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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Baby Boomer Thursdays: Of Teen Idols and Movies

No real estate on Thursdays, so here we go...

Making the crossover from music to films is a time honored career strategy. Many would say that Bing Crosby was among the first to exploit this successfully. Bobby Darin specifically followed the Crosby model in his early years.

From the late 1950's though, teenage rock and roll movies became big business, and a genre unto itself. So many titles, with fairly vivid memories of the stars and the songs, but only vague recollections about the plots. No matter.

Sandra Dee, did Gidget in 1959, which spawned a few sequels. Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon made films a little later. The first was Beach Party in 1963, and in a clear demonstration that Hollywood sticks with a winning formula, all seven sequels used the words beach, bikini, or party in the titles. Brings a smile to the face to think about that.

For this week however, we will turn our attention to Elvis Presley, who first hit the silver screen in 1956. Certainly he typified as well as anyone, what Bing Crosby had pioneered, with an amazing 34 films to his credit.

Here is the video clip we chose, from 1964, the title track of a movie he made with Ann Margaret about another favorite theme from those years, driving fast.

2 Mins and 27 Secs, ENJOY !

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