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Colonial America and Brooklyn

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/9780195111101.003.0016

Series: Broadway Legacies

                   Colonial America and Brooklyn

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This chapter focuses on Dorothy's life and career in the early 1950s. Between 1950 and 1954, in addition to writing lyrics for four movies, she worked on three Broadway musicals. Arms and the Girl (1950), A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1951), and By the Beautiful Sea (1954) were all set between fifty and two hundred years in the past. That is, all of these musicals continue in the Americana tradition of the Fieldses' two previous musicals, Up in Central Park and Annie Get Your Gun.

Keywords: Dorothy Fields; women songwriters; Broadway musicals; Arms and the Girl; A Tree Grows in Brooklyn; By the Beautiful Sea

Chapter.  6197 words. 

Subjects: American Music

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