Various Artists – Memorial Series: 120 Years Hollywood Community And 100 Years Hollywood Sign


Band: Various Artists

Label: Bear Family

Format: CD

Catalogue Number: BCD17691


• 120 years ago the community became an independent municipality, 100 years ago the famous letters were created – H O L L Y W O O D – for Bear Family Records® reason enough for a jam-packed double CD!
• • With 61 recordings from 1928-2011, Hollywood’s story is told with icons like Kirk Douglas, John Wayne, Errol Flynn, Marilyn Monroe, Robert Mitchum, Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas and many more: Songs about Hollywood, songs by movie stars, and film scores from the silent era to the present.
• • Some songs from movies were not previously released on LP or CD, e.g. R’n’R with Fred Astaire and comedian Jerry Lewis.
• • Movie hits like Moon River from ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’, Doris Day’s Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps, more recent exclusive recordings by Val Kilmer, Los Lobos and the Hans Zimmer Orchestra as well as historical sound documents by Johnny Weissmuller and Marlon Brando and recordings by European Hollywood stars like Gina Lollobrigida or Sophia Loren round off this homage to Hollywood music.
• • The 36-page full-color booklet includes rare photos, illustrations and memorabilia, as well as the Hollywood story, written by renowned Chicago journalist and music historian Bill Dahl.

Hollywood dream factory
120 years ago, on November 14, 1903, Hollywood was granted the status of an independent
municipality. The famous letters, Hollywood’s landmark, were erected 100 years ago – two
anniversaries in one year, giving us cause for a musical tribute to this magical place. We start with
some songs dealing with Hollywood itself, together with the majority of the recordings – soundtracks

GENRE: Film Songs
BARCODE: 4000127176912
RELEASE DATE: 20/10/2023

Additional information

Weight 0.250 kg