The press coined the term "The Love Goddess" to describe Hayworth after she had become the most glamorous screen idol of the s. It is part of the Great American Songbook. Segal also sang the song on both the hit record and in the Broadway revival. It was performed by Carol Bruce in the London production.
The film tells the story of a chorus girl given a chance at stardom when she is offered an opportunity to be a highly paid cover girl. The film was directed by Charles Vidor, and was one of the most popular musicals of the war years. It was released in , and was the sequel to the previous year's Duets.
The musical is based on a character and situations O'Hara created in a series of short stories published in The New Yorker , which he later published in novel form. The title character, Joey Evans, is a manipulative small-time nightclub performer whose ambitions lead him into an affair with the wealthy, middle-aged and married Vera Simpson.
This song is a spoof of New York high society and its strict etiquette and phony social pretensions. It has become a popular music standard. Frank Sinatra in Hollywood — is a compilation album by the American singer Frank Sinatra. It is considered a standard. Robert Alton was an American dancer and choreographer, a major figure in dance choreography of Broadway and Hollywood musicals from the s through to the early s.
The trio plays here pieces from the musical of the same name and other works composed by Rodgers and Hart. Aided by a saucy script adapted from John OHaras racy book, glamour queens Kim Novak and Rita Hayworth made the utmost of the color photography and elaborate trappings, not to speak of some very expert vocal dubbings by Trudy Ewen for Kim and Jo Anne Greer for Rita.
PAL JOEYs soundtrack includes some of the brassiest, most beautiful musical numbers written in the Golden Age of Hollywood, and each song retains the distinctive freshness of the original Broadway show. All in all a witty, swinging musical score for a memorable comedy that remains fresh 50 years after its release. Add to cart. Add to wishlist. No customer reviews yet. Login to leave your impressions!
Pal Joey is a American Technicolor musical film , loosely adapted from the musical play of the same name , and starring Rita Hayworth , Frank Sinatra , and Kim Novak. Kim Novak's singing voice was dubbed by Trudy Erwin. George Sidney directed, with the choreography managed by Hermes Pan. The film is considered by many critics to be the definitive Sinatra vehicle.
Along with its strong box office success, Pal Joey also earned four Academy Award nominations and one Golden Globe nomination. Pal Joey is one of Sinatra's few post- From Here to Eternity movies in which he did not receive top billing, which surprisingly went to Hayworth. Sinatra was, by that time, a bigger star, and his title role was predominant. When asked about the billing, Sinatra replied, "Ladies first.
The setting is San Francisco ; Joey Evans Frank Sinatra is a second-rate singer, a heel known for his womanizing ways calling women "mice" , but charming and funny. However, that does not stop him from romancing a former flame and ex-stripper Joey says, "She used to be 'Vera Vanessa the undresser But Joey's feelings for Linda are growing.
Ultimately, Vera jealously demands that Joey fire Linda. Learning The Blues. Beautiful Ballads And Love Songs. Nothing But The Best. From The Vaults. Christmas Album.
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Critical reception and box office[ edit ] Opening to positive reviews on October 25, , Pal Joey was an instant success with critics and the general public alike. Retrieved January 26, Retrieved Official Charts Company. Retrieved 26 May Retrieved 13 September Retrieved April 6,
It was created by, of all people, Gene Kelly-- whose screen characters often included a touch of the larcenous in the first place. Oh, sure, he's great to listen to when he sings. Linda may be attracted to Joey, but she knows better than getting involved with such a shifty womanizer. The Main Event: Live. So we ended up with a film that can't quite Kim Novak (2) up its mind whether it wants to be a Album) comedy with a romantic twist, or a romantic comedy with a sleazy twist. After half-hearted refusals, Joey gives in and they walk away together, united. Ultimately, Vera jealously demands that Joey fire Linda. Writers Guild of America, Kim Novak (2). The Main Event Live.
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