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Last updated: 12/02/10 at 08:06 AM
Malaysia StarA soldier and a statesmanMalaysia StarHe was in several areas in Johor including Batu Pahat, and he continued to serve until 1956. (The Emergency period of guerilla warfare against the ...
'Monsters' is haunted by 1950s creature-feature legacyHero ComplexThe film was re-edited with new footage starring Raymond Burr as reporter Steve Martin and released in the US in 1956 to huge box-office receipts. ...
Village Green: Rebuilding a Neighborhood Rich in Civil Rights HistoryHuffington Post (blog)... where the house of Martin Luther King, Jr., pastor at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church (below left) from 1954-1960, was bombed in 1956; where Freedom Riders ...
Rebuilding a historic neighborhood where some risked all for their humanityGrist Magazine... where the house of Martin Luther King, Jr., pastor at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church from 1954-1960, was bombed in 1956; where Freedom Riders were ...and more »
Pelosi Statement on High-Speed Rail Investment for CaliforniaPR Newswire (press release)... which will include improvement's to the 4th and King Street Station. "In 1956, President Eisenhower set this nation on a course to move people and ...and more »
At Goodman Theater, Glitter and Be GloomyNew York TimesSo the moment is peculiarly ripe for the Goodman Theater's revival of the 1956 musical “Candide,” adapted from Voltaire's cackling satire deriding the folly ...and more »
Washington PostClass of 1960 integratesWashington PostHis wife, Peggy Robinson Roberts, graduated from all-black Douglass High in 1960, and he graduated from there in 1956. From left, Dottie Gladstone; ...and more »
Wednesday, November 3eTaiwan News1956 - Britain and France agree to accept a Middle East cease-fire in the Suez War if UN forces can keep the peace. 1957 - The Soviet Union launches Sputnik ...and more »
Washington PostElvis, before he was KingWashington PostIn 1956, he was a 21-year-old up-and-comer only just beginning to taste success. Photographer Alfred Wertheimer chronicled Presley that year, capturing him ...and more »
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)PI archive: Lake City Albertson's storeSeattle Post Intelligencer (blog)The 1956 ad also mentions a store at 6401 Empire Way. That arterial is now Martin Luther King Jr. Way South, and the store is no longer there. ...and more »
Morgana King: For You, For Me, Forever More (1956, Complete LP): www.youtube.com --------------------------------------------------------- From Morgana King's 1956 debut LP "For You, For Me, Forever More," issued on the EmArcy label (Mercury records), serial number MG 36079. Apologies for the condition of the LP cover. -------------------------------------------------------------- Als Kind sizilianischer und portugiesischer Eltern wuchs Morgana King in einer Kleinstadt nahe von New York City auf. Ab Mitte der 1950er Jahre trat sie als Jazzsängerin auf; 1956 spielte sie ihr Debütalbum For You, For Me, Forevermore mit Hank Jones und Al Cailoa für Emarcy ein. Einer ihrer größten Erfolge in dieser Zeit war das Album A Taste of Honey von 1964, das in Zusammenarbeit mit Torrie Zito entstand; Morgana King hatte dann Konzertauftritte in Italien und in Brasilien. Obwohl sie im Laufe ihrer Karriere insgesamt dreißig Alben aufnahm, begann sie 1969 eine zweite Karriere als Schauspielerin. Ihre bekannteste Rolle war in dem Film Der Pate die Rolle der Ehefrau von Don Vito Corleone, gespielt von Marlon Brando. Sie trat dann auch im Zweiten Teil der Pate-Trilogie auf. Nachdem Morgana King lange Jahre bei Major-Labels wie Mercury, Reprise oder Verve unter Vertrag war, schloss sie 1976 einen Kontrakt mit dem Label Muse ab und nahm eine Reihe von Alben auf, bei denen sie von Musikern wie Joe Puma, Jack Wilkins oder Ray Mantilla begleitet wurde. Sie war mit dem Jazz-Posaunisten Willie Dennis ...
Charted in Feb 1956 in the UK & peaked at # 5
After two tributes to Anna & the King I decided it was time for the unforgettable classic from 1956. The Song is "What if" by Kate Winslet. I hope you like it. ^^
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...Sinatra in the early ’40s and even Eddie Cantor in the ’20s. Unfortunately, music culture had an even harsher undercurrent in 1956; Nat King Cole was assaulted while on-stage in Birmingham, AL (although the offending parties, members of a white supremacist...
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Montage of stills from films that won Oscars for the year 1956 (presented at the 29th Academy Awards on March, 27 1957) set to the year's Oscar-winning song.
