Finding Aid for the Polly Bergen Musical Arrangements Collection 1955-1970

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Polly Bergen Musical Arrangements Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1955-1970
Collection number: 48-M
Creator: Bergen, Polly 1930-
Extent: 226 song titles
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: Television and stage show arrangements for singer/actress, Polly Bergen.
Physical location: SRLF
Language of Material: Collection materials in English

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Polly Bergen Musical Arrangements Collection, 48-M, Performing Arts Special Collections , University of California, Los Angeles.

Biographical Note

Actress/singer Polly Bergen was born July 14, 1930 in Knoxville, TN, making her radio debut at the age of 14 and honing her craft on the summer stock circuit before journeying to Hollywood in 1949. She soon made her feature debut in Across the Rio Grande, quickly followed by roles in no less than three Dean Martin/Jerry Lewis comedies -- At War with the Army, That's My Boy and The Stooge. Increasing dissatisfaction with the roles coming her way prompted Bergen to walk away from a lucrative movie contract in 1953, however, and she soon made her Broadway debut in the revue John Murray Anderson's Almanac; upon recovering from throat surgery, two years later she also recorded her self-titled debut LP for Jubilee, followed later that year by Little Girl Blue. She jumped to Columbia for 1957's Bergen Sings Morgan, and continued recording for the label until the early 1960s; in the meantime she also maintained her stage career, additionally finding success in the business world through a series of ventures including Polly Bergen Cosmetics, Polly Bergen Jewelry and Polly Bergen Shoes. In 1960, she also authored the first of three books, Fashion and Charm. Bergen returned to film in the 1961 noir classic Cape Fear, although in the decades she was perhaps best known for her many television appearances, including a starring role in the 1983 miniseries The Winds of War and its 1988 sequel War and Remembrance.

Scope and Content

The collection predominantly consists of television and stage show arrangements used by Polly Bergen.
The collection is organized into the following series:
  • Series 1. Musical Arrangements
  • Series 2. Orchestrations
  • Series 3. Other Items

Container List

 

Series 1. Musical Arrangements

Box 1

Accentuate the Positive

Box 2

Affair to Remember, An

Box 1

Alexander's Ragtime Band

Box 1

All Alone

Box 1

All the Way

Box 1

Alone Together

Box 2

April in Paris

Box 2

Asking For You

Box 2

Au Revoir Again

Box 3

Audition Medley

Box 2

Autumn in New York

Box 3

Autumn Leaves

Box 3

Berlin Medley no. 1

Box 3

Big Crawdad

Box 3

Bill

Note

See "Why Was I Born?"
Box 3

Body and Soul

Box 4

Broken Hearted

Box 4

But Not For Me

Box 4

By Myself

Box 4

By the Beautiful Sea

Box 4

Bye Bye Blackbird

Box 5

Ca C'est L'Amour

Box 5

Canadian Sunset

Box 5

Can't Buy Me Love

Box 5

Can't Help Lovin' That Man

Box 5

Carson Sequence

Note

Johnny Carson.
Box 6

Chaser

Box 6

Christmas Closing, Florida

Box 6

Christmas Song, The

Box 6

Come Prima

Box 6

Come Rain or Come Shine

Box 6

Como Closing Theme

Box 6

Couple of Swells, A

Box 6

Crawdad

Box 7

Cry Like the Wind

Box 7

Dad's Playoff

Box 7

Dearie

Box 7

Dinah

Box 7

Do It Yourself

Box 7

Doin' What Comes Natur'lly

Box 7

Don't Blame Me

Box 7

Don't Ever Leave Me

Box 8

Easy

Box 8

Easy to Love

Box 8

Easy to Remember

Box 8

Everytime We Say Goodbye

Box 8

Farther Along

Box 8

Finale '58

Box 9

Fireworks

Box 9

40's/50's Medley

Box 9

Four Seasons, The

Box 9

Frankfurter Sandwiches

Box 9

Friendship

Box 10

Glad to Be Unhappy

Box 10

Goldmine in the Sky

Box 10

Good Man Nowadays, A

Box 10

Goody Goody

Box 10

Grand Night for Singing, A

Box 11

Hang Up

Box 11

Happiest Girl in the World

Box 11

Happiness is Just a Thing Called Joe

Box 11

He Didn't Call

Box 11

He Is So Married

Box 12

Honky Tonkin'

