WorldCat Identities

Merman, Ethel

Works: 784 works in 1,326 publications in 2 languages and 24,143 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Biography  Comedy films  Road films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Original cast recordings  Musicals  Christmas television programs  Concert films 
Roles: Performer, Actor, Singer, Author, Interviewee, Producer, Speaker, Dedicatee, Recipient, Costume designer, Composer
Classifications: PN1997, 782.14
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ethel Merman
It's a mad, mad, mad, mad world by Stanley Kramer( Visual )

30 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a goofy assortment of motorists unexpectedly learn the whereabouts of a stolen fortune, they speed off on a side-splitting, car-bashing race for the loot
Irving Berlin's Annie get your gun : the new Broadway cast recording by Irving Berlin( Recording )

61 editions published between 1946 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Closing scenes: "Anything you can do" (Dolores Gray, Bill Johnson) -- Finale: "[There's no business like] Show business" ; "They say it's wonderful" ; "[I got the] Sun in the morning" (Ensemble) -- Reprise: Curtain calls "They say it's wonderful" (Gray, Johnson) -- Speech: Dolores Gray ; Audience sings "Happy birthday"--Speech: Bill Johnson -- Speech: Emile Littler -- Speech: Helen Tamiris. Reprise: "Doin' what comes naturally" (Gray) -- "[There's no business like] Show business" (Ensemble)--Tape insert
Gypsy : the new Broadway cast recording by Jule Styne( Recording )

30 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of strip-teaser Gypsy Rose Lee and her ambitious stage mother
Irving Berlin's There's no business like show business by Walter Lang( Visual )

37 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tuneful Irving Berlin musical that depicts the trials and triumphs of a veteran vaudeville family. Molly and Terry Donahue start out as a duo and keep adding kids to the act until they finally become The 5 Donahues. Their busy and tumultuous lives aren't always easy, but the Donahues have plenty of love to get them through the hard times and more than enough talent to keep them on top. Highlighted by one classic Irving Berlin song after another and an array of dazzling production numbers
Alexander's ragtime band( Visual )

9 editions published between 1938 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roger and his friend Charlie audition at a saloon in San Francisco's Barbary Coast. The number "Alexander's ragtime band" proves to be a sensation. Charlie soon falls in love with Stella who is the singer of the band. When Roger returns from World War I, he meets Stella and learns she and Charlie have married
Call me madam by Walter Lang( Visual )

6 editions published between 1953 and 2004 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethel Merman repeats her successful Broadway performance as a Washington hostess who is named ambassador to the tiny European nation of Lichtenberg. She falls in love with the foreign minister, George Sanders, while the princess, Vera-Ellen, falls for her press attache, Donald O'connor. Loosely based on the life of former Ambassador to Luxembourg, Perle Mesta
Rudolph & Frosty's Christmas in July( Visual )

9 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Santa Claus must save Frosty and Rudolph from a bad wizard
Broadway's lost treasures III : the best of the Tony Awards( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of Broadway song & dance numbers from The Tony Awards, as performed by the original cast members between 1968 and 2002
Gypsy by Jule Styne( )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sweet Charity : original Broadway cast recording by Cy Coleman( Recording )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gwen Verdon takes the lead in the musical based on the Fellini film Nights of Cabiria. Includes bonus tracks and previously unreleased material
12 songs from Call me madam by Irving Berlin( Recording )

23 editions published between 1950 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annie get your gun : original cast album by Irving Berlin( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carole Lombard : the glamour collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Man of the world) A young American girl visits Paris accompanied by her fiancee and her wealthy uncle. (We're not dressing) Beautiful high society type Doris Worthington is entertaining guests on her yacht in the Pacific when it hits a reef and sinks. (Hands across the table) A loafer and a manicurist, both planning to marry money, meet and form an uneasy alliance. (Love before breakfast) Kay bounces between boyfriend Bill and a Wall Street tycoon who thinks he knows what's best for her and bosses her around. (The princess comes across) A woman pretends to be royalty in order to get aboard a crusie ship. (True confession) Helen and Ken are a pretty strange couple, she is a pathological liar, and he is a scrupulously honest lawyer
Ultimate Broadway( Recording )

