White Christmas, Behind the Scenes

Contractual obligations to Columbia records prevented Rosemary Clooney from recording the cast album for the movie “White Christmas”, because it was with Decca; Peggy Lee stepped in for the official movie release. Clooney got her due with a Columbia release with selected songs from the movie. Also, MCA was afforded the same opportunity to use selected songs from the film with Crosby, Kaye and Peggy Lee.

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An  explanation of the VistaVision screen perspective.

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Sketches for “White Christmas” of dresses for Ms. Rosemary Clooney by costume designer, Edith Head and a photo of Clooney wearing a test dress.

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A cast photo of Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen, Barrie Chase and director Michael Curtiz.

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