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The Kennedy Center honors

Title
The Kennedy Center honors, December 29, 1979 / Kennedy Center Television Productions, Inc ; [CBS-TV] ; produced by George Stevens, Jr. and Nick Vanoff ; directed by Don Mischer ; written by L.T. Iglehart, Jr. and George Stevens, Jr.
Publication
1979.

Details

Additional Authors
  • Graham, Martha
  • Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990
  • Fitzgerald, Ella
  • Fonda, Henry, 1905-1982
  • Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983
  • Graham, Martha.
  • Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990.
  • Leoncavallo, Ruggiero, 1858-1919
  • Domingo, Plácido, 1941-
  • Sevareid, Eric, 1912-1992
  • Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990
  • Warfield, William
  • Buchwald, Art
  • Alda, Alan, 1936-
  • Logan, Joshua
  • Alexander, Jane, 1939-
  • Kelly, Gene, 1912-1996
  • Stapleton, Jean, 1923-2013
  • Lyman, Peggy
  • Wengerd, Tim, 1945-1989
  • Price, Leontyne
  • Miller, Ann, 1923-2004
  • Rooney, Mickey
  • Stapleton, Maureen
  • Ashley, Elizabeth, 1939-
  • Moriarty, Michael, 1941-
  • Lee, Peggy, 1920-2002
  • Basie, Count, 1904-1984
  • Williams, Joe, 1918-1999
  • Kazan, Elia
  • Vanoff, Nick
  • Stevens, George, Jr., 1932-
  • Mischer, Don
  • Iglehart, L.T., Jr.
  • Martha Graham Dance Company, dancer.
  • Count Basie Orchestra, performer.
  • Kennedy Center Television Productions, production company.
  • CBS Television Network, production company.
  • Martha Graham Dance Company, donor.
Found In
Contained in (manifestation): Martha Graham Dance Company collection.
Description
2 online resources (2 video files) (115 min., 20 sec.) : sound, color
Summary
"This Kennedy Center celebration honors composer Aaron Copland, vocalist Ella Fitzgerald, choreographer Martha Graham, actor Henry Fonda, and playwright Tennessee Williams. Paying tribute to the honorees in word and/or performance are the following: Eric Sevareid; Leonard Bernstein with a film tribute to Copland; William Warfield with a Copland song; Art Buchwald with political satire; Alan Alda with a film tribute to Fonda, followed by Joshua Logan and Jane Alexander; Jean Stapleton introducing Placido Domingo, who sings a Leoncavallo aria; and Gene Kelly with a film tribute to Graham. Continuing with tributes to the honorees in word and/or performance are the following: Peggy Lyman and Tim Wengerd dancing Graham's "Frescoes"; Leontyne Price singing an aria; Ann Miller and Mickey Rooney in a "Sugar Babies" routine; Elia Kazan with a film tribute to Williams; Maureen Stapleton, Elizabeth Ashley, and Michael Moriarty reading prose; Peggy Lee with a film tribute to Fitzgerald, followed by jazz with Count Basie, Lee, Joe Williams, and others; and Gene Kelly with closing remarks."
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Award presentations (Television programs)
  • Filmed performances.
  • Television specials.
Note
  • Patrons can access streaming video file online only onsite at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Credits (note)
  • Produced by George Stevens, Jr. and Nick Vanoff ; directed by Don Mischer ; written by L.T. Iglehart, Jr. and George Stevens, Jr.
Performer (note)
  • [Honorees:] Aaron Copland, Ella Fitzgerald, Henry Fonda, Martha Graham, Tennessee Williams.
Event (note)
  • Broadcast on December 29, 1979.
OCLC
  • 1375593001
  • 1375593001
Title
The Kennedy Center honors, December 29, 1979 / Kennedy Center Television Productions, Inc ; [CBS-TV] ; produced by George Stevens, Jr. and Nick Vanoff ; directed by Don Mischer ; written by L.T. Iglehart, Jr. and George Stevens, Jr.
Production
1979.
Country of Producing Entity
United States
Playing Time
005821 005659
Type of Content
two-dimensional moving image
Type of Medium
computer
Type of Carrier
online resource
Digital File Characteristics
video file
Credits
Produced by George Stevens, Jr. and Nick Vanoff ; directed by Don Mischer ; written by L.T. Iglehart, Jr. and George Stevens, Jr.
Cast
[Honorees:] Aaron Copland, Ella Fitzgerald, Henry Fonda, Martha Graham, Tennessee Williams.
Event
Broadcast on December 29, 1979.
Added Author
Graham, Martha, choreographer, honoree.
Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990, composer, honoree.
Fitzgerald, Ella, honoree.
Fonda, Henry, 1905-1982, honoree.
Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983, honoree.
Container of (work): Graham, Martha. Frescoes.
Container of (work): Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990. Rodeo. Selections.
Leoncavallo, Ruggiero, 1858-1919, composer.
Domingo, Plácido, 1941- singer.
Sevareid, Eric, 1912-1992, performer.
Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990, speaker, conductor.
Warfield, William, performer.
Buchwald, Art, performer.
Alda, Alan, 1936- speaker.
Logan, Joshua, speaker.
Alexander, Jane, 1939- speaker.
Kelly, Gene, 1912-1996, speaker.
Stapleton, Jean, 1923-2013, speaker.
Lyman, Peggy, dancer.
Wengerd, Tim, 1945-1989, dancer.
Price, Leontyne, singer.
Miller, Ann, 1923-2004, performer.
Rooney, Mickey, performer.
Stapleton, Maureen, performer.
Ashley, Elizabeth, 1939- performer.
Moriarty, Michael, 1941- performer.
Lee, Peggy, 1920-2002, performer.
Basie, Count, 1904-1984, performer.
Williams, Joe, 1918-1999, performer.
Kazan, Elia, speaker.
Vanoff, Nick, producer.
Stevens, George, Jr., 1932- producer.
Mischer, Don, director.
Iglehart, L.T., Jr., writer.
Martha Graham Dance Company, dancer.
Count Basie Orchestra, performer.
Kennedy Center Television Productions, production company.
CBS Television Network, production company.
Martha Graham Dance Company, donor.
Found In:
Contained in (manifestation): Martha Graham Dance Company collection.
Other Form:
Electronic reproduction of (manifestation): Kennedy Center honors. 2 videocassettes (115 min., 20 sec.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in. (SPEC AMI ID)528665 (SPEC AMI ID)528666 (OCoLC)1375593101
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