Rudy Vallee Collection of Aluminum Disc Radio Show Recordings

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US.INSON Mss 007

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Rudy Vallee Collection of Aluminum Disc Radio Show Recordings


  • 1932 - 1939 (Creation)


4 linear feet

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(1901-07-28 - 1986-07-04)

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3 boxes containing 74 aluminum disc recordings of Rudy Vallee radio shows from 1932-1939. Guest stars included Tallulah Bankhead, Alice Faye,Sophie Tucker, Ethel Barrymore, Dick Powell, Betty Boop, Gloria Swanson, Bob Hope, Rudolph Friml, Jr., Milton Berle, Gypsy Rose Lee, and Edgar Bergen and many others.

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All material is open to the public without restriction. Copyright laws of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) govern the making of photocopies or other reproductions.

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The recordings in this collection are on obsolete media. Access copies must be created. Please contact the Library & Archives staff prior to your visit to ensure that access to these materials is available.

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Conditions governing reproduction

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to The Great American Songbook Foundation. Music written prior to 1923 is in the public domain. For more information, please consult the staff of the Library & Archives.

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Received from Eleanor Vallee, Rudy Vallee's widow, on April 28, 2009.

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  • Citation: Cite as: Rudy Vallee Collection, Great American Songbook Foundation.

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Description created by Ashlee James, 10/4/2017

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