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Oral history interview with Jeannette MacDonald, 1959

Creator: MacDonald, Jeanette, 1903-1965
Project: Popular arts project.
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Phys. Desc. :sound file : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Actress, singer

Scope and Contents

Philadelphia childhood; theater association with the Shuberts 1920s; films 1929-49; Hollywood social life 1930s; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer dressing rooms; concert performances; entertaining troops World War II; lack of roles for mature women; opinions on musical scene 1959: rock, importance of melodies; reminiscences of Ernst Lubitsch, Louella Parsons, others. Audio is comprised of narrator's excerpts from the Westinghouse Broadcasting Company's radio program series "Memoirs of the Movies"


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