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They Made Us Happy: Betty Comden & Adolph Green's Musicals & Movies

Andy Propst


A comprehensive and first-ever examination of the careers, lives and work of Betty Comden and Adolph Green, They Made Us Happy turns the clock back to the glamorous world of Broadway and Hollywood of the 1930s through 1950s, examining the creation of such shows as On the Town and Wonderful Town and such movies as Singin’ in the Rain and The Band Wagon. As it moves forward, the creation of such shows as Do Re Mi, Subways Are for Sleeping, and On the Twentieth Century comes to life as this pair of witty authors also pursues their lives as performers and moves on to become one of the longest-runn ... More

Keywords: Broadway, musical theater, movie musicals, On the Town, Singin’ in the Rain, Leonard Bernstein, Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Jule Styne

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190630935
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190630935.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andy Propst, author
Independent Scholar