America's Sweetheart is a musical comedy with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Lorenz Hart and book by Herbert Fields.
America's Sweetheart premiered on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre on February 10, 1931, and closed on June 6, 1931, after 135 performances. It was produced by Laurence Schwab and Frank Mandel, directed by Monty Woolley, with choreography and production supervision by Bobby Connolly, with set design by Donald Oenslager and costume design by Charles Le Maire. The show starred Jack Whiting, Ann Sothern (using her real name Harriet Lake), Inez Courtney, and Virginia Bruce.
The show is a Hollywood satire, and is mainly set in Los Angeles but with some scenes in Agua Caliente, Tijuana in Mexico and in the state of Tennessee. Two young lovers hitchhike to Hollywood to make their fortune. The girl hits it big and loses interest in her boyfriend, who hasn't fared as well. Later, the introduction of talking pictures reverses their fortunes, and the boyfriend's career eclipses the girlfriend's, but they make up.
America's Sweetheart the Musical Songs Lyrics
1. Mr. Dolan Is Passing Through
2. In Califor-n-i-a
3. My Sweet
4. I've Got Five Dollars
5. I've Got Five Dollars (reprise)
6. Sweet Geraldine
7. There's So Much More
8. We'll Be the Same
9. We'll Be the Same (reprise)
10. How About It
11. Innocent Chorus Girls of Yesterday
12. A Lady Must Live
1. You Ain't Got No Savoir Faire
2. Two Unfortunate Orphans
3. I Want a Man
4. Tennessee Dan
5. How About It (reprise)