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Fine and DandyThe Life and Work of Kay Swift$

Vicki Ohl

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780300102611

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300102611.001.0001

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(p.285) Index

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Fine and Dandy
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Page numbers referring to musical examples are in italics

accompanist: Broadway shows, 56, 158;
chamber music, 41, 197;
Institute of Musical Art, 24, 25, 26–27, 41;
private performances, 22, 55, 217–18, 228;
public recitals, 26, 36–37, 209
Adams, Franklin P., 43, 44
Aeolian Hall, 25, 27, 28
Algonquin Hotel, 42–44, 171
All About Elsie, 190–92;
“Elmer's Marvelous Ark,” 191
Alma Mater, 88–94, 230;
“Opening,” 91;
“The Villain,” 92
American Ballet of New York. See Alma Mater
American Guild of Authors and Composers (AGAC), 179, 203–4
American Medical Association. See Dr. Rush Pays a House Call
American Music Oral History Project, 212
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP): advance from, 154;
citation from, 229, 230;
membership in, 86, 179, 194, 204
Arlen, Harold, 111, 147, 195
Astaire, Adele, 45–46
Astaire, Fred, 45–46, 120
Atkinson, Brooks, 62, 77, 163
Baird, Bobbi, 217–18, 229–30
Balanchine, George, 89, 90
“Baseball, Baseball,” 166–67
baseball, interest in, 12–13, 19, 166–67
Bel Geddes, Norman, 55, 262n15
Bennett, Robert Russell, 158, 165, 167, 189
Bergerson, Baldwin, 233
Berlin, Irving, 51–52, 58, 86, 111, 147
Blake, Eubie, 49–50, 224
Blue Hill, Maine, 15–16
Bolcom, William, 62, 105, 121, 214, 218, 227, 229–30
Bonfanti, Marie, 20, 22
Borden. See All About Elsie
“Boston Schoolteacher.” See Paris '90
bracelets from Gershwin, 114, 181, 210, 218, 234
Bydale, 48, 52, 101, 113, 130, 213
(p.286) “Calliope,” 158–59, 230
Camp Fire Girls. See One Little Girl
“Can This Be Love?” 71, 230, 260n15
Candle for St. Jude, A, 173–76, 187, 190;
“Candles,” 174–75, 175;
“Lollie's Song,” 174–76, 176
“Can't We Be Friends?” 58–61, 61, 62, 228, 230, 258n39
Carlyle, Louise: friendship, 156, 208, 219, 231, 233–34, 235, 236;
Rhine cruise, 217–28;
vocalist for Swift songs, 155, 165, 167, 185, 186, 230
Carmichael, Hoagy, 52
Century 21 Exposition. See “The Threshold and the Threat”
“Chaconne and Finale on Negro Themes,” 27
Charleston, Molly, 116
Chasen, Dave, 64, 82, 147
Church of Truth, 12, 178, 186, 200, 206
“Circus Is a Family Affair, The,” 200
Clairol Color Carousel. See “Nothing Is Too Lovely to Be True”
“Comes the Revolution” (Gershwin), 225
composition: definite assignments, 99, 192, 222;
first complete Broadway score by woman, ix, 64–65;
impact of recording industry on, 176–77;
importance of melody, 194–95, 196;
recycling tunes, 146, 187, 190;
Swift's style, 102, 105, 194–97 (see also individual compositions);
