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Levant, Oscar 1906-1972

Overview
Works: 673 works in 1,356 publications in 3 languages and 14,804 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Romance films  Biography  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Songs and music  Records and correspondence  Symphonic poems  Excerpts 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Instrumentalist, Singer, Composer, Arranger, Musician, Speaker, Adapter, Interviewee, Lyricist, Contributor, Editor, Other, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Oscar Levant
An American in Paris by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

101 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,091 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 )

51 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,328 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 )

26 editions published between 1939 and 1997 in English and held by 1,052 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 )

18 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in English and French and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josh and Dinah Barkley are a successful (though argumentative) musical-comedy team, yet Dinah chafes as Galatea to her husband's Pygmalion. When serious playwright Jacques Barredout envisions her as a great dramatic actress, Dinah is not hard to persuade
Humoresque by Jean Negulesco( Visual )

16 editions published between 1946 and 2005 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A glamorous but alcoholic socialite, trapped in a marriage to an older man, finds herself falling in love with the young musician whose performance she is underwriting
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 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

37 editions published between 1937 and 2017 in English and French and held by 483 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 al turns into a publicity hoax
O. Henry's full house( Visual )

5 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in English and held by 269 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 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romance on the high seas by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 238 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
Rhapsody in blue the story of George Gershwin by George Gershwin( Visual )

11 editions published between 1945 and 2011 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical film about George Gershwin; his rise from music hall pianist to revered composer
Charlie Chan at the opera( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 230 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
Gershwin's greatest hits by George Gershwin( Recording )

4 editions published between 1970 and 1984 and held by 218 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 211 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 by Betty Hutton( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The band wagon: Tony Hunter is a famous singer/dancer/movie star who is feeling washed up. But his old friends Lily and Les Martin have an idea for a funny little Broadway show and Tony agrees to do it. Things begin to get out of hand when bigshot 'artistic' director/producer/star Jeffrey Cordova joins the production. He proclaims it's a modernistic Faust and insists on hiring a prima ballerina, Gabrielle Gerard, to star opposite Tony. It's hate at first sight. Her jealous choreographer isn't helping matters. The show looks doomed, but romance, an epiphany, and a triumphant opening are waiting in the wings
A Copland celebration. chamber music and rarities by Aaron Copland( Recording )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greatest classic films collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs. Miniver (1942, b & w, 133 min.): One of Hollywood's most memorable spirit-lifters about an idealized England confronting the terror of World War II
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 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 84 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 (322)

French (9)

German (5)

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