George O'Brien wrote:Doesn't Crawford sing in her very first scene in her very first talkie?
I've only seen UNTAMED (1929) once, but I could swear it opens with Joan as Bingo, the wild thing to which the film's title refers, warbling "Chant of the Jungle".
Brooksie wrote:David Niven mentions hearing Joan's private opera recordings in `Bring on the Empty Horses'. His verdict on her talents was not flattering. I imagine she was like so many of the stars that made an attempt at becoming triple threats in the early sound era - good but not great.
Sidney P. Bloomberg wrote:Gene,
Lucille Vasconcelles (Mary Astor), DID indeed, 'Play' the Tchaikovsky, in, "The Great Lie." Her Father Had Her taking Piano Lessons, @ a Very Early Age, as, HE Wanted HER, 2 B a "Concert Pianist."
entredeuxguerres wrote:Bebe's singing career endured long beyond those early musicals, beyond Hollywood, & even beyond the U. S. of A. Although RCA released several of her show tunes in this country, I get the impression from British song-sheets with her name or image on them that she became better known as a vocalist in the UK, where she & Ben moved in the late 30s. (Will learn the details of that, presumably, when my copy of Bebe & Ben arrives.) The only currently available collection of her songs on DVD (all war-time numbers) is a British import on the Vocalion label.
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