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Fine and Dandy: The Life and Work of Kay Swift
 
 
Author
Vicki Ohl.
Publisher Yale  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 6.3 x 1 inches
ISBN 9780300102611
Pages/Publication Date 294/2004
Daedalus Item Code 11734
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Kay Swift (18971993) was one of the few women composers active on Broadway in the first half of the 20th century. Best known as George Gershwin's assistant, musical adviser, and intimate friend, Swift was in fact an accomplished musician herself, a pianist and composer whose Fine and Dandy (1930) was the first complete Broadway musical written by a woman. Vicki Ohl describes Swift's work for musical theater, the ballet, Radio City Music Hall's Rockettes, and commercial shows. She also tells how Swift served as director of light music for the 1939 World's Fair, eloped with a cowboy from the rodeo at the fair, and abandoned her native New York for Oregon, later fashioning her experiences into an autobiographical novel, Who Could Ask for Anything More?
 
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Studio: Applause.   Format: hardcover. ISBN: 9781423462750.  Daedalus Item Code: 21795
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