May 17, 1998 |
The UCLA Film Archive will be screening most of the movies containing songs written by George Gershwin and his brother, Ira, from Thursday to May 30. These include the 1945 biopic "Rhapsody in Blue"; the rare original version of "Girl Crazy" (1932); the spectacular revue "The Goldwyn Follies" (1938), during the making of which George Gershwin suddenly died; and the masterpiece "An American in Paris" (1951).
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September 28, 2013 |
In most places, an 8,100-square-foot house with five bedrooms, six baths and a swimming pool that had been remodeled by a master architect would be considered the height of luxury. And if Ira Gershwin had penned lyrics for such standards as "The Man That Got Away" during the decades he lived there, all the better. Not so much in Beverly Hills, a city of stratospherically priced property, where many residents prefer to build their castles from scratch - and have the scratch to build exactly what they want.
July 20, 1986
I was dismayed to see that Donna Perlmutter omitted any mention of Ira Gershwin in her glowing review of Sarah Vaughan's recent performances at Hollywood Bowl ("Vaughan's Rhapsody in Gershwin," July 14). I'm sure she'd be the first to agree that Vaughan would not have delivered with "astonishing wit, imagination and musicality" if she had just hummed George Gershwin's music and not sung Ira Gershwin's musical lyrics. How about giving credit where credit is overdue! BARBARA FREED SALTZMAN Malibu
May 8, 1993
I was pleased that the Betty Clooney Foundation's Singers' Salute to the Songwriter was covered by Don Heckman ("Singers Salute Songwriters--at Length," April 22). It was a terrific evening and the money raised from this event goes to a wonderful program. I must note, however, that "Of Thee I Sing" (sung in the concert by Marilyn Lovell) was written by George and Ira Gershwin, and not Irving Berlin, to whom it was attributed in the review. MARK TRENT GOLDBERG Executive Director Ira & Leonore Gershwin Trusts Los Angeles
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June 4, 2005 |
Mark Trent Goldberg, who managed the archive of Broadway composers George and Ira Gershwin and was executive director of the Ira and Leonore Gershwin Trusts, a major supporter of the music division of the Library of Congress, has died. He was 49. Goldberg died May 18 in his office in San Francisco after suffering a heart attack, said Michael Strunsky, trustee of the Ira and Leonore Gershwin Trusts.
October 24, 1999
Daryl H. Miller would have us believe that Moss Hart collaborated with George Gershwin and Kurt Weill on "Lady in the Dark" ("Like Father, Like Son? Sort Of," Oct. 17). That would have been an amazing collaboration since George was dead at the time. Please, Mr. Miller, Ira Gershwin. And Jan Breslauer, discussing "Crimes of the Heart" ("Following His Heart," Oct. 17), tells us that the three sisters were awaiting news about their dying father. It was their grandfather who was dying.