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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Harry Sosnik
RLIN number: NXCP90-A4
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Growing up in Chicago; experience in amateur radio; big bands, hotel and radio in the 1920s and 1930s; early partners and acts; work as part of traveling orchestra; transition from musician to conductor; directing orchestras from Chicago radio programs (1931-1935) and in Hollywood and New York (1936-1949); the record industry in the 1930s; the music business in wartime Los Angeles; composing, arranging, and conducting for early television in New York (1947-1967); numerous anecdotes about music personalities and Hollywood stars.
Extent: Transcript: 209 leaves, Tape: 7 cassettes
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1985. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1985 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Sosnik, Harry, 1906-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1906
Speaker occupation: Composer
Age at speaking: 79
Document date: 1985
Interviewer: Hogenson, Barbara
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Composers; Composition (Music)
Topics discussed - Other terms: Motion picture music; Phonograph records--Industry and trade; Popular music; Radio music; Sosnik, Harry, 1906-; Television music
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0021169-16608