A Song is Born

sheet music for an older Tommy Dorsey hit not used in A Song is Born (1948)

A Song is Born

A Song is Born premiered Oct 19, 1948.  It was Howard Hawks’ 33rd film.

A Song is Born

Danny Kaye and the professors in A Song is Born (1948) recreate a scene at the stairs from Ball of Fire (1942).

A Song is Born

Benny Goodman is to the left of Danny Kaye in an original publicity still for A Song is Born (1948) with the music scholars.

A Song is Born

Charlie Barnet, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong and Lionel Hampton in a publicity still for A Song is Born (1948).  The professors of the original Ball of Fire are now musicians.

A Song is Born

Danny Kaye and Virginia Mayo in A Song is Born (1948) are a poor substitute for Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck in Ball of Fire (1942).

A Song is Born

print ad for A Song is Born (1948).  The New York Times review said there should have been more Danny Kaye and less of  “The Giants of Jazz.”

A Song is Born

Hugh Herbert as Professor Twingle in an original publicity still for A Song is Born (1948)

A Song is Born

Hugh Herbert as Professor Twingle in an original publicity still for A Song is Born (1948)

A Song is Born

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

A Song is Born

Hugh Herbert as Professor Twingle in an original publicity still for A Song is Born (1948)

A Song is Born

OZ Whitehead as Professor Oddley in an original publicity still for A Song is Born (1948)

A Song is Born

Hugh Herbert as Professor Twingle in an original publicity still for A Song is Born (1948)

A Song is Born

J Edward Bromberg as Dr Elfini in an original publicity still for A Song is Born (1948)

A Song is Born

Hugh Herbert as Professor Twingle in an original publicity still for A Song is Born (1948)