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Gary Giddins

Gary Giddins won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Visions of Jazz in 1998. He has written books on Louis Armstrong and Charlie Parker. A longtime columnist for the Village Voice, he lives in New York City. See full bio »

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 2001 Jazz (TV Mini-Series documentary) (senior advisor - 4 episodes)
- The True Welcome: 1929-1934 (2001) ... (senior advisor)
- Our Language: 1924 -1929 (2001) ... (senior advisor)
- The Gift: 1917-1924 (2001) ... (senior advisor)
- Gumbo: Beginnings to 1917 (2001) ... (senior advisor)
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 1989 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (2 episodes)
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 1989 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (written by - 1 episode)
- Satchmo: The Life of Louis Armstrong (1989) ... (written by)
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 1989 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (associate producer - 1 episode)
- Satchmo: The Life of Louis Armstrong (1989) ... (associate producer)
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 2011 Gershwin's Summertime: The Song That Conquered the World (TV Movie documentary) (thanks)
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 2016 Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music (TV Mini-Series documentary)
 2015 Tab Hunter Confidential (Documentary)
 1989-2014 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
Himself / Himself - Interviewee / Interviewer
- Bing Crosby Rediscovered (2014) ... Himself
- You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story (2008) ... Himself - Interviewee
- Les Paul: Chasing Sound (2007) ... Himself
- Satchmo: The Life of Louis Armstrong (1989) ... Himself / Interviewer
 2011 Gershwin's Summertime: The Song That Conquered the World (TV Movie documentary)
 2010 Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Himself - Interviewee
- Warriors & Peacemakers: 1941-1950 (2010) ... Himself - Interviewee
- Brother, Can You Spare a Dream?: 1929-1941 (2010) ... Himself - Interviewee
 2009 Backstage Stories from 'White Christmas' (Video short)
 2009 Bing Crosby Christmas Crooner (Video documentary)
 2009 Irving Berlin's White Christmas (Video documentary)
 2008 Thank Heaven! The Making of 'Gigi' (Video documentary)
Himself, music and film historian
 2007 Truth in Terms of Beauty (Documentary)
 2001 Walk on By: The Story of Popular Song (TV Series documentary)
- Stardust (2001) ... Himself

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Biography (of Bing Crosby): "A Pocketful of Dreams", 2000. See more »

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