• Written for the 1945 Paramount Pictures film, Kitty. Directed by Mitchell Leisen, based on the novel of the same name by Rosamond Marshall. Starring Paulette Goddard, Ray Milland, Constance Collier, Patric Knowles, Reginald Owen and Cecil Kellaway.
  • London, 1783: Kitty, a saucy wench of the slums, meets the painter Gainsborough by stealing his shoes. He paints her as an "anonymous lady" who excites the interest of his noble friends, notably penniless Sir Hugh Marcy, who schemes to pass Kitty off as a genuine lady (a formidable task) and marry her off for financial gain. But Kitty has her own ideas about the uses of matrimony. Lots of decolletage.

Recording History
She’s teasin’, she’s pleasin’,
Well what-ta ya know she’s freezin’.
Ya never can tell what Kitty’s gonna do.
Charmin’, disarmin’, then all at once alarmin’,
She never has the heart to carry through.
How can a guy relax?
Here are the sad, sad facts;

She’s a pert little flirt,
you’ll be wantin’ her for desert,
That’s Kitty, that’s Kitty.

Like to prance at a dance,
Only kiddin’ about romance,
That’s  Kitty, What a pity

She’s always pettin’ but forgetin’
that two can make a team,
With nine love lives but not a single dream.

Look at her, look at her,
Just a kittenish character,
But Kitty’s only havin’ fun,
‘Til she finds her one and only one. 
KITTY inspired by the Paramount Picture Kitty starring Paulette Goddard and Ray Milland, a Mitchell Leisen Production, Paramount Music Corp., 1945 Words and Music by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans