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Pick Yourself UpDorothy Fields and the American Musical$
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Charlotte Greenspan

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195111101

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111101.001.0001

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Hello to Hollywood

Hello to Hollywood

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(p.72) 7 Hello to Hollywood
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Pick Yourself Up
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Charlotte Greenspan

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111101.003.0007

This chapter focuses on the Hollywood career of Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh. McHugh and Fields went to Hollywood as a songwriting team, like Rodgers and Hart, or George and Ira Gershwin. They signed their first contract with MGM studios on October 3, 1929, just a few weeks before the stock market crash. The first film that Dorothy and Jimmy provided songs for, Love in the Rough (1930), was the sort of cheery fare that would become typical of musicals produced during the Depression.

Keywords:   MGM studios, women songwriters, Love in the Rough, Hollywood

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