White Christmas

Editorial review of White Christmas (1954) starring Danny Kaye, Bing Crosby, courtesy of Amazon.com

This semi-remake of‚ Holiday Inn‚ (the first movie in which Irving Berlin’s perennial, Oscar-winning holiday anthem was featured) doesn’t have much of a story, but what it does have is choice‚ Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, an‚ all-Irving Berlin song score, classy direction by Hollywood vet Michael Curtiz (Casablanca,‚ The Adventures of Robin Hood), VistaVision (the very first feature ever shot in that widescreen format), and ultrafestive Technicolor! Continue reading

Danny Kaye: King of Jesters

Danny Kaye: King of Jesters by David Koenig

Editorial review of Danny Kaye: King of Jesters, courtesy of Amazon.com

You remember the red-haired zany from the holiday favorite White Christmas … the lovable storyteller Hans Christian Andersen … the daydreamer Walter Mitty … the tongue-tied Court Jester … Now step behind the camera during the making of these classic movies.

Packed with never-before-published anecdotes and photos, Danny Kaye: King of Jesters takes the first-ever behind-the-scenes look at the creation of his film, TV, radio and stage work, and at the secret life of the incredible‚ performer behind them. Continue reading

Daddy-O

Song lyrics to Daddy-O, I’m gonna teach you some blues as performed in A Song is Born

Daddy-O, I’m gonna teach you some blues
From now on, that’s all you’ll be able to use
Do you hear me, Daddy-O
I’m gonna teach you some blues Continue reading