Box 12

Hooray For Love

Box 11

House is Not a Home, A

Box 12

Howie Playoff

Box 13

I Ain't Got Nothin' But the Blues

Box 13

I Can See It All Now

Box 14

I Can't Give You Anything But Love

Box 12

I Concentrate On You

Box 14

I Cried For You

Box 14

I Feel a Song Coming On

Box 14

I Get Along Without You

Box 14

I Got Lost in His Arms

Box 14

I Guess I'll Hve to Change My Plans

Box 14

I Know About Love

Box 15

I Left My Heart in Sanfrancisco

Box 15

I Love Music

Scope and Content Note

2 medleys.
Box 18

I Want to Be Happy

Box 18

I Won't Dance

Box 15

If I Had You

Box 15

I'll Be Seeing You

Note

Three versions.
Box 16

I'll Buy You a Star

Box 16

I'm Always Chasing Rainbows

Box 16

I'm Beginning to See the Light

Box 16

I'm Glad There is You

Box 15

I'm in the Mood For Love

Box 16

I'm Through With Love

Box 17

International Rag

Box 17

It All Depends on You

Box 17

It Might as Well Be Spring

Box 16

It Never Entered My Mind

Box 17

It Never Entered My Mind

Box 17

It's All Yours

Box 18

It's De-Lovely

Box 18

I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm

Box 18

I've Got You Under My Skin

Box 19

Jack Kelly Trio Medley

Box 19

June in January

Box 19

Just in Time

Box 19

Just One of Those Things

Box 19

Just the Way You Are

Box 19

Ladies and Gentlemen

Box 19

Lady is a Tramp, The

Box 19

Lady Wants to Twist, The

Box 19

Lazy Afternoon

Box 20

Liar All My Life, A

Box 20

Little Things You Used To Do

Box 21

Love Look Away

Box 21

Lucky Day

Box 22

M Title Medley

Box 22

Maggie Blues

Box 22

Make the Man Love Me

Box 22

Malaquerra, Salerosa

Box 22

Man That Got Away, The

Box 22

Mean to Me

Note

Two versions.
Box 23

Melancholy Baby

Box 23

Memories

Box 23

Mine

Box 23

Mississippi Mud

Box 23

Molly Darlin'

Box 23

Moon Medley

Box 23

Moon River

Box 23

Moonlight in Vermont

Box 24

More Than One Way

Box 24

More Than You Know

Note

Two versions.
Box 25

Morgan Medley

Note

Four versions.
Box 26

Mother Medley

Box 26

Mountain Dew

Box 22

Movement, Overcoat, Red Robin Medley

Box 26

Mr. Boom Boom

Box 26

Musical Cues

Box 26

Musical Game (Famous People)

Box 26

My Defenses Are Down

Box 26

My Funny Valentine

Box 26

My Heart Sings

Note

Two versions.
Box 26

My One and Only Love

Box 27

Never Too Busy to Say Hello

Box 27

New Fangled Tango

Box 27

New Opening

Box 27

New York Opening

Box 27

New York, New York

Box 27

No One Else Will Ever Know

Box 28

Not Like Me

Box 28

Oh You Beautiful Doll

Box 29

On the Street Where You Live

Box 28

Once In a Lifetime

Box 29

Opening, New

Box 29

Opening, Old

Box 29

Oscar Medley

Box 29

Otto Awards

Box 29

Over the Rainbow

Box 30

Page Six Cue

Box 30

Page Twenty Four Cue

Box 30

Paper Moon

Box 30

Party's Over, The

Box 30

Playoff no. 1

Box 30

Playoff no. 2

Box 31

Pop's Smoky Mountain Blue

Box 31

Prop Medley

Box 31

Question Medley

Box 31

Red Hot Mama

Box 31

Remember Medley

Box 31

Rose of San Antone

Box 32

Sand in My Shoes

Box 32

Sara Lane

Box 32

Saturday Night in Central Park

Box 32

Scarlet Ribbons

Box 32

September in the Rain

Box 33

September Song

Box 33

Shangri-La

Box 33

Short Shorts

Box 33

Side by Side

Box 33

Sidewalks of New York

Box 33

Sing Along With Polly

Box 35

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Box 34

Somebody Loves Me

Box 34

Something to Remember You By

Box 34

Something Wonderful

Box 34

Sophisticated Lady

Box 35

Sound of Music

Box 34

Spring is Here

Box 34

Steppin' Out

Box 35

Stormy Weather

Box 35

Sun in the Morning

Box 35

Sweet Belinda

Box 35

S'Wonderful

Box 36

Taking a Chance On Love

Box 36

Tammy

Box 36

Temptation

Box 36

Thanks For the Memory

Box 37

That Old Black Magic

Box 36

Then I'll Be Happy

Box 36

These Foolish Things

Box 36

They Say it's Wonderful

Box 37

This is My Lucky Day

Box 37

Three Juvenile Delinquents

Box 37

Today I Love Somebody

Box 37

Too Late Now

Box 38

Too Marvelous for Words

Box 38

Top Banana

Box 38

Travel Bureau

Box 38

Triplets

Box 38

Trunk Medley

Box 39

Try a Little Tenderness

Box 39

Tumblin's Tumbleweeds

Box 39

Two to Tango

Box 45

Unidentified Titles

Box 40

Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie

Box 40

Walkin' Medley

Box 40

Way You Look Tonight, The

Box 41

What Wouldn't I Do for That Man

Box 43

What's New at the Zoo

Box 41

When I Fall in Love

Box 41

When My Sugar Walks Down the Street

Box 41

When the Wind Was Green

Box 42

When the World Was Young

Box 42

Where's the Boy I Saved for a Rainy Day

Box 42

Who Wants to be a Millionaire

Box 42

Why Was I Born (medley)

Box 43

Without Love

Box 43

Woman's Medley

Box 44

You Better Go Now

Box 44

You Don't Know

Box 44

You Make Me Feel So Young

 

Series 2. Orchestrations

Box 46

Master Orchestrations

Box 47

Master Orchestrations

Box 48

Master Orchestrations

Box 49

Master Orchestrations

 

Series 3. Other Items

Box 50

Photograph Album

Box 50

Polly Bergen Sign