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“Blue Gardenia” September 18, 2007

Posted by Jeff in 1946 through 1960, Jazz, Movies, Music, Nat King Cole.

I’ll bet you didn’t know that Nat “King” Cole appears in Citizen Kane. He and his trio are playing “This Can’t Be Love” at the El Rancho nightclub when Thompson is interviewing Susan Alexander.

Twelve years later, he was in The Blue Gardenia, a minor film noir directed by Fritz Lang. Raymond Burr seduces Anne Baxter while Nat performs the title song, written by Bob Russell and Lester Lee. (The next morning, Raymond Burr will be dead and Anne Baxter will have a hangover and no memory of what happened …)

I gotta say, there’s nothing like Nat “King” Cole with Portuguese subtitles.

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