CHAPLIN, SAUL The Golden Age of Movie Musicals and Me
Norman, Oklahoma University of Oklahoma Press 1994
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author / songwriter Saul Chaplin: “For Hannah Russell, Hope you enjoy it! Saul Chaplin.” Illustrated. Fine in a fine dust jacket. The memoirs of songwriter, vocal arranger, pianist, musical director, and producer Saul Chaplin, nominated for Oscars for his work in such classic film musicals as Kiss Me Kate and High Society, and won Oscars for An American in Paris, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and West Side Story. With references and rich anecdotal information about the cream of the crop of his fellow songwriters and performers, including Cole Porter, Ira Gershwin, Al Jolson, Leonard Bernstein, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, and more.