White Christmas, Behind the Scenes

Classic Film Aficionados

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.


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


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


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