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Langford, Frances

Series Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 56, Folder T - U
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1932-1944
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 11: Entertainment
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 11: Entertainment / 11.5: Female Singers (Individual)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep892a70309-cfdb-4d5e-82d3-2408009e8f59
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0300-s11-ref522

I'm Falling in Love With Someone; Gypsy Love Song

Recording artist:
Crosby, Bing  Search this
Victor Young and his Orchestra  Search this
Langford, Frances  Search this
Manufacturer:
Decca  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; 25.4 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States: New York, New York
Recording date:
1938
Release date:
1939
Subject:
Music  Search this
Related Publication:
Rust, Brian A. Complete Entertainment Discography, From the Mid-1890's to 1942
Credit Line:
Gift of Bonnie Dank
ID Number:
1988.0384.42
Accession number:
1988.0384
Maker number:
2316
38
Catalog number:
1988.0384.42
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-01a5-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_683707
Online Media:

Langford, Frances

Collection Photographer:
Schiedt, Duncan P., 1921-2014  Search this
Container:
Box 22, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Reproduction restricted due to copyright or trademark. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Duncan Schiedt Jazz Collection, 1900-2012, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Duncan P. Schiedt Photograph Collection
Duncan P. Schiedt Photograph Collection / Series 2: Photographic Materials / 2.2: Artist Files Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep85a177219-4d3a-4849-8b70-272279e27e97
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1323-ref654

Rockin' In the Rocket Room; When You Speak With Your Eyes

Recording artist:
Langford, Frances  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Date made:
1956
Credit Line:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of American Sheet Music
ID Number:
2000.3053.3231
Nonaccession number:
2000.3053
Catalog number:
2000.3053.3231
Label number:
348
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-acdb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1026218

Frances Langford Sings Old Songs For Old Friends

Recording artist:
Langford, Frances  Search this
Maker:
Capitol  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in; 30.48 cm
Object Name:
Phonorecord
Other Terms:
Phonorecord; 33 1/3 Rpm
Place made:
United States: California, Los Angeles, Hollywood
Date made:
1963
Subject:
Music  Search this
Credit Line:
Carl Vinson Veterans Administration Medical Center
ID Number:
1980.0692.410
Maker number:
T-1865
Accession number:
1980.0692
Catalog number:
1980.0692.410
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Military
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-1c68-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_669653

A Kiss in the Dark; 'Neath the Southern Moon

Recording artist:
Victor Young and his Orchestra  Search this
Langford, Frances  Search this
Manufacturer:
Decca  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 cm; 3 15/16 in
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States: New York, New York
Recording date:
1938
Related Publication:
Rust, Brian A. Complete Entertainment Discography, From the Mid-1890's to 1942
Credit Line:
Gift of Jean B. Quinnette
ID Number:
1988.0375.03
Accession number:
1988.0375
Maker number:
2681
Catalog number:
1988.0375.03
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-01ca-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_683546

Songs

Series Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Extent:
31 Items
Container:
Box 56, Folder T
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Includes: "Music, Maestro, Please" and "You Hit the Spot."
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 11: Entertainment
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 11: Entertainment / 11.5: Female Singers (Individual) / Langford, Frances
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8e278b198-1933-40b2-8853-070bbb60132b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0300-s11-ref523

Folios

Series Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Extent:
4 Items
Container:
Box 56, Folder U
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Includes: two Song Hits.
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 11: Entertainment
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 11: Entertainment / 11.5: Female Singers (Individual) / Langford, Frances
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8a47dbf18-61c9-46b6-be5f-afec9673bc4c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0300-s11-ref525

