Music: Party Song

Last week, as much of the U.S. sweltered, people were humming a bouncy new jukebox favorite called Baby, It's Cold Outside. It was all about a girl who kept protesting that she had to go home and a boy who kept insisting that she stay. Outside, he warned, the snow was knee-deep. Queasy NBC first banned the lyrics as too racy, then decided they contained nothing provably prurient, and put the tune on the air. Baby hit the hit parade and began climbing.

The proud papa was Songsmith Frank Loesser, a Hollywood Tin Pan Alleyite...

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