Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Find Me a Primitive Man


  1. Now, before this modern idea had burst
    About the women and children first,
    The men had much more charm than they have today.
    And if only one of that type survived,
    The very moment that he arrived,
    I know I'd fall in love in a great big way.
    I can't imagine being bad
    With any Arrow collar ad,
    Nor could I take the slightest joy
    In waking up a college boy.
    I've no desire to be alone
    With Rudy Vallee's megaphone,
    So when I'm saying my prayers, I say:

    Find me a primitive man,
    Built on a primitive plan.....

    There's AC and DC but this girl craves B.C.!

    From : "Fifty Million Frenchmen, 1929" (Cole Porter)

  2. Didn't they insert that song into the movie version of On the Town, too? Or what song did Ann Miller do in it?

    These are neat. The second one reminds me of a character actor who was busy in the forties and fifties whose name now escapes me. A real NYC type.

  3. Anne Miller performed "Prehistoric man" in "On the Town" Lyrics by Adolph Green and Betty Comden.


  4. ilduce, you're positively lyrical!

  5. William Bendix! I finally had to look it up because it was killing me. He was the injured man in Hitchcock's Lifeboat.

  6. Yes! Although, I think Mr. Bendix was considerably less buffed.


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