Radio Talent

Artist:
Miguel Covarrubias, 22 Nov 1904 - 4 Feb 1957  Search this
Copy after:
Fortune, founded 1930  Search this
Sitter:
Fred Allen, 31 May 1894 - 17 Mar 1956  Search this
Gracie Allen, 1906 - 1964  Search this
Don Ameche, 31 May 1908 - 6 Dec 1993  Search this
Kenny Baker, 1912 - 1985  Search this
Phil Baker, 1898 - 1963  Search this
Jack Benny, 14 Feb 1894 - 26 Dec 1974  Search this
Edgar Bergen, 16 Feb 1903 - 30 Sep 1978  Search this
Edward Bowes, 14 Jun 1874 - 14 Jun 1946  Search this
Fanny Brice, 29 Oct 1891 - 29 May 1951  Search this
Bob Burns, 1890 - 1956  Search this
George Burns, 20 Jan 1896 - 9 Mar 1996  Search this
Charles Butterworth, 1896 - 1946  Search this
Cab Calloway, 25 Dec 1907 - 18 Nov 1994  Search this
Eddie Cantor, Sept 1892 - 10 Oct 1964  Search this
Boake Carter, 1898 - 1944  Search this
Bing Crosby, 3 May 1903 - 14 Oct 1977  Search this
Milton J. Cross, 1897 - 1975  Search this
Jessica Dragonette, 1910? - 1980  Search this
Deanna Durbin, 4 Dec 1921 - Apr 2013  Search this
Nelson Eddy, 29 Jun 1901 - 6 Mar 1967  Search this
Jimmy Fidler, 24 Aug 1900 - 9 Aug 1988  Search this
William Claude Fields, 29 Jan 1880 - 25 Dec 1946  Search this
Benny Goodman, 30 May 1909 - 13 Jun 1986  Search this
Edwin C. Hill, 1884 - 1957  Search this
Ted Husing, 1901 - 1962  Search this
Al Jolson, 26 May 1886 - 23 Oct 1950  Search this
Hugh Samuel Johnson, 5 Aug 1882 - 15 Apr 1942  Search this
Andre Kostelanetz, 1901 - 1980  Search this
Frances Newbern Langford, 6 Apr 1913 - 11 Jul 2005  Search this
Beatrice Lillie, 29 May 1894 - 20 Jan 1989  Search this
Mary Livingston, 20th century  Search this
Guy Lombardo, 1902 - 1977  Search this
Lily Pons, 12 Apr 1898 - 13 Feb 1976  Search this
Jeannette MacDonald, 1901 - 1965  Search this
Graham Mcnamee, 1888 - 1942  Search this
Jack Oakie, 1903 - 1978  Search this
Walter O'Keefe, 1900 - 1983  Search this
Al Pearce, 1899 - 1961  Search this
Joe Penner, 1904 - 1941  Search this
Dick Powell, 1904 - 1963  Search this
Tyrone Power, 5 May 1914 - 15 Nov 1958  Search this
Martha Raye, 27 Aug 1916 - 19 Aug 1994  Search this
Robert L. Ripley, 1893 - 1949  Search this
Edward G. Robinson, 12 Dec 1893 - 26 Jan 1973  Search this
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 30 Jan 1882 - 12 Apr 1945  Search this
Lancelot Patrick Ross, 1906 - 1988  Search this
Kate Smith, 1 May 1907 - 17 Jun 1986  Search this
Leopold Stokowski, 18 Apr 1882 - 13 Sep 1977  Search this
Robert Taylor, 1911 - 1969  Search this
John Charles Thomas, 1891 - 1960  Search this
Lowell Jackson Thomas, 6 Apr 1892 - Aug 1981  Search this
Lawrence Mervil Tibbett, 16 Nov 1896 - 15 Jul 1960  Search this
Arturo Toscanini, 25 Mar 1867 - 16 Jan 1957  Search this
Rudy Vallee, 28 Jul 1901 - 3 Jul 1986  Search this
Alfred Wallenstein, 1898 - ?  Search this
Paul Whiteman, 28 Mar 1891 - 29 Dec 1967  Search this
Don Wilson, 1900 - 1982  Search this
Walter Winchell, 7 Apr 1897 - 20 Feb 1972  Search this
Alexander Humphreys Woollcott, 19 Jan 1887 - 23 Jan 1943  Search this
Ed Wynn, 9 Nov 1886 - 19 Jun 1966  Search this
James Edward Jordan, 16 Nov 1896 - 1 Apr 1988  Search this
Marian Jordan, 1898 - 1961  Search this
Freeman Fisher Gosden, 5 May 1899 - 10 Dec 1982  Search this
Charles Corell, 1890 - 1986  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on illustration board
Dimensions:
Image: 37.5 × 59.5 cm (14 3/4 × 23 7/16")
Sheet: 40 × 61.5 cm (15 3/4 × 24 3/16")
Mat (Verified): 56 × 80.1 cm (22 1/16 × 31 9/16")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1938
Topic:
Nature & Environment\Clouds  Search this
Equipment\Smoking Implements\Cigar  Search this
Exterior\Sky  Search this
Equipment\Sound Devices\Microphone  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Top hat  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses\Monocle  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Helmet\Fire hat  Search this
Symbols & Motifs\Hourglass  Search this
Jack Benny: Male  Search this
Jack Benny: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Eddie Cantor: Male  Search this
Eddie Cantor: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Eddie Cantor: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Eddie Cantor: Literature\Writer\Screenwriter  Search this
Eddie Cantor: Oscar  Search this
Lawrence Mervil Tibbett: Male  Search this
Lawrence Mervil Tibbett: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Lawrence Mervil Tibbett: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Opera  Search this
Lawrence Mervil Tibbett: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Baritone  Search this
Alexander Humphreys Woollcott: Male  Search this
Alexander Humphreys Woollcott: Literature\Writer  Search this
Alexander Humphreys Woollcott: Communications\Journalist  Search this
Alexander Humphreys Woollcott: Performing Arts\Performer\Entertainer\Radio  Search this
Alexander Humphreys Woollcott: Literature\Writer\Essayist  Search this
Alexander Humphreys Woollcott: Performing Arts\Theater critic  Search this
Alexander Humphreys Woollcott: Humanities and Social Sciences\Cultural critic  Search this
Rudy Vallee: Male  Search this
Rudy Vallee: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Rudy Vallee: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Rudy Vallee: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Horn\Saxophonist  Search this
Bing Crosby: Male  Search this
