Abbie Gardner with “It’s Only a Paper Moon.”

Studio photographers in the 1920’s-1940’s used to pose clients with moon cutouts.  Nat King Cole had a big hit with this song that was written in 1933 by Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg. They were,  by the way, the guys who wrote the music for the film “the Wizard of Oz.”  Abbie Gardner is a contemporary singer who enjoys performing vintage music.    —Paul Goldfinger