Episode Air Date: December 8, 2015
Artist: Frank and Lynn Loesser
Recording Title: Baby It's Cold Outside
Composer Frank Loesser (LESS-er) included this song in the score for 1949’s Neptune’s Daughter. The tune netted him industry-wide acclaim, an Academy Award, and one very angry wife.
You see, Loesser wrote the song four years earlier for his wife Lynn. They performed it together by request at star-studded holiday parties. Lynn’s reaction to Frank’s use of the song in the film: “I felt as betrayed as if I’d caught him in bed with another woman.”
You know…you try to do something nice…Anyway, you’ve been listening to Frank Loesser and his wife Lynn, recorded in 1948.