Bing Crosby: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter  Search this
Bing Crosby: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Bing Crosby: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Popular  Search this
Bing Crosby: Sports and Recreation\Athlete\Golfer  Search this
Paul Whiteman: Male  Search this
Paul Whiteman: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Conductor  Search this
Paul Whiteman: Performing Arts\Performer\Showman  Search this
Paul Whiteman: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz  Search this
Jeannette MacDonald: Female  Search this
Jeannette MacDonald: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Jeannette MacDonald: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Benny Goodman: Male  Search this
Benny Goodman: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
Benny Goodman: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Benny Goodman: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Benny Goodman: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz  Search this
Benny Goodman: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Clarinet  Search this
Benny Goodman: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Bandmaster  Search this
Walter Winchell: Male  Search this
Walter Winchell: Communications\Journalist  Search this
Walter Winchell: Communications\Journalist\Columnist  Search this
Walter Winchell: Performing Arts\Performer\Television Personality  Search this
Walter Winchell: Communications\Broadcast Journalist\Radio  Search this
Kate Smith: Female  Search this
Kate Smith: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Kate Smith: Performing Arts\Performer\Vaudeville  Search this
Kate Smith: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Television  Search this
Kate Smith: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Tyrone Power: Male  Search this
Tyrone Power: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Tyrone Power: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Tyrone Power: Military\Marine Corps\Officer\Pilot  Search this
Don Ameche: Male  Search this
Don Ameche: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Don Ameche: Oscar  Search this
Kenny Baker: Male  Search this
Kenny Baker: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Phil Baker: Male  Search this
Edward Bowes: Male  Search this
Edward Bowes: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Executive  Search this
Edward Bowes: Performing Arts\Performer\Entertainer\Radio  Search this
Edward Bowes: Performing Arts\Theater Manager  Search this
Fanny Brice: Female  Search this
Fanny Brice: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Fanny Brice: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Fanny Brice: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Fanny Brice: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Bob Burns: Male  Search this
Charles Butterworth: Male  Search this
Cab Calloway: Male  Search this
Cab Calloway: Literature\Writer  Search this
Cab Calloway: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician  Search this
Cab Calloway: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter  Search this
Cab Calloway: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer  Search this
Cab Calloway: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Jazz  Search this
Boake Carter: Undetermined  Search this
Milton J. Cross: Male  Search this
Milton J. Cross: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Tenor  Search this
Milton J. Cross: Performing Arts\Performer\Entertainer\Radio\Announcer  Search this
Jessica Dragonette: Female  Search this
Deanna Durbin: Female  Search this
Deanna Durbin: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Deanna Durbin: Performing Arts\Performer\Entertainer\Radio  Search this
Deanna Durbin: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Soprano  Search this
Nelson Eddy: Male  Search this
Nelson Eddy: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Nelson Eddy: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Jimmy Fidler: Male  Search this
Jimmy Fidler: Communications\Journalist\Columnist  Search this
Jimmy Fidler: Performing Arts\Performer\Television Personality  Search this
Jimmy Fidler: Performing Arts\Performer\Entertainer\Radio  Search this
Edwin C. Hill: Male  Search this
Ted Husing: Male  Search this
Frances Newbern Langford: Female  Search this
Frances Newbern Langford: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Frances Newbern Langford: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Frances Newbern Langford: Performing Arts\Performer\Entertainer\Radio  Search this
Beatrice Lillie: Female  Search this
Beatrice Lillie: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Beatrice Lillie: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Beatrice Lillie: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Beatrice Lillie: Performing Arts\Performer\Entertainer\Radio  Search this
Beatrice Lillie: Performing Arts\Performer\Vaudeville  Search this
Mary Livingston: Female  Search this
Guy Lombardo: Male  Search this
Graham Mcnamee: Male  Search this
Jack Oakie: Male  Search this
Jack Oakie: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Walter O'Keefe: Male  Search this
Al Pearce: Male  Search this
Joe Penner: Male  Search this
Dick Powell: Male  Search this
Martha Raye: Female  Search this
