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Photo, Print, Drawing Impossible interviews - no. 15: S.L. Rothafel ("Roxy") versus Arturo Toscanini / Covarrubias.

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Title

  • Impossible interviews - no. 15: S.L. Rothafel ("Roxy") versus Arturo Toscanini / Covarrubias.

Summary

  • Caricature shows S.L. Rothafel ("Roxy") conducting an orchestra while Arturo Toscanini looks on in disdain. Roxy was the colorful movie theater impresario who built the Roxy Theater, while Toscanini was the respected conductor of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. The caricature was an illustration for the "Impossible Interview, no. 15" in which Roxy derided Toscanini for the dullness and stiffness of his classical music and suggested that he liven things up by adding a ballet, soloists, and amplifiers in the balcony.

Names

  • Covarrubias, Miguel, 1904-1957, artist

Created / Published

  • [1933 Feb., publication date]

Headings

  • -  Rothafel, Samuel Lionel,--1882-1936
  • -  Toscanini, Arturo,--1867-1957
  • -  Theatrical producers & directors--United States--1930-1940
  • -  Conductors--1930-1940

Headings

  • Caricatures--1930-1940.
  • Gouaches--Color--1930-1940.

Genre

  • Caricatures--1930-1940
  • Gouaches--Color--1930-1940

Notes

  • -  Miguel Covarrubias/Vanity Fair copyright by Conde Nast Publications, Inc.
  • -  Title from Vanity Fair, Feb. 1933.
  • -  Caption label from exhibit Cartoon America: Already an accomplished caricaturist, Miguel Covarrubias took New York by storm when he arrived from his native Mexico in 1923. By 1925, he had become one of Vanity Fair's principal contributors, as renowned as the men and women he drew. In the series Impossible Interviews, Covarrubias brilliantly paired prominent politicians, artists, writers, and actors who would never be seen together in real life. This cartoon pairs Samuel "Roxy" Rothafel, designer of Radio City Music Hall and the Roxy Theater, with impresario conductor Arturo Toscanini, musical director of the New York Philharmonic.
  • -  Forms part of: Art Wood Collection of Caricature and Cartoon.
  • -  Published in: Vanity Fair, Feb. 1933, p. 25.
  • -  Exhibited: Cartoon America: Highlights from the Art Wood Collection of Cartoon and Caricature, Library of Congress, 2006-2007.
  • -  Unprocessed in WOOD.Covarrubias.84

Medium

  • 1 drawing : gouache, color; 32.7 x 28.8 cm (sheet)

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 2001:055-4 [item] (A) [P&P]

Repository

  • Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

Digital Id

  • ppmsca 03351 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.03351

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2003668545

Reproduction Number

  • LC-DIG-ppmsca-03351 (digital file from original)

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  • Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-03351 (digital file from original)
  • Call Number: Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 2001:055-4 [item] (A) [P&P]
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Covarrubias, Miguel, Artist. Impossible interviews - no. 15: S.L. Rothafel "Roxy" versus Arturo Toscanini / Covarrubias. United States, 1933. [Feb., publication date] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2003668545/.

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Covarrubias, M. (1933) Impossible interviews - no. 15: S.L. Rothafel "Roxy" versus Arturo Toscanini / Covarrubias. United States, 1933. [Feb., publication date] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2003668545/.

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Covarrubias, Miguel, Artist. Impossible interviews - no. 15: S.L. Rothafel "Roxy" versus Arturo Toscanini / Covarrubias. [Feb., publication date] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2003668545/>.