Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair competition (1963)

Date: 1963

Source: S2042 , 62-3-28

Type: Sound

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Description

  • One reel to reel recording (14:20 minutes) Radio program about the 1963 Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair competition, featuring the winner Keitha Holz singing the Foster song, and remarks as well as an original composition by commercial songwriter and contest judge Gerald Marks. There were 21 contestants, and the event culminated in a Jeanie ball. Marks was the composer of "All of Me," and "The Night Shall Be Filled With Music." He also several Broadway shows and motion pictures. These programs were created in the early 1960s by the Stephen Foster Memorial to promote the park and its activities, as well as to educate the public about Stephen Foster and Florida folk music.

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