Sunday, October 5, 2008

Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue

Your Sunday evening moment of zen:

Mitch Miller, 1963.

I've never followed Miller's career beyond the end of my dissertation (1954), where he was the impresario behind "Come on-A My House" among other great hits. My adviser introduced me to this truly frightening spectacle from later in his career. What would Hans Eisler say about this mass song?


Dan B. said...

Oh my God. Is the guy they zoom in on at 1:20 the guy in Singin' in the Rain who demonstrates the talking picture? "Notice how my lips and the words issuing from them are synch-ro-nized in perfect unison. A talking picture." That guy?

Doug Gentry said...

I remember watching this as a kid. Frightening, huh?