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Gershwin, Ira 1896-1983

Works: 3,880 works in 7,876 publications in 6 languages and 90,031 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Romance films  Poetry  Romantic comedy films  Comedy films  Show business films  Dance films  Operas  Film adaptations 
Roles: Lyricist, Librettist, Author, Composer, Musician, Performer, Other, Translator, Creator, Arranger, Compiler, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Honoree, 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 and Bess by George Gershwin( Recording )

220 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,412 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 )

74 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,168 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
Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin( )

113 editions published between 1934 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shall We Dance by Mark Sandrich( Visual )

45 editions published between 1937 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A male ballet dancer and a female singer enter into a phony romance to generate publicity for their careers
The complete lyrics of Ira Gershwin by Ira Gershwin( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Funny face by Stanley Donen( Visual )

51 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 953 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
The Barkleys of Broadway by Charles Walters( Visual )

16 editions published between 1949 and 2010 in English and Multiple languages and held by 939 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."
Duets by Tony Bennett( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 892 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
Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin( )

21 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in English and held by 858 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 853 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 786 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 775 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 )

38 editions published between 1944 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The country girl by George Seaton( Visual )

4 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 702 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 2016 in 3 languages and held by 676 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 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of thee I sing, a musical play in two acts by George Gershwin( Book )

10 editions published between 1931 and 1963 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess : a 75th anniversary celebration by Robin Thompson( Book )

13 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1935 George Gershwin continued the melding of theatrical, classical, and jazz idioms he began with "Rhapsody in Blue," bringing DuBose Heyward's novel and play Porgy to the musical stage with Porgy and Bess. Collaborating with his brother Ira and Heyward, Gershwin created what was deemed at the time a "folk opera"--A work that over the years has passed through cycles of praise and criticism, finally achieving recognition as a great American theatrical achievement and inclusion in the repertoire of opera companies around the world. In this lavishly illustrated 75th anniversary volume, created with the participation of the Gershwin estate, opera producer and author Robin Thompson recounts the history of Porgy and Bess as he looks at the various interpretations of the work and the many layers of meaning to be found in the story of the crippled Porgy, the conflicted and vulnerable Bess, the dope peddler Sportin' Life, and the other residents of Catfish Row. Packed with unique, rarely seen archival photographs and documents associated with the production, Porgy and Bess commemorates this uniquely American blending of musical, ethnic, and creative styles and the people, the performers, and the times that produced it [Publisher description]
The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess( Visual )

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

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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

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American poetry : the twentieth centuryPorgy and BessShall We DanceThe complete lyrics of Ira GershwinFunny faceIra Gershwin : the art of the lyricistThe Gershwins' Porgy and Bess : a 75th anniversary celebration