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Reminiscences of Harry Ruby : oral history, 1959.

Creator: Ruby, Harry.
Project: Popular arts project.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :Transcript 39 leaves.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Songwriter; interviewee b.1895, d.1974.

Scope and Contents

Childhood in New York; work for Gus Edwards Music Company as a "song plugger"; influences of the invention of the radio on song writing; working on vaudeville; songwriting with Bert Kalmar; working with Marx Brothers, Amos and Andy; feelings about rock and roll; first impressions of Hollywood.


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