"Although Burton Lane wrote some spiffy songs [for ROYAL WEDDING] and Fred [Astaire] danced in a way that made all superlatives inadequate, my contribution left me in such a state of cringe that I could barely straighten up. Even the one creative moment I liked had nothing to do with me consciously. One night I dreamed that Fred was dancing up a wall, all across the ceiling and down the other wall. I mentioned it to Arthur [Freed] at lunch the following day and lo, in the film Fred danced up a wall, across the ceiling and down the other wall."
-- Alan Jay Lerner, playwright-lyricist, from his autobiography The Street Where I Live