Connecticut Yankee, A (Rodgers), 55
Connelly, Marc, 43, 44, 47, 170–71
Cook, Joe, 64, 68, 71, 72, 78, 82
Crosby, Bing, 59, 162
Damrosch, Frank, 14, 15
Damrosch, Walter, 14, 15, 47, 113, 253n26
dance, interest in, 19–20, 22, 25, 45, 176, 215
“Dawn of a New Day” (Gershwin), 126
Debussy, Claude, 24–25, 28, 52–53, 60. See also music performed
Dietz, Howard, 58, 59, 65
Dorr, Adeline Van Nostrand, 3, 10, 34
Dorr, John Van Nostrand, 4, 21–23, 33, 48
Downes, Olin, 125, 127
Dr. Rush Pays a House Call, 209
Dvořák, Antonín, 28, 29, 54
Einstein, Albert, 41
“Elmer's Marvelous Ark.” See All About Elsie
“Etiquette,” 79–81, 81
Evening Mail and Express, 10, 252n18
Fairchild, Kim, 228, 229, 230
Faulkner, Ellen. See Swift, Ellen Faulkner
Faulkner, Frances, 4, 11
Feinstein, Michael, 115–16, 117, 148, 214, 225–26, 230
Feldman, Justin, 137, 138
Field, Marshall, III, 46, 65, 97
Fields, Dorothy, 202
“Fighting on the Home Front Wins,” 138
Fine and Dandy, 64–86, 211–12, 224–26
“Fine and Dandy”: additional verses, 73–76, 260nn17, 18;
lyric, 69–70;
musical analysis, 68–69, 69, 259nn9, 10;
performances, 77, 228, 230;
recordings, 76–77
“First Lady and First Gent” (Gershwin), 225
Fitzgerald, F. Scott, 42, 59
“Five O'Clock Feelin',” 172
“For Betsy,” 216, 216–17, 230, 231
Freed, Ralph, 153, 166–68
Fuga per moto contrario, 24
“Furlana,” 52, 53–54
Fyffe, Anna Lockwood, 24, 27
Gable, Clark, 149
Gagliano, April (Warburg) (daughter): children, 168;
Gershwin's death, 122;
marriage, 154;
Merkin Hall concert, 231;
Swift's language patterns, 145–46;
Swift's ninetieth birthday, 233–34;
Swift's talent, 221;
Rome, 213. See also Warburg, April
(p.287) Gagliano, Balthazar (son-in-law), 47, 168
Gagliano, Francesca (granddaughter), 164, 168
Gagliano, Guido (grandson), 164, 168
Galloway, Hunter (husband), 223;
background, 150;
Church of Truth, 178, 206;
collaboration with Swift, 150–51, 152–53, 166, 168, 174, 187, 192;
death and funeral, 205;
debts, 204, 205;
descriptions of, 185–86;
divorce from Swift, 205;
employment, 150, 154;
frustration, 171–72, 176–77, 178;
marriage, 150;
return to New York, 168–69
Gandy, Aaron, 226
Garrick Gaieties, The, 57, 62
Gebhard, Heinrich, 36–37
Gershwin, Alan. See Albert Schneider
Gershwin, Arthur, 179
Gershwin, George, 43, 58, 90, 99, 152;
admiration for other songwriters, 51–52;
black notebook, 204–5;
commissioned works, 193;
comparison to Hubbard, 134, 135;
comparison to Warburg, 109–10;
death and its effects, 121–23, 131, 132;
effects on Warburgs' marriage, 62, 75, 89, 101, 112–13, 114;
ego, 51;
encouragement of Swift's career, 56, 93, 115, 223;
family background, 50;
friendship with Swift, 51–52, 54, 55, 62, 100, 111–14;
Gilbert and Sullivan influence, 80, 149;
Hollywood, 120–21, 147;
“I Got Rhythm” and “Fine and Dandy,” 77;
influence on Swift's music, 54, 60, 146, 163, 178, 194;
introduction to Swift, 49, 50;
legacy promoted by Swift, 126, 147–49, 209–12, 215, 218, 227;
