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Levant, Oscar 1906-1972

Overview
Works: 664 works in 1,278 publications in 3 languages and 14,552 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Romance films  Biography  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Records and correspondence  Music  Romantic comedy films  Excerpts 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Instrumentalist, Singer, Composer, Arranger, Speaker, Adapter, Interviewee, Lyricist, Contributor, Costume designer, Musician, Editor, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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An American in Paris by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

84 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ex-GI loves Paris and loves even more an alluring, but engaged, perfume-shop clerk
The band wagon by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

50 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fading movie musical star Tony Hunter, down and out in Hollywood, decides to try his luck on the Broadway stage
A smattering of ignorance by Oscar Levant( Book )

24 editions published between 1939 and 1997 in English and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of essays on Oscar Levant's various life experiences, his early days, his studies (which included years of lessons with none other than Arnold Schoenberg), his encounters with famous musicians and show business personalities, such as Harpo Marx, and above all, his relationship with George Gershwin and his family
The Barkleys of Broadway by Charles Walters( Visual )

15 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in English and French and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In their first film together in a decade, Fred and Ginger play a bickering show biz couple; Fred is a driven dancer while Ginger would like to give up the dancing act for stage dramas
Humoresque by Jean Negulesco( Visual )

16 editions published between 1946 and 2005 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glamorous socialite Helen Wright takes what she wants - clothes, alcohol, men - and uses them up and tosses them aside. Then she meets a brilliant young violinist, Paul Boray. But this is one toy she can't break
Rhapsody in blue ; An American in Paris by George Gershwin( Recording )

15 editions published between 1949 and 1987 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This selection is a DSD (Direct Stream Digital) recording
Nothing sacred by William A Wellman( Visual )

31 editions published between 1937 and 2014 in English and French and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman diagnosed with "radium poisoning" is given a last fling in New York City for two weeks, but it all turns into a publicity hoax
O. Henry's full house( Visual )

4 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Steinbeck introduces dramatizations of five of O. Henry's short stories
George Gershwin remembered by Tony Thomas( )

3 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romance on the high seas by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical about a singer, Georgia Garrett, who takes the place of a socialite on a cruise and finds herself embroiled in the plots and counterplots of a suspicious husband and wife
Charlie Chan at the opera( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie Chan investigates two murders on the opening night of an opera. The prime suspect is the husband of the star of the opera, himself a talented singer who recently escaped from the insane asylum where he had suffered from amnesia for years
Rhapsody in blue : the story of George Gershwin by Irving Rapper( Visual )

9 editions published between 1945 and 2011 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical film about George Gershwin his rise from music hall pianist to revered composer
Gershwin's greatest hits by George Gershwin( Recording )

4 editions published between 1970 and 1984 and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American in Paris by George Gershwin( Recording )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Along with two of Gershwin's most popular works, Barry Wordsworth and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, along with acclaimed pianist Christopher O'Riley, perform works by Ravel and Debussy
Greatest classic films collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Easter parade: Don Hewes and Nadine Hale are a dancing team, but on the day before Easter she refuses to sign a new contract with him. So he takes the next dancer he meets, Hannah Brown, as a new partner. He vows to make Hannah a success before the next Easter parade. After a while Don and Hannah are so successful that Florence Ziegfeld is interested in them. With Nadine dancing for the Follies, Don declines to dance for the Ziegfeld's. Don falls in love with Hannah, but feels he has to keep it strictly business
A Copland celebration. chamber music and rarities by Aaron Copland( Recording )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerto no. 4 in D minor for piano and orchestra, op. 70 by Anton Rubinstein( Recording )

6 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American in Paris : original MGM soundtrack by George Gershwin( Recording )

2 editions published in 1990 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greatest classic films collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Disc 2]: Gigi: Gaston is the scion of a wealthy Parisian family who finds emotional refuge from the superficial lifestyle of upper class Parisian 1900s society with the former mistress of his uncle and her outgoing, tomboy granddaughter, Gigi. When Gaston becomes aware that Gigi has matured into a woman, her grandmother and aunt, who have educated Gigi to be a wealthy man's mistress, request he become her provider. An American in Paris: Jerry Mulligan is a struggling American painter in Paris who is 'discovered' by an influential heiress. She just happens to an interested in more than Jerry's art. Jerry in turn falls for Lise, a young French girl already engaged to a cabaret singer. His relationship with Lise is filled with romantic complications
Rhapsody in blue ; Preludes for piano ; Short story ; Violin piece ; Second rhapsody for orchestra with piano ; For Lily Pons ; Sleepless night ; Promenade : walking the dog by George Gershwin( Recording )

15 editions published between 1943 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features Grosvenor playing three solo encores, one from each composer represented. For Saint-Saens, he's chosen Leopold Godowskys deliciously free transcription 'The Swan'. The famous cello solo from 'The Carnival of Animals'. Ravel is represented by a brief prelude that he wrote in 1913. And he performs Gershwins Piano Concerto and Rhapsody in Blue
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
An American in Paris
Alternative Names
Levant, Oscar 1906-

Oscar Levant Amerikaans acteur (1906-1972)

Oscar Levant amerikansk komponist og skodespelar

Oscar Levant amerikansk komponist og skuespiller

Oscar Levant amerikansk kompositör och skådespelare

Oscar Levant compositeur américain

Oscar Levant compositore, pianista e attore statunitense

Oscar Levant US-amerikanischer Komponist

Левант, Оскар

Оскар Левант

אוסקר לבנט

אוסקר לבנט שחקן אמריקאי

اسکار لونت بازیگر و آهنگساز آمریکایی

オスカー・レヴァント

Languages
English (283)

French (8)

German (5)

Covers
The band wagonGreatest classic films collectionA talent for genius : the life and times of Oscar Levant