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Finding Aid for the Robert Wells and Lisa Kirk Collection of Music Scores, Lyrics, and Associated Papers, 1931-87
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Description
Collections contains songs written by Bob (Robert) Wells in collaboration with others; vocal and orchestral arrangements performed by Lisa Kirk; clippings; photographs; and other miscellanous publicity material.
Background
Robert Wells was born Robert Levinson on Oct. 15 Oct. 1922; lyricist, composer, writer and producer whose songwriting credits included; From here to eternity, Born to be blue, Magic town, Re-enlistment blues, and When Joanna loved me; his most famous song was The Christmas song, co-written in 1945 with Mel Torme and popularized in recordings by Nat "King" Cole and countless others; nominated for Oscar songwriting awards for It's easy to say, From here to eternity, and County fair; was for many years producer and head writer of The Dinah Shore Chevy show, for which he received four Emmys; honored with two Emmy awards for Shirley MacLaine, If they could see me now; Wells died Sept. 23, 1998. Lisa Kirk was a singer with major Broadway credits such as Allegro and the 1948 production of Kiss me Kate.
Extent
34 boxes (17 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Performing Arts Special Collections. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Librarian for Performing Arts Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Performing Arts Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.