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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 - SongMusic by Jerome Kern; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein IIWon

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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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The song "The Last Time I Saw Paris" caused a lot of controversy when it won the Oscar for Best Song, because it was not written for this movie. After Tony Martin had a hit recording in 1940, MGM bought the rights to the song for use in this movie.
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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Best Music - Song Oscar 1941

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