Martha Raye: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Martha Raye: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Martha Raye: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Martha Raye: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Martha Raye: Performing Arts\Performer\Entertainer  Search this
Martha Raye: Oscar  Search this
Martha Raye: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Robert L. Ripley: Male  Search this
Edward G. Robinson: Male  Search this
Edward G. Robinson: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Edward G. Robinson: Oscar  Search this
Lancelot Patrick Ross: Male  Search this
Lancelot Patrick Ross: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter  Search this
Lancelot Patrick Ross: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Lancelot Patrick Ross: Performing Arts\Performer\Vaudeville  Search this
Lancelot Patrick Ross: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist  Search this
Lancelot Patrick Ross: Military\Army\Officer\Major  Search this
Robert Taylor: Male  Search this
Robert Taylor: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
John Charles Thomas: Male  Search this
Lowell Jackson Thomas: Male  Search this
Lowell Jackson Thomas: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Lowell Jackson Thomas: Performing Arts\Performer\Television Personality  Search this
Lowell Jackson Thomas: Sports and Recreation\Traveler  Search this
Lowell Jackson Thomas: Communications\Broadcast Journalist  Search this
Lowell Jackson Thomas: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Alfred Wallenstein: Male  Search this
Don Wilson: Male  Search this
James Edward Jordan: Male  Search this
James Edward Jordan: Performing Arts\Performer\Entertainer\Radio  Search this
Marian Jordan: Female  Search this
Marian Jordan: Performing Arts\Performer\Entertainer\Radio  Search this
Freeman Fisher Gosden: Male  Search this
Freeman Fisher Gosden: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Freeman Fisher Gosden: Performing Arts\Performer\Entertainer\Radio  Search this
Charles Corell: Male  Search this
Arturo Toscanini: Male  Search this
Arturo Toscanini: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Conductor  Search this
Edgar Bergen: Male  Search this
Edgar Bergen: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Edgar Bergen: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Edgar Bergen: Literature\Writer\Screenwriter  Search this
Edgar Bergen: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Television  Search this
Edgar Bergen: Performing Arts\Performer\Entertainer\Ventriloquist  Search this
Edgar Bergen: Oscar  Search this
Lily Pons: Female  Search this
Lily Pons: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Opera  Search this
Gracie Allen: Female  Search this
Gracie Allen: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Gracie Allen: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Television  Search this
George Burns: Male  Search this
George Burns: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
George Burns: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
George Burns: Performing Arts\Performer\Vaudeville  Search this
George Burns: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Television  Search this
George Burns: Oscar  Search this
Ed Wynn: Male  Search this
Ed Wynn: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Ed Wynn: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Ed Wynn: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Ed Wynn: Performing Arts\Performer\Television Personality  Search this
Ed Wynn: Performing Arts\Performer\Entertainer\Radio  Search this
Hugh Samuel Johnson: Male  Search this
Hugh Samuel Johnson: Politics and Government\Public Official  Search this
Hugh Samuel Johnson: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Male  Search this
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Politics and Government\Governor\New York  Search this
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Politics and Government\State Senator\New York  Search this
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Politics and Government\Vice-Presidential Candidate  Search this
Andre Kostelanetz: Male  Search this
Leopold Stokowski: Male  Search this
Leopold Stokowski: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
Leopold Stokowski: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Conductor  Search this
Fred Allen: Male  Search this
Fred Allen: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Fred Allen: Communications\Journalist\Humorist  Search this
Al Jolson: Male  Search this
Al Jolson: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Al Jolson: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Al Jolson: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
William Claude Fields: Male  Search this
William Claude Fields: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
William Claude Fields: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
William Claude Fields: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
William Claude Fields: Performing Arts\Performer\Entertainer\Radio  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.86.34
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Time Inc.
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4478b6d4e-aab3-4d78-aa21-a0fc23cfa6e3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.86.34

