Blogging from A to Z and today is “W”!

GOOD MORNING EVERYONE!  TODAY WE CELEBRATE THE LETTER

Our first tune is

WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

and next up is “West Side Story” (rencontre Maria Tony Next is Wizard of oz We’re off to see the wizard. “MY FAIR LADY”/”Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?” – AUDREY HEPBURN 

Louis Armstrong What A Wonderful World

Thanks for stopping by!

 Disney’s “Pinocchio” – When You Wish Upon a Star

 

By Marie Moody

Married to my Soulmate. Mother of 4, grandmother of 12, and great-grandmother of 2 and owner of 1 demanding black lab & I'm a retired Legal Assistant & pianist. I am also on disability due to Spinal Stenosis. I am now a blogger which I love very much & it keeps me busy & I also enjoy crocheting.

7 comments

  1. Marie,

    Your first film movie songs bring back some fond childhood memories.

    “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” is a whacky fun movie which I loved as a kid. The movie released in 1971 and my first introduction to Gene Wilder who suited the part purrfectly. I don’t know if it was ever in the theater but it did favorably on TV airing and that’s how I watched it. What kid wouldn’t want to tour a chocolate factory? I was total sold on the story concept. I even remember the Willy Wonka chocolate bars sold in stores. Did you know it was in this film that the song, ‘The Candy Man’ was introduced? Sammy Davis, Jr release made it a #1 hit in June 1972.

    ‘West Side Story’ is another wonderful classic. The 50s account of Romeo & Juliet set in the upper west side of NYC that follows a boy and a girl in love belonging to rival street gangs. I think I recall watching this a couple of times when I was very young. I thought Natalie Wood was beautiful.

    ‘The Wizard of Oz’ I looked forward to seeing every year or so it seemed. I recall how the wicked witch terrified me and was always happy that Dorothy kills her in the end, although it was quite by accident.

    I have not seen ‘My Fair Lady’. I know that’s hard to believe but true. I would like to stream it if I can find it on Netflix or Amazon Prime. Audrey Hepburn was quite a woman. Did you know she fought for the resistance in WWII?

    No one does “It’s a Wonderful World” like Satchmo. I think I read somewhere that someone said that Armstrong wouldn’t make it as a singer because of his gravelly voice but we know otherwise. That’s part of the charm of it, though.

    ‘Wish Upon a Star’ is such a delightfully, sweet song. It wasn’t until I had kids that I got to see the classic Disney production ‘Pinocchio’ and Jimmy Cricket singing this lullaby.

    Thanks for sharing such fine, wonderful ‘W’ songs with me today, my friend. Have a good one and happy A2Zing!

    ~Curious as a Cathy
    A2Z iPad Art Sketch ‘W’ Water Glass

    1. WOW, Girlfriend you’re a walking encyclopedia. By the way, here’s a tidbit for ya. Guess how I learned to spell encyclopedia… it was a song I learned as a kid! ~hehehe~ Haven’t spelled it wrong since! LOL Anyway, I feel the same about Willy Wonka I love his version and that one by Johnny Depp… all I can say about that one is NAHHHH! Then West Side Story… I cried for half the movie… it was totally mesmerizing. The Wizard of Oz my oldest daughter is still a fanatic about paraphernalia for that movie. Oh, she’s the one with four children and two grandchildren & a great mother & gramma! ~hehe~ Ahhh My Fair Lady.. you will love, love, love that movie & you will cry, laugh and even get mad… but Audrey Hepburn is fantastic and oh so beautiful even with dirt on her face. Great movie you really need to see it! By jove she’s got it!!! ~snicker~ (something they say in the movie… a lot)!!! Who doesn’t love “Satchmo”! I didn’t know they said that about his voice, but how could I not love him when he made my nickname famous… “HELLO DOLLY”! My dad named me Dolly because my name should’ve been Patricia or Susan (thus I named my first girl Patricia Susan).. and my mom & gramma stepped in thus I became Marie Ellen etc… and so he saw me in the nursery & I was by the toys and he thought I was a toy a.k.a. Dolly and that’s when my nickname was born! “DOLLY”! I love Jiminy Cricket. He was too cute! My mom always took us to the show to see Disney movies/cartoons. We were spoiled kids, but I think mom liked the cartoons just as much as us. Thank you for sharing your vass knowledge with all of us my dear and happy happy A2Zing to you too!!! I’ve got to find more of us too today!!!

  2. That was such a wonderful bunch of W tunes and we will have have earworms singing in our heads tonight! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!h

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