Posted: 06/10/2017 at 19:55
DHR, I am that reader of a certain age who actually remembers Sonja Henie in quite a few films, probably my first film star love after Shirley Temple. We were brought up with the Glen Miller sound dancing to his music for many years until the one chord wonders arrived. I can still play Moonlight Serenade, In the mood, Sentimental journey and I know why without having to get the music out, having played them on battered Naafi and Mess piano's for years. Saying that they all probably sound a bit like Lily Marlene. A picture rises in my head of German POW's and British Soldiers with bottles of Stella in their hands all singing away, a lot of the Germans did not go home until 48-9 many lived in the Russian held area's.
I saw Sun Valley Serenade and believe Joan Crawford was also in it, her icy looks did intrigue me. There was another film with Glen Miller and the band but I cannot bring the title to mind and that was it until the Glen Miller Story after he died. Those were the days my friend we thought they'd never end, real music until some tuneless bloke called Chubby Checker came on the scene and spoilt it all.
OK I will get my coat, Frank.