A couple of worthwhile scenes from the 1946 Cole Porter biopic NIGHT AND DAY with Cary Grant.
First, an amazing tap number featuring a specialty named Estelle Sloan. If anybody knows, I’d like to find out if the spinning move is called something other than spinning-around-real-fast:
Then there’s Mary Martin doing her signature song “My Heart Belongs To Daddy.” I think this was what was called “risqué:
Once you’ve seen these, you can probably skip NIGHT AND DAY.
Trivia: Mary Martin was the mother of recently passed actor Larry Hagman, I Dream of Genie and J.R. Ewing
Cant believe the synchronicity is this number. Fred Astaire w/Vera Ellen in Three Little Words. 1950 movie with vaudeville era dancing
Vera & Fred in “Where Did You Get That Girl?” – YouTube.
Earlier this month this video started circulating of a woman appearing to have been captured talking on a cell phone in 1928. The footage came from the opening of a Charlie Caplin movie at Mann’s Chinese Theater, and it’s pretty weird.
Now, the Cristian Science Monitor has published an article saying that the cell phone claim has been debunked. According to their experts, the woman is using 19th century era hearing device called an Ear Trumpet.
eTrumpet or iPhone?
But go back and watch the slow motion analysis again. I’m still not so certain it’s a hearing air. It’s reasonable to think that the woman is listening for something. But who is she talking too?
In the early 60’s there was a fad in Top-40 music for story songs in which teenage characters die. A car crash with a weird moral ending was almost a guaranteed hit. Blogger Robert Fontenot lists some of these songs at the link:
link: Teen Tragedy – The Fifties and Sixties.
Here are a couple of videos with performances from this list.
A link to blogger Robert Fontenot’s list of the Top 10 Halloween hits.
link: The Top 10 Halloween Oldies.
Also, Youtube vids for 3 of the songs:
This was done by an Australian comedy group called Axis of Awesome.
link: YouTube – 4 Chords , 36 Songs (Unbelievable!!!!) 36 songs can be sung on 4 chords! listen!!
It’s I V vi IV. One chord, five chord, and four chord all major, minor six chord in the middle leads into the four chord, four chord leads back to the one. Get it? All the songs follow the same progression although not always in the same key.
Canadian songstress Vanda King. I don’t much about but her but there is a ton on YouTube.
Clip from 1984 program Be Somebody… or Be Somebody’s Fool!
YouTube – Mr.T Rapping : “Treat your mother right”.