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Music of 'Lady Dynamite' was inspired by 1970's Charlie perfume ads

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Maria Bamford in "Lady Dynamite."
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Lady Dynamite starring Maria Bamford scheduled to stream on Netflix. Maria Bamford, shown.
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Maria Bamford in
"Lady Dynamite" composer David Schwartz at his home studio in Pacific Palisades, Calif.
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Maria Bamford in
Maria Bamford stars in season 1 of "Lady Dynamite," which premieres on Netflix on Friday.
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The Netflix series Lady Dynamite stars comedian Maria Bamford as, well, a version of herself. Loosely based on her life, the show takes place after Bamford’s return to L.A. from a rehab facility for her bipolar disorder.

To help build the musical landscape of the show, co-creator Mitchell Hurwitz called on composer David Schwartz. The two have worked together in the past, most notably on Hurwitz’s show, Arrested Development.

Frame producer Michelle Lanz recently trekked out to Schwartz’s studio to learn more about the wacky music behind Lady Dynamite.


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