Mack Gordon Papers

Composer:
Myrow, Josef  Search this
Revel, Harry -- 20th century  Search this
Warren, Harry, 1893-1981 -- 20th century  Search this
Creator:
Gordon, Mack, 1904-1959  Search this
Actor:
Berle, Milton  Search this
Dailey, Dan  Search this
Dunne, Irene -- 20th century  Search this
Faye, Alice -- 20th century  Search this
Gable, Clark, 1901-1960 -- 20th century  Search this
Henie, Sonja, 1912-1969 -- 20th century  Search this
Lombard, Carole -- 20th century  Search this
O'Hara, Maureen, 1920- -- 20th century  Search this
Oakie, Jack, 1903-1978 -- 20th century  Search this
Payne, John -- 20th century  Search this
Power, Tyrone, 1914-1958 -- 20th century  Search this
Taylor, Robert -- 20th century  Search this
Singer:
Cantor, Eddie, 1892-1964  Search this
Crosby, Bing, 1904-1977  Search this
Fisher, Eddie -- 20th century  Search this
Jolson, Al, d. 1950 -- 20th century  Search this
Langford, Frances -- 20th century  Search this
Merman, Ethel -- 20th century  Search this
Dancer:
Castle, Nick -- 20th century  Search this
Producer:
Grainger, Edmund -- 20th century  Search this
Director:
Taurog, Norman -- 20th century  Search this
Extent:
1 Motion picture film
3 Cubic feet (9 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion picture films
Motion pictures (visual works)
Motion picture stills
Passports
Contracts
Correspondence
Clippings
Business records
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Photograph albums
Songs
Writings
Scripts (documents)
Sheet music
Date:
1926-1977, undated
Summary:
Mack Gordon (1904-1959) was a prolific and successful songwriter, lyricist, and composer. He composed songs for stage and screen. He and Harry Warren won the Academy Award for Best Song in 1943.
Scope and Contents:
The papers document the life and career of songwriter Mack Gordon. They include business records, both personal and business correspondence, contracts, royalty statements, commercially published sheet music, a script for the motion picture Three Little Girls in Blue, photograph albums, a scrapbook of clippings, original music manuscripts, notes and writings that may have served as mnemonic devices for song ideas, an excerpt from the Paramount short film, The Collegians, funeral materials, name change documents, and a passport. The production and creative files give insight into Gordon's creative process, and ideas for lyrics, song titles, and word play are found throughout these files.

The collection is organized in seven series.

Series 1: Production and Creative Files, 1931-1950, undated. This series contains files relating to motion picture and theatrical productions, both produced and unproduced. This series also contains unidentified lyric notes, instrumental sketches, and themes.

Series 2: Business Records, 1931-1975, undated. This series contains business records, royalty contracts, telegrams, correspondence and other business records pertaining to Gordon and his work for theatrical and motion picture companies.

Series 3: Original Music Manuscripts, 1940-1952, undated. This series contains original music manuscripts written by Gordon.