and Loeffler, 55;
musical background, 49, 50–51;
relationship with Warburg daughters, 108–9, 114, 132, 213;
shared musical interests with Swift, 51–52, 86, 107, 114–15;
study with Schillinger, 115;
Swift's attraction to, 49, 50, 55, 85, 110–12, 115–22, 133, 183, 236–37;
Swift's musical assistance to, ix, xi, 52, 88–89, 95–98, 111, 113, 115, 223;
“Treat Me Rough” and “Nobody Breaks My Heart,” 83. See also Let 'Em Eat Cake; “Music by Gershwin”; 1932 Songbook; Porgy and Bess
Gershwin, Ira, 43, 49, 50;
collaboration with Swift on George's posthumous works, 126, 147–49;
Feinstein as assistant to, 116, 214;
Gershwin and Swift, on, 114–15, 117;
Hollywood, 120–21;
“I'm Bidin' My Time” and “Some of the Time I'll Miss You,” 144;
permission to use title, 182;
Porgy and Bess, 96, 98, 180, 181;
as potential lyricist for Swift, 202–3;
Swift's letters to George, 126. See also Let 'Em Eat Cake
Gershwin, Lee (Leonore), 122
Gershwin, Morris, 109–10, 114
Gershwin, Rose, 109–10, 114
“Giddiup Back,” 72
Gilbert and Sullivan, 73, 77, 80, 149, 175
Glaenzer, Jules, 51, 71, 97
“God Is Our Refuge,” 200, 274n35
Goddard, Paulette, 122
Godden, Rumer, 173–76
Godowsky, Frances Gershwin, 112, 114, 179, 229
Godowsky, Leopold, 114, 179
Goetschius, Percy, 15, 24, 28–29, 40
“Goiter, Mme.,” 26
Goldman, Sherwin, 211
Gould, Morton, 90, 93, 230
“Great Big Piece of Chalk, A,” 172
Grieg, Edvard, 15, 22
“Happy Birthday Suite,” 136
Harlem, hearing music in, 59–60, 115
Harriman, Averell, 46, 65, 97
Hart, Lorenz, 46, 56, 98
Harvard-Yale rivalry, 73–74, 78, 90–92, 259n7
Heifetz, Jascha, 49, 55
Heifetz, Pauline, 49, 50, 55
“Hello, Expo Sixty-Seven!” 192
Henry, Reverend H. Ashton, 3, 4
Here's the Pitch, 166–67
Heyward, Dorothy, 94, 95
Heyward, DuBose, 51, 94, 95, 96
(p.288) Holm, Celeste, 166, 168, 229
Holman, Libby, 58–59, 258n39
Homer, Louise, 8–9, 36
Homer, Louise, Jr., 8, 9, 33, 36–37, 40, 255n28
Homer, Sidney, 8, 37
“House Where I Was Born, The.” See Paris '90
“How Would a City Gal Know?” 62
Howard, Mel, 172–73
Hubbard, Faye (husband): Faye-and-Kay, 130–38, 140;
in Hollywood, 149–50;
marriage to Swift, 128;
New York World's Fair, 128
Humperdinck, Engelbert, 8, 9
Hunter's Moon (Connelly), 170–71
“I Got Rhythm,” 60, 77, 258–59n40
“I'll Hit a New High,” 71–72
“I'm All Washed Up on Love,” 102, 103, 230
image, concern for, 181–82, 214–15
“Impression Fausse: Dame Souris Trotte,” 24
“In a Mandarin's Orchid Garden” (Gershwin), 111
“In-Between Age,” 187
influences on musical style: blues, 29, 54;
Broadway, 54, 60, 65;
Dvořák, 28–29;
Gilbert and Sullivan, 80, 149;
Goetschius, 28;
Institute of Musical Art, 14, 15, 24–30, 40, 46, 47, 254n9;
compositions, 24–25, 27, 28, 29, 41;
performances, 24, 25, 26–27, 28
Jablonski, Edward, 120, 164, 212
“Johnny Wanamaker,” 62
Johnstone, Arthur Edward, 17–19, 25, 28
Kaufman, Andrea Warburg (daughter): children, 168;
on Galloway, 186;
on Gershwin, 109;
