„The European boys have small ideas but they sure know how to dress 'em up.“

—  George Gershwin, Remark quoted in Vernon Duke "Gershwin, Schillinger and Dukelsky: Some Reminiscences", The Musical Quarterly vol. 33 (1947).
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