E.Y. (YIP) HARBURG with Dr. Kolb
Thursday May 4, 2017
A lyricist for all seasons, Yip Harburg worked with an astonishing 48 different composers in Hollywood and on Broadway, including memorable jaunts with Jay Gorney (Brother, Can You Spare a Dime”), Sammy Fain (Goodnight, Mrs. Calabash, Here’s to Your Illusions), Vernon Duke (April in Paris, I Like the Likes of You), Harold Arlen (It’s Only a Paper Moon, What Can You Say in a Love Song?, Last Night When We Were Young, God’s Country, Lydia, the Tattooed Lady, Moanin’ in the Mornin’, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, If I Only Had a Brain/Heart/the Nerve, Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe, The Eagle and Me, Evelina, It Was Good Enough for Grandma, Push De Button), Jerome Kern (Can’t Help Singing), Jule Styne (Sunset Tree), and Burton Lane (How Are Things in Glocca Morra? If This Isn’t Love, Look to the Rainbow, Old Devil Moon). In a career that ran from 1929 into the 1970s, Yip Harburg not only wrote the lyrics for nearly 380 songs, but he also conceived some of the shows on which he worked, wrote or co-wrote several books, and frequently gave the finished work its definitive shape.
Location: COMMUNITY ROOM - LOWER LEVEL
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