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Amazing footage of George Gershwin !!!

Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:55 am

Hello


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NB you will notice he was black :mrgreen:

Re: Amazing footage of George Gershwin !!!

Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:26 pm

George Gershwin's music is among the most important and significant in all of the 20th Century -- it's such a pity that he wasn't filmed more often, although he died terribly young, at just 38 years-old. The songs and compositions he wrote, often with his brother, Ira, are easily among my favourite music of all-time. Especially when brought to life so wonderfully by Astaire, Sinatra or Crosby. Whilst the use of his An American in Paris suite and Rhapsody in Blue in the likes of Vincente Minnelli's An American in Paris, and Woody Allen's Manhattan, helped paint an orchestral picture put to song, dance, words and captivating imagery.

Frank Sinatra's extraordinary 1946 recording of Bess, Oh Where's my Bess?, from Porgy and Bess.

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Gene Kelly singing I Got Rhythm in An American in Paris.

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Re: Amazing footage of George Gershwin !!!

Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:29 pm

tcb4 wrote:Hello


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NB you will notice he was black :mrgreen:


He wasn't -- it's the lighting and quality of the film.

Re: Amazing footage of George Gershwin !!!

Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:29 pm

OMG that was incredible!!! Thanks SO much!!! He was one of the best!! His songs are amazing!

Re: Amazing footage of George Gershwin !!!

Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:07 am

anyone knows if we have other footage of GG ? thanx