This is the Main Title from the King and I which is an arrangement of March of the Siamese Children form the 1956 musical film The King and I Starring Deborah Kerr with Marni Nixon's singing voice, and Yul Brynner.
The King (Yul Brynner) has a surprise for Anna (Deborah Kerr) even as he subjects her to a quasi-Buddhist ritual in the 1956 production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I.
Anna (Deborah Kerr) with son Louis (Rex Thompson) in her first meeting with the grumpy king (Yul Brynner) in 20th Century Fox's 1956 production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I.
The King and I is a 1956 musical film made by 20th Century Fox, directed by Walter Lang and produced by Charles Brackett and Darryl F. Zanuck. The screenplay by Ernest Lehman is based on the Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II musical The King and I, based in turn on the book Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon. The plot comes from the story written by Anna Leonowens, who became school teacher to the children of King Mongkut of Siam in the early 1860s. Leonowens' story was autobiographical, although its objective accuracy is questioned. The soundtrack album, first released on Capitol Records, restored three songs recorded from the film but not included in the final release print. Added to the original LP and CD releases of the film was a seven minute overture not heard at the beginning of the film. The album was first issued only in mono in 1956, but, as with the Rodgers and Hammerstein films Oklahoma (1955) and Carousel (1956), the sound on the film had been recorded in what was then state-of-the-art stereo, which made it possible, with the advent of stereo on records, for Capitol to release a stereo version of the soundtrack album in 1958. As with Oklahoma! and Carousel, the record grooves of that time made it necessary for part of the album to be omitted in the stereo version, so half of Getting To Know You was cut in that edition.
the king an I . an my thoughts. btw.. its not the best but i'm still getting use to the whole camera idea. ps its not on my cam. its webcam
I just noticed that January 8th is the birthday of Elvis Presley, and some of my friends in YT posted lots of materials related to "The King". Although little bit late, I think I have to post this. I have some amount of Elvis' 78s in my collection - he's definitely not my best favorite, but some of his songs are still very enjoyable and funny anyway. As the copyright laws wouldn't let me to post any Elvis songs on YT, I am trying to post something very unusual and rare. Here, Elvis gives some greetings to his fans, recorded by RCA Victor on May 16th, 1956, and released by Rainbow Records in November of that year. This is a 7 inch Flexible disc, pressed on a very thin coat of vinyl stuck on cardboard (actually, a page from a Magazine). I have some Flexible discs in my collection, mostly some 'Phono-sheets' from 1950s and 60s, but among them, this is the most interesting one, and this is the only 78rpm Flexible disc that I have in my collection (except a Soviet X-Ray film Acetate from 1930s). It is somewhat interesting to hear his 'inner thoughts' from 1956. Everybody knows that things weren't that easy for him for the rest of his life, but at least he was still a modest person with somewhat 'humble' dreams in his mind. Played on my Numark machine. I applied some filtering jobs here, since there are some wobbling problems as the vinyl is so thin and little bit warped after 54 years. I know that somebody else also posted this one before, but anyway, hope my version would ...
In Theaters: 29 June 1956 (USA) Mrs. Anna Leonowens and her son Louis arrive in Bangkok, where she has contracted to teach English to the children of the royal household. She threatens to leave when the house she had been promised is not available, but falls in love with the children. A new slave, a gift of a vassal king, translates "Uncle Tom's Cabin" into a Siamese ballet, expressing her unhappiness at being with the King. She attempts to escape with her lover. Anna and the King fall in love, but her British upbringing inhibits her from joining his harem. She is just about to leave Siam when she hears of the King's imminent death, and returns to help his son, her favorite pupil, rule his people. Genre:Crime | Drama Director:Andrew Piddington Cast:Jonas Ball, Joe Abbate, Gail Kay Bell, J. Francis Curley, Nicole Delorey
Here's the king of spin Ronnie Robertson winning the long program but with a 20 point deficit to Hayes Alan Jenkins after figures his 10 point superiority in free skating wasn't enough to win the title. Robertson went on to a very successful pro career with Ice Capades. Silent cimefilm footage
from "The King & I" (1956)
...famous for its original star, Yul Brynner, who played the role in 4,600 stage performances over 33 years as well as on film in the 1956 movie. “Leoney is tremendously entertaining,” said Arrigotti. “He brings such dimension to the role. And Sarah Pennebaker...
For those who can't get quite enough of the velvet touch Bill Doggett gives to smooth instrumental blues through that Hammond B-3 - what a feel. :)
from tokyo.It's my favorite rockabilly song.
This is the song "Getting to Know You" from the 1956 musical film "The King and I" starring Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner. The Music and Lyrics are by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. The film was directed by Darrel Zanuck. I DO NOT own anything. This film is owned by 20th Fox Studios.
