Pop Chronicles Interviews #142 - Allan Jones
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- Pre-interview; talking about cars, and about the purpose of the interview; question of how he got started 0:01:57
- Man of La Mancha, Straw Hat Circuit 0:04:47
- Playing the role of Don Quixote 0:00:59
- Touring plans; research for role; modern appeal of Don Quixote; his first show in 1929 0:03:37
- First musical; movie career; time in Paris; audition for Reynaldo Hahn; friendship with Lily Pons 0:04:53
- Return to U.S.; Walter Damrosch and Carnegie Hall 0:01:06
- Influences; seeing Show Boat; Edward Johnson and opportunity to sing at the Met; professional development in St. Louis; need for "training ground" for young performers; question about transition from stage to film 0:03:55
- Jones responds; differences between acting on stage and screen 0:02:15
- How musical numbers were done on film; Firefly anecdote; working with the Marx Brothers 0:04:19
- Harpo Marx; the song "Alone"; "Donkey Serenade" 0:02:31
- Singing the same songs again and again; filming Show Boat (1936); W.C. Fields anecdote; film cast 0:03:49
- Show Boat continued 0:02:04
- Show Boat continued 0:00:42
- Enduring appeal of Show Boat; assessing changes in musical comedy 0:03:28
- Need for uplifting theater; question of Broadway's role as source of pop music material 0:01:16
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Pop Chronicles Interviews #142 - Allan Jones, audio recording, November 8, 1972; (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1692132/: accessed March 20, 2023), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.