(photo by Herman Leonard, 1948)
We’ve all seen The Wizard Of Oz more times than we can keep track of since childhood, but have you ever paid close attention to the musical score playing under the dialogue between the musical numbers? If not, you will find a whole magical world unto itself, containing themes and motifs from the songs, subtly weaving in and out of a masterwork of musical impressionism.
Songwriter Harold Arlen provided all the musical numbers we know and love, but the score was written by Herbert Stothart, who won and Academy Award that year (1939) for his genius work.
Rhino Records has recently released a deluxe CD set of ALL the music of The Wizard Of Oz-Thank You! Five Stars
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LOS ANGELES – Vic Mizzy, a songwriter who composed the catchy themes for the 1960s sit-coms “The Addams Family” and “Green Acres,” has died. He was 93.
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Actor Roger Moore was born on October 14, 1927.
On February, 25, 2009, I launched Showgirls Of The Golden Age #1 featuring Linda Lombard, 1949.
Just recently I received a comment on this posting from Linda Lombard herself, who is now residing in Florida at age 83. It was one of those magical internet moments that are so few and far between. A few days later, I received a Myspace message from Miss Lombard which thrilled me to no end. She has recently launched a website containing vintage photos, television commercials, and autographed memorabilia for sale. I’m about to contact Jason Croft (aka Java’s Bachelor Pad), about the possibility of interviewing her for an upcoming issue of Bachelor Pad Magazine.
I’ve been haunted by this book since I first found it on the shelves of the Hollywood Public Library some years ago.
Fred Rosen tells the tale of Grady Stiles aka Lobster Boy; a sinister depiction of carney life, alcoholism, domestic abuse, murder and more.
Daniel McVicar‘s comment on my Seu Jorge posting said something to the effect that I resembled Fred Buscaglione. I had never heard of the guy before, but now I can see that my lifelong search for my real father has finally come to an end.
Photo by Loomis Dean, Life Magazine 1952
Film maker Ed Wood Jr. was born on October 10, 1924.
I recently performed for Herman Leonard’s latest photo exhibit at the Reserve Store on Fairfax Ave. The event was a sponsored by FreshJive Clothing and Etnies Shoes as a launch for their latest Fresh Jive shoe.