Scope and arrangement
The Leo Reisman collection contains primarily private acetate disc recordings of Reisman's radio performances of the 1930's. Included among the collection are extensive holdings of his Philip Morris radio program (the specific name of which is unclear) and Schaefer Beer Nine O'clock Revue appearances. Less complete holdings for Lucky Strike's Your Hit Parade, and a radio program sponsored by the Ponds company (for which the name is unknown), are also included.
Some of the performers who performed with Leo Reisman and his orchestra are: Fred Astaire, Sheila Barrett, Arthur Boran, Anita Boyer, the Capybara Harmonica Ensemble, Loretta Clemens, Glenn Darwin, Carol Deis, Milton Douglas and Priscilla, Morton Downey, Phil Duey, Ruth Etting, John Feeney, the Four Eton Boys, the Giersdorf Sisters, Mitzi Green, Ray Heatherton, the Jesters, the King's Men, Felix Knight, Gertrude Lawrence, Loretta Lee, Lotte Lehmann, Ed Leonard, the Mills Brothers, the Paul Whiteman Orchestra, the Pickens Sisters, Jane Pickens, Penny Powell, the Raymond Scott Quintet, the Ricci Orchestra, Bob Richardson, Lanny Ross, Thelma Rubin, Jimmy Shields, Ethel Shutta, Maria Silverna, Sally Singer, Eve Symington, the Symphonettes, the Three Jesters, the Three Sweethearts, Mary Jane Walsh, Leonard Whitcomb, Lawrence White, Lee Wiley, Trudy Wood, and Henny Youngman.
The Leo Reisman collection of sound recordings [sound recording] is arranged in six series:
The series includes performances by the Leo Reisman Orchestra on unidentified radio programs. Anita Boyer and Bob Richardson are a few of the featured performers in this series.
This series includes radio broadcasts, broadcast on the NBC Red network, which are sponsored by Philip Morris, but are otherwise unidentified.
Some of the performers featured in this series are: Carol Deis; Phil Duey; Lucille Manners; Sally Singer; the Three Sweethearts, and the Four Eton Boys. A special feature of the series is the collection of School songs.
This series consists of an unidentified radio program sponsored by the Ponds company. Some of the performers included in this series are Sally Singer and Lee Wiley.
The majority of materials in this series are excerpts of complete radio broadcasts. Many items in this series are not attributed to any specific date. Some of the performers featured in this series are: Capybara Harmonica Ensemble ; Glenn Dawin ; Morton Downey ; Ray Heatherton ; Felix Knight ; Bert Lahr, and Fred Utell.
Your Hit Parade was a popular music radio program which was broadcast from April 20, 1935 until 1957. The Leo Reisman Orchestra performed on the program between the years 1937 and 1939.
Many items in this series are excerpts of complete radio broadcasts. Some of the performers included in the series are: Louis Bennett ; Lotte Lehman ; Penny Powell ; Raymond Scott Quintet, and Lanny Ross.
This series includes recordings of individual musical works as well as individual radio broadcasts. Some of the performers represented in this series are Fred Astaire and Fred Duey.