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 51-58 of 58 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-067711 10-in. 8/22/1941 Long-Name-No-Can-Say Paul Wing Recitation, with electric organ and xylophone speaker, adapter  
Victor BS-067712 10-in. 8/22/1941 Long-Name-No-Can-Say Paul Wing Recitation, with electric organ and xylophone speaker, adapter  
Victor BS-067713 10-in. 8/22/1941 Long-Name-No-Can-Say Paul Wing Recitation, with electric organ and xylophone speaker, adapter  
Victor BS-067714 10-in. 8/22/1941 Long-Name-No-Can-Say Paul Wing Recitation, with electric organ and xylophone speaker, adapter  
Victor D5AB-0187 10-in. 4/6/1945 One string fiddle Frank Novak ; Clark D. Whipple ; Paul Wing Recitation, with violin and electric organ speaker, adapter  
Victor D5AB-0188 10-in. 4/6/1945 One string fiddle Frank Novak ; Clark D. Whipple ; Paul Wing Recitation, with violin and electric organ speaker, adapter  
Victor D5AB-0189 10-in. 4/6/1945 One string fiddle Frank Novak ; Clark D. Whipple ; Paul Wing Recitation, with violin and electric organ speaker, adapter  
Victor D5AB-0190 10-in. 4/6/1945 One string fiddle Frank Novak ; Clark D. Whipple ; Paul Wing Recitation, with violin and electric organ speaker, adapter  
(Results 51-58 of 58 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wing, Paul," accessed January 28, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100409.

Wing, Paul. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 28, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100409.

"Wing, Paul." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 28 January 2023.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100409

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