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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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Gershwin Obsession

Gershwin Obsession

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(p.108) Chapter 6 Gershwin Obsession
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Fine and Dandy
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Vicki Ohl

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300102611.003.0006

This chapter focuses on the obsession of Kay Swift's family with George Gershwin. It explains that knowing Gershwin and his music was a source of pride for Swift and his daughter Andrea and that her granddaughter, author Katharine Weber, shared the family fascination for Gershwin's music. The ritual of listening to Gershwin created a secret bond between three generations of Swift women. This chapter also compares the family and professional background of Gershwin and James Warburg.

Keywords:   Kay Swift, George Gershwin, music, Katharine Weber, James Warburg

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