Posted by vp19 on 2015.06.15 at 21:04
Current mood: cheerful
“Swing High, Swing Low” with Carole Lombard and Fred MacMurray isn’t as remembered as it should be today, even though it was Paramount’s most profitable film for all of 1937. It’s probably because no complete 35 mm print exists, and what’s currently available includes 16 mm footage from director Mitchell Leisen’s personal print that’s in market contrast to the rest of the film. Nevertheless, there are fans of this musical — the only one where Lombard actually sings and isn’t dubbed — and a British version of the title song’s sheet music now is available.
Bidding begins at $8.99 (it’s listed in good+ condition), and the auction is set to close at 6:26 p.m. (Eastern) Sunday. If you’re interested or simply want to learn more, visithttp://www.ebay.com/itm/Swing-High-Swing-Low-Carole-Lombard-and-Fred-MacMurry-cover-/391172655336?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5b13b508e8.
Lombard didn’t sing the title song (a chorus did over the opening credits), but co-star Dorothy Lamour, already established as a big band singer, put it on record. I’ve been looking for this for a long time, and in April someone finally uploaded it to YouTube. Enjoy this, a reminder that Lamour deserves to be known for far more than sarongs and hitting the “Road to” with Bing and Bob.