A Song is Born

Virginia Mayo hides out with the music professors in A Song is Born (1948)

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Benny Goodman on clarinet and Lionel Hampton on vibes with Danny Kaye and Virginia Mayo in a scene from A Song is Born (1948)

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Danny Kaye and Virginia Mayo fail to duplicate the chemistry between Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck in Howard Hawks’ Ball of Fire remake A Song is Born (1948).

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Virginia Mayo in a screencap from A Song is Born (1948), Howard Hawks first film in color, and his second release of 1948, after Red River, which was scheduled for 1947, but held up in post-production.

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Felix Bressart in a publicity still for A Song is Born (1948)

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Benny Goodman on clarinet, and one of Buck and Bubbles at the piano in an original publicity still for A Song is Born (1948) with Danny Kaye.

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Charlie Barnet, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong and Lionel Hampton on vibes in a publicity still for A Song is Born (1948).

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O.Z. Whitehead in a publicity still for A Song is Born (1948).

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The back of this publicity still reads
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The object of their startled expressions is Virginia Mayo, en deshabile, in this scene from Samuel Goldwyn’s Technicolor comedy, “A Song is Born.”  The somewhat surprised gentlemen are O.Z. Whitehead, slightly en deshabile himself, Hugh Herbert and Felix Bressart.  The film, co-starring Danny Kaye and Virginia Mayo, is directed by Howard Hawks.

The professor with the jazz book looks more like Benny Goodman.

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Benny Goodman consults a reference book with another Hawks work group, including Danny Kaye, in A Song is Born (1948).

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The back of this publicity still reads

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A study of O.Z. Whitehead, who portrays one of the professors of musicology in Samuel Goldwyn’s Technicolor comedy “A Song is Born.”  The film co-stars Danny Kaye and Virginia Mayo.

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Felix Bressart in a publicity still for A Song is Born (1948)

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Even though A Song is Born (1948) is Howard Hawks’ first film in color, this is a colorized publicity still.

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