The Golden Age of Movie Musicals and Me by Saul Chaplin

By Saul Chaplin

An academy award winner who labored on greater than sixty movies as songwriter, vocal arranger, pianist, musical director, and manufacturer stocks his insider's view of the key studios and his operating relationships with nice songwriters and performers of his period. UP.

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You got a big fat ass! html[11/25/2011 9:23:46 PM] page_120 < previous page page_120 next page > Page 120 could I possibly have a successful marriage with anyone else? When I moved out of my white cell and into a house, I gradually began enjoying the advantages of being single. I could live my life at my own pace. I had as active a social life as I chose. I never lacked for female company when I wanted it. I had several married friends whom I called when I didn't want to have dinner alone. I had a succession of excellent housekeepers, who looked after my every need.

Arthur's films were slick, stylish, and ''now ''-looking. html[11/25/2011 9:23:46 PM] page_121 < previous page page_121 next page > Page 121 films were the most innovative. He and Roger Edens were instrumental in bringing a great many new musical talents to the studio, in front of and behind the camera. Among Freed's most famous productions were Babes in Arms, The Wizard of Oz, For Me and My Gal, Meet Me in St. Louis, The Harvey Girls, The Barkleys of Broadway, Easter Parade, Annie Get Your Gun, On the Town, An American in Paris, Gigi, Show Boat, Royal Wedding, and perhaps the greatest musical of all time, Singin' in the Rain.

She obeyed like an automaton. Siegal had made her several very attractive arrangements, but they couldn't hide the fact that she had a very small voice, not good enough to do her own singing. Her voice could never match the energy with which she danced in her films. (She did her own singing once. ) I was sincerely sorry that the audition turned out that way because I felt great sympathy for her. To have to contend with Harry Cohn during the day and come home to Ed Judson at night was the kind of emotional torture no one should be expected to endure.

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