in Los Angeles, 214;
marriage to Justin Feldman, 137–38;
marriage to Sidney Kaufman, 154;
Merkin Hall concert, 231;
Swift's ninetieth birthday, 233–34. See also Warburg, Andrea
Kaufman, Beatrice, 113
Kaufman, George S., 43, 58, 110
Kaufman, John (grandson), 164, 168, 184, 186, 214
Kaufman, Katharine (granddaughter), 108, 168, 184–85, 186. See also Weber, Katharine Kaufman
Kaufman, Sidney (son-in-law), 154, 168
“Keep on Keepin' On,” 230, 231, 232
Kimball, Robert: class at New York University, 224–25;
consultant for Bobby Short, 211;
Fine and Dandy, 211–12;
memories of Swift, 210;
review of Swift's Merkin Hall concert, 229;
Swift's divorce from Warburg, 117;
Swift's eightieth birthday, 214
Kneisel, Franz, 15–16, 26
Krasker, Tommy, 226
Krehbiel, Henry Edward, 11, 24, 27
Kuhn, Loeb, 14, 30
Lane, Burton, 229, 230
Lang, Bob, 217–18
language patterns, 145–46
Lasker, Mary Reinhardt, 156, 205. See also Reinhardt, Mary Woodard
“Le Ciel est par-dessus le toit,” 24
Leeming, Esther. See Tuttle, Esther (Leeming)
Leeming, Honor, 41–42, 55
“Lend Me a Bob Till Monday,” 159–60
Leschetizky, Theodore, 15, 36
Let 'Em Eat Cake (Gershwin), 88, 126, 210, 225–26
“Let's Go Eat Worms in the Garden,” 72, 228, 230
(p.289) Levant, Oscar, 50, 117
Levin, Betsy (granddaughter), 164, 216
Levin, David (grandson), 164
Levin, Kay (Warburg) (daughter): children, 168;
daughter's death, 216;
death, 234;
Galloway's death, 205;
marriage, 154;
Merkin Hall concert, 231;
Swift's ninetieth birthday, 233–34. See also Warburg, Kay
Levin, Rachel (niece), 164, 199
Levin, Robert (son-in-law), 154
Levine, Maurice, 217–18, 226–27, 233
Lewisohn, Margaret Seligman, 27, 33
Lewisohn, Samuel, 33
Lighthouse International, 185
Lindhe, Vin, 105
Little Show, The, 57, 58
“Little White Lies,” 57
Loeb, Betty Gallenberg, 14, 28, 30
Loeb, Guta, 15. See also Seligman, Guta Loeb
Loeb, James, 14, 30
Loeb, Nina. See Warburg, Nina Loeb
Loeffler, Charles Martin, 36, 37–38, 40, 54–55, 222
“Lollie's Song.” See A Candle for St. Jude
“Look Skyward,” 171, 228, 230
Loomis, Harvey Worthington, 18–19, 29
Lowe, Ruth, 220
lyricist, self as, 143, 144–45, 146, 156, 201–3;
Machado, Roger, 156
“Machine Shop Chant, The,” 66, 259n1
“Madame Arthur,” 162–63
Mamoulian, Rouben, 97
“Man, Have Pity on Man,” 207–8, 230
“Man with the Big Felt Hat, The,” 142
Mancini, Henry, 195
Marble Collegiate Church, 228, 234
“Mazurka,” 52–53, 54
Menotti, Gian Carlo, 195
Mercer, Johnny, 201–2
Merkin Hall concert, 229–32
Merriel Abbott Dancers, 64, 72
Metrano, Art, 77
Miller, Alice Duer, 114
“Mor.” See Tapper, Bertha Fiering
Morris, Joan, 105, 121, 214, 218, 227
Mosbacher, Emil, 118
“Music by Gershwin,” 95, 115
Music of Kay Swift: Fine and Dandy, 212
music performed: Bach, J. S., 24, 28;
Beethoven, Ludwig von, 24, 27;
Brahms, Johannes, 27, 36;
Debussy, Claude, 27, 52–53, 90;
D'Indy, Vincent, 37;
Fauré, Gabriel, 37, 135;
Franck, César, 24;
