Some Women of Note
Dorothy Fields and Betty Comden: Lyricists of American Popular Song

Peter J. Shields Library Lobby Display Cases
Spring Quarter 2007

Often known as "standards," the songs that dominated popular music in America in the first half of the twentieth century had a close relationship with the theater and film. The names of some of the songwriters have become household words, such as Gershwin, Porter or Berlin. Yet many enduring popular songs were written by women. Two of the most renowned lyricists of popular song were Dorothy Fields and Betty Comden. This exhibit looks at some of their contributions to popular culture.

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Please visit the Selected Bibliography for this exhibit.