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#171 – Edward Pola and George Wyle

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Edward Pola

In the 1920’s, Pola began to write songs. He scored one of England’s first sound films, Harmony Heaven (1929). Toward the end of the decade, he moved to the United States to produce The Alan Young Show1Encyclopedia of American Radio, 1920-1960, 2nd Edition, Volume 1. comedy on radio as well on dramatic radio programs, and continued as a producer, moving into television in the 1950s.

His most famous songs include:

  • “I Didn’t Slip, I wasn’t Pushed, I fell” [ Co-written with George Wyle ]
  • “I love The Way You Say Goodnight” [ Co-written with George Wyle ]
  • “I said My Pajamas (and Put on My Pray’rs)” [ Co-written with George Wyle ]
  • “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” [ Co-written with George Wyle ]
  • “Quicksilver” [ Co-written with George Wyle ]
  • “Till The Lights of London Shine Again”

George Wyle

He wrote with Sherwood Schwartz “The Ballad of Gilligan’s island”, the theme song for “Gilligan’s Island”. His chief musical collaborator was Eddie Pola.

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