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

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

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

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

A Song is Born

Hugh Herbert and OZ Whitehead in an original publicity still for A Song is Born (1948)

A Song is Born

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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.

A Song is Born

The back of this publicity still reads

Assisted by Danny Kaye the professors of classical music and a book of jazz. Benny Goodman tires to learn the intricacies of jazz in this scene from Samuel Goldwyn’s Technicolor comedy “A Song Is Born. ”  Seen are O.Z. Whitehead,  Danny, Hugh Hubert, J. Edward Bromber. Ludwig Stossel and Benny.  The film, which co-stars Danny and Virginia Mayo, is directed by Howard Hawks.

It must be a typo when Benny Goodman “tires to learn” and not “tries to learn” the intricacies of jazz.

And J. Edward Bromberg is misidentified as J. Edward Bromber.