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A Deeper Look Into the Life of "A Most Remarkable Fella."

Behind the scenes during the golden age of the Broadway musical: Susan Loesser, daughter of Frank Loesser, composer of the classic songs "Heart and Soul" and "Baby It's Cold Outside". He also wrote the score for "Guys and Dolls" which is now being revived on Broadway. Loesser's new memoir of her father is called "A Most Remarkable Fella."

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15:26

From the Archives: A Deeper Look Into the Life of "A Most Remarkable Fella."

Behind the scenes during the golden age of the Broadway musical: Susan Loesser (pronounced "lesser"), daughter of Frank Loesser, composer of the classic songs "Heart and Soul" and "Baby It's Cold Outside". He also wrote the score for "Guys and Dolls" which was revived on Broadway. Loesser's memoir of her father is "A Most Remarkable Fella" (Donald I Fine). (REBROADCAST from 6/18/93)

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07:53

"Guys and Dolls'" 50th Anniversary: Lost Recordings of Frank Loesser Available for the First Time.

When Frank Loesser wrote his shows, he made demo recordings to demonstrate to the cast what the songs should sound like. Our second guest, music archivist Joseph Weiss, discovered those demos years later. He was the copyright manager of Paul McCartney’s publishing company, which acquired Loesser’s publishing company in 1979. Along with the acquisition came hundreds of unindexed tapes. In 1992 Weiss produced a CD of the demos. (Originally aired 12/4/92)

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Author Susan Loesser

Loesser, daughter of composer Frank Loesser, takes us behind the scenes during the golden age of the Broadway musical. Her father wrote the score for Guys and Dolls as well as the classic songs "Heart and Soul" and "Baby It's Cold Outside." Loesser's 1993 memoir of her father is "A Most Happy Fella."

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26:45

Loesser's 'Happy Fella' Returns to Stage

The music of Frank Loesser has been celebrated and extended by his wife, Jo Sullivan Loesser, since his death in 1969. But her musical relationship with him began earlier, as she starred in the original production of Loesser's The Most Happy Fella.

07:58

A 'Most Happy' Discovery: Loesser's Demo Tapes

When Broadway musical composer Frank Loesser wrote his shows, he made demo recordings to demonstrate to the cast what the songs sound like. Those demos were discovered years later by Joseph Weiss, the copyright manager of Paul McCartney's publishing company, which acquired Loesser's publishing company in 1979.

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