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Artist:
Charles J. Thill  Search this
Sitter:
Richard Rodgers, 28 Jun 1902 - 30 Dec 1979  Search this
Oscar Hammerstein II, 12 Jul 1895 - 23 Aug 1960  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 33.8 x 41.1cm (13 5/16 x 16 3/16")
Mount: 48.7 x 56cm (19 3/16 x 22 1/16")
Mat: 55.9 x 71.1cm (22 x 28")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1950
Exhibition Label:
In the 1940s, Rodgers and Hammerstein ushered in the Golden Age of the Broadway musical by creating Oklahoma! (1943), Carousel (1945), and South Pacific (1949). Richard Rodgers had previously teamed with Lorenz Hart on such hits as Pal Joey (1940), and Oscar Hammerstein had notably worked with Jerome Kern on Show Boat (1927), but the combination of composer Rodgers and lyricist Hammerstein in 1943 emerged as the most successful collaboration in American musical theater. Their key contribution was to fuse a play's dramatic action with music and dance, which they first did with their milestone production of Oklahoma! Their partnership, which continued until Hammerstein's death in 1960, produced thirty-four Tony Awards, fifteen Academy Awards, two Pulitzer Prizes, two Grammy Awards, and two Emmy Awards.
Topic:
Oscar Hammerstein II: Male  Search this
Oscar Hammerstein II: Literature\Writer\Librettist  Search this
Oscar Hammerstein II: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter  Search this
Oscar Hammerstein II: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
Oscar Hammerstein II: Performing Arts\Producer\Theater  Search this
Oscar Hammerstein II: Pulitzer Prize  Search this
Richard Rodgers: Male  Search this
Richard Rodgers: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
Richard Rodgers: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist  Search this
Richard Rodgers: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Lyricist  Search this
Richard Rodgers: Pulitzer Prize  Search this
Richard Rodgers: Oscar  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Francis A. DiMauro
Object number:
NPG.2007.303
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm436af6855-ef6f-4a6e-a90c-aff44c63b365
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2007.303