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Arthur Schwartz: Born: November 25, 1900, Brooklyn, New York Born: November 25, 1900, Brooklyn, New York Died: September 3, 1984, Kintnersville, Pennsylvania

Steven Suskin

in Show Tunes: The Songs, Shows, and Careers of Broadway’s Major Composers

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195314076
eISBN:
9780199852734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314076.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter discusses the work of Arthur Schwartz. Schwartz displayed an early interest in music—despite objections from his father, a lawyer—and by the age of fourteen was playing piano ... More


False Starts and Artistic Promise

Dominic McHugh

in Loverly: The Life and Times of My Fair Lady

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199827305
eISBN:
9780199950225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827305.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter charts the early genesis of My Fair Lady, starting with the Greek legend of Pygmalion and Galatea. It briefly examines the development of this legend, culminating in George Bernard ... More


Campfire Days

Frederick Nolan

in Lorenz Hart: A Poet on Broadway

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102895
eISBN:
9780199853212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102895.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

Arthur Schwartz realized his ambition to work with Lorenz Hart on the fortnightly camp shows. One of them was Dream Boy, about a fellow who doesn't care for the energetic, athletic activities of ... More


Theatrical Adventures On Screen and On- and Offstage

Andy Propst

in They Made Us Happy: Betty Comden & Adolph Green's Musicals & Movies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190630935
eISBN:
9780190630966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190630935.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular

Betty Comden and Adolph Green found themselves in 1952 developing for MGM’s Arthur Freed a screenplay using pre-existing songs by Howard Dietz and Arthur Schwartz. The result was the movie The Band ... More


Cinderella Stories

Brent Phillips

in Charles Walters: The Director Who Made Hollywood Dance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813147215
eISBN:
9780813151502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813147215.003.0020
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The chapter discusses Walters’ direction of Broadway’s By the Beautiful Sea, his run-ins with composer Arthur Schwartz, and his decision to leave that show during out-of-town tryouts. Returning to ... More


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