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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Kitty Carlisle Hart
RLIN number: NXCP88-A115
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: 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.
Extent: Transcript: 805 leaves, Tape: 1 reel, 12 cassettes
Restrictions: Access: Written permission required from interviwee. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1979 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Hart, Kitty Carlisle, 1910-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1910
Speaker occupation: Actress; Singer
Age at speaking: 69
Document date: 1979
Interviewer: Diamonstein, Barbaralee
People discussed: Carlisle, Kitty, 1910(?)-; Conn, Catherine; Hart, Kitty Carlisle; Hart, Moss, 1904-1961; Kitty Carlisle; Moss Hart
Locations discussed: New York; New York, NY; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Actresses; Carlisle, Kitty, 1910(?)-; Conn, Catherine; Hart, Kitty Carlisle; Hart, Moss, 1904-1961; Kitty Carlisle; Moss Hart; Motion pictures and music; Music--Instruction and study; New York; New York (State)--Social life and customs; New York, NY; North America; Oral history; Singers; Television; Theater; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Musical revue, comedy, etc
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0018972-14415