“Forgotten Hollywood”- Saving Mr. Sherman in Beverly Hills…

Posted on January 30, 2014 by raideoman1 | No Comments

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   By invitation from my brother-in-law Mark Thomas, Laurie and I attended the Beverly Hills Centennial Concert and Sing-Along at the Saban Theatre, and anchored by the Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic (He plays trumpet). Stars on stage included Betty White, Pat Boone, Monty Hall, Florence Henderson, June Lockhart, Richard Simmons, and Shadoe Stevens. MARK THOMAS/RICHARD SHERMAN ->

   Joining the Philharmonic was the Beverly High School Madrigal Singers and Marching Band, the Big Band of Barristers, and a variety of guest conductors. One of the individuals taking the baton was the legendary composer, Richard Sherman. Creators of iconic music for Walt Disney, the Sherman Brothers were dramatized in Saving Mr. Banks. The late Gary Lycan, the former Orange County Register columnist, detailed their life in the Introduction of Son of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History:

Robert and Richard Sherman, the lyricist and composer team who wrote more motion picture song scores than any other songwriting tandem in film history, including It’s a Small World; the Mary Poppins score that included Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and the Oscar-winning Chim Chim Cher-ee; the theme to Winnie the Pooh; and even Tall Paul for Annette Funicello. If you have been to Disneyland in Anaheim, California, you hear their music in The Enchanted Tiki Room. No wonder they got their own window on Main Street USA in 2010.

   At the post-show birthday party, I had a unique opportunity to chat with Mr. Sherman, and he graciously accepted a copy of Son of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History. He is a noted reader of my work. What a thrill to meet an icon of motion picture history!

   Over the last century, Beverly Hills has been residence to A-List actors, including visitors at this evening’s festivities, and notable folks, such as Buster Keaton, Mary Pickford, Will Rogers, Douglas Fairbanks, Harold Lloyd, Charlie Chaplin, Jack Benny, Ronald Colman, Danny Thomas, Doris Day, Jack Lemmon, Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, George Burns and Gracie Allen.

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   Congrats to 90210 for their upcoming year-long celebration of their wonderful legacy…

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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