Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Pleasant Surprises

While mopping up the floor of the café, I found an unexpected note in the Comments from Mr. Bob Campbell, co-creator and producer of Matinee at the Bijou. It seems that Matinee at the Bijou is coming back, with Debbie Reynolds as host.

If you are a fan of the Golden Age of Hollywood, you really must visit the Matinee at the Bijou site at It has interesting backstories on some lesser-known but great features, images of the original movie posters, and “Mini-Matinees” hosted over at You Tube where you can actually see the original introduction as sung by Rudy Vallee! (As a kid I never realized that was Rudy Vallee singing. There’s an interesting recollection by Rich Mendoza, who wrote the original theme.)

I am happy to report that, thanks to Mr. Campbell sending the lyrics to me and You Tube, I am now able to sing the complete intro a la Rudy Vallee crooning, and it is driving MP nuts.

Why are you still reading this? Go watch a movie already!

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