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The Best of Hollywood

Charlotte Greenspan

in Pick Yourself Up

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780195111101
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199865703 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111101.003.0009

Series: Broadway Legacies

                   The Best of Hollywood

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This chapter focuses on Dorothy's collaborations with Jerome Kern. When Dorothy Fields began working with Kern, she gained not only a new collaborator but a second family and a new approach to integrating songs with dramatic works. Jimmy McHugh was a gifted musician, but Kern was a man of the theater. His Princess shows, some of which Dorothy saw when she was a girl, inspired many songwriters, including Rodgers and Hart and George Gershwin.

Keywords: Dorothy Fields; women songwriters; Jerome Kern; Princess

Chapter.  5616 words. 

Subjects: American Music

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