A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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“What do you call a drummer with half a brain?"/"Overqualified.” (2/21)
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Entry forthcoming—B.P. (2/21)
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Entry from November 28, 2004
“Moon River” (1961); “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (1995)
"Moon River" was written by Henry Mancini (music) and Johnny Mercer (lyrics) for the film Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961). The film was based on a short story by Truman Capote and it starred Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly. It remains one of the most popular films about New York City.

The song won the Academy Award that year. Although its simple lyrics do not describe New York City, it talks lyrically about the moon and love:

Moon River, wider than a mile,
I'm crossing you in style some day.
Oh, dream maker, you heart breaker,
wherever you're going I'm going your way. (...)

In the 1990s, the band Deep Blue Something had a rock love song titled "Breakfast at Tiffany's." Love of the movie was the one thing that the two people had in common.

(OCLC bibliographic record)
Title: Home
Corp Author(s): Deep Blue Something (Musical group)
Publication: New York, N.Y. :; Interscope Records,
Year: 1995
Description: 1 sound cassette :; analog, Dolby processed.
Language: English
Music Type: Rock music
Standard No: Publisher: 92608-4; Interscope Records
Contents: Gammer Gerten's needle -- Breakfast at Tiffany's -- Halo -- Josey -- A water prayer -- Done -- Song to make love to -- The Kandinsky prince -- Home -- Red light -- I can wait -- Wouldn't change a thing.

Posted by Barry Popik
Music/Dance/Theatre/Film • (0) Comments • Sunday, November 28, 2004 • Permalink