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Sharaff, Irene

Works: 186 works in 265 publications in 3 languages and 10,121 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Film adaptations  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance films  History  Historical films  Comedy films  War films 
Roles: Costume designer, ard, Author, Artist, Designer, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Irene Sharaff
West Side Story by Robert Wise( Visual )

21 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 3,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A love affair is fated for tragedy amidst the vicious rivalry of two street gangs- the Jets and the Sharks. When Jets member Tony falls for Maria, the sister of the Sharks leader, it's more than these two warring gangs can handle. And as mounting tensions rise, a battle to the death ensues and innocent blood is shed in a heartbreaking finale."--Container
An American in Paris by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 1,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ex-GI loves Paris and loves even more an alluring, but engaged, perfume-shop clerk
The best years of our lives by William Wyler( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the problems faced by three returning veterans after WWII as they attempt to pick up the threads of their lives
Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Mike Nichols( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martha and George are a bitter aging couple who, with the help of alcohol, use a young couple to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other
Flower drum song by Oscar Hammerstein( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in San Francisco's Chinatown in the late 1950's. Pretty Mei Li has stowed away on a Chinese steamer with her professor father to become a mail-order bride for nightclub owner Sammy Fong. Sammy, however, is completely infatuated with saucy showgirl Linda Low, who is intent on making him jealous enough to propose to her. As Sammy sets out to assign his marriage contract (and Mei Li) to Wang Ta, a handsome college student living in Chinatown, complications, merriment, and many musical numbers ensue
A star is born by George Cukor( Visual )

2 editions published between 1954 and 1999 in English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Academy Award-winning classic stars Janet Gaynor as farm girl Esther Blodgett, who leaves her small-town life with dreams of becoming a successful Hollywood movie star. She soon discovers that achieving stardom is more difficult than she had ever dreamed. Unable to find work as an actress, Esther takes a waitress job at a Hollywood party. While there, she is discovered by boozy leading man Norman Maine (Fredric March), who promises to make her a star. He convinces the head of a major movie studio (Adolphe Menjou) to give Esther a chance to prove herself on screen, and the film is a smashing success. Esther and Norman marry, but as her career skyrockets, his tragically fades away
Call me madam by Walter Lang( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sally Adams has made it her business to know everyone worth knowing in Washington, D.C., and her penchant for parties pays off when she's appointed U.S. Ambassador to Lichtenburg. Once she is installed in her new position, shes falls in love with the suave Foreign Minister Cosmo Constantine, while Princess Maria has her head turned by Sally's press attaché, Kenneth
Meet me in St. Louis by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young St. Louis girl and her family are troubled to discover that their Father has accepted a transfer to New York City which will cause them to miss the St. Louis World's Fair
William Shakespeare's The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Visual )

8 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Petruchio is a poverty-stricken gentleman from Verona who journeys to Padua in search of a wealthy wife. There he meets Katharina, a self-willed shrew who leads Petruchio on a merry chase before he successfully circumvents her attempts to avoid marriage. After the honeymoon, Kate helps Petruchio win a wager that he has the most obedient wife. In reality, Kate has found a more effective way to dominate her mate
Elizabeth Taylor [&] Richard Burton( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The V.I.P.s: For elite passengers awaiting London-to-U.S. flights, takeoff can't occur soon enough. But then fog rolls in, grounding air traffic. Over the next fateful night, the jet-setters must face problems and not flee them
Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I by Darryl Francis Zanuck( Visual )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Englishwoman in 19th-century Siam finds the country and its ruler torn between tradition and the ways of the western world
Danny Kaye : the Goldwyn years( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wonder man: Boisterous nightclub entertainer Buzzy Bellew was the witness to a murder committed by gangster Ten Grand Jackson. One night, two of Jackson's thugs kill Buzzy and dump his body in the lake at Prospect Park in Brooklyn. Buzzy comes back as a ghost and summons his bookworm twin, Edwin Dingle, to Prospect Park so that he can help the police nail Jackson
Cleopatra by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

4 editions published between 1963 and 2001 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the life of Cleopatra, queen of ancient Egypt from her Ascension to the throne through her struggle for power and her loves and entanglements with Julius Caesar and Marc Anthony
Broadway & Hollywood : costumes designed by Irene Sharaff by Irene Sharaff( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concert : Symphonies no.8 & no.6 by Paradise Valley Community College( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tape begins with a shot of the program for the performance. The concert is filmed in wide shot, with close-ups of the dancers during the curtain calls. An unrelated fragment of a performance of The nutcracker follows on the tape. Presumably a tape of The nutcracker was reused when taping The concert
West side story : screenplay by Ernest Lehman( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This musical sets the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet against a backdrop of the rivalry of two street gangs, the Sharks and the Jets, in New York of the 1950s. A young woman who is sister to the Sharks leader has her first taste of love with the former head of the Jets
Afternoon of a faun by Vincas Jomantas( Visual )

5 editions published between 1961 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tape opens with a close-up of the program for the performance. Afternoon of a faun is filmed in close shot. The recording is cut off after approximately six minutes. For a complete recording of Afternoon of a faun performed by Kistler and Soto on Jan. 21, 1989, see *MGZIA 4-6152
Cléopâtre by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'an 48 avant Jésus-Christ. Au soir de la bataille de Pharsale, Jules César rentre victorieux sous sa tente : il a vainsu son rival Pompée, qui lui disputait la prééminence à Rome, et à la tête de ses officiers, Candidius vient lui apprendre que Pompée a fui vers l'Egypte sous un déguisement, tandis que Brutus, autrefois le protégé de César mais passé dans le camp ennemi, a été fait prisonnier. Magnanime, le vainqueur ordonne qu'on le libère, malgré les protestations de son état-major. Jules César décide de se rendre en Egypte, pour mettre fin à la guerre civile déchaînée entre les deux héritiers de la couronne. Ptolémé et sa soeur Cléopâtre, car ses querelles intestines compromettent les livraisons de céréales de l'Egypte dont l'Empire Romain a un besoin absolu
A tree grows in Brooklyn, a novel by Betty Smith( Book )

2 editions published between 1951 and 1952 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sam S. Shubert Theatre, operated by American Theatre Corporation, president and managing director Milton Shubert, resident manager Bernie Ferber, the Messrs. Shubert present Joan Blondell, in "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn," with Robert Shackleton, Evelyn Ward, John Vivyan, Anne Mary Tallon, Betty Bartley, book by Betty Smith and George Abbott, music by Arthur Schwartz, lyrics by Dorothy Fields, based on Betty Smith's novel, production directed by Gus Schirmer Jr., dances and musical numbers staged by Edmund Balin, costumes by Irene Sharaff, dance arrangements by Dean Fuller, musical direction by Joseph Littau, production supervision by Robert Fryer
Interplay : (American concertette) : piano duo by Morton Gould( Book )

3 editions published between 1953 and 1963 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York City Center of Music and Drama, New York City Ballet, George Balanchine, artistic director, Jerome Robbins, associate artistic director, Leon Barzin, musical director, Lincoln Kirstein, general director, Lew Christensen, administrative director. II. "Interplay," first performed in concert varieties, Ziegfeld Theatre, June, 1945, music by Morton Gould (American Concertette), choreography by Jerome Robbins, scenery and costumes by Irene Sharaff, lighting by Jean Rosenthal, piano solo: Simon Sadoff, conductor: Leon Barzin
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West Side Story
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Haraff, Irene S.

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