Series 4: Commercial Sheet Music, 1928-1959, undated. This series contains commercially published sheet music. The sheet music was bound by Gordon into volumes he titled, Majors & Minors, there is also a folder of unbound sheet music.

Series 5: Personal and Family, 1935-1977, undated. This series contains personal documents such as passports, life insurance documents, name change documents, the auction catalogue from the sale of furnishings at Gordon's Pacific Palisades home. This series also contains personal correspondence from singer Sandra Werner to Gordon.

Series 6: Photographs, 1933-1956, undated

Series 7: Audio-Visual, 1926
Arrangement:
The collection is organized in seven series.

Series 1: Production and Creative Files, 1931-1950, undated

Series 2: Business Records, 1931-1975, undated

Series 3: Original Music Manuscripts, 1940-1952, undated

Series 4: Commercial Sheet Music, 1928-1959, undated

Series 5: Personal and Family, 1935-1977, undated

Series 6: Photographs, 1933-1956, undated

Series 7: Audio-Visual, 1926
Biographical / Historical:
Mack Gordon was a prolific and successful songwriter, lyricist, and composer who composed songs for stage and screen. Born Morris Gitler (he legally changed his name to Mack Gordon in later life) in Poland on June 21, 1904, his family immigrated to the United States in 1908 and settled in New York. His early career was as a performer in vaudeville and minstrel shows, but by the early 1930s he had formed a songwriting partnership with pianist Harry Revel. Gordon wrote for the Broadway stage and eventually made his way to Hollywood where he worked at a number of different motion picture studios.

In addition to Revel, Gordon worked with such well-known composers as Harry Warren, with whom he won his only Academy Award for Best Song for "You'll Never Know" from Hello Frisco Hello, and Josef Myrow, to name just three. Some of his more famous songs are "Chattanooga Choo Choo," "At Last," and "Did You Ever See a Dream Walking?". He was nominated for the Academy Award nine times and became a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He died on February 28, 1959 in New York City (some biographies have his date of death as March 1), and is entombed at the Corridor of Immortality at the Home of Peace Memorial Park, Los Angeles, California.
Provenance:
Collection donated to the Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution by Jack Gordon, son of Mack Gordon, in 2015.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Occupation:
Motion picture actors and actresses  Search this
Composers  Search this
Topic:
Motion pictures -- 1930-1940  Search this
Motion pictures, American  Search this
Motion pictures and music -- 1930-1970  Search this
Theater  Search this
Musicals  Search this
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Motion pictures  Search this
Musical theater  Search this
Music -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works) -- 1930-1950
Motion picture stills
Passports
Contracts -- 20th century
Correspondence -- 20th century
Clippings -- 20th century
Business records -- 20th century
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 20th century
Scrapbooks -- 1930-1940
Photograph albums -- 20th century
Songs
Writings
Scripts (documents)
Sheet music -- 20th century
Citation:
Mack Gordon Papers, 1926-1977, undated, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1363
See more items in:
Mack Gordon Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8bd1c6908-3edc-4ab4-8ec6-757e2eb3ffe5
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1363
Online Media:

Old time radio. Showbiz teams [sound recording]

Title:
Showbiz teams
Show biz teams
Author:
Abbott, Bud 1895-1974  Search this
Costello, Lou  Search this
Lorre, Peter  Search this
Ball, Lucille 1911-1989  Search this
Arnaz, Desi 1917-1986  Search this
Martin, Dean 1917-1995  Search this
Lewis, Jerry 1926-  Search this
Beemer, Brace 1903-1965  Search this
Todd, John  Search this
Bogart, Humphrey 1899-1957  Search this
Bacall, Lauren 1924-2014  Search this
Nelson, Ozzie 1906-1975  Search this
Nelson, Harriet  Search this
Crosby, Bing 1903-1977  Search this
Ameche, Don  Search this
Langford, Frances  Search this
Thomas, Danny  Search this
Jordan, Jim 1896-1988  Search this
Jordan, Marian 1897-1961  Search this
Bergen, Edgar 1903-1978  Search this
Bankhead, Tallulah 1902-1968  Search this
Lauck, Chester 1902-1980  Search this
Goff, Norris  Search this
Emery, John  Search this
Liss, Ronald  Search this
Shirley, Alfred  Search this
Amari, Carl  Search this
Talbot, Bruce  Search this
Tollin, Anthony  Search this
Burns & Allen (Comedy team)  Search this
Physical description:
4 sound discs (5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Date:
1997
1944
P1997
Topic:
Radio comedies  Search this
Radio serials  Search this
Radio plays, American  Search this
Call number:
disc 000200
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_548043

