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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

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

Vicki Ohl

Yale University Press

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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