Friday, August 20, 2010

A couple of Clips

Gentle readers and Dear Friends - Friday is here - woo hoo!! I haven't much to write about today so I think I will post a couple of clips.

This past week we lost a great Jazz Singer - Abbey Lincoln - (1930-2010) She appeared as herself in a film called "The Girl Can't Help It" - 1956 - starring Jane Mansfield, Tom Ewell and Edmund O'Brien. A really funny film satire about gangsters and their mauls. Here is the clip from the film of Abbey Lincoln -



A great singer that sang on the Verve Label - her recordings are great!! Her silence will be greater.

Here is the second clip - one of my favorite songs of all time sung by Julie London. The clip is from "The Julie London Show" and from the early 60's - even though the picture is not the best her voice is sultry and beautiful -



I hope you enjoyed those clips. Thanks again for stopping by. Have a great weekend.

Take care,
edgar

4 comments:

Bogdan Stelistul said...

Salut!!!My name is bogdan from Romania!!!
We can be friends ???
http://bogdanstelistul.blogspot.com/

Kristen said...

Oooooh, I love Julie London. Fun trivia fact: Julie played the head nurse, Dixie, in the 70s drama Emergency. That's where I first saw her (as a kid), and then my mum told me that there was so much more to her, including her beautiful voice.

Have a great weekend!

Teri said...

Hi Edgar. I have a bit of a cross stitch and movie (?) mystery that I hope you can help me solve. I bought an older cross stitched piece at an antique show earlier this year, and I took it apart before taking it to the framers. The last piece of backing looks to me like it was cut from part of a movie poster from the 1940s or 50s. Perhaps you will recognize the artwork or the partial text? I just posted photos yesterday on my blog. If you get a chance, take a look. I'm definitely interested in learning more. Besides, who knew your love of movies and stitching might be connected. Thanks!

Anna van Schurman said...

You know I love your zany spellings and sentence structures, but I thought I would tell you, just in case, that "maul" as in mobsters and their gun molls, is spelled m-o-l-l. It derives from the name Molly--used as a euphemism for a prostitute.