Oral history interview with Kitty Carlisle Hart, 1979.
|Creator: ||Carlisle, Kitty, 1910-2007||Project: ||Individual interviews oral history collection. |
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|Phys. Desc. :||Transcript 805 leaves. Tape 1 reel, 12 cassettes.|
|Location: ||Columbia Center for Oral History|
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Actress, singer; interviewee married Moss Hart.
Scope and Contents
Family background, childhood in New Orleans; role of mother, Hortense Holzmann, in professional and personal development; education, travel and romances in Europe, 1922-30; Royal Academy of Drama, 1931; musical and theatrical training; New York and Hollywood, 1932-78: shift from films to plays, musicals and nightclubs, 1936; television appearances, 1956-78; views on acting and stardom; marriage to Moss Hart, 1946-61: his family, personality, career and professional achievements; his autobiography, LADY IN THE DARK; children; Special Assistant to Governor Rockefeller on opportunities for Women; Chairman of New York Arts Council, 1971-78: budget issues; New York politics; friendships with Arthur Lyons, Sinclair Lewis, George Gershwin, Thomas E. Dewey; impressions of George S. Kaufman, Cole Porter, Judy Garland, Nelson and Happy Rockefeller, Henry Kissinger, Lillian Hellman, Frank Sinatra and many others.