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Gershwin, Ira 1896-1983

Works: 3,780 works in 8,188 publications in 6 languages and 92,933 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Comedy films  Romance films  Dance films  Romantic comedy films  Film adaptations  Filmed operas  Fiction  Show business films 
Roles: Lyricist, Librettist, Author, Composer, Musician, Performer, Other, Translator, Creator, Arranger, Compiler, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Interviewee, Honoree
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 and Bess by George Gershwin( Recording )

215 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,276 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 )

81 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ex-GI loves Paris and loves even more an alluring, but engaged, perfume-shop clerk
Funny face by Stanley Donen( Visual )

72 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jo Stockton is a shy, reluctant Greenwich Village bookstore clerk who is transformed into a modeling sensation by a fashion photographer who discovers her and grooms her for stardom. Maggie Prescott is the publisher and editor of Quality magazine, who agrees that Jo has a new and fresh face. Prescott desires to have Jo for her publication's new look. Now, Jo will undergo a complete transformation, with Paris as the destination
Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin( Visual )

47 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,511 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. The television production was shot using the recording made of the 1989 production for its soundtrack
Shall we dance? by Mark Sandrich( Visual )

48 editions published between 1937 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A male ballet dancer and a female singer enter into a phony romance to generate publicity for their careers
A star is born by George Cukor( Visual )

27 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic story of fame, innocence and destruction. A matinee idol falls in love with a young girl and propels her to stardom
The complete lyrics of Ira Gershwin by Ira Gershwin( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Barkleys of Broadway by Charles Walters( Visual )

20 editions published between 1949 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In their first film together in a decade, Fred and Ginger play a bickering show biz couple. Songs include "You'd be hard to replace" and "They can't take that away from me."
Of thee I sing, a musical play by George S Kaufman( Book )

24 editions published between 1931 and 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten great musicals of the American theatre by Stanley Richards( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 856 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
Ken Burns jazz the story of America's music by Ken Burns( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music from the PBS special Jazz, by filmmaker Ken Burns
Porgy & Bess by George Gershwin( )

21 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George and Ira Gershwin's Girl crazy by George Gershwin( Recording )

35 editions published between 1944 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The country girl by George Seaton( Visual )

6 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in English and French and held by 709 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
The George and Ira Gershwin songbook by George Gershwin( Recording )

53 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solomon Jazz Collection
Ethel Merman( Visual )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elliot Norton interviews Ethel Merman
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
An American in Paris
Alternative Names

Francis, Arthur

Francis Arthur 1896-1983

Gershovitz, Israel 1896-1983

Gershowitz, Israel 1896-1983

Gershvin, Aĭra 1896-1983

Gershvin, Ira 1896-1983

Gershvin, Israel

Gershvin, Israel 1896-1983

Gershwin, Ira

Gershwin, Ira, 1898-1937

Gershwin, Ira Arthur Francis

Gershwin, Israel 1896-1983

Ira Gershwin americký textař

Ira Gershwin Amerikaans schrijver

Ira Gershwin librettista e paroliere statunitense

Ira Gershwin US-amerikanischer Liedtexter und Librettist

Айра Гершвин

איירה גרשווין

גרשוין, אירה

ایرا گرشوین

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Funny faceShall we dance?A star is bornThe 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 associativeFascinating rhythm : the collaboration of George and Ira GershwinIra Gershwin : the art of the lyricist