Music: New Pop Records, Dec. 24, 1951

In the corridors of Tin Pan Alley's Pentagon—the Brill Building, on Broadway—oldtime songwriters are taking it big. A novice at the trade has written a catchy song called Snowflakes, Guy Lombardo has recorded it for Decca, and song sheets and records are selling in a flurry. The successful tunesmith: a nine-year-old girl from Brooklyn, a fourth-grader who doesn't even know Billboard from Variety.

How could Marjorie Kurtz write a song hit? Simple, says Marjorie: "I dreamed it." One night last June, curly-headed Marjorie had her dream, woke up early the next morning to jot...

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