Sunday, July 27, 2014

High Sierra- Movie Trailer (1941)

High Sierra is a 1941 film noir starring Ida Lupino, Humphrey Bogart, and Alan Curtis and was directed by Raoul Walsh. It tells the story of recently released thief Roy Earle (Bogart) who is hired by his old boss Big Mac to help a group of criminals plan and carry out the robbery of a California resort. The film was noted for its extensive location shooting. It was released on January 21, 1941.

Monday, July 21, 2014

On the Sunny Side of the Street- Frankie Laine (1949)

In this clip from the 1949 film Make Believe Ballroom, Frankie Laine sings the classic hit "On the Sunny Side of the Street". Often referred to as "America's Number One Song Stylist", Laine sang an eclectic variety of song styles and genres, stretching from big band crooning to pop, western-themed songs, gospel, rock, folk, jazz, and blues.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Dark Passage- Humphrey Bogart (1947)

In this scene from the 1947 film Dark Passage, escaped convict Vincent Parry (Humphrey Bogart) seeks backroom plastic surgery and meets with Dr. Walter Coley (Houseley Stevenson). Dark Passage starred Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall and was the third of four films real-life couple Bacall and Bogart made together.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians- Boo Hoo

In this vintage clip, Carmen Lombardo, Cliff Grass and Fred Higman sing the classic song "Boo Hoo". This song was released in 1937. Guy Lombardo formed The Royal Canadians in 1924 with his brothers Carmen, Lebert, and Victor and other musicians from his hometown. The billed themselves as creating "The Sweetest Music This Side of Heaven".