Series S00761 - Stormy Weather : The Music of Harold Arlen

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Stormy Weather : The Music of Harold Arlen

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  • 2002-2003 (Creation)

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0.13 m of textual records
58 film reels : Super16mm
69 videocassettes : BetacamSP, Digital Betacam, VHS
23 reels of 2” audio tape
19 rolls of ½” audio tape
83 rolls of ¼” audio tape
4 audio tapes : DAT and DA88
116 photographs : col. and b&w ; 12.6 x 17.8 cm or smaller
1056 photographs ; col. and b&w negatives ; 6 x 9 cm and 35 mm
429 photographs : col. slides ; 35 mm
1 digital printout : col. ; 21.4 x 28 cm
88 contact sheets : col. and b&w ; 28 x 43 cm or smaller
94 set design drawings ; 65.4 x 91 cm or smaller
16 CD-R
1 data cartridge : 8mm

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Series consists of production notes, narration scripts, correspondence, production stills and original film and audio elements for the 2002 performance special “Stormy Weather : The Music of Harold Arlen”. Directed by Larry Weinstein, the 78 minute long celebration of the American popular composer
Harold Arlen (1905-1986) features highly stylized performances of songs such as “Stormy Weather”; “Over the Rainbow”‚ “Paper Moon”‚ and “Get Happy” by the likes of Debbie Harry, Sandra Bernhard, David Johansen, Hawksley Workman and Rufus Wainwright. Interwoven throughout the program is a dramatic treatment of Arlen’s life (Paul Soles playing the role), filled with public success and great personal sadness. Co-produced by Rhombus, BBC, SBS-TV Australia, and others. Material includes numerous contact sheets of each performance set, with artist approvals, as well as original 24 track masters of each performance.

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2019/04/11 J. Grant. Creation. Added content from finding aid created by A. St Onge.


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