The second part of our Hall of Fame spotlight on Rodgers and Hammerstein details the phenomenal success Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II had as partners after joining forces in 1943. Throughout their long career in theater, the pair helped to start the careers of many now famous singers, dancers, and musicians.
Narrator Wink Martindale interviewed the duo, who shared many details of their professional life. Hammerstein revealed his approach to writing and discussed his work on South Pacific, which broke new ground in musical theater. Rodgers explained how he used the characters to understand what the mood of the music should sound like.