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Hardcover Fine & Dandy: The Life and Work of Kay Swift Book

ISBN: 0300102615

ISBN13: 9780300102611

Fine & Dandy: The Life and Work of Kay Swift

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This book is the first to compare the freedoms and protections of members of the United States Congress with those of Britain's Parliament. Placing legislative privilege in historical context, Josh Chafetz explores how and why legislators in Britain and America have been granted special privileges in five areas: jurisdictional conflicts between the courts and the legislative houses, freedom of speech, freedom from civil arrest, contested elections,...

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A Full-Length Biography At Last

George Gershwin counted among his friends many gifted and remarkable people. Musical greats such as Berlin, Kern, Rodgers and Ravel inspired him and were inspired by him. One woman touched his life and contributed to his success, perhaps as no other could, giving no thought to whether she would ever receive the credit she deserved. Now, eleven years after her passing, she has.The life of Kay Swift is for the first time revealed in a wonderfully comprehensive biography. Vicki Ohl has drawn upon many sources, including Swift's unpublished memoirs. This is the story of a woman who in addition to being Gershwin's assistant, confidante, and lover was a woman of enormous achievement in her own right.Fine and Dandy introduces us to Kay Swift as no Gershwin biography ever has. She was a star pupil of the Institute of Musical Art (later renamed The Juilliard School), a versatile songwriter and composer, the first woman to write the entire score of a Broadway musical, and a woman whose pianistic skills, musical memory, and drive to reach new heights lasted well into her eighties and beyond.Ms. Ohl has taken care to acquaint us with Kay Swift's personal life, touching upon her adventures, her deep disappointments, tragic losses, her wit, humor, compassion, optimism, and determination to persevere.Fine and Dandy will be a lasting contribution to musical libraries and personal libraries everywhere. My indebtedness to Ms. Ohl's years of meticulous research is beyond expression.
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