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Gershwin, Ira 1896-1983

Overview
Works: 4,009 works in 8,041 publications in 6 languages and 86,050 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Romance films  Poetry  Romantic comedy films  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Fiction  Show business films  Operas 
Roles: Lyricist, Librettist, Author, Composer, Performer, Musician, Other, Translator, Creator, Compiler, Arranger, 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 )

226 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,950 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 )

76 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,171 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 2,349 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( )

118 editions published between 1934 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shall We Dance by Mark Sandrich( Visual )

46 editions published between 1937 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,479 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 )

24 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a band singer is discovered and guided to heights of show-business success by an alcoholic ex-matinee idol, she performs one superb song after another in a production that exhilarates with its craft and style even as its story moves toward a heartbreaking finale. Special features include: alternate filmings of four musical numbers and one dramatic sequence, and much more
Funny face( Visual )

3 editions published between 1957 and 2001 in English and held by 1,031 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( Visual )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 971 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
The complete lyrics of Ira Gershwin by Ira Gershwin( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Funny face by Stanley Donen( Visual )

51 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 960 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 940 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 891 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 & Bess by George Gershwin( )

21 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in English and held by 872 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
Ten great musicals of the American theatre by Stanley Richards( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 854 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 790 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 777 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 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The country girl by George Seaton( Visual )

4 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 704 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 )

55 editions published between 1954 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 679 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 673 WorldCat member libraries 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

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American poetry : the twentieth centuryPorgy and BessShall We DanceA star is bornThe complete lyrics of Ira GershwinFunny faceIra Gershwin : the art of the lyricist