Sheet music to 'The Desert Song: A Musical Play'. Book and Lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel; music by Sigmund Romberg. First performed at The Casino Theatre, Broadway 30 November, 1926 (465 perfs); later performedat the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, 1927 (432 perfs) in a production by Alfred Butts. The Desert Song has been made into a motion picture four times: in 1929 (starring John Boles and Carlotta King), 1932 [entitled The Red Shadow), 1943, and 1953 with Kathryn Grayson and Gordon MacRae. When it was adapted for live television in 1955 (with Gale Sherwood, Nelson Eddy, and Salvatore Baccalon) one of the writers brought in to modernize some dialogue was Neil Simon.

Item number 47601
Category Book
Type Music
Dimensions width 222mm; height 280mm; depth 14mm
Language English
Country of origin UK
Related people Sigmund Romberg (composer)
Otto Harbach (librettist)
Oscar Hammerstein II (librettist)
Frank Mandel (librettist)
Alfred Butt (producer)

Part of the Mr & Mrs W. F. Bartholomew Collection