The most beautiful melodies of Jay Livingston and Ray Evans for the cinema – rts.ch

“The Paleface” is a parody western by Norman Z. McLeod released in 1948, in which Calamity Jane (Jane Russell) must infiltrate a band of thugs who sell weapons to the Indians. To avoid being noticed, she marries a dentist (Bob Hope).

In the film, the song “Buttons and Bows”, written and composed by the Livingston/Evans duo, is performed by actor, singer and comedian Bob Hope who accompanies himself on the concertina.

In March 1949, the song won the Oscar for Best Original Song from a Motion Picture.

>> To see and listen: Bob Hope performs “Buttons and Bows” in the film “Paleface” (“Paleface”)

But the most popular version of “Buttons and Bows” remains the one that American singer Dinah Shore recorded a few months before the film’s release.

>> To listen: “Buttons and Bows” by Dinah Shore:

In March 1949, the song won the Oscar for Best Original Song from a Motion Picture.

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