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Cahn, Sammy
from songs of the type of "At Dawn­ing" and "From the Land of the Sky-Blue Water" to symphonic and oper­atic creations. Operas: SJianewis (The Robin Woman), a grand opera with an Indian story (librettist Nelle Richmond Eberhart) produced at Metropolitan Opera House, 1918-19, first American opera to achieve second season production at Metropolitan; The Wulow Tree (first radio opera, produced N.B.C., Oct. 4, 1932); A Witch of Salem; The Sunset Trail; The Garden of Mystery. Song cycles: Four American Indian Songs, Sayo-nara; Three Songs to Odysseus; White Enchantment; The Morning of the Year. Choral works: The Far Hori­zon; The Father of Waters; House of Joy. Chamber music: Sonata in A Major (piano); Sonata in G Major (violin and piano), Quintet for Strings and Piano; Trio in D Major. Sym­phonic works: Symphony No. 1 (Pennsylvania); Aurora Borealis; A Mad Empress Remembers; Dark Dancers of the Mardi Gras; Trail Pic­tures, Huckleberry Finn Goes Fish­ing; Oriental Rhapsody, Hollywood Suite. School operettas. Lelawala; Hollywood Extra; The Ghost of Lolly-pop Bay; The Golden Trail, The Belle of Havana; The Bells of Capistrano; Meet Arizona; South in Sonora. Ad­dress: Estate, c/o ASCAP.
Caesar, Irving, author, music pub­lisher, b. New York, N.Y., July 4, 1895. ASCAP 1920 (director 1930-46; 1949------). Educ: New York pub­lic schools; Chautauqua Mountain Institute; Coll. of the City of New York. Early business career in auto­motive industry; official stenographer of Henry Ford Peace Ship, World War I. On return from Europe became active in songwriting through friend­ship with former schoolmate, George Gershwin. Organizer and former pres­ident Songwriters Protective* Assoc. Has written songs for stage, screen and radio. Contributed to several edi-
tions of Greenwich Village Follies; Ziegfeld Follies; George White's Scan­dals; also to Wunderbar; No, No, Nanette; and others. Originated a series of safety songs, "Sing a Song of Safety" for children adopted for use in schools throughout country and a radio network feature; also series of songs to promote world unity, "Sing a Song of Friendship" (translated into many languages); also "Songs of Health"; "Polly Polite and Her Friends"; "Zoosical Musicals"; pam­phlet "Peace by Wireless." Songs: "I Was So Young, You Were So Beau­tiful"; "What Do You Do Sun­day, Mary?"; "I Want to be Happy"; "Crazy Rhythm"; "Imagination"; "Sixty Seconds Every Minute"; "You're My Rainbow"; Tm A Little Bit Fonder of You"; "Nina Rosa"; "First Love Last Love", "Melody"; "I'm the Singer, You Are the Song"; "Swanee"; "Lady Play Your Mandolin"; "Just a Gigolo"; "There Ought to be a Law Against That"; "If I Forget You"; "Animal Crackers In My Soup"; "Is It True What They Say About Dixie"; "Tea For Two"; "Love Is Such a Cheat." Also, Suite for Piano, Orch. and Chorus, Pilgrim of 1940. Home: New York, N.Y. Address: 1619 Broad­way, New York 19, N.Y.
Cahn, Sammy, author; b. New York, N.Y., June 18, 1913. ASCAP 1936. Educ.: Seward Park High School, New York. Violinist from boyhood; organized own dance band with Saul Chaplin. Turned to songwriting when their original theme song, "Rhythm Is Our Business," was recorded by Jimmy Lunceford's orchestra. Wrote new version of old Hebrew melody, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen," 1938. Recently active in writing songs for motion pictures Anchors Aweigh, Three Cheers for the Boys, Tonight and Every Night, Tars and Spars, The Wonder Man, Romance of the High Seas, Toast of New Orleans, West Point Story. Stage show: High Button

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