Aug 2, 2016

Bucket Of Sads: Gloria DeHaven


Gloria DeHaven, America's Sweetheart in the 1940s and 50s - and probably one of the last actors who was "born in a trunk," as they used to say (her parents were vaudeville performers) - has hoofed her way to dreamland, where she'll surely be a headliner.

Though she had a terrific singing voice, I don't believe she cut any solo LPs. Which means we'll have to make do with her soundtracks, like the EP for 1954's "So This Is Paris" where she duets with Tony Curtis and Gene Nelson. And, yes, it's true, she made her debut with Charlie Chaplin and was the first person to kiss Frank Sinatra on screen. Now that's a resume.

6 comments:

tony said...

I just saw the comedy "Hail, Caesar!" and was reminded of the musical extravaganzas of this period. . As for seeing Corrine Calvet(!) on the cover of this soundtrack, what more can I say, mon ami? Thankfully, Gloria and Gene shined in this musical.

The Cheerful Earfull! said...

I believe the term "va-va-voom" was invented for Corrine Calvet. :D

E Craig said...

Thanks for this post.....love these musicals.

Tune Smith said...

Thanks for everything in your blog.
Here are

Gloria DeHaven - Sweet and lovely

http://www116.zippyshare.com/v/f4TKx2ZA/file.html

Gloria DeHaven - Sings

http://www116.zippyshare.com/v/fLpP3j0r/file.html

I post in nabulabula.blogspot.com

The Cheerful Earfull! said...

Wow! Thank you so much, Tune Smith.
I can't wait to listen to Gloria.

And your blog looks terrific!

Corto Maltese said...

Oups , the link is dead ...