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PART TWO: BEHIND THE SCENES BEHIND THE SCENES ON MOVIES : Manhattan Merry-Go-Round (Republic, 1937) VA, CD, PA, U, P. Music in My Heart (Columbia, 1940) VA, CD, U, P. Ziegfeld Girl (M-G-M, 1941) VA, CD, U, P. RKO Jamboree: Johnny Long and His Orchestra (RKO, featurette, 1942) VA, CD, U, P. Presenting Lily Mars (M-G-M, 1943) VA, CD, VC (Judy Garland), U, P. Hit Parade of 1943 (Republic Pictures, 1943) VA, CD (Music Maids), U, P. Hit the Ice (Universal, 1943) VA, CD (Four Teens), U, P. Swing That Band (Universal, featurette, 1943) VA, CD (Four Teens), U, P. Best Foot Forward (MGM, 1943) VA, CD, U, P. Swing Fever (M-G-M, 1943) VA, CD, VC (Marilyn Maxwell), U, P. Girl Crazy (M-G-M, 1943) VA, CD, VC (Judy Garland), U, P. I Dood It (M-G-M, 1943) VA, CD, VC (Lena Horne), GC (Hazel Scott), U, P. Baby Puss (MGM, Tom & Jerry cartoon featurette by Hanna-Barbera, 1943) VA, U, P. Zoot Cat (MGM, Tom & Jerry cartoon featurette by Hanna-Barbera, 1944) VA, U, P. The Million Dollar Cat (MGM, Tom & Jerry cartoon featurette by Hanna-Barbera, 1943) VA, U, P. Meet The People (M-G-M, 1944) VA, CD, VC (June Allyson), LC (Lucille Ball), DD (Gloria Grafton for Lucille Ball). Hoosier Holiday (Republic Pictures, 1943) VA, CD (Music Maids), U, P. Broadway Rhythm (M-G-M, 1944) VA, CD, VC (Ginny Simms, Gloria DeHaven, Nancy Walker, Lena Horne, The Ross Sisters), GC (Hazel Scott), LC. Up in Arms (RKO, 1944) VA, CD, VC (Danny Kaye), U, P. Higher and Higher (RKO, 1944) VA, VC (Frank Sinatra), U, P. Bathing Beauty (M-G-M, 1944) VA, CD, U, P. Producer Jack Cummings screen-tested Kay for the featured role as the music teacher but the part was ultimately awarded to jazz organist Ethel Smith. Two Girls and a Sailor (M-G-M, 1944) VA, CD, VC (June Allyson, Gloria DeHaven, Lena Horne), LC. Meet Me in St. Louis (M-G-M, 1944) CD, VC (Judy Garland, Margaret O’Brien), C (Margaret O’Brien), U, P. Jamboree (Republic, 1944) VA, CD (Music Maids), U, P. The Canterville Ghost (M-G-M, 1944) CD, U, P. Step Lively (RKO, 1944) VA, VC (Frank Sinatra, Gloria DeHaven), U, P. Lost in a Harem (M-G-M, 1944) VA, CD, VC (Marilyn Maxwell), U, P. A Wave, a WAC and a Marine (Monogram Pictures, 1944) VA, CD (Music Maids), U, P. Something for the Boys (20th Century-Fox; 1944) VC (Perry Como), U, P. Music for Millions (M-G-M, 1944) CD, U, P. See My Lawyer (Universal, 1945) VA, CD (Four Teens), U, P. The Shooting of Dan McGoo (MGM, Droopy cartoon featurette by Tex Avery, 1945) VA, U, P. Swing Shift Cinderella (MGM, cartoon featurette by Tex Avery, 1945) VA, U, P. Anchors Aweigh (M-G-M, 1945) VA, CD, VC (Frank Sinatra, Frank Sinatra, Pamela Britton), U, P. Thrill of a Romance (M-G-M, 1945) VA, CD, SC, VC (Lauritz Melchior), LC (Melchior), P. Week-End at the Waldorf (M-G-M, 1945) VA, VC (Lina Romay, Bob Graham), LC (Romay, Graham), U, P. (Also, un-used demo vocal performance of theme song.) The Clock (M-G-M, 1945) VA, CD, U. Her Highness and the Bellboy (M-G-M, 1945) VA, CD (choir, The Dreamers), LC (June Allyson), DD (Patt Hyatt for June Allyson), U. Twice Blessed (M-G-M, 1945) VA, CD (Andy, Dick & Don Williams), U, P. Abbott and Costello in Hollywood (M-G-M, 1945) VA, CD, LC (Bob Stanton, Frances Rafferty), DD (Bobbie Canvin for Rafferty), U. Yolanda and the Thief (M-G-M, 1945) VA, CD, LD (Lucille Bremer), DD (Trudy Erwin for Bremer), U.  Ziegfeld Follies (M-G-M, 1946) CC, VA, CD, SC, VC (Judy Garland, Lena Horne, James Melton), C (Garland), off-screen vocal performance. The Harvey Girls (M-G-M, 1946) VA, CD, SC, VC (Judy Garland), LC (Angela Lansbury, Cyd Charisse), DD (Virginia Rees for Lansbury; Marion Doenges – Kay’s sister – for Charisse). The Kid from Brooklyn (RKO,1946) VA, CD, SC, VC (Danny Kaye, Vera-Ellen, Virginia Mayo), DD (Peg La Centra & herself for Goldwyn Girls). Kay also filmed on-screen performance as “Matron of the Milkmaids,” but it was cut from picture. Easy to Wed (M-G-M, 1946) VA, CD, VC (Van Johnson, Esther Williams), LC (Lucille Ball), DD (Virginia Rees for Ball), U, P. Holiday in Mexico (M-G-M, 1946) VA, CD, DD (Rece Saxon for Ilona Massey), U, P. Two Sisters from Boston (M-G-M, 1946) VA, CD, U, P. No Leave, No Love (M-G-M, 1946) VA, CD, SC, VC (Pat Kirkwood, Marina Koshetz), LC (Kirkwood, Koshetz). A Letter for Evie (M-G-M, 1946) VA, CD (choir, The Mel-Tones), VC (Loulie Jean Norman), U. Gilda (Columbia, 1946) VC (Rita