2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of 40 Broadway musical songs that span from 1943 to 1996
Mermania! by Ethel Merman( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mermania! by Ethel Merman( )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gypsy : a musical fable by Jule Styne( )

4 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program notes included. Based on the life of Gypsy Rose Lee. Music by Jule Styne. Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Book by Arthur Laurents
American popular music : from minstrelsy to MTV by Larry Starr( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of American popular music provides crucial insights into the establishment of a distinctively American culture. Authors Larry Starr and Christopher Waterman examine popular music in the United States from its beginnings to the end of the 20th century, furthering our understanding of the relationship between music, culture, and social identity. Using well-chosen examples, insightful, up-to-date commentaries, and an engaging writing style, American Popular Music: From Minstrelsy to MTV poses such questions as: Why do people make and listen to music? What do they want from it? What does it give them? Numerous listening examples (corresponding to the 2-CD package that accompanies the text) prompt readers to listen closely to popular music and to learn about its history and the people and institutions that have produced it. American Popular Music: From Minstrelsy to MTV integrates detailed discussions of particular popular songs and recordings with a thoughtful consideration of the broader historical and cultural context. Other distinctive features include a rich illustration program, strong pedagogy including numerous boxed inserts, inclusion of earlier American popular music, and well-organized listening charts with lyrics. Themes such as the multicultural roots of popular styles, the development of musical technology, and the operations and strategies of the music industry unify the text. This book is an ideal text for courses in American Studies, Cultural Studies, Popular Culture, and Music. Its accessible style and warm tone will captivate students and other readers, encouraging them to become more critically aware listeners of popular music [Publisher description]
Sesame Street( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leslie Uggams is celebrating Christmas on Sesame Street. But since Oscar the Grouch is being a right old scrooge, she decides to teach him a lesson by imploring Anne Murray, Imogen Coca and Dickie Smothers to pose as the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. Have a hot cocoa with Henry Fonda. Michael Jackson helps Oscar to understand the Spirit of Christmas
Who could ask for anything more, by Ethel Merman as told to Pete Martin by Ethel Merman( Book )

5 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of the actress and singer
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Broadway's lost treasures III : the best of the Tony Awards
Alternative Names
Etel Merman

Ethel Merman actrice de cinéma et chanteuse américaine

Ethel Merman Amerikaans acteur

Ethel Merman Amerikaans actrice

Ethel Merman amerikansk sångare och skådespelare

Ethel Merman amerikansk sanger og skuespiller

Ethel Merman amerikansk songar og skodespelar

Ethel Merman cantante e attrice statunitense

Ethel Merman US-amerikanische Schauspielerin und Sängerin

Six, Ethel M. 1909-1984

Six, Ethel Merman

Six, Ethel Merman 1909-1984

Zimmerman Ethel 1909-1984

Zimmerman, Ethel Agnes

Zimmerman, Ethel Agnes 1909-1984

Zimmermann, Ethel A. 1909-1984

Zimmermann, Ethel Agnes.

Zimmermann, Ethel Agnes 1909-1984

Етел Мерман

Етель Мерман

Мерман, Этель

Этэль Мерман

Этэль Мэрман амэрыканская сьпявачка і акторка

אתל מרמן

אתל מרמן זמרת אמריקאית

إيثيل ميرمان

ایثل مرمن بازیگر و خواننده آمریکایی

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English (270)

French (3)

Irving Berlin's There's no business like show businessBroadway's lost treasures III : the best of the Tony AwardsCarole Lombard : the glamour collectionAmerican popular music : from minstrelsy to MTVShout, sister, shout! : ten girl singers who shaped a centuryBrass diva : the life and legends of Ethel MermanEthel Merman : a bio-bibliography