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He proposed in a September letter that included funds for a railroad ticket to Los Angeles where Loesser's contract to Universal Pictures had just ended. The couple married in a judge's office.
He also worked with Arthur Schwartz , and Joseph J. Members of the Western Writers of America chose the song " Jingle Jangle Jingle ", for which he wrote the lyrics, as one of the Top Western songs of all time. After the positive reaction to Loesser writing both music and lyrics to the song, it encouraged him to write both his own music and lyrics.
In , Loesser worked as the lyricist on a little-known musical intended to be performed by and for US soldiers abroad, titled Hi Yank! Hi Yank! Army Office of Special Services as a "blueprint special" to boost the morale of soldiers located where USO shows could not visit. The "blueprint" was a book containing a musical script with instructions for staging the show, using materials locally available to deployed soldiers. This unique Hi Yank! That musical, Where's Charley?
In , he sold the rights to a song he wrote in and performed informally at parties with his then wife Lynn Garland to MGM. The studio included it in the movie Neptune's Daughter , and the song, " Baby, It's Cold Outside ", became a huge hit.
Garland was mad at Loesser for selling what she considered "their song" to MGM. His next musical, Guys and Dolls , based on the stories of Damon Runyon , was again produced by Feuer and Martin. Guys and Dolls became a hit and earned Loesser two Tony Awards.
In short, it is the world of a Warner Brothers pre-Code — but updated and turned into a s musical spectacular. A wealth of minor characters, such as Harry the Horse, hapless gangster Big Jule, and, especially, Nicely Nicely Johnson Stubby Kaye, who also starred in the original Broadway production , add to the street-smart atmosphere.
He has to persuade her to go on a date to Havana. Talk about a long shot. He is said to have struggled with the singing and dancing, and some of his vocal performances had to be cobbled together from various takes — but he brings his trademark intensity to the role in the acting sequences.
Simmons, too, was known as a dramatic actress rather than a singer, but both she and Brando do their own singing throughout rather than being dubbed, and this means they can carry their acting characterisations over into the songs.
He does seem slightly weary, and if anything looks older than his 40 years — but, surely, this is part of the character of Nathan, who has been knocking around those streets all his life and is still penniless. However, my favourite performance is possibly given by Vivian Blaine, who also took the role of Miss Adelaide in the original Broadway production. Not surprisingly, Frank wins hands down, in my book anyway.
Just to add that there are several different DVDs available. I have a region 2 release included in a box set of great musicals, which is basically a bare-bones DVD except for the long original theatrical trailer, which is almost a featurette.
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