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Here I am with veteran songwriter Irving Caesar in his office in New York City. Lyricist Caesar co-wrote such songs as ”Tea for Two,” “Sometimes I’m Happy,” “Just a Gigolo,” “I Want to Be Happy,” and “Swanee” (which he and his collaborator George Gershwin had a huge hit with in 1919). He also wrote “Animal Crackers in My Soup” and “That’s What I Want for Christmas,” which helped popularize a child actress named Shirley Temple.
Photo credit: William C. Nyman