...Award as Best Musical and ran for 1,246 performances. It made a star of Yul Brynner as the king. He later played the role in the 1956 movie version, where Deborah Kerr took the role of Anna. Lee Ann Scherlong is terrific as Lady Thiang, the king's head wife....
Elvis opens the Johnny Carson Show with a few jokes and a great rendition of Don't Be Cruel. This is the original audio with unique phrasing. Only Elvis could sing the word "telephone" like this and follow it up with that cheeky grin. Great man, great music. Enjoy. Comments disabled to avoid the usual raft of pointless and offensive remarks some choose to waste their time posting.
The King & I - Shall We Dance 1999 Le roi & moi Je m'envole Miranda Richardson Deborah Kerr Yul Brynner 1956 Anna Leonowens King Mongkut Jodie Foster Chow Yun Fat Tom Felton Richard Rich
Theatrical trailer for one of the screen's finest westerns, THE SEARCHERS, starring John Wayne, Vera Miles, Jeffrey Hunter, Ward Bond and Natalie Wood. Wayne gave one of the finest -- and largely overlooked at the time -- performances of his career as the embittered "Ethan Edwards," who undertakes an epic trek to avenge the death and kidnapping of his brother's family by a band of murderous Commanches in post Civil War Texas. Wayne's mentor, four-time Oscar winner John Ford, directed this oustanding film, accenting the events with familiar Ford touches and setting the events against the magnificent visas of Monument Valley. Though he would direct over a dozen subsequent films, none would match the quality or integrity of THE SEARCHERS. Heavily promoted on television, THE SEARCHERS was a mild box-office success, grossing $4.9 million with an estimated budget of $3.5 million, far behind the year's top ticket sellers, AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS ($80 million), the Cinerama trabvelogue, 7 WONDERS OF THE WORLD ($32.1 million) and THE KING AND I ($21.3 million). Critics were lukewarm, and the film failed to garner a single Academy Award or Golden Globe, though Ford's effort did receive a Director's Guild nomination. Fortunately, like Frank Capra's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, the film has grown in stature and reputation over the years and is included in the American Fim Institute's Top 100 Films of the past 100 years. Tobuy classic movies, serials, westerns and vintage television shows on DVD -- plus original movie posters, golden & silver age comics, celebrity autographs and collectibles, be sure to visit www.captainbijou.com.
This is the song "I Whistle a Happy Tune" from the 1956 musical film "The King and I" starring Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner. The Music and Lyrics are by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. The film was directed by Darrel Zanuck and is owned by 20th Century Fox Studios.
I know I already uploaded this song from the soundtrack but this is the clip from the actual movie. Sorry about it getting cut off a little at the end ----------"Hello Young Lovers" from the 1956 musical film "The King and I" starring Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner. Music and Lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. The Film was directed by Darrel Zanuck and is owned by 2oth Century Fox Studios.
Martin Luther King, Jr., (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968) was born Michael Luther King, Jr., but later had his name changed to Martin. His grandfather began the family's long tenure as pastors of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, serving from 1914 to 1931; his father has served from then until the present, and from 1960 until his death Martin Luther acted as co-pastor. Martin Luther attended segregated public schools in Georgia, graduating from high school at the age of fifteen; he received the BA degree in 1948 from Morehouse College, a distinguished Negro institution of Atlanta from which both his father and grandfather had graduated. After three years of theological study at Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania where he was elected president of a predominantly white senior class, he was awarded the BD in 1951. With a fellowship won at Crozer, he enrolled in graduate studies at Boston University, completing his residence for the doctorate in 1953 and receiving the degree in 1955. In Boston he met and married Coretta Scott, a young woman of uncommon intellectual and artistic attainments. Two sons and two daughters were born into the family. In 1954, Martin Luther King became pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Always a strong worker for civil rights for members of his race, King was, by this time, a member of the executive committee of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the leading organization of its kind in the nation. He was ready, then, early in December, 1955, to accept the leadership of the first great Negro nonviolent demonstration of contemporary times in the United States, the bus boycott described by Gunnar Jahn in his presentation speech in honor of the laureate. The boycott lasted 382 days. On December 21, 1956, after the Supreme Court of the United States had declared unconstitutional the laws requiring segregation on buses, Negroes and whites rode the buses as equals. During these days of boycott, King was arrested, his home was bombed, he was subjected to personal abuse, but at the same time he emerged as a Negro leader of the first rank. In 1957 he was elected president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, an organization formed to provide new leadership for the now burgeoning civil rights movement. The ideals for this organization he took from Christianity; its operational techniques from Gandhi. In the eleven-year period between 1957 and 1968, King traveled over six million miles and spoke over twenty-five hundred times, appearing wherever there was injustice, protest, and action; and meanwhile he wrote five books as well as numerous articles. In these years, he led a massive protest in Birmingham, Alabama, that caught the attention of the entire world, providing what he called a coalition of conscience. and inspiring his "Letter from a Birmingham Jail", a manifesto of the Negro revolution; he planned the drives in Alabama for the registration of Negroes as voters; he directed the peaceful march on Washington, DC, of 250000 people to whom he delivered his address, "l Have a Dream", he conferred with President John F. Kennedy and campaigned for President Lyndon B. Johnson; he was arrested upwards of twenty times and assaulted at least four times; he was awarded five honorary degrees; was named Man of the Year by Time magazine in 1963; and became not only the symbolic leader of American blacks but also a world figure. At the age of thirty-five, Martin Luther King, Jr., was the youngest man to have received the Nobel Peace Prize. When notified of his selection, he announced that he would turn over the prize money of $54123 to the furtherance of the civil rights movement. On the evening of April 4, 1968, while standing on the balcony of his motel room in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was to lead a protest march in sympathy with striking garbage workers of that city, he was assassinated.
