A paid obit in the NYTimes contains the names of his children whom you
may be able to contact:
If you are able to obtain information concerning the current status of
the Spoke Arts recordings,
I would like to know. There are some worthy recordings in the catalog
which should be made available.
Best wishes, Thomas.
KLEIN, DR. ARTHUR LUCE
published: April 14, 1997
KLEIN-Dr. Arthur Luce, born March 31, 1916, to Joseph Klein and Jennie
Kallish, in Carbondale, PA, died of a heart attack on April 7, 1997, in
New Rochelle. Dr. Klein was an actor, director, and consumate raconteur.
He founded Spoken Arts Inc., the distinguished recording company which
was among the earliest ventures devoted to the preservation of the
voices of contemporary poets and novelists, as well as to literary and
educational recordings. Dr. Klein earned his bachelor's, master's, and
doctoral degrees at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He was a
captain in the Army Signal Corps during WWII. Among the beneficiaries of
Dr Klein's generous philanthropy were the Sound Shore Medical Center of
Westchester, the New Rochelle Boys' Club, and the police and fire
departments of New Rochelle, NY. He is survived by his wife Luce; his
children, Judith E. Klein of Manhattan, Florence Klein of Santa Barbara,
CA, Joel Klein of Baltimore, MD, and Rosine Klein of New Rochelle, NY;
seven grandchildren; and his sister Sylvia Meil of Scranton, PA.
Services were held at Temple Israel of New Rochelle on Thursday, April
10th. He was a unique personality who touched many with his creative
fire, his love, and his courageous insistence to always live to the
fullest despite obstacles life offers. We will miss him and we pray that
he finds peace and comfort with the Most High.
Steven Smolian wrote:
> My "in perpetual progress" "Who Owns It" database gives Arthur Luce
> Klein as the owner, at 59 Locust Av, New Rochelle, NY. Alas! This is
> in 1972.
> Steve Smolian
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Tom Fine"
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>> Does anyone know who is the current owner of the archives of what was
>> once Spoken Arts Records, based in New Rochelle NY?
>> -- Tom Fine
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