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Kennedy Center Honors a national celebration of the performing arts

Title
Kennedy Center Honors [videorecording] : a national celebration of the performing arts / produced by George Stevens, Jr. and Nick Vanoff ; directed by Dwight Hemion.
Publication
1990.

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Description
1 videocassette (VHS, NTSC) (102 min.) : sd., col.; 1/2 in.
Series Statement
Jerome Robbins Collection
Subjects
Genre/Form
Award presentations.
Note
  • No time/date code on frame.
Credits (note)
  • Written by Ken Ludwig and George Stevens, Jr. Musical Director: Nick Perito.
  • City of angels: book by Larry Gelbart, music by Cy Colman, lyrics by David Zippel.
Event (note)
  • Broadcast from the Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C., on Dec. 28, 1990.
Funding (note)
  • Preservation made possible in part with public funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Contents
Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie by Bill Cosby -- A night in Tunisia, by Charlie Parker, performed by United Nation Orchestra -- Speech by Art Buchwald -- Tribute to Billy Wilder by Jack Lemmon -- Speech by Walter Matthau -- Scene from City of angels performed by Gregg Edelman, James Naughton and Shawn Elliott -- Tribute to Risë Stevens by Marilyn Horne -- La mamma morta, from Andreas Chénier, performed by Aprile Millo -- Tribute to Katharine Hepburn by Angela Lansbury -- Readings by Angela Lansbury, Lauren Bacall and Glenn Close -- Tribute to Jule Styne by Jerome Robbins -- Medley of songs by Jule Styne performed by Jack Jones, Hal Linden, Maureen McGovern, Tyne Daly -- Just in time performed by Tommy Tune and Ann Reinking -- Everything's coming up roses sung by full cast of presenters.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-6482 JRC
OCLC
NYPT03-F491
Title
Kennedy Center Honors [videorecording] : a national celebration of the performing arts / produced by George Stevens, Jr. and Nick Vanoff ; directed by Dwight Hemion.
Imprint
1990.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Series
Jerome Robbins Collection
Credits
Written by Ken Ludwig and George Stevens, Jr. Musical Director: Nick Perito.
City of angels: book by Larry Gelbart, music by Cy Colman, lyrics by David Zippel.
Performer
Host: Walter Cronkite.
Event
Broadcast from the Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C., on Dec. 28, 1990.
Summary
Telecast of the thirteenth Kennedy Center Honors ceremony, honoring Dizzy Gillespie, Billy Wilder, Risë Stevens, Katharine Hepburn, Jule Styne. In addition to live speeches and performances, each tribute is accompanied by a brief biographical film, narrated by the tribute presenter, featuring documentary footage, photographs and film clips. A film clip of the White House reception, including a speech by President George Bush, follows Walter Cronkite's introductory speech. Production credits appear at the end of the tape.
Funding
Preservation made possible in part with public funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Local Subject
Kennedy Center Honors.
Added Author
Cronkite, Walter, host.
Bush, George, 1924-2018, speaker.
Cosby, Bill, 1937- speaker.
Parker, Charlie, 1920-1955. Composer
Buchwald, Art, speaker.
Lemmon, Jack, speaker.
Matthau, Walter, speaker.
Gelbart, Larry. Author of dialog
Coleman, Cy. City of Angels You're nothing without me.
Zippel, David, lyricist.
Edelman, Gregg, performer.
Naughton, James, 1945- performer.
Elliot, Shawn, performer.
Horne, Marilyn, speaker.
Millo, Aprile, singer.
Giordano, Umberto, 1867-1948. Andrea Chénier. Mamma morta.
Lansbury, Angela, 1925-2022, speaker.
Bacall, Lauren, 1924-2014, speaker.
Close, Glenn, 1947- speaker.
Robbins, Jerome, speaker.
Styne, Jule, 1905-1994. Composer
Linden, Hal, performer.
McGovern, Maureen, performer.
Daly, Tyne, performer.
Jones, Jack, 1938- singer.
Tune, Tommy, performer.
Reinking, Ann, performer.
Stevens, George, Jr., 1932- producer.
Vanoff, Nick. Producer
Hemion, Dwight. Director
Ludwig, Ken.
Perito, Nick. Conductor
United Nation Orchestra.
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.)
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-6482 JRC
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