Marilyn Gets ‘Lazy’ With Irving Berlin

Irving Berlin (left) with Earl Wilson and Marilyn in 1954

The great American songwriter was born on this day in 1888, and lived to the grand old age of 101. To celebrate this musical anniversary, Matt Micucci has posted a playlist featuring Marilyn’s version of ‘Lazy’ (as performed in the 1954 movie There’s No Business Like Show Business, an all-star tribute to Berlin), and ‘You’d Be Surprised’, as well as Ethel Waters’ original 1933 version of ‘Heat Wave’ and other Berlin classics, over at the JAZZIZ website.

Irving Berlin Exhibit in Ohio

An exhibition dedicated to the great American songwriter, Irving Berlin, has opened at Bainbridge Library in Geagua County, North-East Ohio.

Marilyn starred in There’s No Business Like Show Business, a 1954 tribute to Berlin’s music, and recorded several of his compositions: ‘After You Get What You Want (You Don’t Want It)’, ‘Heat Wave’, ‘Lazy’, and ‘A Fine Romance’.

Movies featuring Berlin and other American songwriters will be screened on Fridays at 2pm throughout June. The exhibition will be touring the US over the next 11 months.

More details here