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The Man That Got Away
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Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzyPMRo8ZUQ - The Man That Got Away - clip of Judy Garland from "A Star Is Born" (1954)
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3F3yZ1q9BM - The Man That Got Away - Judy Garland, London Palladium, 1964
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ma-GOjXzu4 - The Man That Got Away - Barbra Streisand
|"The Man that Got Away" is a
song, published in
1953 and was written for the
1954 version of the movie
A Star Is Born. The music was written by
Harold Arlen, and the lyrics by
Ira Gershwin. In 1955 it was nominated for the
Academy Award for Best Original Song.
Arlen had originally collaborated with Johnny Mercer, who wrote lyrics that began "I've seen Sequoia, it's really very pretty, the art of Goya, and Rockefeller City, but since I saw you, I can't believe my eyes." The Gershwin Collection at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin contains a typescript draft of the lyrics with Ira Gershwin's handwritten changes.
The best-known recording of this song was made by Judy Garland with the Warner Bros. orchestra under the direction of Ray Heindorf using an arrangement by Skip Martin. Judy's performance of the song in A Star is Born is unusual for being filmed in one continuous shot. In the finished take, Garland (as Esther Blodgett) performs the song during an after hours rehearsal session in a smoky nightclub.
"The Man That Got Away" is arguably the most important single musical sequence in the entire film. As one of the first things filmed for the movie, it was photographed in three different costumes on three different occasions, in over forty different partial or complete takes. Judy Garland prerecorded the song on September 3, 1953 and the number was first filmed on Wednesday, October 21, 1953...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to the ever gorgeous Mike Jeffers ('61) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow toPatsy Blackard Hallett ('65) of VA AND My Son of Other Parents, Joe Mansfield (Stanton College Prep School, FL - 2002) of MD AND My Grandson, Tom Harty of TX!
Happy Birthday this week to:
07 - Pam Larmer Traugott ('62) of VA;
08 - Lawson (Buddy) Sparrow ('53) of VA AND Woody Hudson ('57) AND Joe Madagan ('57) of FL AND David McCoy ('67) of VA;
09 - Hilton Henderson ('57) of NV and FL AND My Grandson (by My Children of Other Parents), Jacob Mansfield of MD;
10 - The United States Marine Corps - 1775, Tamsie Warren Ellis ('57), David Wittan ('57), Angie Ray Smith ('64) of VA, AND the late Steve Pullen ('65) (deceased 22 Apr 2012);
11 - David Bell ('64) of NJ!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1962:
|Sunday, November 4, 1962 - In a test of the Nike-Hercules air defense missile, Shot Dominic-Tightrope was successfully detonated 69,000 feet above Johnston Island. It would also be the last atmospheric nuclear test conducted by the United States.|
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 11/02/12 - "Deaf Mutes --- CHECK THIS OUT !!!!!":
spectacular. Watch the 4 ladies in white gowns too !
Read the paragraph below FIRST before you watch the video (& turn-on speakers).
There is an awesome dance, called the Thousand-Hand Guanyin, which is making the rounds across the net. Considering the tight coordination required, their accomplishment is nothing short of amazing, even if they were not all deaf.
Yes, you read correctly. All 21 of the dancers are complete deaf-mutes. Relying only on signals from trainers at the four corners of the stage, these extraordinary dancers deliver a visual spectacle that is at once intricate and stirring. Its first major international debut was in Athens at the closing ceremonies for the 2004 Paralympics.
But it had long been in the repertoire of the Chinese Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe and had traveled to more than 40 countries. Its lead dancer is 29 year old Tai Lihua, who has a BA from the Hubei Fine Arts Institute.
The video was recorded in Beijing during the Spring Festival this year.
WOWZERONI! Thanks, Billy! This would be incredible even if they all had perfect hearing!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 11/03/12 - "U N B E L I E V A B L E ! U N B E L I E V A B L E ! ":
YOWZERONI! Thanks, Joyce! This is so outrageous that I ran it through some fact checker sites. Truthorfiction.com had nothing on it, but Snopes.com pronounced it True - at least as of 03 Dec 2007:
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BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS:
From the Pioneer Woman: http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2011/11/pork-roast-with-apples-and-onions/ - Pork Roast with Apples and Onions - with tutorial!
QUICK OATMEAL BREAD
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 10/22/12, 10:36 AM - "Morning Awwwww (#9 in a Series of 22)":
AWWWWW! Thanks, Norris Sweetie!
When I said I wanted a
I meant a DOG...
From www.ajokeaday.com - 11/03/12:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Thursday, December 6, 2012 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch
gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on
Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The
luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that
year, go visit with them.
3. Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 10/30/12
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to email@example.com; or
3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
The Man That Got Away
Music by Harold Arlen (15 Feb 1905 – 23 Apr 1986) for A Star Is Born (1954)
Gershwin (06 Dec 1896 – 17 Aug 1983)
Recorded by Judy Garland (10 June 1922 – 22 June 1969), 1953
The night is bitter,
The stars have lost their glitter;
The winds grow colder
And suddenly you're older -
And all because of the man that got away.
"The Man That Got Away" midi courtesy of midi courtesy of
http://www.reflectionshawaii.com/ewanevaland/ballroom.htm - 11/03/11
"The Man That Got Away
Stanton College Prep School's logo courtesy of http://www.stantoncollegeprep.org/central/ - 08/01/10
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the lateHerbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Animated Hiding Mallard (by
AF Artist - Josh Doohen) courtesy of
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