The Mating Season


  • Written as the title song, for the 1951 Paramount Pictures film, The Mating Season. Directed by Mitchell Leisen, starring Gene Tierney, John Lund, and Miriam Hopkins.
  • Ellen McNulty leaves her New Jersey hamburger stand and heads west to pay a surprise visit to her son and his new bride. When Ellen arrives, her daughter-in-law mistakes her for the maid she has hired for a big party they are throwing. Rather than cause any embarrassment, Ellen goes along with the charade, which leads to many complications.
  • THE MATING SEASON is sung by chorus over main titles.
  • MONA LISA is also performed in the film.

Recording History
Michael Feinstein, Livingston & Evans Songbook, Concord Records, FCD-3101-2, 2002