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This old Rodgers and Hart song was introduced by the inimitable Maurice Chevaliar in director Rouben Mamoulian's classic musical "Love me Tonight" (and if you ever wonder what the hell was so special about Maurice, check out this movie--trust me it is the most charming ($&#&@&!^ thing you've ever seen). I don't think anybody recorded this after Moe did it in the movie, so here it is.

Thanks again and have a great week!

Michael

"Mimi" was written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart (1931)
Accompaniment: Bob Boyd Productions (2008); used with permishkin.
Photograph: Maurice Chevaliar, looking like he just evaded getting drafted.

PS: Coming along nicely with my keyboard--currently I'm figuring out how to record multi tracks and hope to come up with something in that line soon (it's like learning a new instrument, let me tell you, and I get easily frustrated, so taking all this a little bit at a time. But, I'll be cranking out a whole lotta jinque once I get command of this thing, so beware brother, beware!
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Keedee said 2350 days ago (May 15th, 2011)
Oh Mimi..Oh My...
Such an Adorable, light-hearted tune and your vocals were TERRIFIC!!!!

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michaeljayklein said 2348 days ago (May 17th, 2011)
Bapsie!!!!!!!!!!
Sorry for the delay getting back to you! I love this little song and was happy I could get to sing it finally! I'm still working out the finer points of my keyboard, but I shan't forget you and our little project when I'm ready, so be prepared (I may strike at any given moment yanno!) You take care now--hugs, Michael
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alackbass said 2350 days ago (May 15th, 2011)
Mimi
The perfect way to end a wonderful Sunday!
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michaeljayklein said 2348 days ago (May 17th, 2011)
Thanks again Andrew!
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PeterB7858 said 2350 days ago (May 15th, 2011)
Ooh la la
Hi Michael. A Rodgers and Hart classic done with a joie de vivre that Maurice would have been proud of. Ooh la la! Regards, Peter.
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michaeljayklein said 2348 days ago (May 17th, 2011)
Thanks very much Peter!
I wish I had a little more de vivre when I was singing this--one of my "sleepless nights" recording sessions, yanno? But glad I hopefully fooled ya! You take care now! Photobucket
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RAVENS said 2350 days ago (May 15th, 2011)
MiMi or MeMe
What a wonderful song, just perfect to listen to after my bloatifying Mexican Feast, whew. Your voice sounds terrific, and the mix is just fabulous. It actually sounds like it's from the 30's, very cool. You da bestest!

Imps ;-)
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michaeljayklein said 2348 days ago (May 17th, 2011)
Are you ever NOT bloatified?!
Be careful with eating that Mexican stuff or you'll wind up about the size of New Zealand! Well, New Guinea anyway! I was so unsure about the mix: on the headphones it was a bit too room ambient or something, but on my new speakers it sounded okay. This is what I get for getting what I finally wanted: a new pair of good headphones and a new set of good speakers! UGH! As always, a sheer pleasure and almost immense delight to hear from you Impsie! You take care now! Photobucket Michael Baby
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Char said 2350 days ago (May 15th, 2011)
How
wonderful. That is such a bright arrangement. Ah, when you say, Mimi! Thanks.
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michaeljayklein said 2348 days ago (May 17th, 2011)
Thanks from Me Me
That was very kind of you to say Char--I'm glad you liked this deal! Take good care now, Photobucket Michael
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michael2 said 2350 days ago (May 16th, 2011)
yesss
so good. there used to be a 3D movie theatre in a really bad neighborhood in LA that I always went to. everything was either a western or a musical, and this is making me feel like I have those 3D glasses on right now. excellent rendition mr. michael.
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michaeljayklein said 2348 days ago (May 17th, 2011)
Thanks Michael
Yes, it seemed a lot of those 3D musicals always had a production of the "Can-Can" seen from the audience, front row level (I don't know WHY they did that!) Happy to hear from you--take care now! Michael
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DWL said 2350 days ago (May 16th, 2011)
Great work Michael!
Another song I've never geard and another film to check out.

