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Adolph Green: The boy from the Bronx makes good

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MCNY Blog: New York Stories

Some things Bob Golby. [Adolph Green performing in A Party with Comden & Green.] 1959. Museum of the City of New York. F2013.41.5440. Last Tuesday, December 2, 2014, marked the 100th birthday of Adolph Green, writer and lyricist. With his creative partner Betty Comden, Green composed lyrics for over 200 songs, wrote ten Broadway musicals, and penned nine screenplays including Singin’ in the Rain and big screen adaptations of Broadway hits On the Town and Bells Are Ringing.  Whether you saw NBC’s broadcast of Peter Pan Live! last week, or watched the romantic comedy Sleepless in Seattle, or are a fan of the television show Glee, you’ve enjoyed the lyrical stylings of Adolph Green.

Sheet music for "New York, New York" from On the Town, 1944. Museum of the City of New York, 70.22.141B. Sheet music for “New York, New York” from On the Town, 1944. Museum of the City of New York, 70.22.141B.

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One comment on “Adolph Green: The boy from the Bronx makes good

  1. PJR
    12/12/2014

    You are doing better without a computer than I do with one! Don’t worry: quality is not affected and we can wait patiently for your own more elaborately creative posts and designs to follow xxx

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