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
|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|
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
Send the Editors a message about this record.