Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Quote of the Day

"Since Fritz retired, I have written three musicals for the theatre, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever with Burton Lane, Coco with Andre Previn, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with Leonard Bernstein, and reversing the normal order, adapted Gigi for the stage. On a Clear Day was modestly received, Coco less modestly, but because of the incredible Katharine Hepburn did well. Gigi, comme ci comme ├ža. 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, well you remember the Titanic..."

- Alan Jay Lerner's sole mention of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in his memoir The Street Where I Live, 1978

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