Monthly Archives: August 2014

THIS MONTH’S PARODY (Aug 14) Puttin’ on the Ritz

Puttin’ On The Ritz Irving Berlin Berlin wrote these ingeniously syncopated lyrics as a stand-alone song in 1927 (published 1929). It was recorded, most famously, by Fred Astaire (see the parody, below, in which he is mentioned) in 1930. When the song was used in the 1946 film ‘Blue Skies’, Berlin rewrote the lyrics changing […]