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Song of the Day #195

Song of the Day: Stairway to the Stars, music by violinist Matty Malneck and pianist Frank Signorelli (a friend of my family), lyrics by Mitchell Parish, was originally composed for the Paul Whiteman Orchestra for a larger work entitled "Park Avenue Fantasy." Parish's lyrics were added later and sung by such greats as Dinah Washington (audio clip featured on the soundtrack for the Steven Spielberg miniseries, "Taken") and Ella Fitzgerald. The theme is also featured as background music for the romantic scenes between Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis (who does his best Cary Grant imitation) in the riotous Billy Wilder-directed 1959 film, "Some Like It Hot."