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Fine and DandyThe Life and Work of Kay Swift$
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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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Fine and Dandy

Fine and Dandy

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(p.64) Chapter 4 Fine and Dandy
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Fine and Dandy
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Vicki Ohl

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300102611.003.0004

This chapter describes the success of Kay Swift's musical Fine and Dandy, which opened on September 23, 1930 at Erlanger's Theater. It explains that the musical was a collaboration between Swift and her husband who was using the penname Paul James and that it was the first Broadway musical whose score was written entirely by a woman. It provides a synopsis and describes the songs featured in the musical. This chapter also considers Swift's membership in the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) in 1931.

Keywords:   Kay Swift, Fine and Dandy, Broadway musical, Paul James, musical score, ASCAP

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