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You're the top the Cole Porter story

Title
You're the top [videorecording] : the Cole Porter story / co-produced by Videfilm Producers International, WNET, New York, and Channel Four Television, U.K. ; producer, Kirk D'Amico ; written and directed by Allan Albert.
Publication
Los Angeles, CA : Island Visual Arts, c1990.

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Description
1 videocassette (56 min.) : sd., b&w and col. NTSC; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Biographies.
  • Documentaries and factual works.
  • Music.
  • Video.
Credits (note)
  • Executive producer, Susan Lacey ; co-producer, Elizabeth Cotnoir ; editor, Brian Williams.
Performer (note)
  • Host: Bobby Short.
  • Interviewees (in order of appearance): James Omar Cole, Ted Fetter, Robert Kimball, Honoria Murphy Donnelly, Brendan Gill, Maury Yeston, Ben Sturges, Lilo, Jean Howard, Garson Kanin, Kitty Carlisle Hart, Hermes Pan, Saul Chaplin, Michael Feinstein, Richard Adler, Linda Ronstadt, Jonathan Schwartz, Saint Subber, Dionne Warwick, Tony Martin, Bob Hope, Douglas Fairbanks jr., Gene Kelly, Ernest H. Martin, Alexis Smith, Patricia Morison, Lisa Kirk, Alfred Drake, Cy Feuer, Irving "Swifty" Lazar, and Robert H. Montgomery.
Contents
  • Performance excerpts include: "You're the top" / montage of various performers.
  • "Night and day" / performed by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
  • "They all fall in love" / performed by Gertrude Lawrence.
  • "You do something to me" / performed by Bob Hope.
  • "Let's do it" / performed by Frank Sinatra and Shirley MacLaine.
  • "Please don't monkey with Broadway" / performed by Fred Astaire and George Murphy.
  • "You're the top" / performed by female singer.
  • "Blow, Gabriel, blow" / performed by Ethel Merman.
  • "Anything goes" / montage of various performers.
  • "I get a kick out of you" / performed by Frank Sinatra and Jimmy Durante.
  • "I've got you under my skin" / performed by female singer.
  • "Begin the beguine" / montage including Eleanor Powell and ensemble, Artie Shaw, Tony Martin, Eleanor Powell and Fred Astaire.
  • "It's de-lovely" / performed by Bob Hope and Ethel Merman.
  • "My heart belongs to Daddy" / performed by Mary Martin.
  • "Make it another old-fashioned, please" / performed by Ethel Merman.
  • "So near and yet so far" / performed by Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth.
  • Night and day / excerpts from the film starring Cary Grant and Alexis Smith.
  • "Be a clown" / performed by Judy Garland and Gene Kelly.
  • Kiss me, Kate / excerpts from a stage performance starring Patricia Morison (Kate), Lisa Kirk (Bianca), and Alfred Drake (Petruchio).
  • "Brush up your Shakespeare" / excerpt from the film Kiss me, Kate.
  • "I love Paris" / performed by Maurice Chevalier.
  • Can-can / performed by Lilo, Shirley MacLaine, and female ensemble.
  • "All of you" / performed by Fred Astaire.
  • "Siberia" / performed by Peter Lorre, Joseph Buloff, and Jules Munshin.
  • "True love" / performed by Grace Kelly and Bing Crosby.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-1984
OCLC
  • 42498076
  • 42498076
Title
You're the top [videorecording] : the Cole Porter story / co-produced by Videfilm Producers International, WNET, New York, and Channel Four Television, U.K. ; producer, Kirk D'Amico ; written and directed by Allan Albert.
Imprint
Los Angeles, CA : Island Visual Arts, c1990.
Performer
Host: Bobby Short.
Interviewees (in order of appearance): James Omar Cole, Ted Fetter, Robert Kimball, Honoria Murphy Donnelly, Brendan Gill, Maury Yeston, Ben Sturges, Lilo, Jean Howard, Garson Kanin, Kitty Carlisle Hart, Hermes Pan, Saul Chaplin, Michael Feinstein, Richard Adler, Linda Ronstadt, Jonathan Schwartz, Saint Subber, Dionne Warwick, Tony Martin, Bob Hope, Douglas Fairbanks jr., Gene Kelly, Ernest H. Martin, Alexis Smith, Patricia Morison, Lisa Kirk, Alfred Drake, Cy Feuer, Irving "Swifty" Lazar, and Robert H. Montgomery.
Credits
Executive producer, Susan Lacey ; co-producer, Elizabeth Cotnoir ; editor, Brian Williams.
Summary
Documentary on the life and works of composer Cole Porter, profusely illustrated with archival footage, still photos, and film and video excerpts.
Added Author
Porter, Cole, 1891-1964. Composer
Kimball, Robert, interviewee.
Donnelly, Honoria Murphy, interviewee.
Gill, Brendan, 1914-1997, interviewee.
Yeston, Maury, interviewee.
Lilo, interviewee.
Howard, Jean, 1910-2000, interviewee.
Kanin, Garson, 1912-1999, interviewee.
Carlisle, Kitty, 1910-2007, interviewee.
Pan, Hermes, 1905-1990, interviewee.
Chaplin, Saul, 1912-1997, interviewee.
Feinstein, Michael, interviewee.
Adler, Richard, 1921-2012, interviewee.
Ronstadt, Linda, interviewee.
Schwartz, Jonathan, 1938- interviewee.
Saint Subber, Arnold, interviewee.
Warwick, Dionne, interviewee.
Martin, Tony, 1913-2012, interviewee.
Martin, Tony, 1913-2012, performer.
Hope, Bob, 1903-2003, interviewee.
Fairbanks, Douglas, Jr., 1909-2000, interviewee.
Kelly, Gene, 1912-1996, interviewee.
Kelly, Gene, 1912-1996, performer.
Martin, Ernest H., 1919-1995, interviewee.
Smith, Alexis, 1921-1993, interviewee.
Morison, Patricia, 1915-2018, interviewee.
Morison, Patricia, 1915-2018, performer.
Kirk, Lisa, interviewee.
Kirk, Lisa, performer.
Drake, Alfred, 1914-1992, interviewee.
Drake, Alfred, 1914-1992, performer.
Feuer, Cy, interviewee.
Lazar, Irving, 1907-1993, interviewee.
Astaire, Fred, dancer.
Rogers, Ginger, 1911-1995, dancer.
Lawrence, Gertrude. Performer
Sinatra, Frank, 1915-1998. Performer
MacLaine, Shirley, 1934- Performer
Murphy, George, 1902-1992. Performer
Merman, Ethel. Performer
Durante, Jimmy, 1893-1980. Performer
Powell, Eleanor, 1912-1982. Performer
Martin, Mary, 1913-1990, performer.
Hayworth, Rita, 1918-1987. Performer
Grant, Cary, 1904-1986. Performer
Garland, Judy. Performer
Chevalier, Maurice, 1888-1972. Performer
Lorre, Peter. Performer
Munshin, Jules, 1915-1970. Performer
Grace, Princess of Monaco, 1929-1982. Performer
Crosby, Bing, 1903-1977. Performer
Albert, Allan, director.
D'Amico, Kirk, producer.
Videfilm Producers International.
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
Channel Four (Great Britain)
DHCA.
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-1984
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