My Gal Sal Overview:

My Gal Sal (1942) was a Biographical - Musical Film directed by Irving Cummings and produced by Robert Bassler.

Academy Awards 1942 --- Ceremony Number 15 (source: AMPAS)

Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Richard Day, Joseph Wright; Interior Decoration: Thomas LittleWon
Best Music - ScoringAlfred NewmanNominated

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Paul Dresser: Someday, I'll write a song. And she'll come begging to sing it.

Paul Dresser: Look. If you don't like my act, why don't you get out of here.
Fred Haviland: Like it? Why, you're the hit of the show.
Sally Elliott: It's one of the funniest acts I ever saw.
Paul Dresser: Funny? What's funny about it?
Sally Elliott: Wasn't it?
Paul Dresser: You know very well it wasn't, nobody else was laughing.
Sally Elliott: But there was two pianos. And that suit. What could you expect?
Paul Dresser: What's wrong with my suit?
Sally Elliott: It's all right if you can stand the noise.

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Studio head Darryl F. Zanuck originally wanted Carole Landis to play Sally Elliot, but she refused to dye her hair red and declared she'd play it as a blonde. The movie mogul promptly moved her to a secondary role and borrowed Rita Hayworth from Columbia, since Alice Faye, expecting her first daughter, could not take the part.
Rita Hayworth's dancing partner in the number "On The Gay White Way" is choreographer Hermes Pan, Pan did the choreography of this film.
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