Friday, December 07, 2007

City Sidewalks ...

For this week's "YouTube musical clip for a peaceful weekend," I give you the Christmas classic "Silver Bells" as it was presented for the first time in the otherwise forgotten 1951 comedy film "The Lemon Drop Kid" sung by Bob Hope and Marilyn Maxwell.

"Silver Bells" was written by the Academy Award-winning songwriting duo of Jay Livingston (1915 - 2001) and Ray Evans (1915 - 2007). Livingston grew up in my hometown of McDonald, PA -- in a house just three blocks from my old apartment.

Evans and Livingston also created "Que Sera Sera," "Mona Lisa," the themes for the TV shows "Bonanza" and "Mr. Ed," and other great tunes.


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