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Theatrical treasures: The John Van Druten papers

Title
Theatrical treasures: The John Van Druten papers [videorecording] / Presented by the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts ; produced by Alan J. Pally.
Publication
New York, 1999.

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Moving imageRestricted use NCOV 3778Performing Arts Research Collections - TOFT

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Description
1 videodisc (DVD) (81 min.) : sd., col.; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title
Tribute to John Van Druten
Subjects
Genre/Form
Drama.
Note
  • Video quality is poor. Due to an audio feed error there are sound difficulties at three separate points in the tape. The most severe glitch begins at 61:00 and lasts for several minutes thereafter.
Access (note)
  • Restricted to qualified researchers.
Performer (note)
  • Host: Patricia Elliott.
  • Speakers: Brooke Hayward Duchin, Dorothy Sarnoff, Yuriko, and Celeste Holm.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped at the Great Hall, Cooper Union, New York, N.Y., June 14, 1999.
Call Number
NCOV 3778
OCLC
793730067
Title
Theatrical treasures: The John Van Druten papers [videorecording] / Presented by the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts ; produced by Alan J. Pally.
Imprint
New York, 1999.
Access
Restricted to qualified researchers.
Cast
Host: Patricia Elliott.
Speakers: Brooke Hayward Duchin, Dorothy Sarnoff, Yuriko, and Celeste Holm.
Event
Videotaped at the Great Hall, Cooper Union, New York, N.Y., June 14, 1999.
Summary
Program honoring playwright John Van Druten, focusing on material from the collection of his papers held by The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Brooke Hayward discusses the professional relationship between her mother, actress Margaret Sullavan, and Van Druten. She also reads from correspondence in the collection concerning Tennesse Williams' play A streetcar named Desire, from the period when Sullavan was being considered for the lead role. Dorothy Sarnoff discusses Gertrude Lawrence, with whom she performed in Rodgers and Hammerstein's The king and I, under Van Druten's direction. Performers Yuriko and Celeste Holm, who were also in the production, share their memories of the experience, and of the show's star, Yul Brynner.
Added Author
Pally, Alan J, producer.
Elliott, Patricia, 1938-2015, host.
Elliott, Patricia, 1938-2015, speaker.
Hayward, Brooke, 1937- speaker.
Sarnoff, Dorothy, speaker.
Yuriko, 1920-2022, speaker.
Holm, Celeste, 1917-2012, speaker.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, producer.
Added Title
Tribute to John Van Druten
Research Call Number
NCOV 3778
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