Splendid vocals and a great backing track.

Cheers

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michaeljayklein said 2348 days ago (May 17th, 2011)
Dashing Dick!
My goodness child, your life is lacking! You've NOT heard this before?!! I thought every European worth his salt whistled this every day on the way to the pub and what have you! Just kidding you old mate--thanks for listening and the kind words. Take care now! Photobucket Michael
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Jarvoid said 2350 days ago (May 16th, 2011)
Excellent,and not
one that I am familiar with by Monsieur Maurice.
So nice to be acquainted with it.

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gadzooks said 2350 days ago (May 16th, 2011)
Fantastic
What a great production. Your voice is perfect. Makes me want to put on a hat and dance around like Fred Astaire.
SG
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michaeljayklein said 2348 days ago (May 17th, 2011)
Much appreciated SG!
Now, if we could only DANCE like Mr. Astaire, that would be something! Glad you liked this and thanks for stopping in! Photobucket Michael
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composerclark said 2349 days ago (May 16th, 2011)
Charmed, I'm sure
Charming arrangement, with your typically spot-on vocals! You nailed it. I only wish the tempo for the accompaniment track could have been slightly more flexible at the start (intro); it would have been nice to have a couple of pregnant pauses (one, notably, right before the main part of the song begins) there, and it felt a little like the band was rushing you a bit in that section. A real band would know to wait for you, 'cause you're the star! Seriously... they would know that...

Great job!
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michaeljayklein said 2348 days ago (May 17th, 2011)
Thanks Clark!
Yeah, you know, you are RIGHT (give the gentleman a cigar!)--I fully agree with you: the verse is too hurried (and from my standout, could have been better dressed vocally if there had been some pauses--you have an excellent ear, I must say!) Well, now that I'm set up with my new keyboard/synthesizer, I can accompany myself and it shall be nice to work up arrangements around my range and vocal assets as well as my limitations (and a side note to some of you "purists" out there: anyone who calls that "karaoke" will be stunned to find it's exactly what I've been doing for months now--I'll be prerecording my accompaniment and singing over it later, so there ya go!). As always Clark you know how to bolster a guy's aspirations--thanks so much for that! Take care now, Photobucket Michael
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magnatone said 2349 days ago (May 16th, 2011)
Mimi
you're just incredible michael - always fascinated by your song info and enjoy reading it as the song plays. great work - and looking SO forward to hearing you tickle the ivories!! (and LOL on the crack about maurice chevaliar!)
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michaeljayklein said 2348 days ago (May 17th, 2011)
I B working on it!
I just wish I had more time Karen! I did get some "quality time" in at the console last night--this weekend I hope to spend time learning about recording and uploading multiple tracks (I suppose what I'd like to achieve is something like the excellent Alan McPike tracks I usually croon to, although I'm sure my results will not be anywhere as sensational as his--but with time, who knows?) and I'll be doing some original piano pieces too later on down the road (I have so many things I want to accomplish at once--don't we all?!) Thanks for listening and for your very winning and kind words--you take care now! Photobucket Michael
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Skean said 2349 days ago (May 16th, 2011)
Michael
You master you never disappointing me, you're first-rate.

