A Song is Born

foreign poster for A Song is Born (1948)

A Song is Born

Helen McSweeney visits Virginia Mayo and Danny Kaye on the set of A Song is Born (1948).  Helen was the uncredited dialogue director on the film.  There is no mention of a writer among the on screen credits. only for Billy Wilders original screenplay of Ball of Fire.  Helen’s only other imdb credit is for Howard Hawks’ previous film, Red River, as his secretary.

A Song is Born

Danny Kaye and Virginia Mayo in A Song is Born (1948) try in vain to recreate a scene from Ball of Fire (1942) with Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck.  Bing Crosby and countless other actresses would have been a better choice.

A Song is Born

Danny Kaye and Virginia Mayo in an original publicity still for A Song is Born (1948)

A Song is Born

original insert poster for A Song is Born (1948)

A Song is Born

foreign poster for A Song is Born (1948)

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the complete A Song is Born (1948)

A Song is Born

trailer for A Song is Born (1948)

A Song is Born

Virginia Mayo isn’t up to the task as a Hawksian woman in A Song is Born (1948).

A Song is Born

Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo and the music professors from A Song is Born (1948) recreate a scene from Ball of Fire (1942)

A Song is Born

Louis Armstrong signed contract with Samuel Goldwyn for publicity of A Song is Born (1948)

A Song is Born

Virginia Mayo surrounded by musicians from A Song is Born (1948) including Mel Powell on piano.

A Song is Born

The local censor wouldn’t allow A Song is Born (1948) to be seen in Memphis because blacks and whites were integrated in performances and appeared on screen together.

A Song is Born

Steve Cochran and Danny Kaye on a publicity tour for A Song is Born (1948)

A Song is Born

Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra in an original publicity still for A Song is Born (1948)