The untold story of a great American songwriter Dorothy Fields wrote the lyrics for over 400 songs, among them "I'm in the Mood for Love," "On the Sunny Side of the Street," "A Fine Romance," and "The Way You Look Tonight." She lent her talents to such shows as Sweet Charity and Annie Get Your Gun and to over thirty films, Swing Time and Roberta among them. She collaborated with Jerome Kern and wrote lyrics for the house revues at the Cotton Club in its heyday. The only woman to achieve major success as a songwriter during the golden age of the American musical, Dorothy Fields brought a genuinely feminine point of view to the writing of romantic lyrics. Yet her story has never been written. Deborah Grace Winer chronicles Dorothy's origins in the show biz dynasty of vaudeville star Lew Fields, and her experiences working in New York and Hollywood from the roaring twenties to the sixties and seventies. A generous sampling of Fields's finest lyrics is included. Deborah Grace Winer is the author of The Night and the Music (Schirmer Books, 1995) and, with Dennis McGovern, of Sing Out, Louise! (Schirmer Books, 1993).