You too have a great week.
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michaeljayklein said 2348 days ago (May 17th, 2011)
Thanks Kenta!
Well, don't give me a swelled head now! I'm still learning this business! As always, so happy to hear from you--thanks for being such a nice guy! Take care now and hope your week is going well! Photobucket Michael
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bronco said 2349 days ago (May 16th, 2011)
Sad and Dreamy!
What a song! If this one had any more bounce you couldn't keep it on the recording. Love your light hearted appproach to these songs. You are obviously having so much fun that you draw us into your mood instantly! You are obvously a student of 30's and 40's music and the Hollywood musical. So we look forward to even more to come.
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michaeljayklein said 2348 days ago (May 17th, 2011)
Thank you Tom!
I've mentioned this before elsewhere, but I'm something of a throwback (i.e, a freak if you will!) in that I've spent many an hour studying the music of the 20s, 30s and 40s while the other kids my age were out there listening to Aerosmith and all the rest of them. I don't know why--this musical struck a chord with me from the moment I remember hearing it (Louis Armstrong singing "Hello Dolly" at the age of 4 probably did me in!) I must admit too, that I've spent many a happy hour reading about the origins of these songs and the people that performed them and always glad to share what little information I can about them. You are too kind--appreciate your listening very, very much! Take care now! Photobucket Michael
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Narad said 2349 days ago (May 16th, 2011)
Mimi
A very special and enchanting gift from you Michael. Thanks for being here ! :)
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michaeljayklein said 2348 days ago (May 17th, 2011)
Nephew!
You know, I would miss you greatly if you left--not just for the generous feedback you give me. I've received many a lift and elevation in spirit in the handful of years I've enjoyed your work Harald--thank YOU for being here! Take care now and hope things are looking bright and rosy for you! Photobucket Michael
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yohmar said 2349 days ago (May 16th, 2011)
A Gem
of a gem
ty M for sharing
most enjoyed
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michaeljayklein said 2348 days ago (May 17th, 2011)
Omar!
Much appreciated! You take care now! Photobucket Michael
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egobandit said 2349 days ago (May 16th, 2011)
Mimi
Funny I have an UNcle Mimi Im serious, poor guy is not doing that well, btw my daughter enjoyed this Thanks!
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michaeljayklein said 2348 days ago (May 17th, 2011)
Hi Tim..
...I hope Uncle Mimi is on the road to good health and happiness (really, MIMI?!) Thanks again Tim and give your daughter a pinch on the cheek for me! Take care now, Photobucket Michael
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CC_Connection said 2349 days ago (May 16th, 2011)
10 Stars!!!
I am dancing again. I always have to when I hear you singing. This song is so beautiful. I go back to dancing again.

XOXO,
CC
michaeljayklein said 2348 days ago (May 17th, 2011)
Thanks very much Tina! Mu-wuah!

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neilh79 said 2349 days ago (May 16th, 2011)
Mimi
You are a true showman Michael, excellent simply excellent. You are a pro yes?
michaeljayklein said 2347 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
Neil!
Well, I don't think I'm near pro level yet, but I do work very hard at it and practice as much as I can--that was such a kind compliment, thank you! Okay--at this moment, I'm working on our project, so back to the mic--wish me luck! Take care now, Michael
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Symphony101 said 2349 days ago (May 16th, 2011)
Mimi
Another beauty, and lovely vocals !

I'm sure you'll do fine with multitrack stuff Michael, and I'm looking forward to hear it !

On the other hand ... I was wondering if a hat like the one of the artwork would be suit me well, hmmm, I should try that :-)
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michaeljayklein said 2347 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
Thanks Yves
You know, after all this time, I finally got what I wanted and I thought for sure I'd be cranking out stuff maybe the same day I brought it home--little did I know! As usual, lack of time is my adversary here, but little by little I'm getting more comfortable and educated about how to do certain things I wish to achieve--working on an original now, but still piecing things together. This is why I envy you guys so much that do this type of thing on an almost routine basis! Great to hear from you (and as I mentioned to Neil above, I'm just taking a break from working on our project right now, so hopefully--soon!) Send my regards to Catherine and hope you two are doing fine! Michael
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lilmom said 2349 days ago (May 16th, 2011)
Excellent!
What a treasure! Both you and this song! (not to mention Maurice Chevalier). So what's this about the keyboard? You got one? What did you get!!!! I'm dying here - so curious!
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michaeljayklein said 2347 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
Sylvia
Yanno, I can't even remember the model number, but it's a Yamaha, and while not a Clavinova, it seems to do pretty much what your instrument does (maybe even too much stuff--I'm still wending my way through all the tricks and curves on this thing!) The hard part for me right is learning how to use the touch sensitive keys (as you know, it's the velocity with how you strike them that gives you a forte, not the energy you use--very hard for me right now!) Thanks again; very happy to hear from you and hope you are taking good care and staying cool! Michael
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finkeldink said 2349 days ago (May 16th, 2011)
MJK strikes again
I can honestly say that I have never heard this one before.

