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Oct.31.2011
  This song was introduced by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers (on roller skates) in Shall We Dance, a film released by RKO on May 7, 1937. This was the first George and Ira collaboration after Porgy and Bess. It was begun in New York just before they left for Hollywood in August 1936. In his...
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Jul.02.2011
The Gershwins' “Nice Work if You Can Get It" This song was introduced by Fred Astaire, Jan Duggan, Mary Dean and Pearl Amatore in A Damsel in Distress, a film released by RKO on November 19, 1937. George first jotted down he core of this tune in July of 1930. In his notebook it appears after “...