Brief Articles Regarding "A Song Is Born"

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“Danny Kaye Selects Hampton for Top Role in New Film”

“Vibe” Star to Appear in ‘That’s Life’ with Kaye

The Afro American – Jun. 14, 1947


[Lionel] Hampton revealed that he would leave for Hollywood in August to begin work on a picture with the star comedian Danny Kaye.

Hampton will have a good featured role which will be a credit to him as an artist, he told the AFRO. His drums and vibraharp will be used through the picture.

Kaye, now producing for Goldwyn, asked for Hampton in his new picture which will be ready for Fall release.

Speaking from the film capital, Kaye told the AFRO on Monday that “Hampton is my choice after an exhaustive search for an orchestra leader who would best fit into my picture.”

Hampton fans will recall that Kaye purchased the rights to Hamp’s famous “Hey Ba Ba Rebop” last Fall.

The ace comic will give a new twist to the lyrics of the novelty which was his theme song, Hampton said.


Hedda Hopper Column

Toledo Blade – Jul. 4, 1947

For the last week, many guys have been trying to crash the stage on which Danny Kaye is rehearsing his routines for “That’s Life.” One even claimed to be the trainer of Howard Hawks’ horses. The studio investigated and discovered that the would-be crashers were song pluggers who were trying to get into the sound stage to see Benny Goodman, not Kaye.

“One Big Studio May Make Less Expensive Pictures”

The Evening Independent – Jun. 6, 1947

By: Bob Thomas


Hoagy Carmichael will play himself in “That’s Life,” the remake of “Ball of Fire” with Danny Kaye. The film will be switched from an academic to a musical background, with other swing personalities such as Benny Goodman, Art Tatum, etc. It’s the second remake for Danny, “Kid From Brooklyn” having derived from Harold Lloyd’s “The Milky Way.”


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