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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Jarmila Novotna
RLIN number: NXCP93-A
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Austrian Project
Description: Early opera career in Prague; performances in Europe, New York; training in Italy, 1927; recollections of various composers, conductors; life in New York after start of World War II; starring role in American film production opposite Montgomery Clift; return to Czechoslovakia after end of World War II; confiscation of property by Czech government after communist revolution in 1948.
Extent: Transcript: 48 leaves, Tape: 1 cassette
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1990. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1988 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Novotna, Jarmila, 1911-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1911
Speaker occupation: Opera singer
Age at speaking: 77
Document date: 1988
Interviewer: Stein, Rose
Historical events discussed: Coup d'etat, Czechoslovakia, 1948
Locations discussed: Austria; Czech Republic; Europe
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Austria; Coup d'etat, Czechoslovakia, 1948; Czech Republic; Czechoslovakia--History--Coup d'état, 1948; Europe; Motion picture acting; Opera producers and directors; Operas; Oral history; Singers; Singing--Instruction and study
Topics discussed - Other terms: Novotna, Jarmila, 1911-
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0021314-16753