George White (1891-1968)

Photo shown on PBS episode of George White, Broadway Producer

George White

George White is known primary for the production of his annual Scandals (on and off the stage from 1919 to 1939), modeled after Ziegfeld Follies; however, he also produced two Ray Henderson shows:  Manhattan Mary (1927.46), which had a run of 264 performances; and Flying High (1930.11), which enjoyed an even better run of 355 performances.

The cast for Flying High included Kate Smith and Bert Lahr.  One of the songs from the show was “Without Love,” one of the notable songs turned out by the Henderson, Lew Brown and Buddy DeSylva team.

Sheet Music from Ray Henderson's Flying High

Flying High