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Harold Arlen

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The Harold Arlen Centennial

Harold Arlen

Harold Arlen artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Interviews & Profiles

Actress and singer Judy Garland wearing as Dorothy from director Victor Fleming's film, The Wizard of Oz.

October 15, 2008 Rob Kapilow reveals the emotional narrative in Harold Arlen's song, based on two simple notes.

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Bert Lahr (far right), Ray Bolger (back row, right), Judy Garland (sitting, right), composer Harold Arlen (sitting left), and various MGM and music publishing executives sing songs from the 1939 film musical 'The Wizard of Oz' around a microphone in the NBC radio studio, circa 1939.

December 18, 2000 Author John Fricke tells the stories behind the beloved classic songs of The Wizard of Oz.

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Actress and singer Judy Garland wearing as Dorothy from director Victor Fleming's film, The Wizard of Oz.

October 15, 2008 Rob Kapilow reveals the emotional narrative in Harold Arlen's song, based on two simple notes.

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February 15, 2005 Commentator Rob Kapilow pays tribute to Harold Arlen's classic song, "Over the Rainbow."

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February 15, 2005 The timeless music of Harold Arlen has kept America swinging, and singing, for decades.

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Get Happy: The Harold Arlen Centennial Celebration

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  • Album: Get Happy: The Harold Arlen Centennial Celebration
  • Artist: Harold Arlen
  • Label: Verve
  • Released: 2005
 

Judy Garland In Hollywood: Her Greatest Movie Hits

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  • Album: Judy Garland In Hollywood: Her Greatest Movie Hits
  • Artist: Judy Garland
  • Label: Rhino Records
  • Released: 1998
 

The Wizard of Oz [Rhino Original Soundtrack Deluxe Edition]

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  • Album: The Wizard of Oz [Rhino Original Soundtrack Deluxe Edition]
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