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