Frank Mandel

Frank Mandel (1884 – April 20, 1958) was an American playwright and producer. He co-wrote several productions. Some of his works were adapted by others. Several of his collaborations were adapted into films. UCLA's libraries have a collection of his papers.

He was born Frank Armand Mandel in San Francisco. He attended the University of California where he was interested in the public speaking society, the Student's Congress and debating team, as well as being active in the Glee Club, along with Richard Walton Tully. H graduated in 1904 with a Bachelor of Letters degree then enteres Hastings Law School. After his education he started selling suits with his father, working in real estate, and writing plays. When real estate took a dive after the 1905 earthquake and fire he got together $5,000 and headed East to write plays.

After writing No, No, Nanette, he formed the production team of Schwab and Mandel with Laurence Schwab. They produced works such as Follow Thru, Good News, The Firebrand and America's Sweetheart.

He died on April 20, 1958, in Hollywood.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1884 (San Francisco), Died April 20, 1958 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CVE-37317 12-in. 12/16/1926 Gems from The desert song Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-47765 10-in. 10/18/1928 One kiss The Troubadours Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-47767 10-in. 10/18/1928 Softly, as in a morning sunrise Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-49033 10-in. 1/2/1929 The sabre song Charlotte Lansing Female vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor CVE-51156 12-in. 4/10/1929 Gems from The new moon Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-67495 10-in. 3/6/1931 Lover come back to me Lawrence Tibbett ; Stewart Wille Baritone vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor PBS-042123 10-in. 9/16/1939 Lover, come back to me Jeanette MacDonald Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor PBS-042124 10-in. 9/16/1939 One kiss Jeanette MacDonald Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mandel, Frank," accessed February 28, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109890.

Mandel, Frank. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 28, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109890.

"Mandel, Frank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 28 February 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109890

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