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September 9, 2014

1956 – High Society

Bing Crosby

High Society (1956, MGM, color)

As “C.K. Dexter-Haven”

Cast: Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Celeste Holm, Louis Calhern, Louis Armstrong, John Lund

Director: Charles Walters

Producer: Sol C. Siegel

Screenwriter: John Patrick

Summary: Grace Kelly portrays socialite Tracy Lord who is preparing for her second marriage to the sternly responsible George Kittredge (John Lund) when jazz musician and ex-hubby ‘Dex’ (Crosby) arrives and still carries a torch for his ex-wife. Trouble ensues when reporters Mike Connor (Sinatra) and and Liz Imbrie (Holm) arrive to cover the wedding for ‘Spy’ Magazine. Featuring a stunning Cole porter score and memorable performances (and social play-by-plas) by Louis Armstrong.

Featured Songs:

  • “Little One”
  • “True Love” w/ Grace Kelly
  • I Love You Samantha”
  • “Now You Has Jazz” w/ Louis Armstrong
  • “Well Did You Evah!” w/ Frank Sinatra

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