Music: Buttons & Bows

Two Hollywood tunesmiths were singing the blues. "Every producer wants a song just like some other song. They want another Stardust. We write it for 'em. But it's tough. We have to please the publishers, the song pluggers, the singers, the disc jockeys and the public. But before we even get that far, we have to keep the musical director, the producer, the star and the director happy. If Betty Button's hairdresser doesn't like your stuff, brother, you're dead."

That was the way Songwriters Jay Livingston and Ray Evans talked—but they really had no complaint coming. For two years, Evans &...

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