Gershwin, George, 98, 114–15, 179–80, 210;
Loeffler, Charles Martin, 55;
Moskowski, Moritz, 27;
Ravel, Maurice, 17, 27;
Reinecke, Carl, 14–15;
Schumann, Robert, 16, 25
“My Thoughts Are Like the Little Birds,” 18, 19
Myers, Henry, 203
Nast, Condé, 97
“Nevermore,” 168
New England Conservatory, 15, 28, 36
“New Tune,” 209
New York World's Fair, 1939, 124–28
New York World's Fair, 1964, 189–92
9:15 Revue, 57, 62
1932 Songbook (Gershwin), 88, 114, 135, 204, 210
“Nobody Breaks My Heart,” 82–84, 226, 230
“Nocturne,” 41
“Nothing Is Too Lovely to Be True,” 189–90
“Now and Always,” 189
“Nursery Songs,” 38
“Offbeat Waltz Plus Four,” 199
Oh, Kay! (Gershwin), 51
Oliansky, Joe, 190
(p.290) “Once You Find Your Guy,” 142–44, 155, 230. See also Never a Dull Moment
“One Last Look,” 151–52, 152, 228, 230
One Little Girl, 186–88
opera, interest in, 7–9
Oppenheimer, George, 152–53
Ornstein, Leo, 15, 17
Paley, Bill, 97
“Pantomime,” 28
Paris '90, 157–64;
“A Boston Schoolteacher,” 160–61, 161;
“The House Where I Was Born,” 161–62, 163, 166, 230
Parker, Dorothy, 42, 43, 150
Parker, Horatio, 16–17
Peerce, Jan, 100
Porgy and Bess (Gershwin): autographed score, 115;
Bicentennial tour, 211;
closing of, 120;
composition of, 94–96, 180–81, 262n13;
critical reception, 98, 181;
film, 179–83;
opening night, 97–98;
preview for Mary Rodgers, 119
Porter, Cole, 100, 147
Powell, Eleanor, 64, 71, 72
“Prayer with a Beat,” 189
“Proverb,” 41
Puccini, Giacomo, 156
Radio City Music Hall, 98–107, 263n22
Reaching for the Brass Ring, 164–65, 230, 271n15;
“Smiling Betsy,” 164–65, 165, 216–17
Reinhardt, Mary Woodard, 42, 119, 266n27. See also Lasker, Mary Reinhardt
“Rich or Poor,” 67, 230
Robeson, Paul, 94
Rodgers, Mary, 119–20
Rodgers, Richard, 46, 58, 60, 86;
Connecticut Yankee, 55–56, 158;
friend of Gershwin, 71, 119–20;
with Hart as lyricist, 46–47, 98;
Hollywood, 147
Rogers, Ginger, 120, 209
Romeat, Marie. See Rosanoff, Marie Romeat
Ronell, Ann, 51, 220, 229
Roosevelt, Franklin D., 46, 87
Rosanoff, Marie Romeat, 27, 28, 40, 55, 107, 197, 199
Rubel, Edith, 27
“Sagebrush Lullaby,” 142, 143, 146, 230. See also Never a Dull Moment
St. Denis, Ruth, 19
Sarah Was There, 153–54
Sardi's Restaurant, 84, 215, 234
“Sawing a Woman in Half,” 102–5, 230, 263–64n24, 264n26
Say When, 57
Schiff, Frieda. See Warburg, Frieda Schiff
Schiff, Jacob, 30, 31, 33–34, 110
Schillinger, Joseph, 115
Schirmer, Mabel Pleshette, 112, 179
Schneider, Albert, 116, 265n22
“Schottische,” 201
Schwartz, Arthur, 58, 65
Seale, Ervin, 12, 206
Secaucus, N.J., 225–26
Seligman, Guta Loeb, 27, 33
Seligman, Isaac, 27
Sherwood, Robert, 42–43
Shilkret, Nathaniel, 163
“Shoana,” 207
Shocking Miss Pilgrim, The, 147–49
Short, Bobby, 178, 210–11, 225, 230, 233–34, 235
Shuffle Along (Sissle and Blake), 49
Skinner, Cornelia Otis, 154, 157–64
Simon, Alfred, 119, 209, 211–12
Simon, Simone, 122
Sissle, Noble, 49–50
“Sleepless Night” (Gershwin), 148
