Allen Boretz

Allen Boretz (1900–1985), was an American songwriter, playwright and screenwriter. The great success of his and John Murray's Broadway hit Room Service (1937) led to offers from Hollywood, and he wrote and co-wrote screenplays from the late 1930s through the 1940s.

His film credits include It Ain't Hay (1943), Step Lively (1944), Up in Arms (1944), The Princess and the Pirate (1944), Ziegfeld Follies (1946), Copacabana (1947), My Girl Tisa (1948), and Two Guys from Texas (1949). .

Boretz' screenwriting ended abruptly when he was blacklisted in the early 1950s. However, Room Service has never stopped being produced by professional and amateur theatrical companies throughout the world, and has been revived on Broadway several times.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 31st, 1900 (New York City), Died May 21st, 1986

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1931 - 1935

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BRC-68883 10-in. 4/8/1931 Whistling in the dark Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-78254 10-in. 10/20/1933 Dark clouds Jerry Freeman Orchestra ; Frank Sylvano Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-78270 10-in. 10/25/1933 Dark clouds Eddy Duchin Orchestra ; Lew Sherwood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-78855 10-in. 12/15/1933 So shy Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-94171 10-in. 9/3/1935 I've got it again [from Garrick gaieties] Lewine and Lewis Piano duet lyricist  
Columbia W151479 10-in. 4/3/1931 Whistling in the dark Lanin’s Famous Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W151501 10-in. 4/10/1931 Whistling in the dark Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick C7696-C7697 10-in. 4/13/1931 Whistling in the dark (Silvando en la obscuridad) Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) lyricist  
Brunswick E36524 10-in. 3/27/1931 Whistling in the dark Brunswick Studio Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Boretz, Allen," accessed July 24, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108979.

Boretz, Allen. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 24, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108979.

"Boretz, Allen." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 24 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108979

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