31 January 2008

Tom Lehrer Video Archives

As far as I know, there is very little video footage of Tom Lehrer performing his marvelous songs, but on a whim, and desiring some whimsy, I popped his name into YouTube tonight and discovered some wonderful vintage footage from, I would guess, a television broadcast in the '60s (probably in Europe) as well as some footage of a 1997 performance at the 80th birthday celebration for the mathematician Irving Kaplansky (the entire video of which is available here).

A simple search for "Tom Lehrer" brings up a lot; if you're looking for some entry points, here are a few: