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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Winer, Deborah Grace.
On the sunny side of the street.
New York : Schirmer Books, c1997
|Named Person:||Dorothy Fields; Dorothy Fields; Dorothy Fields; Dorothy Fields|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Deborah Grace Winer; Dorothy Fields
|Description:||xix, 267 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Responsibility:||Deborah Grace Winer ; foreword by Betty Comden.|
On the Sunny Side of the Street chronicles Dorothy's start in life as the daughter of vaudeville star Lew Fields, and her determination to break into show business despite her parents' opposition. It brings to life her experiences working in New York and Hollywood from the roaring twenties to the rocking sixties and seventies, her friendships with legendary figures of the musical theatre, and her parallel existence as a wife and mother. Woven through the text is a generous sampling of her finest lyrics, never before collected in book form. In addition, comments by songwriters such as Fred Ebb, Sheldon Harnick, Burton Lane, and Stephen Sondheim and performers such as Rosemary Clooney and Michael Feinstein help to put the achievement of Dorothy Fields in perspective.