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Manuel Romero

Manuel Romeo (September 21, 1891 – October 3, 1954 in Buenos Aires) was an Argentine film director, screenwriter, dramatist and score composer, and one of the influential directors in the cinema of Argentina of the classic era. He directed and wrote over films between 1931 and 1951 even composing the musical scores for several.

He was a pioneer of Variety Theatre, and one of the few tango lyrical writers that has reached timeless classical success. When he was a teenager, he began his journalist job in the Magacine Fray Mochoy, and in the newspapers Crítica y Última Hora.

His first play, "Teatro breve" is from 1919 with the collaboration of Ivo Pelay. He wrote 180 more. In 1922 the most famous, "El bailarín del cabaret", was staged with the César Ratti's company, where Corsini triunfó (had a success) with "Patotero sentimental".

In 1923 he travelled to Europe with Luis Bayón Herrera. In Paris, where he acted on several plays, he met Carlos Gardel and the idea of filmmaking was born. He wrote the plot and songs for "Luces de Buenos Aires", directed by the Chilean Adelqui Millar. It starred Gloria Guzmán, Sofía Bozán, Pedro Quartucci and the Julio De Caro musical group.

He returned to Buenos Aires, where he introduced the new ideas taken from music hall and varieties shows. He started to work at the Lumitón cinema company, with Enrique Telémaco Susini . With that film company, released in February 1935, "Noches de Buenos Aires", written and directed by Romero, his cinema career began. The film starred Tita Merello, Irma Córdoba, Enrique Serrano and Fernando Ochoa.

He filmed very quickly, he only wanted to finish and achieve a good result. His films were rejected by critics and intellectuals as a result, but ordinary people liked his style because they knew him from radio of variety shows.

He directed films such as Adiós pampa mía in 1946.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 21st, 1891 (Buenos Aires), Died October 3rd, 1954 (Buenos Aires)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, composer, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 32 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-32454 10-in. 4/20/1925 Nubes de humo Juan Pulido Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-32454 10-in. 6/21/1926 Nubes de humo Juan Pulido Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-33978 10-in. 12/8/1925 Patotero sentimental Lucrezia Bori Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BAVE-44839 10-in. Fall 1929 No es por hablar mal Orquesta Típica Victor Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BAVE-74279 10-in. 8/8/1933 Pobre soñador Charlo ; Orquesta Adolfo Carabelli Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BAVE-86789 10-in. Mar. 1935 Rosa, poneme una ventosa Edgardo Donato Muchachos Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet lyricist  
Victor BAVE-86814 10-in. Apr. 1935 Noches de Buenos Aires Alberto Gómez Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BAVE-86938 10-in. 8/27/1935 Esther Jorge Omar ; Orquesta Típica Francisco J. Lomuto Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BAVE-86939 10-in. 8/27/1935 El caballo del pueblo Jorge Omar ; Orquesta Típica Francisco J. Lomuto Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BAVE-86942 10-in. 8/28/1935 El zorzal Edgardo Donato Muchachos ; Horacio Lagos Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-87485 10-in. 2/5/1935 Idilio Nilo Menéndez Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor BAVE-93028 10-in. 11/22/1935 Recuerdos de Bohemia Orquesta Típica Osvaldo Fresedo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BAVE-93207 10-in. June 1936 Marcha de la armada Orquesta Harold Mickey Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BAVE-93276 10-in. Between 8/12/1936 and 9/3/1936 La ribera Orquesta Elvino Vardaro ; Alberto Vila Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor BAVE-93277 10-in. Between 8/12/1936 and 9/3/1936 Siempre unidos Orquesta Elvino Vardaro ; Alberto Vila Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor BAVE-93284 10-in. Between 8/12/1936 and 9/3/1936 Olvidando las penas Juan Carlos Thorry Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BAVE-93285 10-in. Between 8/12/1936 and 9/3/1936 Radio bar Juan Carlos Thorry Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-98335 10-in. 11/27/1935 Idilio Cuarteto Machín Instrumental quartet and male vocal duet composer  
Victor BAVE-780 10-in. Spring 1926 Bajo las estrellas Carlos Dix ; Gloria Guzmán Female-male vocal duet lyricist  
Victor BAVE-012253 10-in. 5/3/1938 Muchachita del campo Orquesta Típica Francisco J. Lomuto Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BAVE-012923 10-in. 8/29/1939 Como las aves Maria Teresa Greco ; Orquesta Típica Francisco J. Lomuto Instrumental ensemble, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BAVE-012924 10-in. 8/29/1939 Tango amigo Fernando Díaz ; Orquesta Típica Francisco J. Lomuto Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BAVE-012925 10-in. 8/29/1939 A mí que me importa Orquesta Típica Francisco J. Lomuto Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BAVE-012932 10-in. 9/1/1939 El vino triste Alberto Echagüe ; Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BAVE-039131 10-in. between 5/10/1939 and 7/12/1939 Como las aves Carmencita Del Moral ; Orquesta Típica Francisco J. Lomuto Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
(Results 1-25 of 32 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Romero, Manuel," accessed October 16, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102556.

Romero, Manuel. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 16, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102556.

"Romero, Manuel." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 16 October 2021.

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