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Gershwin, Ira 1896-1983

Overview
Works: 4,448 works in 8,861 publications in 5 languages and 89,097 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Romance films  Poetry  Romantic comedy films  Operas  Film adaptations  Librettos  Comedy films  Musicals 
Roles: Lyricist, Librettist, Author, Composer, Performer, Musician, Other, Singer, Translator, Creator, Compiler, Arranger, Bibliographic antecedent, wal, Honoree, Contributor, Instrumentalist, Conductor, Editor, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Ira Gershwin
 
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Most widely held works by Ira Gershwin
Porgy & Bess by George Gershwin( Recording )

187 editions published between 1935 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 4,544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first complete recording of the opera based on Gershwin's original score, restoring the material cut by Gershwin during rehearsals for the New York premiere in 1935, was made by the Cleveland Orchestra under Lorin Maazel in 1976, in time for the U.S. Bicentennial"--Wikipedia (Feb 2007)
An American in Paris by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

96 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ex-GI loves Paris and loves even more an alluring, but engaged, perfume-shop clerk
American poetry : the twentieth century( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over 1500 poems by more than 200 well-known American poets, including Langston Hughes, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Robert Frost, and Wallace Stevens
Funny face by Stanley Donen( Visual )

66 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young fashion photographer falls in love with a drab bookseller in this musical
Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin( )

130 editions published between 1934 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A star is born by George Cukor( Visual )

29 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drunken waning movie star Norman Maine meets showgirl Esther Blodgett when he literally stumbles into her act one night. A friendship develops which blossoms into romance but tensions increase as Esther's career takes off while Norman's plummets
Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin( Visual )

45 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera stage production of the Gershwins' classic musical drama Porgy and Bess, which portrays the lives of the occupants of Catfish Row
Shall We Dance by Mark Sandrich( Visual )

45 editions published between 1937 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A male ballet dancer and a female singer enter into a phony romance to generate publicity for their careers
Porgy & Bess : highlights by George Gershwin( )

21 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in English and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gershwin composed part of Porgy and Bess during the summer of 1934, living on an island near Charleston, where the opera takes place
The Barkleys of Broadway by Charles Walters( Visual )

18 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in English and Multiple languages and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josh and Dinah Barkley are a successful (though argumentative) musical-comedy team, yet Dinah chafes as Galatea to her husband's Pygmalion. When serious playwright Jacques Barredout envisions her as a great dramatic actress, Dinah is not hard to persuade
The complete lyrics of Ira Gershwin by Ira Gershwin( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duets by Tony Bennett( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary crooner Tony Bennett returns with a new collection of superstar duets that includes collaborations with Carrie Underwood, Josh Groban, and Lady Gaga. Duets II also includes Bennett and Amy Winehouse performing Body and Soul
Ten great musicals of the American theatre by Stanley Richards( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes the librettos: Of thee I sing, Porgy and Bess, One touch of Venus, Brigadoon, Kiss me Kate, West Side story, Gypsy, Fiddler on the roof, 1776, and Company
Live in Paris by Diana Krall( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A live performance in Paris full of romantic ballads and bossa novas
Ken Burns jazz : the story of America's music by Ken Burns( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music from the PBS special Jazz, by filmmaker Ken Burns
George and Ira Gershwin's Girl crazy by George Gershwin( Recording )

35 editions published between 1944 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The country girl by George Seaton( Visual )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Elgin is an alcoholic actor and singer who gets a second change at stardom. His long suffering wife, Georgie, and their marriage is put to the test. Frank is desperate to make a come back and Bernie Dodd is the hotshot Broadway director in need of a "name" star for his new stage production. Georgie is both weary of her husband's weaknesses and Dodd's motives. When Georgie appears to be dragging Frank down, Bernie tries to force her to leave
Crazy for you : the new Gershwin musical comedy : original Broadway cast recording by George Gershwin( Recording )

20 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover girl by Charles Vidor( Visual )

15 editions published between 1944 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dancer in a Brooklyn night club catches the eye of a magazine publisher, who sees in her potential as a future cover girl
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
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American poetry : the twentieth centuryFunny facePorgy and BessA star is bornShall We DanceThe complete lyrics of Ira GershwinLyrics on several occasions : a selection of stage & screen lyrics written for sundry situations : and now arranged in arbitrary categories ; to which have been added many informative annotations & disquisitions on their why & wherefore, their whom-for, their how; and matters associativeCover girl
Alternative Names
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Francis, Arthur

Francis Arthur 1896-1983

Gershovitz, Israel

Gershovitz, Israel 1896-1983

Gershowitz, Israel

Gershowitz, Israel 1896-1983

Gershvin, Aǐra

Gershvin, Aĭra 1896-1983

Gershvin, Arthur

Gershvin, Ira 1896-1983

Gershvin, Israel

Gershvin, Israel 1896-1983

Gershwin, I.

Gershwin, Ira

Gershwin, Ira, 1898-1937

Gershwin, Ira Arthur Francis

Gershwin, Isidore 1896-1983

Gershwin, Israel 1896-1983

Ira Gershwin

Ira Gershwin American lyricist

Ira Gershwin americký textař

Ira Gershwin Amerikaans schrijver

Ira Gershwin librettista e paroliere statunitense

Ira Gershwin US-amerikanischer Liedtexter und Librettist

Айра Гершвин

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