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Marian Anderson
Description: A short film from the early 1950s about the life and career of famed singer Marian Anderson, with concert footage and glimpses into her private life at Marianna Farm.
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Clip #: MF-2B
Length: 20:11
Year: 1951
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Region: North America
Subject: Performers
Original: 35mm
Keywords:
1950s, Marian Anderson, singers, New York, New York City, Manhattan, Town Hall, December 30, 1935, concert goers entering theater, audience watching as stage curtains part revealing Anderson leaning slightly on piano, audience applauding, Anderson starting to sing accompanied by pianist Frans Rupp, audience applauding at end of song, while curtain closes at intermission man and pianist helping Anderson who has recently broken foot sit in chair and bringing her glass of water, South Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, row houses, doorsteps, storefront church where Andersson had sung in choir, Marian Anderson’s mother Anna Anderson sitting down to read on balcony, Union Baptist Church, coin collection bowl being passed for fund, Sol Hurok sitting down to talk with Anderson in her dressing room, New York City, Manhattan, Marian Anderson performing at Town Hall, New York Times article the following day about Anderson’s Town Hall performance, Anderson’s name on concert programs from cities all over world, awards, Philadelphia, Independence Hall, The Philadelphia Award medal, Bok Award, April 9, 1939, Anderson singing "My Country, 'Tis of Thee” to crowds at Lincoln Memorial accompanied by Kosti Vehanen, Anderson walking on stage with Frans Rupp and bowing, audience applauding, Anderson singing “Oh, What a Beautiful City!” accompanied by Frans Rupp, audience applauding, Anderson bowing, Anderson singing “He’s Got the Whole World in his Hand,” Connecticut, Anderson at her home Marianna Farm, visiting her dogs, weeding vegetable patch, sewing fabric on sewing machine, reupholstering chair, processing photos in darkroom, cooking in kitchen, Frans Rupp visiting Anderson at Mariana Farm, Anderson and Rupp selecting repertoire in her study and rehearsing “Deep River,” Anderson setting up microphone to record her singing “Comin' Thro' the Rye“ for later playback, recording, Anderson getting into car while man loads her luggage and departing on concert tour, Anderson and Rupp walking on stage while audience applauds, Anderson bowing, Anderson singing “Ave Maria” accompanied by Rupp

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