Elsie Janis

The Works of Elsie Janis

BOOKS

  • Poems Now and Then: Dedicated to My Friends, Colorado Springs: Gowdy Printing & Engraving Co., 1909
  • A Star for a Night: A Story of Stage Life, New York: W. Rickey, 1911
  • Love Letters of an Actress, New York & London: D. Appleton and Co., 1913
  • The Big Show: My Six Months with the American Expeditionary Forces, New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corp., 1919
  • If I Know What I Mean, New York and London: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1925
  • Counter Currents (with Marguerite Aspinwall), G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1926
  • Roping: Trick and Fancy Rope Spinning, Chester Byers, ed.; Elsie Janis, contributor; G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1928
  • So Far, So Good! An Autobiography, New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1932 G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1928

SCREENPLAYS

  • The Caprices of Kitty, 1915
  • Betty in Search of a Thrill, 1915
  • Nearly a Lady, 1915
  • ‘Twas Ever Thus, 1915
  • The Imp, 1919
  • Oh Kay! (adaptation), 1928
  • Close Harmony, 1929
  • Madam Satan, 1930
  • Reaching for the Moon (dialogue only), 1930
  • The Squaw Man (dialogue only), 1931
  • Mary Burns, Inc. (not produced), 1932;

SELECTED SONGS AND MUSICAL SCORES

  • I’d Rather Love What I Cannot Have Than Have What I Cannot Love, words and music by Elsie Janis, New York: Jerome H. Remick & Co., 1911
  • For the Lord’s Sake Play A Waltz, from The Slim Princess, words and music by Elsie Janis, New York: Harms and Francis, 1912
  • Anti-Rag-time Girl: Trot One-Step March Two-Step, New York: Jerome H. Remick & Co., 1913
  • A Castle Walk Song, words by Elsie Janis, music by Wm. E. MacQuinn, New York: Jerome H. Remick & Co., 1914
  • Some Sort of Somebody, words by Elsie Janis, music by Jerome Kern, from Very Good Eddie; New York: Harms and Francis, Day & Hunter, 1915
  • A Little Love (But Not for Me), words by Elsie Janis, music by Jerome Kern, from Miss Information. New York: Harms and Francis, Day & Hunter, 1915
  • I Never Knew, words by Elsie Janis, music by Irving Berlin, New York: Irving Berlin, Inc., 1919
  • A Regular Girl, music by Elsie Janis, from the film A Regular Girl, Louis Selznick Pictures, 1919
  • It’s All Wrong: A Musical Complaint, book, lyrics and some music by Elsie Janis; London: Queen’s Theatre, 1920
  • All the World is Wonderful, words by Elsie Janis, music by W. B. Kernell; from The Follies of 1921, London: Chappell & Co., Ltd., 1921
  • The Bonus Blues, words by Elsie Janis; I’ve Waited All My Life, words and music by Elsie Janis; from Elsie Janis and Her Gang, Irving Berlin, Inc., 1922
  • The Do I or Don’t I Blues (The Undecided Blues), words and music by Elsie Janis; from Puzzles of 1925, Irving Berlin, Inc., 1925
  • Love Your Spell Is Everywhere, words by Elsie Janis, Irving Berlin, Inc., 1929
  • Paramount on Parade (title song), Paramount, 1930
  • There Ought to be More Like You, words and music by Elsie Janis, Ben Light and Paul Light; New York: Famous Music Corp., 1930
  • Anytime’s the Time to Fall in Love, Famous Music Corp., 1930
  • You Still Belong to Me, words by Elsie Janis, Famous Music Corp., 1930
  • Oh Give Me Time for Tenderness, words by Elsie Janis, New York: Remick Music Corp., 1934

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