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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.
The original musical opened in New York on 1 December 1924, but this movie has a completely new story line and used only two of its songs.
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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