A 3 minute 24 second extract of the 12th November 1934 broadcast appears as
track 1 on disc 1 of the British Library 3 CD compilation of "The Spoken
Word - American Writers"
Catalogue No. NSACD 50-52 issued 2008.
On Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 12:54 PM, Richard Markowitz <
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> I am trying to determine the availability (and existence in the second
> case) of two interviews with Gertrude Stein.
> She was "interviewed" in 1934 by NBC reporter William Lundell. Apparently
> the written questions were submitted to her, and she wrote responses. They
> both, then, read the text over the air, on WJZ, November 12, 1934. A
> transcript of the broadcast appeared in *Paris Review*, No. 116, Fall
> 1990. The sound of a small fragment has been posted online. The
> complete recording is part of the Brander Matthews Dramatic Museum
> Collection, originally at Columbia University, now housed at the Library of
> After the liberation of Paris in 1945, Stein was interviewed by the
> American reporter Eric Sevareid. He discusses and quotes from the
> interview in his 1946 autobiography *Not so Wild a Dream*. I am trying to
> determine if the sound of this interview has been preserved.
> As far as I can tell, neither of these recordings has been commercially
> issued. I am seeking copies of both of them. I would be interested to
> learn of any other recordings of Gertrude Stein in conversation.
> The only other recordings of her voice known to me are those made around
> 1934 at Columbia University, which were first issued as a Dorian LP in
> 1951, and reissued by Caedmon in 1956. I would be grateful to learn of any
> Richard Markowitz