The Last Time I Saw Paris


Song Details

Music for this song
Jerome Kern
Lyrics for this song
Oscar Hammerstein II
Notes
An independent song introduced in 1940 by Kate Smith on her radio program. It quickly became popular through recordings and night club performances. It was then interpolated in the 1941 film, LADY BE GOOD, and won the Academy Award. Jerome Kern objected to the award maintaining that it had not been written for the film and therefore should not have been eligible for the award; he proceeded to get the rules changed so that only songs written expressly for motion pictures would be eligible.

Recordings


Sound Clips Lady Be Good - 1941 Film Soundtrack
London Pride / The Last Time I Saw Paris - 1941 Noël Coward
Sound Clips Till the Clouds Roll By - 1946 Film Soundtrack
Sound Clips Sothern Exposure - 1958 Ann Sothern
The Musical World of Jerome Kern - 1962 Cyril Orandel and The Starlight Symphony
Sound Clips Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood - 1985 Original London Cast
Sound Clips Lady, Be Good! - 1992 Studio Cast
Sound Clips The Song Is You: Capitol Sings Jerome Kern - 1992 Jerome Kern
Jerome Kern Treasury - 1993 Studio Cast
Sound Clips In The Still Of The Night - 2000 George Dvorsky
Sound Clips Parisian Cafe - 2009 Beegie Adair
Sound Clips Stage Door Canteen: Broadway Responds to WWII - 2011 Concert Cast
Sound Clips Jerome Kern: The Land Where the Good Songs Go - 2012 Concert Cast
Jerome Kern: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - Compilation

Appears on these Releases

Sound Clips The King and I - 1951 Studio Cast (Merrill & Shore)
Note: this song may also appear on other recordings whose tracks have not yet been indexed.

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