Old time radio. Showbiz teams [sound recording]

Title:
Showbiz teams
Show biz teams
Author:
Abbott, Bud 1895-1974  Search this
Costello, Lou  Search this
Lorre, Peter  Search this
Ball, Lucille 1911-1989  Search this
Arnaz, Desi 1917-1986  Search this
Lewis, Jerry 1926-  Search this
Beemer, Brace 1903-1965  Search this
Todd, John  Search this
Bogart, Humphrey 1899-1957  Search this
Bacall, Lauren 1924-2014  Search this
Nelson, Ozzie 1906-1975  Search this
Nelson, Harriet  Search this
Crosby, Bing 1903-1977  Search this
Ameche, Don  Search this
Langford, Frances  Search this
Thomas, Danny  Search this
Jordan, Jim 1896-1988  Search this
Jordan, Marian 1897-1961  Search this
Bergen, Edgar 1903-1978  Search this
Bankhead, Tallulah 1902-1968  Search this
Lauck, Chester 1902-1980  Search this
Goff, Norris  Search this
Emery, John  Search this
Liss, Ronald  Search this
Shirley, Alfred  Search this
Amari, Carl  Search this
Talbot, Bruce  Search this
Tollin, Anthony  Search this
Burns & Allen (Comedy team)  Search this
Physical description:
4 sound cassettes (5 hr.) : analog, Dolby processed
Type:
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Date:
1997
1944
P1997
Topic:
Radio comedies  Search this
Radio serials  Search this
Radio plays, American  Search this
Call number:
ptp 000114
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_548044

Old time radio. Comedy favorites [sound recording]

Title:
Comedy favorites
Author:
Benny, Jack 1894-1974  Search this
Livingstone, Mary  Search this
Harris, Phil 1904-1995  Search this
Day, Dennis 1917-1988  Search this
Anderson, Eddie 1905-1977  Search this
Wilson, Don 1900-1982  Search this
Burns, George 1896-1996  Search this
Allen, Gracie 1902-1964  Search this
Felton, Verna 1890-1966  Search this
Blanc, Mel  Search this
Goodwin, Bill 1910-1958  Search this
Bergen, Edgar 1903-1978  Search this
Boyer, Charles 1899-1978  Search this
Cantor, Eddie 1892-1964  Search this
Dorsey, Tommy 1905-1956  Search this
Shore, Dinah 1917-1994  Search this
Gordon, Bert  Search this
McDaniel, Hattie 1895-1952  Search this
Jordan, Jim 1896-1988  Search this
Jordan, Marian 1897-1961  Search this
Bryan, Arthur Q  Search this
Bendix, William 1906-1964  Search this
Brown, John  Search this
Lancaster, Burt 1913-1994  Search this
Gardner, Ed 1901-1963  Search this
Peary, Harold 1908-1985  Search this
Arden, Eve 1912-1990  Search this
Gordon, Gale 1906-1995  Search this
Chandler, Jeff 1918-1961  Search this
Crenna, Richard 1927-2003  Search this
Allen, Fred 1894-1956  Search this
Hoffa, Portland  Search this
Ameche, Don  Search this
Langford, Frances  Search this
Ellis, Bobby  Search this
Grimes, Jackie  Search this
Amari, Carl  Search this
Talbot, Bruce  Search this
Physical description:
4 sound discs (5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Date:
1994
1942
P1994
Topic:
Radio comedies  Search this
Radio serials  Search this
Call number:
disc 000201
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_548054

Old-time radio. Comedy favorites [sound recording]

