Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella
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The music was written by Sammy Fain, the lyrics by Irving Kahal and Francis Wheler. The song was published in 1927. Bing Crosby made a fine recording of the song on 19 February, 1957 with Bob Scobey's Frisco Jazz Band.
- The song is used in the 1932 Van Beuren cartoon The Wild Goose Chase.
- The song's title is referenced in the 1962 Academy Award nominated animated short Disney musical film, A Symposium on Popular Songs during the song, "Although I Dropped $100,000" written by Robert & Richard Sherman.
- A 1974 Sesame Street record spoofs the song as Let a Frown Be Your Umbrella, also containing a song of the same name sung by Oscar the Grouch.
- The song's title was also referenced in Twin Peaks, season 2 episode 11, when Agent Dale Cooper is given advice paraphrasing the song's title, by his supervisor Agent Gordon Cole.
- Joey Reynolds's autobiography is entitled Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella, but Don't Get a Mouthful of Rain.
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