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Pick yourself up : Dorothy Fields and the American musical

Author: Charlotte Joyce Greenspan
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Series: Broadway legacies.
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On a career that spanned nearly five decades, Dorothy Fields penned the words to more than four hundred songs. Charlotte Greenspan offers the most complete, serious treatment of Field's life and work to date, tracing her rise to prominence in a male-dominated world.--[book jacket].
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Dorothy Fields; Dorothy Fields
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charlotte Joyce Greenspan
ISBN: 9780195111101 0195111109
OCLC Number: 179802530
Description: xvii, 298 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: The world of her father --
The world of her family --
The teen years --
Marriage and the start of a career --
What's black and white and heard all over? --
Give my refrains to Broadway --
Hello to Hollywood --
Change partners and write --
The best of Hollywood --
End of an era --
Hollywood through a Broadway lens --
Librettos instead of lyrics --
Up in Central Park --
Annie get your gun --
More movies --
Colonial America and Brooklyn --
Something old, something new --
Sweet Charity --
"It's where you finish" --
Appendix one : list of songs --
Appendix two : list of theatre works and movies.
Series Title: Broadway legacies.
Responsibility: Charlotte Greenspan.
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Dorothy Fields' role as a music creator in a world dominated by men makes a fascinating and unusual story- with particular interest for woman today.  Read more...

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A fine and entertaining biography ... Pick Yourself Up is a traditional cradle-to-grave life story, and ... is also in many ways a biography of the twentieth century musical. Judith Flanders, The Read more...

 
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