Dorothy Fields - First Woman Of Broadway

Episodes

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199B01On The Sunny Side Of The Street. This Programme Focuses On Fields19990618

Don Black presents a six-part series celebrating the first woman ever to be elected to the Songwriters' Hall of Fame, featuring archive and newly recorded material, and music by legendary composers.

1 `On the Sunny Side of the Street.

This programme focuses on Fields's early days, and her introduction to pianist and composer Jimmy McHugh.

199B02I'm In The Mood For Love19990625

Don Black presents a six-part series celebrating the first woman elected to the Songwriters' Hall of Fame, featuring archive and newly recorded material, and music by legendary composers.

2: `I'm in the Mood for Love'.

This programme looks at how Fields and McHugh headed off to Hollywood, where their first two films for MGM produced instant hits.

199B03The Way You Look Tonight19990702

Don Black presents a six-part series celebrating the first woman elected to the Songwriters' Hall of Fame, featuring archive and newly recorded material, and music by legendary composers.

3: `The Way You Look Tonight'.

This programme looks at how the meeting between Fields and Jerome Kern produced one of the most memorable songwriting partnerships of all time.

199B04Remind Me19990709

Don Black presents a six-part series celebrating the first woman elected to the Songwriters' Hall of Fame, featuring archive and newly recorded material, and music by legendary composers.

4: `Remind Me'.

This programme looks at how Fields's return to New York yielded her first Broadway book musical, `Stars in Your Eyes'.

199B05He Had Refinement19990716

Don Black presents a six-part series celebrating the first woman elected to the Songwriters' Hall of Fame, featuring archive and newly recorded material, and music by legendary composers.

5: `He Had Refinement'.

This programme explores how Fields conceived the musical `Annie Get Your Gun', and features an extract of Fields herself singing `He Had Refinement' from `A Tree Grows in Brooklyn'.

199B06The Rhythm Of Life19990723

Don Black concludes a six-part series celebrating the first woman elected to the Songwriters' Hall of Fame, featuring archive and newly recorded material, and music by legendary composers.

`The Rhythm of Life'.

This programme focuses on her musicals, including the Tony award-winning `Redhead', `Sweet Charity' and `Seesaw'.