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Ms. Coll. 118

Drutman, Irving, recipient. Letters from various correspondents: Guide

Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge MA 02138

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Merritt Room
Call No.: Ms. Coll. 118
Repository: Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Irving Drutman, recipient.
Title: Letters from various correspondents.
Date(s): 1943-1987
Quantity: 1 boxes
Abstract: Letters to the American journalist, editor, and songwriter, Irving Drutman, from his colleagues, including Lillian Hellman, Ira Gershwin, Virgil Thomson, and Aaron Copland.

Biographical / Historical

Irving Drutman. (b. New York, 28 July 1910; d. New York, 20 September 1978). American theatrical journalist, editor, author, and songwriter. He was educated at City College of New York and joined ASCAP in 1946. He was an entertainment writer for the New York Herald Tribune and theNew York Times for over 25 years; he also wrote for Town and Country, Variety, andThe Saturday Evening Post. In addition he worked as a free-lance publicist, translator, and songwriter for various Hollywood films. Among his song compositions are "Mama Never Told Me", "Twilight Song," "Pigeon Talk," "Bel Ami", and "My Imaginary Love." He edited several of Janet Flanner's books and wrote a memoir titled Good Company.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 17 letters written to Irving Drutman from various correspondents, including Ira Gershwin, Lillian Hellman, VIrgil Thomson, Ivy Compton-Burnett, and Janet Flanner.

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