When Mack Gordon penned the lyrics for the popular song Paris in the Spring, he’d obviously never been to Mississippi in the Fall. Gordon, a Polish-born composer who lived most of his life in New York, was nominated for an Oscar nine times in 11 years.
Seeing how he was entrenched in the fine arts, I’m sure Gordon had his thumb directly on the pulse of Paris. He had to know a little something. After all, his songs have been used in soundtracks of more than 100 films. But the pulse of MORE