Nicely done MJK!

Thanks for sharing this one.
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michaeljayklein said 2347 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
Thanks for listening Mike! Take good care now, Michael

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Dadai.2 said 2349 days ago (May 16th, 2011)
Oooo...
If only, the nightingale could sing like you...

Totally refreshing to listen to this song... you deliver well, quite well!

Jack
michaeljayklein said 2347 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
They'd sing much sweeter than they do...
...actually, I'm not so sure of that (at least in my case!) I bet you remember that song from the Marx Bros. picture in which they were all imitating Maurice to get through customs--I just love that scene! Thanks so very much Jack--you are far too generous, but I need that now and den too, yanno?! Take good care now, Michael
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jdholliday said 2349 days ago (May 16th, 2011)
hello my friend Michael!
I am sorry sir to be late to this party, have you gone fishing?
I ask because you said ' have a great week" did you go fishing?
I hope so!
Anyway, this is wonderful as per usual! Love your voice! Great backer too! cool song I never heard it!
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michaeljayklein said 2347 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
FISHING?!
Good heavens, no man! I wish I COULD go fishing--or even have time to arrange my sock drawer! I've been all over the place lately, so apologize if my comments are scarce, but I do what I can to let my favorite musicians know I'm still creeping about them! Actually, I want that @($&$@!@^#@ Bespoke Organ that Alan McPike uses, but it's about a $35,000 investment, ugh! Thanks again James--you take care and send my best to the little lady! Michael
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dave_b said 2349 days ago (May 16th, 2011)
Mimi
Another classy MJK production. Great vocal!
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michaeljayklein said 2347 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
Hi Dave--thanks for stopping in! Take care now, Michael

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ted23 said 2349 days ago (May 17th, 2011)
MeMe likey
Anything that holds my attention until the end must be good. At the moment I'm incredibly fidgety and restless. My attention span is non existent. I'm on my third set of batteries for my TV remote this week. A serous case of the skipnflicks. Thanks for curing me for a few minutes.
michaeljayklein said 2347 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
Hey
It's only about a minute and a half of punishment you wisenheimer you! I know how to operate, let me tell you! I might advise a form fitting plastic remote cover to protect your keys from erosion! Ted, you are something else--thanks again! Michael
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Doadars Uncle said 2348 days ago (May 17th, 2011)
Great!
I knew I would fav this... but had to wait to hear some of it, so's to follow appropriate protocol. Nicely done!
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michaeljayklein said 2347 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
Very munificent of you Doug...
...especially after I listened to your latest in it's entirety before commenting.
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scofugate said 2348 days ago (May 17th, 2011)
How
in the left shoe did I "almost" miss this one!!
Really Mr. MJK, I am so glad you keep this magic alive. Yea Yea he always says that...But its true man, this is the cats meow!!
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michaeljayklein said 2347 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
That Drummer Man!
Thanks so very much Scott! Hey, it's all I know! Great hearing from ya! Michael
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Moviz said 2348 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
Don't know
how you got the sound so spot on Michael. I can just see you in a Paris street in Technicolor strutting with boater and cane..... this is a real delight, regards M
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michaeljayklein said 2347 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
Really now...
I can see myself in the street (after having been forcibly ejected from the Moulin Rouge or one of those joints) but I never have looked good in a boater that I can remember! Thanks again Maurice--you take good care now! Michael
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Moviz said 2345 days ago (May 20th, 2011)
Don't
Lie to me Michael, you know you look good in anything M
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H3nry said 2346 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
Mimi
You're right, now that I come to think about it - I can't recall hearing anyone but M. Chevalier sing this song. Well, you pulled it off! And without a french accent, to boot!

