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Gershwin, Ira 1896-1983

Works: 5,062 works in 9,384 publications in 5 languages and 90,727 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Romance films  Operas  Poetry  Romantic comedy films  Librettos  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Fiction 
Roles: Lyricist, Librettist, Author, Composer, Performer, Musician, Other, Singer, Translator, Creator, Compiler, Arranger, Bibliographic antecedent, wal, Honoree, Conductor, Interviewee, Instrumentalist, Editor, Contributor
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 )

211 editions published between 1935 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 4,797 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 )

90 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,182 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 2,343 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 )

25 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in English and held by 1,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young fashion photographer falls in love with a drab bookseller in this musical
A star is born by George Cukor( Visual )

14 editions published between 1954 and 2016 in English and held by 1,412 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
Shall We Dance by Mark Sandrich( Visual )

43 editions published between 1937 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,410 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 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 1,368 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
Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin( Recording )

4 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revered for its legendary score by George Gershwin, Dubose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin, Porgy and Bess has been reimagined and reinvigorated for the modern stage by a team that includes Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, musical adapter Diedre L. Murray and director Diane Paulus. It's the New Broadway Cast Recording of one of the most beloved works of the American musical theatre
Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin( )

60 editions published between 1935 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Barkleys of Broadway by Charles Walters( Visual )

19 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in English and Multiple languages and held by 936 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."
The complete lyrics of Ira Gershwin by Ira Gershwin( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The most literate and word-loving of our great lyricists, Ira Gershwin described his writing as "simple, colloquial, rhymed conversational lines." Yet these "simple" lines were so irresistibly witty and enticing that dozens of them have made their way into the musical vernacular of the twentieth century, the common memory of a song-loving culture. Now, for the first time, Ira Gershwin's entire body of work is brought together in one volume. Here are the words of more than 700 songs (nearly 400 of them never before published), beginning with his first composition and taking us through his splendid, nearly fifty-year-long career to the last songs he wrote for the 1964 film Kiss Me, Stupid. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
Of thee I sing, a musical play by George S Kaufman( Book )

19 editions published between 1931 and 1963 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The musical lampoons American politics; the story concerns John P. Wintergreen, who runs for President of the United States on the "love" platform. However, when he falls in love with sensible Mary Turner instead of Diana Deveraux, the beautiful pageant winner selected for him, he finds himself in political hot water
Duets by Tony Bennett( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 871 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 807 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 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music from the PBS special Jazz, by filmmaker Ken Burns
Live in Paris by Diana Krall( Recording )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A live performance in Paris full of romantic ballads and bossa novas
The country girl by George Seaton( Visual )

9 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in English and held by 699 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
Porgy & Bess : highlights by George Gershwin( )

18 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in English and held by 676 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
Cover girl by Charles Vidor( Visual )

15 editions published between 1944 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 634 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
American poetry : the twentieth centuryFunny faceA star is bornShall We DancePorgy and BessThe 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


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 1896-1983

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

Гершвин А.

Гершвин Айра

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거쉰, 아이라 1896-1983

거슈위츠, 이스라엘 1896-1983

아이라 거쉰 1896-1983