Paul Wing

Paul Wing (August 14, 1892 – May 29, 1957) was an assistant director at Paramount Pictures. He won Best Assistant DIrector during the 1935 Academy Awards in the short lived category for the film The Lives of a Bengal Lancer along with Clem Beauchamp. Wing was the assistant director on only two films owing to his service in the United States Army. During his service, Wing was in a prisoner camp that was portrayed in the film The Great Raid (2005).

Early in his career, Wing worked as a reporter on the Chicago Tribune, after which he began working on radio. His responsibilities included writing scripts for Fred Allen and Phil Baker. In the early 1930s, he became an announcer and had his own 15-minute program, Paul Wing the Story Man, on NBC radio. By 1936, the program was available in syndication by NBC's Thesaurus transcription service. Wing was also NBC's director of children's programs. As "NBC's spelling master" he also had the Spelling Bee program, which began on NBC-Red in 1937.

In the mid-1940s, Wing made children's recordings for RCA Victor.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 14, 1892 (Tacoma), Died May 29, 1957 (Portsmouth)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939 - 1945

Roles Represented in DAHR: speaker, adapter, author

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 58 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-050544 10-in. 5/10/1940 The 500 hats of Bartholomew Cubbins Paul Wing Recitation, with electric organ speaker, adapter  
Victor BS-050545 10-in. 5/10/1940 The 500 hats of Bartholomew Cubbins Paul Wing Recitation, with electric organ speaker, adapter  
Victor BS-050546 10-in. 5/10/1940 The 500 hats of Bartholomew Cubbins Paul Wing Recitation, with electric organ speaker, adapter  
Victor BS-050547 10-in. 5/10/1940 The 500 hats of Bartholomew Cubbins Paul Wing Recitation, with electric organ speaker, adapter  
Victor BS-050548 10-in. 5/10/1940 The 500 hats of Bartholomew Cubbins Paul Wing Recitation, with electric organ speaker, adapter  
Victor BS-056455 10-in. 10/8/1940 The little engine that could Paul Wing Recitation, with sound effects speaker, adapter  
Victor BS-056456 10-in. 10/8/1940 The little engine that could Paul Wing Recitation, with sound effects speaker, adapter  
Victor BS-056457 10-in. 10/8/1940 The little engine that could Paul Wing Recitation, with sound effects speaker, adapter  
Victor BS-056458 10-in. 10/8/1940 The little engine that could Paul Wing Recitation, with sound effects speaker, adapter  
Victor BS-056459 10-in. 10/8/1940 The little engine that could Paul Wing Recitation, with sound effects speaker, adapter  
Victor BS-056460 10-in. 10/8/1940 The little engine that could Paul Wing Recitation, with sound effects speaker, adapter  
Victor BS-066883 10-in. 7/23/1941 One-string fiddle Fredric Fradkin ; Helen E. Myers ; Paul Wing Recitation, with violin and piano speaker, adapter  
Victor BS-066884 10-in. 7/23/1941 One-string fiddle Fredric Fradkin ; Helen E. Myers ; Paul Wing Recitation, with violin and piano speaker, adapter  
Victor BS-066885 10-in. 7/23/1941 One-string fiddle Fredric Fradkin ; Helen E. Myers ; Paul Wing Recitation, with violin and piano speaker, adapter  
Victor BS-066886 10-in. 7/23/1941 One-string fiddle Fredric Fradkin ; Helen E. Myers ; Paul Wing Recitation, with violin and piano speaker, adapter  
Victor BS-066887 10-in. 7/23/1941 One-string fiddle Fredric Fradkin ; Helen E. Myers ; Paul Wing Recitation, with violin and piano speaker, adapter  
Victor BS-066888 10-in. 7/23/1941 One-string fiddle Fredric Fradkin ; Helen E. Myers ; Paul Wing Recitation, with violin and piano speaker, adapter  
Victor BS-067540 10-in. 8/8/1941 Bertrand and the baby dinosaur Helen E. Myers ; Paul Wing Recitation, with electric organ speaker, adapter  
Victor BS-067541 10-in. 8/8/1941 Bertrand and the baby dinosaur Helen E. Myers ; Paul Wing Recitation, with electric organ speaker, adapter  
Victor BS-067542 10-in. 8/8/1941 Bertrand and the baby dinosaur Helen E. Myers ; Paul Wing Recitation, with electric organ speaker, adapter  
Victor BS-067543 10-in. 8/8/1941 Bertrand and the flying horse Helen E. Myers ; Paul Wing Recitation, with electric organ speaker, adapter  
Victor BS-067544 10-in. 8/8/1941 Bertrand and the flying horse Helen E. Myers ; Paul Wing Recitation, with electric organ speaker, adapter  
Victor BS-067545 10-in. 8/8/1941 Bertrand and the flying horse Helen E. Myers ; Paul Wing Recitation, with electric organ speaker, adapter  
Victor BS-067709 10-in. 8/22/1941 Long-Name-No-Can-Say Paul Wing Recitation, with electric organ and xylophone speaker, adapter  
Victor BS-067710 10-in. 8/22/1941 Long-Name-No-Can-Say Paul Wing Recitation, with electric organ and xylophone speaker, adapter  
(Results 26-50 of 58 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wing, Paul," accessed February 3, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100409.

Wing, Paul. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 3, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100409.

"Wing, Paul." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 3 February 2023.

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