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To Keep My Love Alive

Frederick Nolan

in Lorenz Hart

Published in print March 1996 | ISBN: 9780195102895
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199853212 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102895.003.0037
To Keep My Love Alive

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Richard Rodgers had still not entirely given up hope that Lorenz Hart could be persuaded to participate in the new show; but Hart was adamant. Toward the end of the year, an item appeared reporting that Rodgers and Hart had dropped a Mexican musical called Muchacha they were working on; whose imagination this may have been a figment of, one can only guess. Hart was meanwhile noisily discussing several new projects. One of these, brought to him by author-playwright Paul Gallico, was a story called Miss Underground, for which Gallico proposed they enroll the talents of refugee Emmerich Kalman, the famous Viennese composer. Larry liked it enough to set to work; with great energy he produced seventeen or eighteen lyrics. Joshua Logan always said Rodgers was a superlative editor of Hart's work. Perhaps that was what was missing here.

Keywords: Richard Rodgers; Lorenz Hart; Paul Gallico; Miss Underground; Emmerich Kalman; Joshua Logan

Chapter.  3455 words. 

Subjects: Popular Music

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