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Gershwin, Ira 1896-1983

Works: 4,179 works in 8,118 publications in 7 languages and 85,938 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Romance films  Comedy films  Poetry  Romantic comedy films  Film adaptations  Fiction  Show business films  Filmed operas 
Roles: Lyricist, Librettist, Author, Composer, Musician, Performer, Other, Translator, Creator, Arranger, Compiler, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997,
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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 )

209 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 4,408 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 George Gershwin( Visual )

84 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 3,101 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 by E. E Cummings( 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
Singin' in the rain by Nacio Herb Brown( Visual )

72 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Cinderella story about an inconspicuous salesgirl who is whisked off to Paris by a group of fashion magazine sophisticates and transformed into a dazzling model with whom the magazine's photographer falls in love
Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin( )

133 editions published between 1934 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shall we dance by Mark Sandrich( Visual )

46 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
Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin( Visual )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,340 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
A star is born by George Cukor( Visual )

20 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,069 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
Duets by Tony Bennett( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 969 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
The complete lyrics of Ira Gershwin by Ira Gershwin( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Barkleys of Broadway by Charles Walters( Visual )

19 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."
Ten great musicals of the American theatre by Stanley Richards( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 857 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 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ken Burns jazz the story of America's music by Ken Burns( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in English and held by 773 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 )

7 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in English and French and held by 715 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 )

38 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solomon Jazz Collection
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 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names

Francis, Arthur.

Francis Arthur 1896-1983

Gershovitz, Israel 1896-1983

Gershowitz, Israel.

Gershowitz, Israel 1896-1983

Gershvin, Aĭra 1896-1983

Gershvin, Ira 1896-1983

Gershvin, Israel.

Gershvin, Israel 1896-1983

Gershwin, I.

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

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American poetry : the twentieth centurySingin' in the rainPorgy and BessShall we danceA 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 associative