Oral history interview with Jeannette MacDonald, 1959

 

Name
MacDonald, Jeanette, 1903-1965 (Interviewee)
Franklin, Joan (Interviewer)
Franklin, Robert (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with Jeannette MacDonald, 1959
Other Titles
Reminiscences of Jeannette MacDonald, 1959
Abstract
Philadelphia childhood; theater association with the Shuberts 1920s; films 1929-49; Hollywood social life 1930s; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer dressing rooms; concert performances; entertaining troops World War II; lack of roles for mature women; opinions on musical scene 1959: rock, importance of melodies; reminiscences of Ernst Lubitsch, Louella Parsons, others. Audio is comprised of narrator's excerpts fr om the Westinghouse Broadcasting Company's radio program series "Memoirs of the Movies"
Collection Name
Popular arts project
Subjects
Singers; Actresses; Musicals; Popular music; Motion pictures; MacDonald, Jeanette, 1903-1965
Format
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre
Interviews
Origin Information
1959
Date
1959
Note (Biographical)
Actress, singer
Note
Interviewed by Joan and Robert Franklin
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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Catalog Record
14840112
Also In
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-j7zx-qg38
Related URLs
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