Harry Delmar

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Harry Delmar was an American Broadway producer and later film director. He was born September 8, 1892 in Missouri, USA. and died in Los Angeles on August 29, 1984.[1] Prior to his stint as a Broadway producer, Delmar began his career as a Vaudeville song and dance man.

"Harry Delmar's Revels" was a musical review on Broadway, containing songs, girls and Vaudeville skits. The book was by William K. Wells; Lyrics by Ballard MacDonald, Billy Rose; Music by Lester Lee, Jesse Greer, Jimmy Monaco. It ran Nov 28, 1927 - Mar 1928 at the Shubert Theatre. Harry hired some of the finest stars of the day, with a cast including Hugh Cameron and Patsy Kelly.[2] He also gave Bert Lahr his Broadway debut.[3][4]

With the advent of sound in films, Harry transferred his skills to the silver screen. Starting as a writer and moving quickly to director and producer. He utilized his experience with revues as inspiration for his films, many of which included the Eddie Elkins Orchestra.[1]

At the end of his life, he was working with Buddy Feyne to produce his review Up Your Alley.

Filmography[edit]

Writer:

  • After the Show (1929)
  • Syncopated Trial (1929)

Director:

  • America or Bust (1930)
  • Sixteen Sweeties (1930)
  • Ride 'em Cowboy (1930)
  • A Night in a Dormitory (1930)
  • Her Hired Husband (1930)
  • After the Show (1929)
  • Syncopated Trial (1929)

Producer:

  • A Night in a Dormitory (1930)
  • Her Hired Husband (1930)
  • After the Show (1929)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Harry Delmar on IMDb
  2. ^ Harry Delmar's Revels at the Internet Broadway Database
  3. ^ "$6.60 Comedian - TIME". Time. Retrieved 2008-04-18. 
  4. ^ "Bert Lahr Biography". Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved 2008-04-18. 

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