Lady Be Good (1941) was a Black-and-white - Comedy Film directed by Norman Z. McLeod and produced by Arthur Freed.
Academy Awards 1941 --- Ceremony Number 14 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Music - Song||Music by Jerome Kern; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II||Won|
Classic Films in Focus: LADY BE GOOD (1941)By Jennifer Garlen on Aug 16, 2013 From Virtual Virago
Directed by Norman Z. McLeod and an uncredited Busby Berkeley, Lady Be Good (1941) provides a perfectly entertaining example of the sort of light musical romance that doesn’t get a lot of acclaim these days but still has plenty to offer to viewers who are just looking for a good time. With sol... Read full article
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Original director Busby Berkeley was replaced during production by Norman Z. McLeod. Berkeley was kept to direct the musical numbers.
For Eleanor Powell's dance-version of the song "Lady, Be Good", MGM auditioned several dogs, but none of them was able to do the required tricks. Finally, Powell bought a dog off a propman and trained it herself for several weeks so that the dance could be done as she wanted.
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