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Oral history interview with Betty Comden and Adolph Green, 1959

Creator: Comden, Betty
Project: Popular arts project.
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Phys. Desc. :transcript: 59 pages
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Writers and songwriters; Comden b. 1919; Green b. 1915

Scope and Contents

Description of early careers; formation of the Revuers; work at the Village Vanguard; night club performing; Hollywood and New York; writing: "On the Town," 1944, "Billion Dollar Baby," "Good News," "Bandwagon," "Singin' in the Rain," "Wonderful Town," "Peter Pan," "Bells are Ringing," "The Party," "Auntie Mame"; MGM and Louis B. Mayer; character of a musical; impressions of George Abbott, Gene Kelly, Arthur Fried, Rosalind Russell, Jack Warner


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Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1975

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