“A Kiss to Build a Dream On” is a song composed by Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby and Oscar Hammerstein II in 1935. It was recorded by Louis Armstrong in 1951. It was also performed by Armstrong as well as by Mickey Rooney with William Demarest, by Sally Forrest, and by Kay Brown (virtually the entire cast performed part or all of the song) in the 1951 film “The Strip,” and was a sort of recurring theme in the film. Another popular recording was made by one of the movies guest-stars, Monica Lewis, and in early 1952, the version by Hugo Winterhalter and his Orchestra, with vocalist Johnny Parker, made it to the Pop 20 chart in the United States.
Sung by Richard Chamberlain, the song gained considerable exposure due to its being on the ‘B’ side of his 1962 hit: “Theme from Dr. Kildare (Three Stars Will Shine Tonight)”.
Rod Stewart covered the song in his 2004 album, Stardust: the Great American Songbook 3.
Deana Martin recorded A Kiss to Build a Dream On in 2009. The song was released on her album, Volare, in 2009 by Big Fish Records.
Alvin and the Chipmunks, originally David Seville and the Chipmunks or simply The Chipmunks, is an American animated music group created by Ross Bagdasarian Sr. for a novelty record in 1958.
Years active: 1958–1972; 1979–present
Members: Alvin Seville; Simon Seville; Theodore Seville
Directed by Robert Wise
Gunther von Fritsch
Produced by Val Lewton
Written by DeWitt Bodeen
Val Lewton (uncredited)
Starring Simone Simon
Music by Roy Webb
Cinematography Nicholas Musuraca
Edited by J.R. Whittredge
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
March 2, 1944
Country United States
The Curse of the Cat People is a 1944 film directed by Gunther von Fritsch and Robert Wise, and produced by Val Lewton. This film, which was then-film editor Robert Wise’s first directing credit, is the sequel to Cat People (1942) and has many of the same characters. However, the movie has a completely different story, and no visible cat people, only the ghost of a character established as a cat-person in the previous film. The screenplay was again written by DeWitt Bodeen.
Kent Smith and Simone Simon
After the death of his wife Irena (Simone Simon), Oliver Reed (Kent Smith) has married former co-worker Alice Moore (Jane Randolph), and they now have a six-year-old introverted daughter, Amy (Ann Carter). Amy has trouble at school because she spends too much time daydreaming, no matter how much Oliver tries to encourage her to make friends and cope with reality. After Amy finds a photo of the deceased Irena, whose name is never mentioned in the house, Irena appears to her and the two strike up a friendship. At the same time, Amy befriends Julia Farren, an aging actress who is alienated from her own daughter Barbara (Elizabeth Russell), whom she suspects to be a “spy” only pretending to be her relative. Oliver, angry at Amy for repeatedly speaking of her new imaginary friend, punishes her. When Irena announces to Amy that she must leave her, Amy runs out of the house. A snow storm comes up, and Amy seeks shelter in the Farrens’ house. Barbara, mad and jealous at her mother’s preference for Amy over her, intends to strangle the girl. At this moment, Amy sees Irena’s features in Barbara and embraces her. Barbara, perplexed by this gesture of affection, spares her life. Oliver arrives at the house and takes Amy home, promising to accept her fantasies.
The Monotones were a six-member American doo-wop vocal group in the 1950s. They are considered a one-hit wonder, as their only hit single was “The Book of Love”, which peaked at #5 on the Billboard Top 100 in 1958.
The Monotones formed in 1955 when the seven original singers, all residents of the Baxter Terrace housing project in Newark, New Jersey, began performing covers of popular songs.
Charles Patrick’s brother James was originally a member, but he left soon after the group’s formation.
They all began singing with the New Hope Baptist Choir, directed by Cissy Houston, who was related to the Patrick brothers. The group launched their career with a 1956 appearance on Ted Mack’s Amateur Hour television program, winning first prize for their rendition of The Cadillacs’ “Zoom”. Soon afterwards, Charles Patrick was listening to the radio and heard a Pepsodent toothpaste commercial with the line “wonder where the yellow went.” From there he got the idea for the line, “I wonder, wonder, wonder who!, who wrote the book of love”, later working it up into a song with Davis and Malone. In September 1957, they recorded “Book Of Love”, which was released on the Mascot label in December that year. The small record company could not cope with its popularity, and it was reissued on Chess Records’ subsidiary Argo label in February 1958. It became a hit, eventually reaching #3 on the Billboard R&B chart and #5 on the pop charts. The record sold over one million copies. It also reached #5 in Australia; in the UK, the hit version was a cover version by The Mudlarks.
The Monotones recorded a series of novelty follow-ups including “Zombi”, and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, but they were not successful.
The Monotones disbanded in 1962.
Prep: 5 min
Total: 15 min
Breakfast doesn’t get much better than flaky, buttery Pillsbury™ crescents filled with eggs, bacon and lots of flavor!
By Cheeky Kitchen
Savings on 1 ingredient(s)
Preheat oven to 400°F. Open and unroll the crescents onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Split each sheet of dough right down the middle, so you have a total of 4 large squares of dough. Pinch perforations together in each square to seal dough seams.
Fold up the edges of the dough (about 1/2 inch of the edge around each square). Crack two eggs into the center of each dough square. Sprinkle with a bit of Parmesan and a smidgen of salt and pepper.
Place three slices of bacon across the eggs on each square. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese, and additional salt and pepper if desired.
Bake in oven for 10-12 minutes, until the edges of the dough are golden brown and the eggs are cooked to your preference.
Garnish with basil just before serving, and enjoy!
Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value*:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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The Little Rascals Christmas Special is an animated Christmas special based on the Our Gang comedies of the 1920s, 1930s, and early 1940s.
Spanky (Philip Tanzini) and Porky (Robby Kiger)’s mother (Darla Hood) is a single mother during the Depression. Money is tight with very little left over to buy anything nice. When the boys overhear Mom talking on the phone about a Blue Comet, they think she is ordering for them the Blue Comet train set for the holidays. However, Mom wasn’t talking about the train, but rather a vacuum cleaner. Realizing that she confused her sons, she exchanges a coat she had ordered for the train. When she gets sick and the boys realize the truth, they enlist the help of the gang to raise the money to get the coat back. Meanwhile, two neighborhood bullies steal the train set so now there are no gifts for the boys or their mom. A grouchy Salvation Army Santa (Jack Somack) arrives to spread cheer.