Hayworth—though, with the exception of the acoustic guitar version of “Put the Blame on Mame,” Rita’s vocals ended up being replaced by Anita Ellis), U. Till The Clouds Roll By (M-G-M, 1946) VA, CD, VC (Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Lena Horne, Van Johnson, Angela Lansbury, Tony Martin, Dinah Shore, June Allyson), LC (Lucille Bremer, Ray McDonald), DD (Trudy Erwin for Bremer; Les Baxter for McDonald). Uncle Tom’s Cabana (MGM, cartoon featurette by Tex Avery, 1947) VA, U, P. This Time for Keeps (M-G-M, 1947) VA, CD, VC (Johnnie Johnston, Dorothy Porter, Lauritz Melchior), U, P. It Happened in Brooklyn (M-G-M, 1947) VA, CD (choir, The Starlighters), SC, VC (Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Peter Lawford), U. Riffraff (RKO, 1947) VA, CD (Music Maids), U, P. The Romance of Rosy Ridge (M-G-M, 1947) VA, CD, VC (Van Johnson), U, P. Love Laughs at Andy Hardy (M-G-M, 1947) CD, U, P. Cynthia (M-G-M, 1947) CD, U, P. Living in a Big Way (M-G-M, 1947) VA, CD (choir, The Starlighters, Maury Reuben’s Children’s Chorus), U, P. Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman (Universal, 1947) DD (Peg La Centra for Susan Hayward), U, P. The Man I Love (Warner Brothers, 1947) DD (Peg La Centra for Ida Lupino), U, P. Escape Me Never (Warner Brothers, 1947) DD (Peg La Centra for Ida Lupino), U, P. The Pirate (M-G-M, 1947) VA, CD, VC (Judy Garland, Gene Kelly), PA, U. Song of the Thin Man (M-G-M, 1947) VA, CD (choir, The Williams Brothers), DD (Carol Arden for Gloria Graham), U, P. The Hucksters (M-G-M, 1947) VA, CD (choir, herself), SC, LC (Ava Gardner), DD (Eileen Wilson for Gardner), U. Something in the Wind (Universal, 1947) VA, CD (The Williams Brothers), U, P. Good News (M-G-M, 1947) VA, CD (choir, The Williams Brothers), VC (Peter Lawford, June Allyson, Joan McCracken, Patricia Marshall, Ray McDonald, Mel Tormé.   Big City (MGM, 1948) VA, VC (Frankie Daye dubbing for Margaret O’Brien), U, P. Summer Holiday (M-G-M, 1948) CD (choir, Maury Reubens’ Children’s Chorus), LC (Selena Royle), DD (Denny Wilson for Royle), U, P. Three Daring Daughters (M-G-M, 1948) VA, CD, VC (Jane Powell, Dorothy Porter), LC (Elinor Donahue, Ann E. Todd), DD (Beverly Jean Garbo for Donahue; Patt Hyatt for Todd), PA, U, P. (Miniscule on-screen image of Kay can be seen standing with her large chorus during Ritual Fire Dance.) Mr. Imperium (M-G-M, 1951) DD (Trudy Erwin and/or Fran Warren for Lana Turner), U, P. Lady Possessed (Republic, 1952) SC, VC (James Mason). Two Tickets to Broadway (RKO, 1951) VC (Janet Leigh), U, P. A Star is Born (Warner Brothers, 1954) VC & C (Judy Garland, on Born in a Trunk only), U, P. The Girl Rush (Paramount, 1955) VC & C (Rosalind Russell), U, P. Funny Face (Paramount, 1957) CC, VA, CD, VC (Audrey Hepburn), LC (Hepburn), C (herself), WD (herself, Hepburn), U, P. (In addition to starring in the film.) Gay Purr-ee (Warner Brothers, 1962) VC (Judy Garland, Robert Goulet), U, P. I Could Go On Singing (United Artists, 1963) GC (Judy Garland), U, P. Grand Slam (Paramount, 1968) GC (Janet Leigh), U, P. Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (Paramount, 1970) GC (Liza Minnelli), U, P. (In addition to appearing in the film.) A Matter of Time (American International, 1976) GC (Liza Minnelli), U, P. New York, New York (United Artists, 1977) VC (Liza Minnelli), U, P. Arthur (Orion, 1981) WD (Liza Minnelli), U, P.
CODES: CC = Creative Consultant VA = Vocal Arranger CD = Choral Director SC = Song Composer VC = Vocal Coach GC= General Coach LC = Lip-synch Coach DD = Dubbing Director PA = Piano Accompanist C = Choreography WD = Wardrobe Design U = Uncredited P = Partial collaboration with others
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CODES: CC = Creative Consultant VA = Vocal Arranger CD = Choral Director SC = Song Composer VC = Vocal Coach GC= General Coach LC = Lip-synch Coach DD = Dubbing Director PA = Piano Accompanist C = Choreography WD = Wardrobe Design U = Uncredited P = Partial collaboration with others
CODES: CC = Creative Consultant VA = Vocal Arranger CD = Choral Director SC = Song Composer VC = Vocal Coach GC= General Coach LC = Lip-synch Coach DD = Dubbing Director PA = Piano Accompanist C = Choreography WD = Wardrobe Design U = Uncredited P = Partial collaboration with others
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Kay Thompson coaches June Allyson for Good News, 1947