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With Oregon Festival of American Music 2013, they begin a two-year celebration of the classic American Songbook in Hollywood. This summer, they focus on the 1930s and early 1940s–those early years of the Hollywood’s Golden Age when the motion picture industry was maturing into the...
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Tony Martin was a contemporary of Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra, and he appeared in dozens of motion pictures during Hollywood’s studio era. He also wed Alice Faye, and had a lasting partnership with Cyd Charisse. Martin was also popular during radio’s heyday.     TONY MARTIN After...
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On this day in 1995, the actress Ginger Rogers, best known for the 10 films she made with her dance partner Fred Astaire, dies at the age of 83.                          ...
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  This song was introduced by Tony Bennett in a 1968 recording (see below). This is the first song that George and Ira finished upon arriving in Los Angeles in August 1936. It was written in their suite at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. It must have taken some daring, even defiance, to begin...
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  This song was introduced by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers (on roller skates) in Shall We Dance, a film released by RKO on May 7, 1937. This was the first George and Ira collaboration after Porgy and Bess. It was begun in New York just before they left for Hollywood in August 1936. In his...
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converting the last comment on the dread romeo into a more cheery post about books...yay have been reading some biographies and non fiction, trying to get at 1940s- 50s america - so, 'the golden girls of MGM', 'rat pack confidential', the marilyn monroe bio by barbara leaming, 'my story' by ginger...