“Smiling Betsy.” See Reaching for the Brass Ring
“Some of the Time I'll Miss You,” 144–45
Sondheim, Stephen, 224, 229
“Song for String Quartet, A,” 106, 107
“Spanish Prelude” (Gershwin), 52, 111
(p.291) Spanuth, August, 14
Spialek, Hans, 64, 65, 186, 226
Spring Again, 156
“Starting at the Bottom,” 67
Steinert, Alexander, 97
Stern, Alfred: friend, 122, 233;
on Galloway, 166, 185–86;
on Hubbard, 128;
1939 New York World's Fair, 124, 126–27, 128;
producer of industrial shows, 186, 187, 189, 193, 229;
at Radio City, 99, 101;
on Swift's discouragement, 178;
on Swift's vanity, 215
Stewart, Donald Ogden: background, 77–78;
Fine and Dandy, 64, 67, 71, 73;
Hollywood, 147
Stewart, Lawrence, 148
Still, William Grant, 126–27, 192
Stillman, Al, 99–102, 127, 201
Strunsky, English, 179
Suesse, Dana, 220
Swift, Claire, 117, 134
Swift, Eleanor (Lee), 168, 185, 233
Swift, Ellen Faulkner (mother), 1, 25, 33;
death, 48, 57, 113;
description, 4;
engagement and marriage, 3–4;
faith, 11, 12, 22;
interior decorator, 11, 22;
Katharine's engagement, 34;
marriage to J. V. N. Dorr, 48;
music interests, 4–5, 8, 11
Swift, Gertrude Horton Dorr (grandmother), 1–7, 23, 25, 34;
children, 2, 251n2;
diary of, 1, 5, 138–39;
faith, 2, 11, 12;
musical activities, 2–3, 5, 6, 11, 23
Swift, Joseph (grandfather), 2, 3, 5, 25, 34;
baseball fan, 13;
business, 2, 10;
youth, 130
Swift, Samuel (father), 1–8, 10–12, 15, 17;
death, 21–22;
engagement and marriage, 3–4;
faith, 11–12;
Katharine's engagement, 34;
music critic, 4–5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 17, 252n8;
music lessons, 2–3
Swift, Samuel, Jr. (brother), 6, 212;
athlete, 13, 41;
as child, 10–11, 21, 23, 25;
Gershwin association, 49, 117;
with Hubbard, 134;
illness, 41;
marriage, 117;
as teenager, 41–42
Swift, Shippen (nephew): marriage, 168;
memories of Galloway, 185, 204;
memories of Gershwin at grandmother's, 117–18;
memories of Hubbard, 133–34, 135–36;
memories of Kay at La Marmiton, 233;
memories of Kay with children, 184
Tapper, Bertha Fiering (“Mor”): background, 15;
Blue Hill, 15–16;
death of, 24, 34;
high expectations, 27, 34;
piano lessons with, 15, 16, 17;
piano students referred from, 22;
Swift's memories of, 135
Tapper, Thomas, 15, 253n27
Taylor, Deems, 156
Theme and Variations for Cello and Piano, 197–99, 230;
“Theme,” 197–98, 198;
“Variation 1,” 198, 199
“There's No Escape,” 172
“Threshold and the Threat, The,” 188–89
Tommy Atkins Sextet, 72
“Toothbrush time,” 121, 266n30
Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri de, 157–58, 160, 163
Trueblood, Paul, 225
Tuttle, Esther (Leeming), 41–42, 45, 116
“Union League” (Gershwin), 225
“Up Among the Chimney Pots,” 62, 230
Vaughan Williams, Ursula, 207–8
Veltin, Miss, School for Girls, 9, 10, 12, 24, 214
“Velvet Shoes,” 136
Wagner, Richard, 5, 7, 8, 120, 208
Waller, Fats, 111
Walling, Rosamund, 113, 116
“Waltz I Heard in a Dream,” 159
