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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 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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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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Virginia Mayo looks out her motel window in A Song is Born (1948), Howard Hawks’ first film in color.  His cinematographer was the master Gregg Toland, who had also filmed Hawks’ Come and Get It, The Road to Glory and Ball of Fire.

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