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Charles WaltersThe Director Who Made Hollywood Dance$
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Brent Phillips

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780813147215

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813147215.001.0001

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In High Society

In High Society

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(p.180) 21 In High Society
Source:
Charles Walters
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Brent Phillips

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813147215.003.0021

The Walters-Darrow relationship ends, yet they retain a close friendship. Chapter 21 takes a comprehensive look at the creation of the screen comedy The Tender Trap (1955) and Walters’ work with Frank Sinatra and Debbie Reynolds. The Sinatra-Walters association continues with High Society (1956), a Cole Porter musical version of The Philadelphia Story. This chapter presents a detailed study of that production, including the casting process that brought together Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, and Grace Kelly, the creation of Porter’s original score, Kelly’s engagement (and wedding) to Prince Rainier III of Monaco, and the film’s runaway success.

Keywords:   The Tender Trap, Frank Sinatra, Debbie Reynolds, High Society, Cole Porter, Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, Grace Kelly, Prince Rainier III of Monaco

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