Back by popular demand, more Jeanette and Nelson. Indian Love Call was the signature song from the 1936 movie, Rose Marie. Rose Marie was filmed in Lake Tahoe. And yes, that’s Jimmy Stewart at 1:02 playing Jeannette’s little brother in the film. Ahem. In the words of Borat: “Wa wa wee wa” (Or in the words of my grandmother): “What a nice man that Jimmy Stewart is.”
Meh. Nelson Eddy was ok, but I prefer the Big F’s…Frank (Sinatra) and Fred (Astaire.) Nelson and Jeannette were yet another opiate for Americans during the depression; although they didn’t have to deal with rabid fans and paparazzi back then, they were still victims of excessive attention and public fascination (and dogged with rumors — Louis Mayer, the studio-head of MGM was apparently obsessed with Jeannette.) I wonder how we ever got to the point where the masses feel they own entertainer’s souls along with every crumb of their private lives? It’s a parasitic condition which hundreds of words could be spun on if I were interested at the moment, but I’m not.
From “Top Hat”, 1935. <<sigh>> Golden.