated order. The second subseries, "Drafts," is organized in alphabetical order by subject matter. The third subseries consists solely of the galley proof.
George Gershwin
BOX-FOLDER 137/2 Address book, circa 1931
???? Bound Autograph album from P.S. 25 graduation, 1913 June 25
Note: Inscribed to Benjamin Rodman by GG and other classmates; includes invitation, program, and class photograph
Framed Certificate, Induction into NYU Musical Theatre Hall of Fame, 1993 November 10
BOX-FOLDER 67/1 Citation, National Association of Performing Artists, 1937
BOX-FOLDER 67/2 Diary of Paul Mueller, George Gershwin's butler, 1934-1936
Laid in: Note by IG, 2 p.; Typescript first half of diary, 2 p.; Itinerary, Gershwin tour, 1936 January 13 - February 10, 2 p.
BOX-FOLDER 67/3 Essays by Rosamond Walling Tirana (7), 1928, 1950, 1959, 1993 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 67/4 George Gershwin birth certificate
BOX-FOLDER 67/5 Henry Botkin, essay
BOX-FOLDER 67/6 Hollywood Bowl Memorial Concert, 1937 September 8
Four ticket stubs and envelope
BOX-FOLDER 67/7 Invitation and admission card for memorial service in Los Angeles, 1937 July 15
BOX-FOLDER 67/8 A Journey to Greatness reviews, 1936
BOX-FOLDER 67/9 Letter to Rose Gershwin from James T. White & Co., Publishers, 1941 January 30
BOX-FOLDER 67/10 List of likes and dislikes
GG holograph manuscript; 1 p.
BOX-FOLDER 67/11 The Bell Telephone Hour bound script, 1959 November 20
BOX-FOLDER 67/12 Nellie Revell Radio Program broadcast script, 1933 March 13
BOX-FOLDER 67/13 Newspaper clippings from scrapbook
Some photocopies
Note: Collected by Rose Gershwin
BOX-FOLDER 68/1 Newspaper clippings (miscellaneous) 1937-1938, 1963, 1973 and undated
Some photocopies
BOX-FOLDER 68/2 Newspaper clippings (obituaries), 1937
BOX-FOLDER 68/3 Obituary (Daily News), 1937 July 13
BOX-FOLDER 136/22 Notes on collaborating with George, written by Ira for Isaac Goldberg, 1931 June?
BOX-FOLDER 132/13 Pulitzer Prize Special Citation awarded to George Gershwin, 1998 April 14
BOX-FOLDER 68/4 Radio broadcast script, 1942 February 8
Rhapsody in Blue
BOX-FOLDER 68/5 Screenplay by Clifford Odets, 1942 August 28
BOX-FOLDER 68/6 Screenplay by Howard Koch, 1943 June 16
BOX-FOLDER 69/1 Screenplay by Sonia Levien, 1943 January 30
BOX-FOLDER 69/2 Story outline by Kathryn Scola and Ira Gershwin, 1941 October 24
BOX-FOLDER 139/12 Notes on music for Gershwin film
IG typescript/holograph manuscript; 6 p.
Ira Gershwin
BOX-FOLDER 69/3 California, Here I Came
Five typescript/holograph manuscript drafts and IG description
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
BOX-FOLDER 70/5 Variant title pages; foreword and acknowledgements; list of possibilities
BOX-FOLDER 70/6 The Not Impossible He
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
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 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.
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)
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