This is the song "Hello, Young Lovers" from the 1956 musical film "The King and I" starring Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner. The Music and Lyrics were by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. The Film was directed by Darrel Zanuck and is owned by 20th Century FOX Studios.
This is the song "Something Wonderful" from the 1956 musical film "The King and I" starring Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner. The Music and Lyrics were by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. The Film was directed by Darrel Zanuck and is owned by 20th Century FOX studios.
This is the song "Shall We Dance?" from the 1956 musical film "The King and I" starring Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner. The Music and Lyrics for this song were by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. The Film was directed by Darrel Zanuck and is owned by 20th Century FOX Studios.
20th Century Fox' attempt to out-do everyone at the wide-screen game. From The King And I (1956).
Nathaniel Adams Coles' beautiful version of the much recorded song
...Choe have magnificent voices that frequently sent blissful chills up the spine. If you remember the noteworthy 1956 film "The King and I" starring Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr, there's a tendency to think you know all about this story. But there's so much...
Inside Bay Area
Ted 'steams' through his aural tribute to one of London's big rail stations
Bill Doggett - Honky Tonk Parts 1 & 2, (King 4950), 1956. Classic 50's tune, here is the hit instrumental version with both sides together, as one piece.
1) It's Only a Paper Moon (Harold Arlen / EY Harburg / Billy Rose) 2) Route 66 (Bobby Troup) Personnel: Harry "Sweets" Edison (trumpet), John Collins (guitar), Nat "King" Cole (piano, vocal), Charlie Harris (bass), Lee Young (drums) from the album 'AFTER MIDNIGHT'
Nat King Cole Quintet 1956 1) It's Only a Paper Moon (Harold Arlen / EY Harburg / Billy Rose) 2) Route 66 (Bobby Troup) Personnel: Harry "Sweets" Edison (trumpet), John Collins (guitar), Nat "King" Cole (piano, vocal), Charlie Harris (bass), Lee Young (drums) from the album 'AFTER MIDNIGHT'
Film: War and Peace. Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda and Mel Ferrer. Directed by: King Vidor. Story written by: Leo Tolstoy "War and Peace" (novel) Screenplay written by: Bridget Boland, Robert Westerby, King Vidor, Mario Camerini, Ennio De Concini, Ivo Perilli, Gian Gaspare Napolitano and Mario Soldati. Distributed by: © Paramount Pictures. Theatrical Release Date: August 21, 1956 (USA) Niceties by: www.youtube.com Synopsis! "War and Peace" is the first English film version of the novel War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. It is an American/Italian version, directed by King Vidor and produced by Dino De Laurentiis and Carlo Ponti. The music score was by Nino Rota and the cinematography by Jack Cardiff. The film was made by Dino de Laurentiis Productions and distributed by Paramount Pictures. The film stars Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Mel Ferrer, Vittorio Gassman and Anita Ekberg with Herbert Lom, Oskar Homolka, Helmut Dantine, Tullio Carminati, Barry Jones, Milly Vitale, Anna-Maria Ferrero, Wilfrid Lawson, May Britt, Jeremy Brett and John Mills. It was awarded the Golden Globe for Best Foreign-Language Foreign Film and it had Academy Awards nominations for Best Director (King Vidor), Best Cinematography, Color (Jack Cardiff) and Best Costume Design, Color (Maria De Matteis).