Have fun wit the new keys. Don't expect perfection right away - I'm still far from getting what I hear in my head outa my fingers. But that's what the computer is for. Fixing flubs, and it is wonderful for that.
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michaeljayklein said 2335 days ago (May 30th, 2011)
Thanks Henry
Yeah, you know, I thought I'd finally get that instrument and would be off and running! Little did I know how much time it will take to get acclimated to it and work the damned thing! Happy to hear from you--and take good care now! Michael
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paul f. page said 2346 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
No apologies
You never have to apologize for loving the music of the 20s, 30s, and 40s. You are a "natural" for singing this kind of music and always bring a new sense of joy and an unlifting spirit to each of your wonderful reenactments. I, for one...of many, thoroughly enjoy your vocal skills and the absolute pleasant quality of your voice. "Mimi" is another hit in your long repertoire of hits. ... Am looking forward to the fun you will have with your keyboard.
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michaeljayklein said 2335 days ago (May 30th, 2011)
Thank you sir...
You are much too kind (and don't worry, I won't give you anything resembling "competition" with that keyboard--you are the best, period!) Take good care now, Michael
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Saltaireguru77 said 2345 days ago (May 20th, 2011)
Mimimimimimi!
Sweet! Makes you want to snap your fingers! That's a great backer you've got going there. Looking forward to hearing this keyboard! And, just for the record, as always a stellar vocal mate!
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michaeljayklein said 2335 days ago (May 30th, 2011)
Thanks once again Stephen!
Greatly appreciate it! Take care now--Michael
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KCsGROOVE said 2345 days ago (May 20th, 2011)
I like mimi :-)
Always enjoying your stuff. All those old songwriters were good at their job :-) knew what they were doing, hehe
multitrack? mac or pc?
Looking forward to hearing background choirs and stuff, lol
Keep 'm coming!
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michaeljayklein said 2257 days ago (August 17th, 2011)
Thanks Cees
This one of Rodger and Hart's lesser known songs. I am very happy you liked it! Thanks again, Michael
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sewer rod said 2344 days ago (May 21st, 2011)
It doesn't matter what shoe is on what foot
Your vox still rock!! Very smooth and jazzy. Just the way I like it!
Great job as usual!
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Llarion said 2344 days ago (May 21st, 2011)
Classic style!
Wow, you really captured this superbly! Your voice has that timeless, ageless quality, you've really interpreted this well... Wish I could sing like that!

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rok41 said 2343 days ago (May 22nd, 2011)
Mimi
Michael, such a fun song from a much simpler time. Terrific job!
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Bob Rodgers said 2342 days ago (May 23rd, 2011)
A
wonderful arrangement and a great backing track.
Another great vocal you sing here and very well performed.
Great stuff!

Bob
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ShadowofNine said 2340 days ago (May 25th, 2011)
Mimi
Delish track Michael, your usual strong vocal interpretation...
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mrattue said 2340 days ago (May 25th, 2011)
Chevalier's Smile
It was something, wasn't it, the rogue-ish grin that man used to have? Apparently, it was only for the camera that he summoned it; like many a sunny screen character, he was actually quite a depressed and sad individual in 'real life' (if there is such a thing!) i prefer to think that he was his real self when he was given the opportunity to shine on camera.

i was doing a good Chevalier smile impersonation listening to this, Michael!

Nice going, once again.

Greatly enjoyed.

Thank you.

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michaeljayklein said 1790 days ago (November 25th, 2012)
Maurice
Oh yes, he could turn it on and off just as fast as Cary Grant and Bing Crosby I hear, but boy, when they were "on" they sure were wonderful! Thanks so much for stopping by Marc--nice to hear from you! Michael
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