Title:
Comedy favorites
Author:
Benny, Jack 1894-1974  Search this
Livingstone, Mary  Search this
Harris, Phil 1904-1995  Search this
Day, Dennis 1917-1988  Search this
Anderson, Eddie 1905-1977  Search this
Wilson, Don 1900-1982  Search this
Burns, George 1896-1996  Search this
Allen, Gracie 1902-1964  Search this
Felton, Verna 1890-1966  Search this
Blanc, Mel  Search this
Goodwin, Bill 1910-1958  Search this
Bergen, Edgar 1903-1978  Search this
Boyer, Charles 1899-1978  Search this
Cantor, Eddie 1892-1964  Search this
Dorsey, Tommy 1905-1956  Search this
Shore, Dinah 1917-1994  Search this
Gordon, Bert  Search this
McDaniel, Hattie 1895-1952  Search this
Jordan, Jim 1896-1988  Search this
Jordan, Marian 1897-1961  Search this
Bryan, Arthur Q  Search this
Bendix, William 1906-1964  Search this
Brown, John  Search this
Lancaster, Burt 1913-1994  Search this
Gardner, Ed 1901-1963  Search this
Peary, Harold 1908-1985  Search this
Arden, Eve 1912-1990  Search this
Gordon, Gale 1906-1995  Search this
Chandler, Jeff 1918-1961  Search this
Crenna, Richard 1927-2003  Search this
Allen, Fred 1894-1956  Search this
Hoffa, Portland  Search this
Ameche, Don  Search this
Langford, Frances  Search this
Ellis, Bobby  Search this
Grimes, Jackie  Search this
Amari, Carl  Search this
Talbot, Bruce  Search this
Physical description:
4 sound cassettes (5 hr.) : analog, Dolby processed
Type:
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Date:
1994
1942
P1994
Topic:
Radio comedies  Search this
Radio serials  Search this
Call number:
ptp 000115
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_548063

Old time radio. Comedy & laughter [sound recording]

Title:
Old time radio. Comedy and laughter
Comedy & laughter
Comedy and laughter
Author:
Amari, Carl  Search this
Talbot, Bruce  Search this
Tollin, Anthony  Search this
Benny, Jack 1894-1974  Search this
Burns, George 1896-1996  Search this
Allen, Gracie 1902-1964  Search this
Abbott, Bud 1895-1974  Search this
Costello, Lou  Search this
Ameche, Don  Search this
Langford, Frances  Search this
Bergen, Edgar 1903-1978  Search this
Bendix, William 1906-1964  Search this
Jordan, Jim 1896-1988  Search this
Jordan, Marian 1897-1961  Search this
Peary, Harold 1908-1985  Search this
Tetley, Walter  Search this
Arden, Eve 1912-1990  Search this
Berle, Milton  Search this
Gardner, Ed 1901-1963  Search this
Shermet, Hazel  Search this
Ball, Lucille 1911-1989  Search this
Denning, Richard 1914-1998  Search this
Physical description:
4 sound discs (ca. 5 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Date:
1997
1945
P1997
Topic:
Radio comedies  Search this
Radio plays, American  Search this
Call number:
disc 000195
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_547335

Old time radio. Comedy & laughter [sound recording]

Title:
Old time radio. Comedy and laughter
Comedy & laughter
Comedy and laughter
Author:
Amari, Carl  Search this
Talbot, Bruce  Search this
Tollin, Anthony  Search this
Benny, Jack 1894-1974  Search this
Burns, George 1896-1996  Search this
Allen, Gracie 1902-1964  Search this
Abbott, Bud 1895-1974  Search this
Costello, Lou  Search this
Ameche, Don  Search this
Langford, Frances  Search this
Bergen, Edgar 1903-1978  Search this
Bendix, William 1906-1964  Search this
Jordan, Jim 1896-1988  Search this
Jordan, Marian 1897-1961  Search this
Peary, Harold 1908-1985  Search this
Tetley, Walter  Search this
Arden, Eve 1912-1990  Search this
Berle, Milton  Search this
Gardner, Ed 1901-1963  Search this
Shermet, Hazel  Search this
Ball, Lucille 1911-1989  Search this
Denning, Richard 1914-1998  Search this
Physical description:
4 sound cassettes (ca. 5 hrs.) : analog, Dolby processed
Type:
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Date:
1997
1945
P1997
Topic:
Radio comedies  Search this
Radio plays, American  Search this
Call number:
ptp 000109
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_547336

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