Warburg, Andrea (daughter): birth, 44;
childhood, 44, 45, 47–48;
Gershwin, 114, 117;
stepmother, 101;
Swift's move west, 132, 136–37. See also Kaufman, Andrea Warburg
Warburg, April (daughter): birth, 36;
childhood, 38, 40, 44–45, 47–48, 48–49;
(p.292) Gershwin, 114, 117, 122, 132;
stepmother, 101;
Swift's move west, 132. See also Gagliano, April Warburg
Warburg, Bettina (sister-in-law), 27, 30
Warburg, Edward, 89
Warburg, Felix, 27, 30, 31
Warburg, Frieda Schiff, 30
Warburg, Gerald, 46, 97
Warburg, James Paul (husband), 15, 28, 30;
banker, 35–36, 40, 83, 94, 100, 101;
children, 44–45, 47, 48–49;
compared to Gershwin, 109–10;
divorce, 119;
engagement, 27;
on Gershwin, 112, 113, 114;
with Loeffler, 38;
as lyricist, 38, 57, 58, 60, 62, 73, 77, 83, 87, 201;
Naval Reserve, 32, 35;
personality, 31–32;
as poet, 56–57, 114, 258n34;
politics, 39, 87–88, 261n1;
on postwar New York, 42;
religion, 31, 32, 34, 35, 48;
remarriage, 101, 119, 138, 213, 263n21;
social life, 43–44, 45–47;
support for Kay's career, 38, 222–23;
wedding, 33, 34–35;
as young man, 31–32
Warburg, Joan Melber, 213
Warburg, Kay (daughter): birth, 44;
childhood, 44, 45, 47, 48–49;
stepmother, 101;
Swift's move west, 132, 136. See also Levin, Kay Warburg
Warburg, Max, 30, 32
Warburg, Nina Loeb (mother-in-law), 27;
background, 30–31;
chamber music, 40–41;
comparison with Gershwins, 109–10;
feelings toward Katharine, 33, 35;
founder of Institute of Musical Art, 14, 15
Warburg, Olga, 30
Warburg, Paul M. (father-in-law), 27;
background, 30–31;
chamber music, 40–41;
comparison with Gershwins, 109–10;
conservative routine, 42;
Federal Reserve Board, 31, 39–40;
feelings toward Katharine, 33, 35;
founder of Institute of Musical Art, 14, 15;
German connections, 31–32, 35;
James's naval career, 32;
religion, 31
Warburg, Phyllis Baldwin, 101, 135, 138, 263n21
Warner, Russell, 226, 236
Wayne, Mabel, 220
Webb, Clifton, 58
Weber, Katharine Kaufman (granddaughter) on: Fine and Dandy, 64;
Paul and Nina's relationship with Swift, 33;
Swift and Gershwin, 112, 122–23;
Swift and religion, 12;
Swift as grandmother, 213, 214–15;
Swift's language patterns, 146;
Swift's last years, 234, 235–36;
Swift as mother, 45, 132;
Swift's personality, 220
Weber, Nicholas Fox, 12, 108, 234;
on Alma Mater, 93;
on Fine and Dandy, 65;
marriage to Katharine Kaufman, 213;
Swift's sense of humor, 215
“Wedding Bells,” 83–84
Weede, Robert, 100, 104, 189
Whalen, Grover, 62, 125, 126, 127
“When the Lights Turn Green,” 57
Whiteman, Paul, 97
Whiting, Margaret, 155, 229, 235
Who Could Ask for Anything More? 131, 138–41, 145, 146, 171
Willcox, Westmore, 33
Willeke, Willem, 41
Wilson, Julie, 229–30
Wilson, Woodrow, 30, 35
Winchell, Walter, 58
“Woman of Virtue, A,” 160
women and composition. See composition, women and
“Wonderful Day for a Picnic,” 167
Zeffiro, William, 219, 227–33, 235–36, 276n7
Ziegfeld, Florenz, 58, 111
Zilboorg, Gregory, 89, 140