Monday, January 27, 2014

Music Monday - "The Telephone Hour" from Bye Bye Birdie


My Music Monday song this week is "The Telephone Hour" from Bye Bye Birdie (1963).  I love musicals, love Bye Bye Birdie, and this is my favorite number from the show.  In a little over 3 minutes, this song tells the story of teenagers who decide to go steady (the girl "gets pinned") -- and how the word spreads among their friends.  The young couple is played by Ann-Margret and Bobby Rydell as Kim and Hugo.  I love the choreography by Joseph F. Biroc, and the graphics at the end of the song - so Mid-Century.   I started thinking about this song last week when I posted about Valentines featuring telephones ... and I have been humming it ever since.

2 comments:

Brenda Little said...

I remember Bye By Birdie though not specifically that song.

By the way, I read your blog post this morning on the bus on the way home from an appointment. The post looked a bit different on my iPhone but still looked good.

Birdhouse Books said...

Thanks, Brenda! I have looked at my blog via iPad but not via phone and need to do that too. I appreciate your comment!