Notable Productions

Discography

28 Mary Jane Walsh Lets Face It29 Hildegarde album

Discography

Original Broadway cast recordings

  • Let’s Not Talk About Love—Danny Kaye (with orchestra under the direction of Johnny Green)—(cat. no.) Columbia 36582
  • Farming—Danny Kaye (with Vocal Quartet and orchestra under the direction of Johnny Green)—Columbia 36583
  • Melody in 4-F—Danny Kaye (with chorus and studio orchestra conducted by Ray Heindorf—Up in Arms film soundtrack)
  • I Hate You, Darling—Mary Jane Walsh (Orchestra conducted by Max Meth)—Liberty Music Shop L-343
  • Farming—Mary Jane Walsh (Orchestra conducted by Max Meth)—Liberty Music Shop L-343
  • Ace in the Hole—Mary Jane Walsh (Orchestra conducted by Max Meth)—Liberty Music Shop L-344
  • Ev'rything I Love—Mary Jane Walsh (Orchestra conducted by Max Meth)—Liberty Music Shop L-344

Cover versions by Hildegarde

(Orchestra under the direction of Harry Sosnik)—Decca Album #291 (released in 1941)

Additional cover versions:

  • A Lady Needs a Rest—Lynn Redgrave and Girls
  • What Are Little Husbands Made Of?—Lynn Redgrave (‘cut’ song originally written for Eve Arden)
  • Make a Date With a Great Psychoanalyst—Helen Gallagher (another ‘cut’ song)

Vocal and musical arrangements and orchestra conducted by Dennis Deal

Included on Ben Bagley’s Cole PorterVolume Three (Painted Smiles Records (1979)—PS1370

Saturday, 04 September 2021 / Last modified on Thursday, 16 December 2021

Productions

Let's Face It

Broadway

Composer/ lyricist Cole Porter (Library of Congress, Washington, DC) (left) and Broadway producer Vinton Freedley (private collection) (right) Tthe genesis of Let’s Face It!, under veteran Broadway producer, Vinton Freedley, had actually preceded America’s…
Let's Face It

Sydney

Notwithstanding the fact that the Broadway production of Let’s Face It! had succeeded chiefly on the strength of its star-making lead performance by Danny Kaye (his successor in the role, José Ferrer, only managed to keep the show open for an additional month…
Let's Face It

Melbourne

By the time that the show commenced its Melbourne season there had been a number of cast changes (with Marjorie Gordon replacing Yvonne Banvard, Douglas Stark replacing Ron Beck and Natalie Raine substituting for Joy Youlden for the first few performances;…
Let's Face It

London

Let’s Face It! enjoyed a far more successful career in Britain than it had in Australia. Following a five month pre-London tour, which commenced at the Palace Theatre, Manchester, on 22 June 1942, the musical played for a further seven months at the London…

Additional Information

Picture References

Additional picture references from the J.C. Williamson collection Broadway cast: https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-154726965/ (Act I Scene 1—The Alicia Allen Milk Farm on Long Island) https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-148755268/ (Act I Finale)…

Additional sources

Additional sources Stanley Green, The World of Musical Comedy, 4th Edition, Da Capo Press, New York, 1980 Robert Kimball (ed.), Cole, Holt, Reinhart & Winston, New York, 1971 Frank Van Straten, Hanky-Panky: The Theatrical Escapades of Ernest C. Rolls,…

Filmography

Filmography: Let’s Face It (1943)—Paramount Pictures—Directed by Sidney Lanfield; Screenplay by Harry Tugend; Songs by Cole Porter; additional songs by Jules Styne and Sammy Cahn. Cast included Bob Hope, Betty Hutton, Dona Drake, Cully Richards, Eve Arden, Zasu…

Discography

Discography Original Broadway cast recordings Let’s Not Talk About Love—Danny Kaye (with orchestra under the direction of Johnny Green)—(cat. no.) Columbia 36582 Farming—Danny Kaye (with Vocal Quartet and orchestra under the direction of Johnny…